Council of Educators in Landscape Architecture

Faculty Awards

CELA (Council of Educators in Landscape Architecture)

Faculty Awards

Submit Your Nomination Today!

Submission Deadline: Monday, December 21, 2020

The Council of Educators in Landscape Architecture is pleased to announce the Call for 2021 Faculty Awards. Please consider nominating yourself or deserving faculty from CELA member institutions in good standing for awards in the following categories. Click each tab for specific awards requirements OR download a PDF with all of the information HERE.

Excellence in Studio Teaching Award (Junior or Senior Level)
Excellence in Teaching Award (Junior or Senior Level)
Excellence in Research and/or Creative Works Award (Junior or Senior Level)
Excellence in Service-learning Award (Junior or Senior Level)
Outstanding Administrator Award
Outstanding Communications Award
Outstanding Educator Award

Submit your Nomination by Monday, December 21, 2020.

Please note: The nomination package is one PDF file and meets but does not exceed all page count maximums.
File size may not exceed 64 MB.

Direct questions to: Simon Bussiere, Second Vice President via e-mail: bussiere@hawaii.edu

Once received, The CELA Awards Committee will review applications and make recommendations to the CELA board. The committee, in any year, may choose not to bestow the award. The CELA president shall present recipients with a certificate at the Awards Ceremony during the 2021 Conference. Award winners are expected to register and attend the Awards Ceremony at the 2021 Conference.

Description

This Award recognizes the nominee’s ability to direct design studio projects that demonstrate outstanding quality and/or emphasize critical thinking and the creative process. Up to two awards are presented annually—one at the junior level (3-10 years teaching experience) and one at the senior level (10+ years teaching experience).

Nomination Requirements

1. Faculty member(s) of a CELA member school in good standing with a minimum of two (2) years at the nominating institution
2. Each institution may make one nomination

Package Requirements

All materials are to be packaged as one PDF document and submitted to The CELA through the online system by the nominee or nominator. The package shall not exceed 64 MB to ensure successful submission.

Each package shall contain the following information

• Nominee and nominator information
• Table of Contents
• Nomination letter (maximum of two pages) from a person associated with The CELA member school in good standing that contains the rationale for the nomination
• Nominee’s curriculum vitae (must not exceed five (5) 8.5x11 pages)
• Three (3) letters of support from departmental faculty or administrators
• Supporting materials (must not exceed a total of twenty (20) 8.5x11 pages):

1. Autobiographical sketch that summarizes the nominee’s design studio teaching approach and past achievements and/or a description of effective teaching strategies and methodologies used by the nominee to enhance design studio teaching
2. Evidence from publications or case study descriptions of the studio.The role and impact of the nominee should be clearly stated, not just a description of studio projects
3. Sample portfolio of design studio teaching
4. Four to six(4-6) student/alumni testimonials

Description

This award recognizes excellence in creative, innovative and effective teaching methodologies and practice. Up to two (2) awards presented annually—one at the junior level (3-10 years teaching experience) and one at the senior level (10+ years teaching experience).

Nomination Requirements

  • Faculty member(s) of a CELA member school in good standing with a minimum of two (2) years at the nominating institution
  • Each institution may nominate one individual

Package Requirements:

All materials are to be packaged as one PDF document and submitted to The CELA through the online system by the nominee or nominator. The package shall not exceed 64 MB to ensure successful submission.

Each package shall contain the following information:

  • Nominee and nominator information
  • Table of contents
  • Nomination letter (maximum of two (2) pages) from a person associated with a CELA member school in good standing that contains the rationale for the nomination
  • Nominee’s curriculum vitae (must not exceed five (5) 8.5x11 pages)
  • Three (3) letters of support from departmental faculty or administrators
  • Supporting materials (must not exceed a total of twenty (20), 8.5x11 pages):
    1. Autobiographical sketch that summarizes the nominee’s teaching philosophy that includes effective teaching strategies and methodologies used by the nominee to enhance excellence in teaching
    2. Samples of teaching evaluations,course syllabi, selected examples of student work, publications, and so on.
    3. Four to six(4-6) student and/or alumni testimonials

Description

This award acknowledges truly outstanding, innovative, and noteworthy research and/or creative works related to the landscape architecture discipline. Up to two (2) Awards presented annually—one at the junior level (3-10 years teaching experience) and one at the senior level (10+ years teaching experience).

Nomination Requirements

  • Faculty member(s) of a CELA member school in good standing with a minimum of two (2) years at the nominating institution
  • Each institution may nominate one individual

Package Requirements

All materials are to be packaged as one PDF document and submitted to The CELA through the online system by the nominee or the nominator. The package shall not exceed 64 MB to ensure successful submission.

Each package shall contain the following information:

  • Nominee and nominator information
  • Table of contents
  • Nomination letter (maximum of two (2) pages) from a person associated with The CELA
  • member school in good standing that contains the rationale for the nomination and that details the achievements or qualities cited as evidence of the nominee’s research and/or creative works
  • Nominee’s curriculum vitae (must not exceed five (5) 8.5x11 pages)
  • Three (3) letters of support from faculty or administrators with one from outside of their academic unit (i.e. department, school or college)
  • Supporting materials (must not exceed a total of twenty (20), 8.5x11 pages): may include portfolio, publications, book review and/or other supporting materials.

Description

The intent of this award is to honor a faculty member’s accomplishments in the area of outreach or service-learning education. Up to two (2) Awards presented annually—one at the junior level (3-10 years teaching experience) and one at the senior level (10+ years teaching experience).

