Additional Faculty Resources
Reporting, Evaluation, Critera for Appointment and Promotion:
- IANR Global Engagement Office
- IANR Short-Term Rental Apartments
- Educational Media
- ADVANCE -Nebraska Program
- University Association for Administrative Development (UAAD)
- University of Nebraska Office Professionals Association (UNOPA)
- Proposal Development Resources
- IANR Finance and Personnel
- Distance Education and Online Courses
- NU Federal Credit Union
- UNL Libraries
Staff AwardsIt's important to recognize a job well done, and we make a point to do this with our IANR staff awards. There are three awards that are granted to UNL employees based on nominations of their peers:
Outstanding Employee Award
The University of Nebraska Board of Regents Kudos Award
IANR Exemplary Service Award
How nominations work
Recent Award Winners
Clyde Naber, research manager for the Department of Animal Science at UNL, will receive IANR’s 2014 Third Quarter Outstanding Employee Award for managerial professionals.
Naber’s organizational abilities, positive attitude and willingness to adjust to the unexpected are exceptional skills that help serve the needs of 10-12 faculty each semester, wrote a supporter. His hallmark dedication and loyalty mean he frequently stays late or comes in on weekends to assist with events. In his 27 years with the department Naber has taken “great pride in making sure the animals and facilities are presented to the public in a manner that reflects positively on the university.”
Facilities management is another area where Naber excels; the animal science complex houses people, horses, cattle, pigs, sheep, goats and laboratory animals, feed storage and mixing equipment, and waste handling facilities. Each component of the physical plant must function properly to meet the individual needs of each of these species. Naber, the nominator wrote, is extremely skilled in understanding how the different systems are interconnected and is often able to diagnose a problem before a technician arrives.
Naber will receive a cash award, a certificate and lapel pin.
Sheryl Burbach, UNL Extension administrative associate, is the recipient of IANR’s 2014 Second Quarter Outstanding Employee Award. In her day-to-day work, Burbach is responsible for large-scale grant projects, a searchable faculty/staff database, collecting faculty data, and setting up programs and meetings.
In addition, Burbach stimulates ideas on how wellness and technology can fit into everyday office work, and initiates cutting-edge technology so Extension can take the resources of the University to the people throughout the state. For example, Burbach took the lead for Extension at UNL to become the first nationally to provide iPads for educators and to provide training in iPad app testing, setup and distribution. She co-developed one of the first iPad apps to be used by 4-H to share 4-H state fair results, and collaborated on training for Extension staff to try new apps for smartphones and mobile devices. Burbach also took the lead to use Adobe Connect for interactive presentations, workshops and interviews, which saves both time and money. For Extension’s 2013 fall conference, Burbach led the Cloud-sharing of handouts, agendas and speaker notes. She also recently filled a critical role in establishing online learning modules as part of a Department of Defense grant.
Supporters wrote that Burbach is positive, has a true sense of service, and “is one of my go-to people when it comes to learning new technologies.” “She is a ‘technology guru’ always looking for new applications that can help do mundane jobs more quickly, efficiently and with better results.”
David Althouse, who recently retired as manager of the South Central Agricultural Laboratory at Clay Center, has been named a recipient of the 2014 Omtvedt Innovation Servant Leader Award.
In Althouse’s 30 years as farm manager, the lab has become a premier IANR irrigated research facility. In those three decades, the farm underwent several changes such as doubling the size from 320 to 640 acres with eight irrigation systems. When the South Central Research and Education Center became the agricultural lab that it is today, Althouse went from working with the district director to assuming substantially more responsibilities. These included making key decisions on land use, commodity sales and personnel management, with minimal input from the faculty coordinator. Always positive and dedicated, he often was on the tractor or combine evenings and weekends during key times of the year.
Wrote his nominator: “He cared for staff as if they were family, resulting in a positive, productive working environment. Faculty greatly appreciated attention to detail and care he invested in their research.”
Althouse will receive a plaque and cash award during an April 30, 2014, reception.