Award categories and criteria

 

Group Awards

Small Team Collaboration (fewer than 25 participants)

  • Significant contributions or efficiencies through collaboration with others
  • Research, creative activity, scholarship
  • Program design, service or delivery resulted in outstanding outcome with constituencies
  • Significant contributions or efficiencies through collaboration with others
  • Research, creative activity, scholarship
  • Program design, services or delivery resulted in outstanding outcome with constituencies

Large Team Collaboration (more than 25 participants)

  • Significant contributions or efficiencies through collaboration with others
  • Research, creative activity, scholarship
  • Program design, services or delivery resulted in outstanding outcome with constituencies
 

Individual Awards

University Diversity

  • Making significant and positive differences in enhancing diversity on campus
  • Increasing visibility, representing diverse voices, advocating, showing program initiative, and creating a sense of community as a public square.
  • * Employees whose primary job duties include university diversity functions are not eligible for nomination in this award category.

University Sustainability

  • Reducing UAA's impact on the environment
  • Educating students on sustainability for the planet
  • Developing systems and work processes to help UAA in their sustainability efforts
  • Fostering community partnerships in Alaska's sustainability efforts
  • * Employees whose primary job duties include university sustainability functions are not eligible for nomination in this award category.

Service to Students (2 Awards: one faculty, one staff)

  • Demonstrated, well recognized, sustained, or recent special effort, by a faculty or staff person that was of significant value and merit, such that a significant group of students have benefited from the effort.

Service to Community (2 Awards: one faculty, one staff)

  • Connecting UAA with the state of Alaska through academic courses, projects and research activities
  • Promoting partnerships and creative endeavors resulting in benefit to the community.

Staff Excellence

  • Demonstrated, well recognized, sustained or recent special effort by a staff person resulting in a significant and positive impact on UAA.

Excellence in Teaching (2 Awards: one faculty, and one adjunct faculty)

  • Making a significant and positive impact on the lives of students.
  • Enlisting students to participate in recognized research, engagement, and/or creative activities.

Excellence in Research/Creative Activity

  • Making a significant and positive impact in your field of study and to UAA by participating in research, engagement or creative activities.