Announcing the 2017 CLAS Staff Excellence Awards
The College of Liberal Arts and Sciences announces its second annual award to recognize College staff members who bring excellence and innovation to their work and help to promote the CLAS mission of creating and disseminating knowledge across the sciences, social sciences, and humanities.
We invite UConn faculty members, staff members, and students to nominate candidates for this award. The winner will be chosen by a selection committee of staff from across the College and announced at the CLAS College-wide Celebration on Tuesday, April 18. We hope you will take some time to reflect on those among the CLAS staff who should receive recognition.
All CLAS staff who have completed one calendar year of service at UConn can be nominated for the award, with the exception of those serving on the selection committee for this year’s award. CLAS staff includes any non-teaching employee of the College. Winners of the award in the previous five years will not be eligible.
In addition to recognition at the College-wide Celebration, those selected will receive a commemorative medallion and $1,000 in professional development funds. These funds may be used to defray the cost of conference, workshop, or training fees; work-related travel; computer hardware or software needs; office equipment; or other work-related expenses. A citation of the nominations may also may be placed in the nominee’s personnel file, if the nominee wishes.
Anyone currently affiliated with the University of Connecticut – faculty, staff, or student – may nominate a CLAS staff member. You do not have to work in the same unit as the nominee or have any particular work association with the nominee. All nominees will be notified of their nomination and asked to confirm their interest in the award. Those who submit a nomination may indicate whether they would like to be identified to the nominee.
The deadline for nominations is Friday, February 24, 2017.
The selection committee comprises at least four staff members in the College, including the winners of the previous year’s awards. The committee will choose the winners by the end of March.
Winners will be selected based on demonstrated professional excellence; the benefits their work has on others’ work and study, including other staff, faculty and students; and their commitment to an inclusive and collegial workplace.
To nominate a CLAS staff member, please use the form below. Contact Maryann Markowski with any questions. Thank you for your participation!