2013 RSS Endowment and Awards Recipients

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  • August 8, 2013 at 5:57 pm
  • Congratulations to our 2013 RSS Endowment and Awards Recipients!

    2013 RSS Endowment and Awards Program

    Distinguished Service to Rural Life

    Purpose: To recognize a person who has made an outstanding contribution to the enhancement of rural life and rural people.

    Distinguished Rural Sociologist

    Purpose: To honor one or more RSS members who have made superior career contributions to the field of rural sociology through research, teaching, extension, public service, and/or public policy.

    Comments: Based on overall professional accomplishments in rural sociology.

    Excellence in Research

    Purpose: To recognize a RSS member who has made outstanding contributions to rural-oriented research and/or theory.

    Comments: Contribution of nominee to substantive area of research and/or theory should be emphasized.

    Excellence in Instruction

    Purpose: To recognize outstanding rural-oriented teaching by a RSS member at the graduate and/or undergraduate level.

    Comments: Innovation surrounding teaching and learning should be emphasized. Innovation may relate to a particular course, thematic area, population of students or pedagogical approach or technique. Evidence of impact should be provided.

    Excellence in Extension and Public Outreach

    Purpose: To honor a RSS member, working at a university or college, who has made significant contributions to extension and public outreach.

    Comments: This award is intended to recognize public service excellence in academic settings. Excellence centers on having made a significant impact on rural residents, rural life and/or rural policy. A specific program or area of outreach or extension should be highlighted.

    Excellence in Practice and Application

    Purpose: To honor someone working in a non-academic setting, who has made significant contributions in the area of practice and application.

    Comments: This award is intended to recognize excellence in non-academic settings, such as a government agency, a non-governmental organization or private firm. Excellence centers on having made a significant impact on rural residents, rural life and/or rural policy. A specific program or area of practice and application should be highlighted.

    Certificate of Appreciation

    Purpose: To honor RSS members providing outstanding service to the Society beyond the call of duty in a singular area of effort.

    Comments: The specific effort that is highlighted should not be associated with career accomplishments or as an officer or committee chair in the Society.

    The Olaf Larson Graduate Student Paper Award

    Purpose: To enhance the involvement of graduate students in the RSS annual meeting, and to support their professional development.