Call for nominations: 2020 Circle of Excellence Awards

Tuesday, November 05, 2019
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The College of Health & Social Sciences’ Circle of Excellence (COE) staff recognition award program is continuing for its fourth year.  

The purpose of the COE program is to honor and celebrate staff for their exceptional and unique contributions critical to the mission of our college. The COE committee consists of volunteer staff members tasked with carrying out the development, implementation and institutionalization of this program.

During the nomination period, the committee will process, evaluate and make recommendations to the executive leadership of the College on the merits of each nomination. The committee will ensure award recipients are selected in an objective manner based on the content provided in the surveys in each of the award categories. As before, the award recipients will be announced at CHSS Annual Showcase to be held on April 22, 2020. When you choose to nominate a staff member, please consider the nominee's accomplishments over the past year, or perhaps the number of years the nominee might be in a position or performing a duty that is deserving of an award. Your nomination should illustrate how your nominee's accomplishments speak to this year's CHSS Annual Showcase theme, which is: Community and Global Impact.

Award categories and criteria

Model CHSS Citizen Award (“Golden Donut”)

Criteria:

  • Unique and outstanding contributions which support the advancement of the College’s mission by demonstrating the College’s core values of collaboration, leadership and excellent service
  • "Focus on the donut, not the hole"  

Nominations should answer the following:

  1. How is the staff member you are nominating instrumental in supporting the College's mission, which is "committed to innovative teaching, scholarship and service that inspire leadership for positive social change" Please provide specific examples of this staff's contributions.
  2. Please provide examples of how this staff member's contributions "focus on the donut, not the hole."
  3. How does their work contribute to community and/or global impact?
  4. Any additional information or comments.

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Bright Idea Award

Criteria:

  • Created a new process, procedure or way of thinking to resolve issues or get work done more efficiently
  • Developed a mechanism that positively impacted several functional areas which alleviated the work load of other employees, allowing them to focus on other essential duties
  • Demonstrate the values of this year's CHSS Showcase theme of Community and Global Impact

Nominations should answer the following:

  1. What new process, procedure or way of thinking, did the staff member create to resolve issues or to get work done more efficiently?
  2. How did the nominee's Bright Idea differ from the way things were done previously?
  3. In what ways, if any, did the nominee's Bright Idea demonstrate the values of this year's CHSS Showcase theme of Community and Global Impact?
  4. Any additional information or comments.

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Behind the Scenes Wonder Award

Criteria:

  • Quality work done behind the scenes that contributes to the success of programs, projects or operations
  • Essential contributions that resulted in achieving the goals of the program, project or operations
  • Despite unexpected challenges and limited resources, quality work was produced with a positive and willing attitude

Nominations should answer the following: 

  • What contributions does the nominee provide to their department, programs or operations?
  • In your view how does their work qualify as "behind the scenes"?
  • How does their work contribute to community and/or global impact?
  • Any additional information or comments.

Nomination Instructions

The nomination period is already underway. The deadline for nominations is February 28, 2020. If you have questions, please contact the committee at chsscoe@sfsu.edu.


See a brief video about the Circle of Excellence Awards: