About the Award
The President’s Catalyst for Change Award is given to a member of the AUC community whose achievements have helped to advance the University’s institutional priorities. All members of the community may submit nominations, by filling in a nomination form (either electronically or in hard copy), to the Office of the President. To ensure that all administrative staff members have opportunities for recognition, nominees for each category will be divided into two sub-categories for both staff (levels 1-9) and managers (levels 10-16). Awards, which may be made to individuals or teams, will be presented by the president at University Forums.
Criteria for President's Catalyst for Change Award
Citizenship and Service
This award is presented to a staff member who, in acting as a “University citizen,” has devoted his or her attention to improving life in the AUC community for others outside of the scope of his or her regular job duties. The recipient of this award exemplifies a commitment to service, not only to his unit or area, but also to the University community as a whole. The award recognizes staff members who have personified the values of University citizenship and unparalleled service.Innovation and Impact
Just as AUC’s faculty and students serve as a source of insight and inspiration in many fields, this award is given to a staff member who has found new and innovative ways to enhance the operation of his or her unit. The innovation and impact award will be given to a staff member who has found an inventive way to tackle a problem, implemented a creative new system to increase efficiency or developed a work process to enhance productivity or improve working conditions. The innovation represents a best practice that can be replicated in other units.Outreach and Access
This award is presented to a staff member who has found ways to make the information or outputs of his or her department or unit more accessible to other units or departments in the University. This individual’s contribution and information sharing will result in better inter-departmental collaboration, joint decision-making and community engagement and understanding of his or her unit’s work. The recipient of this award is a team player who has helped to breakdown institutional barriers, providing wider access and buy-in from multiple units.Management with Sustainability and Integrity
As an institution, the University is committed to practices that exhibit environmental, social and fiscal responsibility, as well as the highest standards of integrity. This award is presented to a staff member who has adopted more environmentally conscious work processes and found ways to better utilize University resources. In addition, this award may be presented to a staff member who has shown exemplary integrity, even in the face of adversity.To read about 2011-2012 awardees, click here.
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