For faculty and staff


Missouri Chamber of Commerce and Industry Extension Business Award

Purpose

The Missouri Chamber of Commerce and Industry Extension Business Award recognizes faculty and professional staff members whose educational programming supports the economic viability of Missouri businesses.

Award

The Missouri Chamber of Commerce and Industry presents the extension business award at a regional or campus event.

Eligibility

University of Missouri campus and regional faculty and professional staff members with a 50 percent extension appointment are eligible. Members of the immediate administrative staff of the vice chancellor for extension, regional directors, campus extension administrators and members of the Fellowship and Awards Committee are not eligible.

Criteria

Nominees are evaluated on:

  • Recognition of their competence and leadership by Missouri businesses.
  • Established identity in the area or state as providing quality information and educational programs to businesses.
  • Demonstration of their interest and ability to assist businesses in finding solutions to their problems.
  • Success in providing information on opportunities, plans, activities and progress to interested parties.
  • Effectiveness as a leader in establishing relationships with firms, organizations, legislators and civic groups.

Nominations and selection

County extension councils, extension faculty and staff members, manufacturers or other agencies may nominate an individual specialist.

New for 2017 . . . a fully electronic and simplified award process!!  Please 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 June 30.  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 Kim Foley at (573) 882-6114 or foleyk@missouri.edu.  For award-specific questions, please email MUExtawards@missouri.edu.

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

Submission

Click here to submit your nominations: https://missouri.qualtrics.com/jfe/form/SV_aWZipbCY44wfInX

For award questions, please email: MUExtawards@missouri.edu

Award location

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

MU Ext Faculty Performance Awards Nomination Form (PDF)

Award recipients

Award

2015 Sandra Delina Marin Ruiz
2014 Kenneth Scheve
2013 Richard Dale Proffer
2012 Kathryn Evelyn Macomber
2011 Chris Vincent Thompson
2010 Christopher Lee Shoemaker