Student Affairs Recognition Awards

Student Affairs Recognition Awards

The purpose of the Student Affairs Awards is to recognize individuals in various roles in all departments within the organization who contribute to the mission of Student Affairs and provide excellent service to students, parents and families, and the Carolina community. The selection process is coordinated by the Office of the Vice Chancellor. Award recipients will be announced and honored at the Student Affairs End of the Year Celebration.

Award Descriptions & Criteria:

1) Student Affairs Campus Partner Award

The Campus Partner Award recognizes an outstanding (1) faculty and (2) staff member or department, outside of Student Affairs, who has made significant contributions to student development and learning as demonstrated through collaboration, involvement and partnership(s) with Student Affairs. The recipient enhances the mission of Student Affairs and goes beyond occupational requirements – through guidance, mentorship, advocacy and/or advising; promoting leadership, personal responsibility and self-governance; and,  fostering an environment of inclusivity and appreciation for all – to enhance students’ experiences at UNC-Chapel Hill.

Nomination Guidelines:

  • Individual and self-nominations are welcomed.
  • Nominators are asked to provide a thorough description of the collaboration, involvement and/or partnership(s) and describe how and why this faculty and staff/department meets the criteria of the award in 800 words or less.
  • Recipients must be employed in their current position for at least six months.
  • Nominations should be based on performance during the 2016-17 academic year.
  • A previous recipient or team who has received this award within the last three years are not eligible for this award:
    • Recipient 2013-14: Office of Diversity and Multicultural Affairs;
    • Recipient 2014-15: Belinda Locke;
    • Recipient 2015-16: Cassidy Johnson, Carolina Women's Center.

 

2) Student Affairs Campus Collaborator Award

The Student Affairs Collaborator Award recognizes a staff member, department, or group within Student Affairs that has successfully partnered with colleagues inside and/or outside Student Affairs to design and implement new or enhance existing programs, activities, and/or services that enrich the Carolina student experience, further student learning, advance inclusion and accessibility, and/or optimize campus resources.

Nomination Guidelines:

  • Individual and self-nominations are welcomed.
  • Nominators are asked to provide a thorough description of the collaboration and describe how and why this individual/department/group meets the criteria of the award in 800 words or less.
  • Recipients must be employed in their current position for at least six months
  • Nominations should be based on performance during the 2016-17 academic year.
  • A previous recipient or team who has received this award within the last three years are not eligible for an award:
    • 2013-14 Recipient: Brian Papajcik;
    • 2014-15 Recipient: Angel Collie;
    • 2015-16 Recipient: Student Affairs Professional Development Committee: Members:Emily Gaspar(Chair), Jess Evans, Jacquie Gist, Reggie Hinton, Brittany O'Malley, Aisha Pridgen, Megan Van Heiden, and Kate Kryder.

 

3) Awards of Distinction in Student Affairs

This award recognizes up to four individuals in Student Affairs each year.  Nominations are strongly encouraged across the various employee classifications (i.e., EHRA, SHRA, or graduate students).  The Awards of Distinction recognizes outstanding contributions by Student Affairs staff members on behalf of the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill and the UNC-CH Student Affairs organization.  Nominations should be based on the following criteria:

  1. Demonstrated commitment to the betterment of the university and/or their department.
  2. Sustained outstanding performance in one’s job responsibilities that is frequently above and beyond the normal scope of expectations.
  3. Demonstrated impact on creating an environment which enhances the student experience at Carolina.
  4. Proven leadership and innovation within the context of the individual’s role and position responsibilities (e.g. exercising sound decision making and resourcefulness, fostering the development of new ideas and creativity, positive role model for others).

Nomination Guidelines:

  • Individual nominations, self-nominations or nominations from colleagues outside of Student Affairs are welcomed.  Nominators are asked to describe how and why this individual meets one or more of the criteria of the award in 800 words or less.
  • Recipients must be employed in their current position for at least six months.
  • Nominations should be based on performance during the 2016-17 academic year.
  • A previous recipient or team who has received this award within the last three years are not eligible for an award:
    • 2013-14 Recipients: Lauren Mangili, Maureen Windle, Aviv Sheetrit, and Adrianne Gibilisco;
    • 2014-15 Recipients: Debbie Bousquet and Doris Martin;
    • 2015-16 Recipient: Christy Dunston, University Career Services and Crystal King, Carolina Union.

