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Classified Staff Excellence Award
2017 University Staff Award for Excellence Nomination Form
Thank you for your interest in nominating a university staff member for the University Staff Award for Excellence. Please review the following guidelines before submitting your nomination.
UW–La Crosse University Staff Annual Award for Excellence Guidelines
Recipients must be UW–La Crosse university staff who have a minimum 75 percent appointment and have been employed for a minimum of 12 months. University Staff is defined as follows: Non-instructional support staff positions including administrative support, crafts workers and building trades, laborers, and service workers.
Immediate past recipients, project and temporary employees are not eligible.
Previous nominees may be re-nominated.
Nominees will be evaluated based on documentation of their outstanding achievements and contribution. The application should provide specific evidence of excellence, worthy of recognition. Particular attention will be paid to nominees that are not only outstanding in their roles as University employees, but also show evidence of other service to UW–La Crosse and to the community.
The UW–La Crosse University Staff Award for Excellence consists of one $800 honorarium and a UW–La Crosse Recognition Plaque. The honorarium will be used for professional development and must be used by May 31st of the fiscal year the award is granted.
Who may nominate:
Nominations may come from a college, department, or division unit. Nominations may come from university, academic staff, administrators, faculty, and students. Self-nominations are also welcome.
Timeline and selection:
Nominations will be accepted from now until April 1st. The selection committee will review the nominations from the 1st Friday in April to the last Friday in May. Nominations will be evaluated by the UW-La Crosse University Staff Award Selection Committee. The committee will present their choice to the USC by the June meeting for approval. The recipient’s name must be to the Chancellor’s office by July 1st .
This should be an executive summary that highlights the contributions and the achievements of the nominee as described. It should include evidence of work above and beyond the nominee’s job responsibilities and requirements. Evidence of university or community involvement should also be included.
Nomination materials should address the following criteria, as they will be considered by the campus committee in the review of all nominations.
Excellence of performance
: performance that consistently and substantially exceeds in quality the expectations for the position; performance that has set superior standards of excellence and efficiency in relation to the mission of the departmental unit and the university, and has resulted in important and significant contributions to his or her department and institution.
: performance that consistently and substantially demonstrates ability and willingness to work positively and effectively with others; performance that demonstrates ability and willingness to manage changes in work priorities, procedures, and organization.
Initiative and creativity
: performance that consistently and substantially demonstrates an innovative approach to the job, thereby improving productivity and the quality of the work assigned; performance that demonstrates efforts to improve personal job performance.
Support of the university and its mission through positive interaction with the university and the community
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Optional Letters of Support:
Letters may come from students, peers, colleagues, administrators, supervisors, alumni, or community members who have first-hand knowledge of the nominee's performance. The letters should describe the specific outstanding contributions that make the nominee deserving of this award. (No more than four letters of support).
If including letters of support, they need to be submitted with this nomination form.
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