Awards will be given based upon the extent to which the nominee (individual or team) meets the following three criteria:
Those who, day in and day out, demonstrate excellence in their attitude and performance. Some examples:
Those who demonstrate exceptional performance, above and beyond the call of duty and/or completed a task with a high level of excellence. Some examples:
Those who perform an activity which significantly enhances our sense of community or fosters a community spirit. Some examples:
The award process will be administered by a sub-committee of the University Staff Council approved by the President. Members are selected from the University staff council and will be representative of the entire community. The chair of the Distinguished Service Award sub-committee leads this process. A representative from Human Resources will serve on the committee in an ex-officio capacity. They will facilitate the selection process, but are not voting members. Members of the sub-committee will not be eligible for the award while serving on the committee.
All nominees will be judged in comparison to all other nominees for the current fiscal year. Examples and achievements will only be considered if they are related to work in the department and/or at the University. Each committee member will use a ten-point scale to rate the nominees based on the Nomination Statement. Letters of support will then be reviewed. An average score will be developed for each nominee. A run-off vote will then be conducted with the top three scorers to determine the awardee who will be recommended to the President. The President will approve all awards.