The University of Wisconsin-Whitewater honors academic staff each year with two awards: the Excellence Award for Instructional Staff and the Excellence Award for Non-Instructional Staff. Nominations are sought early in the second semester.
There is an open call for nominations for the two academic staff awards. A faculty member, staff member, a college, an academic department or program may serve as the nominator for a candidate. Any individual nominated needs to meet the eligibility criteria listed below. All nominees will be honored at a reception sponsored by the Chancellor and the Provost. Each recipient of the award will also:
The awards are limited to Academic Staff at the University of Wisconsin-Whitewater who are employed 50% time or more, and who have not received the award in the past three years.
Submit the four nomination materials by February 15 to the Academic Staff Assembly Chair, Denise Ehlen, via email (PDF preferred) to firstname.lastname@example.org. Hard copies may also be delivered to the Chair's Office (1203 Hyland Hall). A complete application will include:
The nomination materials may be presented in any form deemed appropriate by the nominator. Please limit nomination materials to five (5) pages or less (not including letters of recommendation or the Recognition Reception Nominee Information form). Up to three (3) letters of recommendation may be submitted with the nomination.In addition to the above information listed, materials may include any or all of the following areas:
Direct questions regarding Academic Staff Awards to Denise Ehlen, Academic Staff Assembly Chair and Awards Committee Liaison (email@example.com, 262-472-1956). All individuals' nomination materials must be received by Denise Ehlen, Academic Staff Assembly Chair, by February 15 (aside from the completed Recognition Reception Nominee Information Form, which needs to be submitted no later than March 1-see above). If materials are missing, an individual's nomination for this award may not be considered.
The Academic Staff Awards Committee reviews the received nominations and selects a recipient for each award. The committee consists of four members, two teaching and two non-teaching. A member of the Academic Staff Assembly acts as the liaison/facilitator for the committee. Actions of the Awards Committee are presented to the Academic Staff Assembly for ratification. The list of nominees needs to be submitted to the Associate Vice Chancellor Office for Acadmic Affairs by March 15. Names of the award recipients are to be submitted to the Office of the Associate Vice Chancellor for Academic Affairs by March 31. Applicants will receive notification regarding the status of his/her award nomination from the Chancellor.