Annual Teamwork Award


Recognizes University of Missouri and Lincoln University campus and regional faculty and professional staff members who have collaborated on an interdisciplinary or cross-campus team to develop, implement and evaluate a specific educational response to a specific need.


Recipients receive $5,000 to be used in support of the recognized program. A certificate or symbol of recognition is presented to each team member by the vice chancellor for extension and engagement.


The award will be given for an outstanding effort by University of Missouri or Lincoln University campus or regional faculty or professional staff members representing two or more disciplines or outreach and extension units (multicampus, multiregion or a combination thereof) working together as a team to plan, implement and evaluate a specific educational program. Emphasis is on a program as opposed to a single activity.


Each team member should have played a major role in completing or making significant progress toward accomplishing identifiable goals of the program (rather than a single activity).

Nominations are evaluated on:

  • Clear identification of the educational need and target audience.
  • Well-defined program objectives.
  • Use of interdisciplinary/multi-unit approach.
  • Use of innovative, problem solving approach.
  • Evaluation and evidence of impact.

Nominations and selection

University of Missouri and Lincoln University campus and regional faculty and professional staff members may make a nominations.

click the link located in the submission section  to name your nominee for this award.  Nominations will open on June 1 and are accepted through July 13.  Nominators will be directed through a simple form consisting of brief text fields, drop-down selection boxes, and a single 500 character (or less) description of why your nominee is deserving of the award.  An individual award nomination involves only 7 brief fields or clicks, and a team award nomination involves only 12 fields or clicks.  Note:  Nominator name and contact information are not required fields; you may nominate anonymously or self-nominate.

After submission of the nomination form, the nominee will be contacted in early July to complete an electronic application form.  Many fields on the application form will auto-populate from the nomination information.  The nominee may edit this information and/or complete a single narrative (limit 750 characters) describing their work.  A current CV (for faculty awards) is the only requirement with no adaptation necessary to relate to the award. An easy checkbox page will allow the applicant to select the required references, with an option to list two additional references.  Applications from nominees are accepted through August 15.

Following the application submission, the references will be contacted in August to complete one checkbox and a single limited text field to support the nomination.  So simple!

If you have questions regarding this process, please contact Tiffany McMichael at (573) 882-2394 or  For award-specific questions, please email

Nominations are reviewed by the Fellowship and Awards Committee appointed by the vice chancellor for extension and engagement. The committee — comprised of representatives of UMEA, Epsilon Sigma Phi, the University of Missouri campuses and the Office of the Vice Chancellor for Extension and Engagement — makes recommendations to the vice chancellor, who makes the final selection.


Click here to submit your nominations:

For award questions, please email:

Award location

Award will be presented at annual conference or its equivalent (Galaxy).

Award recipients

Teamwork award

2017Pearls of Production: Women in Agriculture
2016 Metropolitan Food Systems
2015 Internal Partnerships/Child Care Provider Training in East Central Region
2014 Alliance for Grassland Renewal
2013 St. Louis Healthy Corner Store Project
2012 Reaching Amish and Mennonite Producers
2011 Taking Care of you: Body-Mind-Spirit
2010 Flood Recovery
2009 Improving Tall Fescue Production in NW MO with Lefumes & timing of Nitrogen Aplication
2008 Stay Strong Stay Healthy
2007 Bill Bee Safe
2006 Southwest Region News Service Team
2005 Gateway Grandparents / Kinship Network