       

4) Student Affairs Diversity Award

The Student Affairs Diversity Award recognizes a staff member, department, or group within Student Affairs who has demonstrated a commitment to diversity and inclusion within their department, Student Affairs, the University community.  The recipient should be someone who has advocated for the inclusion of underrepresented groups, promotes social justice, and cultivates a respectful environment for students, staff, and faculty.

Nomination Guidelines:

  • Individual and self-nominations are welcomed.
  • Nominators are asked to provide a thorough description of how and why this individual/department/group meets the criteria of the award in 800 words or less.
  • Recipients must be employed in their current position for at least six months.
  • Nominations should be based on performance during the 2016-17 academic year.
  • A previous recipient or team who has received this award within the last three years are not eligible for an award:
    • 2013-14 Recipient: Aliana Harrison;
    • 2014-15 Recipient: Tunnel of Oppression, Housing and Residential Education (Sarah Rowe – Keith Jones, Angel Collie, Monica Boswell);
    • 2015-16 Recipient: Hazael Andrew and Justin Inscoe,  Housing and Residential Education.
       

 

5) Student Affairs Assessment Award

The Student Affairs Assessment Award recognizes a Student Affairs’ staff member or department that has gone above and beyond in advancing assessment initiatives within a department and/or across Student Affairs. Nominations should be based on the following criteria:

  1. Uses assessment data to guide decision making, communicate progress and understand the impact of a program and/or service on students.
  2. Advances assessment initiatives with other colleagues in the department and/or across Student Affairs on a regular basis.
  3. Makes a concerted effort to increase personal competency development  in the area of assessment at the individual level or department level.

Nomination Guidelines:

  • Both individual and self-nominations are welcomed.
  • Nominators are asked to provide a thorough description of how and why this individual/department/group meets the criteria of the award in 800 words or less.
  • Recipients must be employed in their current position for at least six months.
  • Nominations should be based on performance during the 2016-17 academic year.
  • A previous recipient or team who has received this award within the last three years are not eligible for an award:
    • 2013-14 Recipient: Ciji Heiser;
    • 2014-15 Recipient: Department of Housing and Residential Education Assessment Committee (Ciji Heiser, Josh Ferrari, Jack Vitaliz, Sarah Rowe, Krista Prince, Debbi Bousquet);
    • 2015-16 Recipient: Campus Recreation Assessment & Student Development Joint Committee: (Tori Hooker, Lauren Mangili, Liz Walz, Dave Yeargan, Jason Halsey, Reggie Hinton, and 
      Justin Ford).

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6) Excellence in Action Award

The Excellence in Action Award recognizes a Student Affairs’ staff member or department who has gone above and beyond in advancing the Excellence in Action initiative within a department and/or across Student Affairs. Nominations should be based on the following criteria:
Implemented or supported an initiative and/or activity that promoted Excellence in Action within a department, Student Affairs and beyond.

  1. Provided exemplary service on an Excellence in Action Working Group.
  2. Consistently integrates Excellence in Action components in their daily work with students.
  3. Consistently promotes seamless learning opportunities that support core competency development within the department, across Student Affairs, and beyond Student Affairs.

Nomination Guidelines:

  • Both individual and self-nominations are welcomed.
  • Nominators are asked to provide a thorough description of how and why this individual/department/group meets the criteria of the award in 800 words or less.
  • Recipients must be employed in their current position for at least six months.
  • Nominations should be based on performance during the 2016-17 academic year.
  • A previous recipient or team who has received this award within the last three years are not eligible for an award:
    • 2013-14 Recipient: Office of the Dean of Students;
    • 2014-15 Recipient: No award given;
    • 2015-16 Recipient: Excellence in Action Involvement Fair Planning Committee (Amy Gauthier (Chair), Laura Ketola, Hazael Andrew, Megan Johnson, and Kate Kryder.
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Please use the following nomination form to tell us about a Student Affairs employee or department who has been an outstanding contribution to Student Affairs, our campus, and community. All University staff, faculty, and students may nominate a Student Affairs employee or department for these awards.

NOMINATION DEADLINE: THURSDAY, MAY 4, 2017.