Nomination Requirements

  • Faculty member(s) of a CELA member school in good standing with a minimum of two (2) years at the nominating institution
  • Each institution may nominate one individual

Package Requirements

All materials are to be packaged as one PDF document and submitted to The CELA through the online system by the nominee or the nominator. The package shall not exceed 64 MB to ensure successful submission.

Each package shall contain the following information:

  • Nominee and nominator information
  • Table of contents
  • Nomination letter (maximum of two (2) pages) from a person associated with a CELA member school in good standing that contains the rationale for the nomination
  • Nominee’s curriculum vitae (must not exceed five (5) 8.5x11 pages)
  • Three (3) letters of support from faculty or administrators with one from outside of their academic unit (department, school or college)
  • Supporting materials (must not exceed a total of twenty (20), 8.5x11 pages):
    1. Autobiographical sketch that summarizes the nominee’s service-learning education approach and past achievements and/or a description of effective service-learning strategies and methodologies used by the nominee to enhance the service-learning educational experience
    2. Sample of service-learning projects (maximum of four)
    3. Four to six(4-6) community testimonials

Description

The intent of this award is to honor a faculty member’s long-term accomplishment as an administrator. The candidate must be responsible for outstanding administrative accomplishments or excellence in academic administration during their tenure as administrator. These qualities must be supported by evidence of efforts to instigate, support or inspire improvements in the education and experience of students, the academic growth and productivity of program faculty, and the positive recognition of the academic unit by outside institutions. Indicators of administrative excellence may include: innovative improvements having a direct impact on the initial accreditation of a program or on the re-accreditation of a program; major new initiatives benefiting the performance and/or reputation of the landscape architecture program, its faculty and/or its students; unique fund-raising successes leading to lasting positive improvements in the landscape architecture program; citation of one or more examples of program involvement, success, achievement or recognition at university, state, national or international levels. A maximum of one Award will be given annually.

Nomination Requirements

  • The candidate must be nominated by a faculty member in the unit with the endorsement and written support of an upper level academic administrator
  • The candidate must have held the administrative position in the program for a minimum of five (5) years and for at least three (3) consecutive years
  • The nomination must be submitted during the administrator’s service or within two (2) years of their leaving the position

Package Requirements

All materials are to be packaged as one PDF document and submitted to The CELA through the online system by the nominee or the nominator. The package shall not exceed 64 MB to ensure successful submission.

Each package shall contain the following information:

  • Nominee and nominator information
  • Table of contents
  • Nomination letter (maximum of two (2) pages) from a person associated with a CELA
  • Member School in good standing that contains the rationale for the nomination
  • Nominee’s curriculum vitae (must not exceed five (5) 8.5x11 pages)
  • Endorsement and written support letter from an upper level academic administrator
  • Three (3) letters of support from faculty or administrators with one from outside of their academic unit (i.e. department, school or college)

Description

This award acknowledges truly outstanding, innovative and noteworthy work through communication. The intent is to honor an individual’s or an organization’s innovative communication work that has achieved high impact in and beyond landscape architecture and demonstrated high quality benefit to landscape architecture and/or the public at large. The Award may include but will not be limited to bodies of knowledge communicated through books, journals, data-bases, web-based communication products, film series, white papers, reports...etc. A maximum of one Award will be given annually.

Nomination Requirements

  • The candidate (an individual, team or organization) must be nominated by a CELA member school in good standing.
  • The candidate (an individual, team or organization) must be a CELA member, faculty member from a CELA member school or affiliated with a CELA member landscape architecture program.

Package Requirements

All materials are to be packaged as one PDF document and submitted to The CELA through the online system by the nominee or the nominator. The package shall not exceed 64 MB to ensure successful submission.

Each package shall contain the following information:

  • Nominee and nominator information
  • Table of contents
  • Nomination letter (maximum of two (2) pages) from a person associated with The CELA member school in good standing that contains the rationale for the nomination
  • Nominee’s curriculum vitae (must not exceed five (5) 8.5x11 pages)
  • Endorsement and written support letter from an upper level academic administrator
  • Evidence and letters of support indicating valued and successful efforts of a forum for regular, timely, thought-provoking, innovative, insightful and considered communication and discussion of landscape architecture issues of a conjectural, systematic, pragmatic, or experimental nature
  • Supporting materials (must not exceed a total of twenty (20), 8.5x11 pages): may include publications and other media

Description

The intent of this award is to honor an educator whose career is recognized as having made a significant contribution to the landscape architecture discipline. This recognition must be at the national and/or international levels and include excellence in two (2) or more of the following areas: teaching, research, public service, outreach, or service to education. A maximum of one Award will be given annually.

Nomination Requirements

  • A faculty member of a CELA member school in good standing with a minimum of two (2) years at the nominating institution
  • Each institution may nominate one individual
  • National/International recognition for excellence in two (2) or more of the following areas: teaching, research, public service, administration, or service to education

Package Requirements

All materials are to be packaged as one PDF document and submitted The CELA through the online system by the nominee or the nominator. The package shall not exceed 64 MB to ensure successful submission.

Each package shall contain the following information:

  • Nominee and nominator information
  • Table of contents
  • Nomination letter (maximum of two (2) pages) from a person associated with The CELA
  • member school in good standing that contains the rationale for the nomination
  • Nominee’s curriculum vitae (must not exceed five (5) 8.5x11 pages)
  • Endorsement and written support letter from an upper level academic administrator
  • Three letters of support with one from outside of their academic unit (meaning department, school or college)
  • Supporting materials (must not exceed a total of twenty (20), 8.5x11 pages): may include documents that illustrates the nominee’s distinguished career as an educator and significant contribution to the landscape architecture discipline.