Outstanding Staff Teamwork Award

Description

The Kent State EHHS Outstanding Staff Teamwork Award recognizes EHHS staff who have, as members of a team or collaborative group, contributed to the accomplishment of a major change or benefit to the EHHS or University community.  The individuals in these high performing teams modeled open communication, trust, cooperation, and respect for differences by building effective and collaborative relationships to accomplish organizational goals. 

Eligibility

  • Teams/collaborative groups to be comprised of a minimum of 3 and a maximum of 10 members.
  • While teams/collaborative groups may have mixed representation (e.g., students, staff, faculty, alum), it must include a minimum of 2 staff (non-teaching personnel who are employed full-time and do not hold rank or tenure).
  • Recipient(s) must have collaborated with others and exhibited significant efforts to advance departmental/college goals and the University’s mission.

Nomination Procedure

Unit heads are encouraged to cooperate with any faculty or staff member seeking evidence in support of a nomination.  In addition, unit heads are encouraged to coordinate the nomination of a staff member who is nominated by two or more colleagues in order to reduce the possibility of duplicate nominations being sent to the Committee.

Nominations may be submitted by current employees, including staff, faculty, and administrators.  Self-nominations are permitted.

The nominator should:

  1. Complete Nomination Form (PDF) 
  2. Include a 1-page (maximum) summary highlighting the composition and purpose of the team/collaborative group on which the nominee(s) served.   Indicate the significant contributions made by this individual to the team.
  3. If not the nominee(s)’s immediate supervisor, the nominator should obtain a signature approval from that individual.
  4. Provide at least two but no more than three narrative letters of support (no more than 2 pages each).  If nominee is/was the team/group leader (e.g., chair of the committee) then at least one letter to be from another member of the team.  If nominee was not leader, then one letter is to be from the leader.
  5. Other supporting documents may be submitted.  Supporting material, inclusive of the letters of support, should be no more than 8 pages.

Nominations and supplementary materials become the property of the Honors and Awards Committee.  All nomination materials will be kept confidential.

The Committee’s decision on award recipients will be made on the basis of the above materials only.

Rubric for Award: 

Criterion

Meets Expectations

Exceeds Expectations

Far Exceeds Expectations

Clarity

Collaborative contributions are described

Collaborative contributions are clearly described

Collaborative contributions are clearly described and illustrated by multiple concrete examples

Contribution

Nominee’s contributions played a role in the success of the collaboration

Nominee’s contributions were critical to the success of the collaboration

Nominee’s contributions were critical to the success of the collaboration AND went above and beyond the regular responsibilities of the staff member(s)

Impact

Collaborative contributions will have minor impacts on KSU students, faculty, staff, and/or programs.

Collaborative contributions will have impacts on KSU students, faculty, staff, and/or programs

Collaborative contributions will have LASTING impacts on KSU students, faculty, staff, and/or programs

Collaborative Modeling

Nominee modeled open communication, trust, cooperation, and respect for differences

Nominee modeled open communication, trust, cooperation, and respect for differences in multiple ways

Nominee modeled open communication, trust, cooperation, and respect for differences in multiple ways AND inspired these behaviors among members of collaboration