Council of Educators in Landscape Architecture

Standing Committee on Awards, Recognitions

CELA (Council of Educators in Landscape Architecture)

Standing Committee on Awards, Recognitions

Members: Chair 2nd Vice President, Hala Nassar; CELA Fellows Chair, Forster Ndubisi; Regional Director (5), David Barbarash

Committee scope:

To review and propose policies and procedures affecting selecting, recognizing and encouraging the highest ideals of performance in the education of landscape architecture students and the advancement of academic practice including:

  • Annual Faculty and Student Awards and certificates
  • CELA Fellows
  • Lifetime achievement award (nominations by BOD, decision by triad and 2nd VP)
  • Outgoing officers’ certificates/letter/recognition of appreciation
  • Best poster award

Committee priorities:

List the expected deliverables related to each goal and expected completion dates. Briefly describe progress on goals.

  1. Review proposal from CELA Fellows to sponsor outstanding junior faculty paper award at annual CELA conference; develop guidelines as appropriate, and coordinate with Vice-President of Research & Creative Scholarship
  2. Solicit and manage nominating procedures, decisions and communications with all awards winners: Faculty and student awards, Lifetime Achievement, Outgoing Officers recognition, CELA Fellows and Poster Award
  3. Develop policy and procedure for Lifetime Achievement award and other award opportunities such as merit and honorary awards
  4. Confirm that all certificates and awards have been ordered and prepare full presentation
  5. Provide a timeline April 2019 – March 2020 of priorities to use in reporting to the CELA Board