The Staff Spotlight is a way for members of the department to recognize a staff member for excellent performance in real time. Students, staff, or faculty may submit a Spotlight by filling out the electronic submission form below. The committee will then share each submission with the staff member and their supervisor. Additionally, each quarter, staff members who received a Spotlight in the previous three months will be chosen at random to receive a small token of appreciation from the department. A congratulations to the staff member selected will be included in the DATA newsletter, along with details from the submission.
STAFF EXCELLENCE AWARD
Nomination and Award Guidelines
The Psychology Staff Excellence Award recognizes staff who have demonstrated excellence and professionalism in their overall performance and who have made meaningful contributions to their unit and/or the Department of Psychology.
Those eligible are Department of Psychology permanent staff members with appointments of 75% or greater. Nominees must have been employed in the Department of Psychology within the past 12 months. Staff members who have been awarded a college-level award (e.g., Outstanding Service Award) are ineligible for this award until 1 year has passed. Also, winners of this award remain ineligible for subsequent nomination until 5 years have passed. Consider nominating individuals who would also shine at the College and/or University level.
A primary nomination letter and at least one letter of support are required to nominate a staff member for this award. One of the nominators must be the nominee’s direct supervisor. No more than three total letters will be accepted for a single nominee. If a nominee lacks the required support, the nominee will be ineligible to win.
If necessary, the Staff Recognition Committee may request further information from the nominee or department before a final decision is made.
A successful nomination will document how the achievements of the nominee meet the criteria of the award. Letters should provide evidence of one or more of the following criteria:
- Extraordinary contributions to their unit and/or the Department, in addition to routine duties;
- High professional standards;
- Excellence in their positions while promoting and supporting the work of their unit and/or the Department;
- Excellence in leadership, innovation, and/or problem solving abilities; and,
- Advancing the mission, vision, and goals of the unit and/or the Department.
Nominations are due via email to Holley Locher no later than March 15, 2019. For further information, please contact Holley Locher at firstname.lastname@example.org or 612-625-7852.
The Staff Recognition Committee will review nominations and send its award recommendations to the Chair for approval in late March. Two award winners will be selected each year. Winners will be announced in April.