The Donald W. Fancher Provost Award for Outstanding Achievement in Extension and Continuing Education

Purpose

To provide special recognition to faculty members who have made outstanding contributions to the extension and continuing education efforts of the campus.

Award

The award is in the amount of $1,000, less applicable taxes.

Eligibility

Open to all faculty (full-time, tenured, non-tenured, and non-tenure track) with five or more years (as of Sept. 1, 2013) at MU. Preference will be given to those who have major extension and/or continuing education responsibilities as reflected by a current, at least 25 percent FTE, extension appointment.

Nominations

Faculty colleagues, departments, schools/colleges, or recognized campus organizations may nominate individuals.

Do not place nomination materials in a hard binder. The length of the nomination materials is not of primary importance because the final choice will be based on convincing evidence. Nomination materials will not be returned; therefore, the department chair should retain a copy of nomination materials for possible future use. Unsuccessful nominations may be updated and resubmitted in successive years.

Nomination materials should include:

  1. Nomination/Cover Letter
    • Describe the extension and continuing education activity or activities that qualifies the candidate for nomination (i.e. projects, presentations, sustained administrative and delivery efforts, special honors and awards, publications or other comparable creative activity). Include a statement of the impact of the candidate's activities.
  2. Supporting letters (limited to five) from clientele served, colleagues, students and peers.
  3. Nominee's curriculum vitae (or resume).

Submissions

Deadline: Feb. 27, 2015 (noon)

Nominations and supporting materials must be submitted by the divisional dean. Submit an electronic version as one "unlocked" PDF email attachment to muprovostawards@missouri.edu, naming each document starting with the applicant's last name followed by a document reference (i.e., Jones-Fancher application). Send only the original copy of the entire proposal packet to:

Office of the Deputy Provost
180c General Services Building
(573) 882-6597

Past Recipients

2014 Robert Broz, Extension Food Systems & Bioengineering
2013 Shirley Farrah, Nursing Extension
2012 Marcia Shannon, Ag Extension, Animal Sciences
2011 None awarded
2010 Stephen Ball, Human Nutrition & Exercise Physiology/Environmental Sciences Extension
2009 Joe Horner, Ag Extension-Social Sciences
2008 David Patterson, Animal Sciences
2007 Robert Kallenbach, Plant Sciences
2006 John Lory, Agronomy
2005 No Nominations Submitted
2004 Von Pittman, Center for Distance and Independent Study
2003 William J. Wiebold, Agronomy
2002 Frank Seibert, Business Extension
2001 Lynn Blinn Pike, Human Development and Family Studies
2000 Kenneth D. Bopp, Health Management and Informatics
1999 Daryl J. Hobbs, Rural Sociology
1998 Ina Lynn McClain, State 4-H Youth
1997 Jerry D. Carpenter, Agricultural Engineering
1996 Doris P. Littrell, Extension Teaching
1995 Barbara Froke, Human Environmental Sciences
1994 Barry J. Steevens, Animal Sciences
1993  Steven Graham, Continuing Professional Education
1992 Robert P. Knight, Editorial (deceased) and Gail S. Ludwig, Geography
1991 Shirley Farrah, Nursing
1990 Wanda Eubank, Environmental Design
1989 Rex R. Campbell, Rural Sociology
1988 Betty Feather, Textile and Apparel Management

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