NAEAA AWARDS
STARTING 2022

Achievement awards

(career portfolio, awarded as appropriate, only even year awards)
 

NAEAA Junior Faculty Educator Award

(career portfolio, awarded as appropriate, only even year award)

 

Designed to identify and engage junior faculty, including lecturers and instructors as well as tenure-track faculty, this award is given to early-career faculty (first 5 to 6 years) who demonstrate accomplishments that impact the equine industry in the areas of teaching, research, and service. Nominees should be able to showcase success in teaching both in the classroom and with industry groups. This could include program development, advising of equine-related student groups, development of study abroad programs and internships, engagement of a program with the equine industry, etc. Research on the scholarship of teaching and learning with reference to the equine industry is expected, but it does not have to be the only type of research demonstrated. Service may include work with youth or adult groups, membership on industry-related committees, or involvement with other equine organizations.

 

Nominations should include a letter from the nominator outlining specific highlights that make the nominee an appropriate candidate; a copy of the nominee’s curriculum vitae; and one additional letter of support.

NAEAA Faculty Educator Award

(career portfolio, awarded as appropriate, only even year award)

 

This award is designed to acknowledge faculty who demonstrate continued accomplishments that impact the equine industry in the areas of teaching, research, and service. Nominees should be able to showcase success in teaching, both in the classroom and with industry groups. This could include program development, advising of equine-related student groups, development of study abroad programs and internships, engagement of a program with the equine industry, etc. Research on the scholarship of teaching and learning with reference to the equine industry is expected, but it does not have to be the only type of research demonstrated. Service may include work with youth or adult groups, membership on industry-related committees, or involvement with other equine organizations.

 

Nominations should include a letter from the nominator outlining specific highlights that make the nominee an appropriate candidate; a copy of the nominee’s curriculum vitae; and one additional letter of support.

 

NAEAA Don Henneke Educational Impact Award

(career portfolio, awarded as appropriate, only even year award)

 

The NAEAA Don Henneke Educational Impact Award was created in 2013 to recognize individuals who have had a sustained impact on education or educational practices within the equine industry. This award is named after Dr. Don Henneke, who developed a body condition scoring system for horses that has become a standard throughout the equine industry. A master teacher, he educated hundreds of students and horse owners in the area of equine management. Dr. Henneke was one of the original members of NAEAA and made many important contributions to its earliest meetings.

 

Nominees must have a lengthy record of educational accomplishments within the Equine Industry. These accomplishments may be related to undergraduate or graduate education, outreach to horse owners, research in equine science or a related area, or education of the public on issues related to horses. Emphasis will be placed on the impact the nominee has had on educational practices that improve the transition of theory to practice; on the development of new knowledge that can be applied in the industry; and on efforts that result in broader dissemination of evidence-based knowledge and practices within the horse industry, governmental agencies, and the general public.

 

Nominations should include a letter from the nominator outlining specific highlights that make the nominee an appropriate candidate; a copy of the nominee’s curriculum vitae; and one additional letter of support.

Teaching award

(two-year portfolio, awarded in even years)
 

This award is designed to recognize an NAEAA member who has made an extraordinary impact through demonstrated teaching excellence in the classroom. Examples of demonstrated innovations in teaching could include development of interactive field trips, novel use of technology, curriculum development, and program assessment. Evidence of teaching activity related to equine courses during the previous 2 calendar years should be included in the nomination. Documentation may include course evaluations, teaching awards, letters/comments from students and other examples of meaningful dedication to teaching.

Nominations should include a letter from the nominator outlining specific teaching activities that make the nominee an appropriate candidate, and one letter of support from a current or former student.

Research award

(two-year portfolio, awarded in even years)
 

This award is designed to recognize a NAEAA member who has made an extraordinary impact through research activity. Evidence of research activity on the scholarship of teaching and learning (SoTL) in the equine area during the previous 2 calendar years should be included in the nomination. Documentation may include examples of publications, presentations, or mentoring undergraduate or graduate research.

Nominations should include a letter from the nominator outlining specific research activities that make the nominee an appropriate candidate, and one letter of support from a colleague or industry partner familiar with their work.

Student Presentation award

(annual award)

This annual award is designed to recognize undergraduate or graduate students who participate in an oral or poster presentation at the NAEAA annual conference. Students will be evaluated on their ability to clearly communicate project background and research objectives, methods, results, and implications for education and teaching in the equine industry. Students need to have a sponsor who is a member of NAEAA.

Nominations by the student’s faculty advisor should be made upon submission of the abstract for presentation at the NAEAA conference.

Service award

(two-year portfolio, awarded in even years)

This award is designed to recognize a NAEAA member who has made an extraordinary impact to advance education within the equine industry. Nominees do not need to be from academic institutions to be eligible. Evidence of service activity to the equine industry during the previous 2 calendar years should be included in the nomination. Documentation may include service to their respective programs, national/state/institutional committees, and the horse industry at large.

Nominations should include a letter from the nominator outlining specific service activities that make the nominee an appropriate candidate, and one letter of support from a colleague or industry partner familiar with their work.

Support Staff award

(two-year portfolio, awarded in even years)

This award is designed to recognize a non-tenure track support staff member who has made an extraordinary impact on the teaching, research, or outreach missions of an equine academic program and/or the horse industry at large during the previous 2 calendar years. Nominees should have a minimal teaching appointment (no more than one course per semester/term) and may include but are not limited to equine facility managers, team coaches, lab technicians, and other teaching/research/extension associates. Nominees do not need to be members of NAEAA to be eligible.

Nominations should include a letter from the nominator outlining specific activities that make the nominee an appropriate candidate, and one letter of support from a colleague or industry partner familiar with their work.