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CDS Awards and Recognition Committee, Scholarship Committee – July 2016 Report

By Craig Talmage

 

CDS Awards, Scholarships, and Banquet This Year (2016)

Plan and Program

This year’s banquet begins at 6:30pm. Gisele (and Charlie?) will welcome guests to the Banquet. Salads will be on the table, and dinner will be served shortly thereafter. At 7:10pm. Gisele (and Charlie?) will recognize Past Presidents of CDS (and IACD?). At 7:15pm, the awards banquet will begin. Six awards (five from CDS; one from IACD) and six scholarships (all from CDS) will be recognized (all listed below). Participants have been asked ahead of time if they would like to make any remarks, and have asked to make any remarks brief. All emcees/speakers will have a script. Participants will have programs available at their tables, and a rolling slideshow of winners will be shown. At 8:00pm, the live auction will begin.

Awards

·         Ted Bradshaw Outstanding Research – David Campbell, University of California-Davis

·         Donald W. Littrell New Professional Award – Neil Linscheid, University of Minnesota Extension

·         Innovative Program Award – Strengthening Skills for Leading Others Program of the Community and Economic Development Initiative of Kentucky (CEDIK)

·         Outstanding Program Award – The Futures Program from the University of Minnesota Extension Center for Community Vitality

·         Friend of Community Development Award – Gavin Rennie, Unitec

·         IACD Global Ambassador Award* - Randy Adams, Vice President of IACD, past President of CDS, and former Executive Director of the Rural Community Assistance Partnership (RCAP) in the U.S. *This award will be given out by IACD, not CDS. The President of IACD will present the award.  

Scholarships

·         CD Scholarship Fund ($1000) - Renee Reed Miller

·         CD Scholarship Fund ($1000)  - Toyin Kolawole

·         George Nickolaus CD Graduate Student Award Fund ($1000)  - Richard Loughery*
Richard will not be present to receive the award. He has been asked to send remarks.

·         Nette Nelson Travel Fund ($2000) - Sharad Sharma

·         Ted Bradshaw Fund to Support Student Engagement in CDS ($1000): Travel Scholarship - Bidita Jawher Tithi

·         Ted Bradshaw Fund to Support Student Engagement in CDS ($1000): Community-Based Research Scholarship - Annie Li

 

CDS Awards Status and Submissions by Year

The table below shows the number of (qualified) applications received each year for the past 7 years.

 

2010

2011

2012

2013

2014

2015

2016

Gibson (DSA)

2

1

1

1

0

0

0

Bradshaw  (Research)

2

1

1

2

0

2

1

Littrell (New Professional)

1

1

2

1

2

1

1

CD Achievement

3

1

1

3

2

1

1

Outstanding Program

2

0

2

1

1

2

4

Innovative Program

3

0

2

2

5

4

4

Current Research

1

1

0

1

1

2

0

Friend of CDS

1

0

0

2

1

2

2

Student Award

2

0

0

2

0

1

0

               

Total Entries

17

5

9

15

12

15

13

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Carryover

     

2

2

2

 

Dual Entry

           

2

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Net Entries

17

5

9

13

10

13

11

 

·         2013 Carryover – Littrell New Professional, Outstanding Program

·         2014 Carryover – CD Achievement (2)

·         2015 Carryover – Littrell New Professional, Outstanding Program

·         2016 Dual Entry – Innovative Program and Outstanding Program (2)

 

The number of award entries (both Total and Net) have been relatively stable since 2013.  This represents a rebound from low years in 2011 (especially) and 2012. 

 

The category that has been the most popular over the period examined has been “Innovative Program.”   It has received multiple entries except for the 2011 (which was the nadir for awards submissions).   The next two most popular award categories have been Community Development Achievement and Outstanding Program. 

 

The number of submissions for each, however, has been boosted since by the carryover of applications (2013-2015) and the acceptance of applications for both programming categories (2016).

 

Related to that, Community Development Achievement is the one category has had at least one submission during the period examined – although resubmissions kept that streak alive in 2014.

Three awards have had averaged less than one submission per year for the time period examined – the Duane L. Gibson Distinguished Service Award, the Student Recognition Award, and the Current Research Award.  

CDS Awards and Scholarships Possible Changes for Discussion

 

·         Increase publicity on all the awards and scholarships – especially the larger named awards

o   Continue to utilize current means

o   Have an even stronger social media push

o   Ensure part of application/renewal packet

o   Need to consider more grassroots ways of soliciting from all institutions/groups represented among CDS

o   Survey our membership regarding their perceptions of our awards and scholarships

·         Ramp up encouragement of awards and scholarships nominations

o   From board members

o   From committee chairs

o   From moderators and presenters and conference

o   Through the journals

·         Create a new teaching/education based award or transform another award to be specifically teaching/education focused

o   No current teaching-focused award

o   Need to consider possible bias towards activity in awards recipients

§  Are we biased in selection?

§  Are we biased in our solicitation?

·         Outstanding Program and Innovative Program into Program of Merit

o   Recognize multiple entries

o   Moving in that direction with multiple entries

·         Consider dropping or combining awards that receive few entries each year

o   This likely isn’t a great option, but it is worth putting on the table

§  Non-named awards such as the current research award and student recognition award do not receive many nominations each year.

