Extension awards recognize programs that have achieved outstanding accomplishments, results, and impacts in addressing contemporary issues. Whether an individual or a team is recognized, the awardees gain inspiration and motivation and may attain promotion and/or tenure. The Western Region Program Leadership Committee oversees a special award process that recognizes individuals and teams whose program outcomes result in regional and multistate impacts that benefit communities across the West. We describe a rubric that allows for equitable scoring across Extension content areas. Additionally, we recommend that Extension awards programs be expanded and encouraged to promote personal and professional growth.
Angima, S., Carroll, J. B., & Reed, S. (2019). Awards of Excellence Inspire and Motivate Extension Professionals. Journal of Extension, 57(4), Article 5. https://tigerprints.clemson.edu/joe/vol57/iss4/5