Board of Regents Excellence Award

Board of Regents Excellence Award

Regents Award for Excellence - Individual Award*

Two $5,000 Awards will be made to two non-instructional academic staff members in recognition of their demonstrated exceptional service to the university. The funds for the Award will be designed to support the recipients' professional development or for other activities approved by the recipients that enhance a university program or function.

The nominee should provide essential services to the university while demonstrating excellence of performance, personal interaction, initiative, creativity, and outstanding achievement. All current UW System non-instructional academic staff members are eligible for the award if they:

  • Have fixed term, limited, and/or rolling horizon of indefinite appointments
  • Are employed 50 percent of the time or greater
  • Have been members of the academic staff for a minimum of 12 months

Please Include:

  • Name of Nominee
  • Department
  • Title
  • Years of Service
  • Nominator

Explain how the nominee provides service to the university while demonstrating excellence of performance, personal interaction, initiative, creativity, and outstanding achievement (Limit one page).

Further nomination materials will be requested when a final nominee is selected. Please send the nomination materials to Denise Ehlen, Academic Staff Assembly Chair, x1956, ehlend@uww.edu.

*NOTE: The nominee(s) are selected from the previous year's Academic Staff Excellence Awardee(s).

Regents Award for Excellence - Program Award

One $5,000 award will be made to a non-instructional academic staff program in recognition of its exceptional service to the university.  The program should provide essential services to the university while demonstrating excellence of performance, initiative and creativity, and outstanding achievement.  The funds for this award will be designated to support program enhancements such as the staff recipients' professional development or program-related supplies and expenses, or for other activities approved by the staff recipients that enhance a university program or function.  The recipients will be honored at a spring Board of Regents meeting.

A complete set of nomination materials should be submitted electronically to Denise Ehlen (ehlend@uww.edu), Academic Staff Assembly Chair by the above deadline to ensure submission to the UW System Office of the Senior Vice President for Academic Affairs.

Eligibility:

Programs staffed primarily by UW System non-instructional academic staff members are eligible for award.

Criteria:

Nomination materials should address the following criteria, as they will be considered by the Special Regents Committee in the review of all nominations.  All references to "institution" are intended to include UW System.

  • Excellence of Performance: performance that has set superior standards of excellence and efficiency in relation to the mission of the university, and has resulted in important and significant contributions to the university.
  • Initiative and Creativity: performance that consistently and substantially demonstrated an innovative approach, thereby improving productivity and the performance of program services.
  • Outstanding Achievement: performance that consistently and substantially has resulted in important and significant contributions of the program and that has furthered the mission of the university; performance the has resulted in distinction - campus wide, system wide, statewide, nationally or internationally.

Supporting Nomination Materials:

Supporting materials should include:

  • A letter of nomination addressing the three criteria above.
  • A one- or-two-page statement by program staff on the program's contributions and service to the university.
  • Up to four letters of support from colleagues qualified to comment on the nominated program.  Where possible, the three nomination criteria should be addressed.
  • All nomination materials are confidential.  However, after the selection has been made, the nomination forms and supporting documents will be returned to the institution. 

The Award:

  • A $5,000 award designated to support program enhancements such as the staff recipients' professional development or program-related supplies and expenses, or for other activities approved by the staff recipients that enhance a university program or function. 
  • Public recognition at the 8 June 2012 UW Board of Regent's meeting in Milwaukee, Wisconsin.
  • News releases sent to state and local media.

Questions regarding the Regents Awards for Excellence should be directed to the Academic Staff Awards Committee Liaison, Curt Weber [Telephone: 262-472-5448, Email: weberc@uww.edu].

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