·         Discuss and address whether the student recognition award should come with a stipend

o   Should the award be considered a scholarship

·         Allow more flexibility on number of program awards that can be given out each year

o   Currently some are limited and some are not

o   Limits make sense on special honors, less so on program awards


CDS Awards and Scholarships Leadership Transitions (2016-2017)

Awards

·         Michael Dougherty and Craig Talmage will remain as co-chairs. Sheri Smith will remain on the committee. We will be looking for at least two additional members for next year.

Scholarships

·         Jane Leonard has agreed to chair the scholarships committee. She will be recruiting additional members for the committee. If necessary, Craig Talmage will serve as a member of the committee, but his primarily role will be to help maintain and run the online application process.

Looking to Joint CDS NACDEP Conference in 2017

Michael Dougherty is the chair of the NACDEP Recognition Committee and has been in contact with that organization’s board regarding awards next year. A joint banquet and awards ceremony seems appropriate. We have suggested that a back and forth / alternating model would suit the ceremony well. For example, we would give out one award, and then NACDEP will give out an award. A combined script would be developed to ensure things run smoothly. A joint ceremony seems fitting when looking at extension winners of CDS Awards over the past 7 years.

Extension Winners of CDS Awards Since 2010

CD Achievement (2 of 6 awards)

·         Sharon Gulick, University of Missouri Extension (2015)

·         Mark Peterson, University of Arkansas Cooperative Extension Service (2011)

Current Research (3 of 6 awards)

·         University of Minnesota Extension Community Economics Team (2015)

·         Dave Ivan, Michigan State University Extension (2012)

·         Steve Jeanetta, University of Missouri Extension (2012)

Littrell New Professional Award (2 of 7 awards)

·         Neil Linschied, University of Minnesota Extension (2016)

·         Paul Lachapelle, Montana State University Extension (2011)

Gibson DSA (2 of 4 awards)

·         Mary Emery, South Dakota State University (2012)

·         Ron Hustedde, University of Kentucky (2010)

Friend of CDS (0 of 6 awards) and Student Recognition (0 of 3)

 

Innovative Program Award (6 of 7 awards)

·         Strengthening Skills for Leading Others Program, CEDIK, University of Kentucky (2016)

·         Community Arts Program, University of Missouri Extension (2014)

·         Marketing Hometown America, UNL, NDSU and SDSU Extension (2014)

·         Great Community Book Read Program, South Dakota State University (2013)

·         Healthy Econsystems, Healthy Communities – Kansas PRIDE (2012)

·         Latino Farmers and Local Multicultural Food and Marketing Systems, Iowa State (2010)

Outstanding Program Award (3 of 5 awards)

·         The Futures Program, UMN Extension Center for Community Vitality (2016)

·         Stronger Economies Together, SEDC (2013)

·         Saving Our Grocery Stores, Saving Our Communities: K-State’s Rural Grocery Initiative (2010)

Bradshaw Research (1 of 3)

·         David Campbell, University of California (2016)

Submitted by Awards and Recognition Committee:

Michael Dougherty, CDS Awards and Recognition Co-Chair

Craig Talmage, CDS Awards and Recognition Co-Chair

Sheri Smith, CDS Awards and Recognition Committee Member

 

Submitted by Scholarship Committee:

Craig Talmage, CDS Scholarship Committee Member

Kurt Mantoya, CDS Scholarship Committee Member

 

Jane Leonard, CDS Scholarship Committee Chair

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President's Update - We Need YOU!

President's Update - We Need YOU!

By Dave. Lamie

Your Board of Directors just invested a couple of days in Lexington, Kentucky, carrying out the business of the organization and in a strategic planning activity designed to help us focus on priorities for the coming year and beyond. As we further refine our thinking we fully intend to engage the committees and broader membership in this process. I was very encouraged by how well we all worked together and how passionate each and every member is about the our shared vision and future success of YOUR organization. Stay tuned for more details and then join with us to help make CDS the global lifelong learning partner for CD professionals.

We heard from the Lexington-based Local Host Committee about their plans for the 2015 conference. I will leave those details to the Program Committee and or local hosts to provide. But, I have confidence in saying that "You will not want to miss this one!"

Now is the time to consider how you want to be involved in CDS. Do you want to work with a committee? Do you want to present at conference? Do you want to write an article? Do you want to serve as a reviewer? How about serving as a journal editor!? Do you want to run for office? Do you want to make a financial gift? Or, do you want to participate in some other way? Just let us know and we will help you.

Remember that CDS is a community unto itself and should serve as a bright example of how we hope the communities we serve will function. We will never be perfect in this regard  And one person's perfection is another's hell, but we should always be seeking to improve, to learn from our mistakes, to be inclusive of all voices, and to celebrate our achievements. We cannot pretend to be such an example unless and until we see our membership engaged at many levels, motivated not by guilt or shame, but by a true desire to participate in something bigger than self, something that reciprocates by providing the nourishment necessary to sustain you in your chosen profession of community development.

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