This award recognizes exceptional service to the University, its schools, colleges, departments and service units by any active or retired member of the faculty or staff. Such service must have gone well beyond the regular duties of a faculty or a staff member, and demonstrate unusual commitment to the University community.
A nomination for a President's Award for Outstanding Service should be submitted to the President's Award Committee. The following format is to be used:
Nominator -- must be a current member of the faculty or staff or alumni of the University. Complete the cover page (Word) to the nomination and submit with the complete nomination packet.
Letter from nominator -- Should focus on personal knowledge of the nominee's exceptional service, i.e, innovative service to students, the University community (broadly interpreted), individual units of the University, or outreach beyond the University.
Biographical Information --To include nominee's address (work and home), telephone number and email address. University background such as current job title and classification or last job title before retirement. Indicate if the nominee is a bargaining unit, civil service, P&A, faculty or retired employee.
Vitae and/or job description -- Appropriate for the position (no folders or binders).
Supporting Letters -- Three (in addition to the letter from the nominator) from the nominee's peers in and outside the University. Again, these should focus on personal knowledge as above.
Nomination -- Must include a letter from the person to whom the nominee reports indicating their support for the nomination (this may be submitted as one of the letters of support or as the letter of nomination. If the person is retired, the letter should come from the person to whom they reported to in their previous position).
Number of copies -- 8 (no folders or binders).
Date for Submission -- March 15, 2013
Submit to -- President's Award Committee, c/o Vickie Courtney, 427 Morrill Hall, 100 Church St SE, Minneapolis, MN, 55455.
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The review committee, appointed by the President, recommends candidates for this award to the President. The President will have final authority to grant the award that does not require action by the Senate All-University Honors Committee or approval by the Board of Regents. Questions regarding this award should be directed to the University Senate Office at 612-625-9369.