The 2021 award categories have been revised to reflect the goals of the UM-Dearborn Strategic Plan initiated under the guidance of Chancellor Grasso. 

Innovation

Award Type

Individual Only / $1200 Monetary Award

About This Award

The Innovation Award will be presented to an individual staff member who has demonstrated a commitment to creative thinking and addressing challenges by:

  • Developing and implementing solutions that maximize efficiencies;
  • Exploring alternative uses of campus resources;
  • Incorporating the principles of a positive campus environment.
Student Success

Award Type

Individual Only / $1200 Monetary Award

About This Award

The Student Success Award will be presented to an individual staff member who has directly or indirectly impacted student success by:

  • Assisting in the delivery of a transformational educational experience;
  • Evaluating student support systems for optimal use;
  • Promoting or increasing access to educational and financial support and resources.

 

Staff Development

Award Type

Individual Only / $1200 Monetary Award

About This Award

The Staff Development Award will be presented to an individual staff member who has encouraged and promoted the development of other UM-Dearborn staff by:

  • Providing quality training and/or professional development opportunities to increase individual and organizational productivity and job satisfaction;
  • Leveraging technology, where applicable, to increase accessibility to all employees;
  • Promoting a culture of professional development within an individual office or campus wide.
  • *Nominees are not required to be in a supervisory position.
Advancing the Mission

Award Type

Team Only / $700 Monetary Award Per Team Member, or if more than seven team members, $5000 maximum to be divided equally between team members

About This Award

The Advancing the Mission Award will be presented to a team whose performance has extended beyond expectations and has demonstrated an exceptional commitment to advancing the UM-Dearborn mission by either:

  • Working together on a project designed to implement a goal conceptualized by the Strategic Planning Committee;
  • Working together to develop and implement an idea contributing to the promotion of a major initiative that would improve our performance and foster an environment of innovation and change.
Community Engagement

Award Type

Individual Only / $1200 Monetary Award

About This Award

The Community Engagement Award will be presented to an individual staff member who has engaged with local partners and the community to either:

  • Bolster the reputation and increase awareness of UM-Dearborn throughout the metropolitan community;
  • Develop an ongoing outreach strategy that promotes campus offerings and achievements;
  • Expand the role of UM-Dearborn as a community resource and partner.

 

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