Chancellor's Award for Student/Faculty Collaborations

Chico faculty and student viewing a computer. Courtesy of CSU Chico
Photo courtesy of CSU Chico.


Nominees for the student/faculty collaborations are outstanding student-faculty teams that facilitate research, scholarship, and contribute to the CSU mission benefitting students and/or the community. The award covers a wide variety of projects, from scientific research to artistic interpretation to social service projects. 

The program is open to student and faculty collaborators or to students and faculty mentors across academic disciplines. Funded projects should show direct educational benefits to students and faculty, should be discipline appropriate, and demonstrate innovation. Students must be currently enrolled in a Continuing and Extended Education (CEE) course or program at a CSU campus. 

Nominators will complete a nomination available on the Commission on the Extended University (CEU) Sharepoint site - Edward M. McAleer Jr. Excellence and Innovation Awards, to include the following: 

  1. The nomination is the first letter of support. 
  2. The second traditional letter of support to be completed by the campus president or provost. 
  3. The nominator will upload the second traditional letter of support completed by the campus president or provost. 

All steps must be completed prior to final submission. Please ensure you are logged into your Campus CSYOU portal prior to clicking the nomination link

Nominations received by the campus CEE dean’s office by 4:00 p.m. Friday, December 15, 2017, will be routed via Sharepoint to the committee for selection consideration. Nominations submitted after the Friday, December 15, 2017, deadline will not be routed to the committee for selection consideration.

The awards are designed to be given once per fiscal year. Finalists are confirmed by commissioners at the spring business meeting.


The committee formally reviews each nomination, utilizing a rubric. The committee then determines which nominees, if any, to present to the commission for a vote at the spring commission business meeting. 


A final summary of the selected nominees, in each category, is shared with commissioners for a vote and approval by the chancellor.


Nominees and nominators are notified regarding award status. 

Questions regarding the application can be made to the Commission on the Extended University Staff via email at