President's Award for Outstanding Service
The University of Minnesota President's Award for Outstanding Service was established in 1997 to recognize faculty and staff (current or retired) who have provided exceptional service to the University, its schools, colleges, departments and service units. Such service must have gone well beyond the regular duties of a faculty or staff member, and demonstrate unusual commitment to the University community.
Nomination Deadline for 2014 Award:
The President's Award for Outstanding Service Committee, appointed by the President, recommends candidates for this award to the President. The President will have final authority to grant the award, which does not require action by the Senate All-University Honors Committee or approval by the Board of Regents.
The nominee must be a current or retired member of the University faculty or staff who has not already received this award. Members of the President's Senior Leadership Group are NOT eligible. They are:
- Vice Presidents
- Senior Vice President for Academic Affairs and Provost
- President, University of Minnesota Foundation
- Director of Audits
- Chief of Staff
- Special Assistant to the President for Government Relations
- General Counsel
- Secretary to the Board of Regents
- Athletic Director, Twin Cities Campus
Must be a current member of the faculty or staff or alumni of the University.
Nominations must be submitted in the following format:
- Cover Page: 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.
- Letter from the Person Nominee Reports To: nomination must include a letter from the person to whom the nominee reports demonstrating their support for the nomination (this may be submitted as the letter of nomination or as one of the letters of support). If the person is retired, the letter should come from the person to whom they reported to in their previous position.
- 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.
- 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).
- Number of Copies: 8 (no folders or binders).
- Submit Nominations To:
- The President's Award for Outstanding Service Committee
- c/o Vickie Courtney, director
- University Awards and Honors
- 427 Morrill Hall
- 100 Church Street SE
- Minneapolis, Minnesota 55455
Persons writing letters of nomination should know that such letters will be legally available to the nominee upon request, even to an unsuccessful candidate who becomes aware of the nomination. Nominators should also make sure that writers of supporting letters are aware that their letters, too, will be available upon request.
Recipients of the President's Award for Outstanding Service receive a one-time $1,000 stipend with necessary taxes deducted. In addition, an engraved crystal award piece, a pin specifically designed for the President's Award for Outstanding Service, and a certificate will be presented to recipients at a recognition event at Eastcliff in June 2014.
If you have any questions about the nominating process, please contact Vickie Courtney, director, University Awards and Honors, at 612-625-4805 or email@example.com.
- Handbook of Policies and Procedures for Awards and Recognition (currently under construction)
- All-University Honors Committee (for "Guidelines for Planning an Award Presentation" and "Tips for Writing Citations")