The annual Distinguished Administrator Award (DAA) recognizes outstanding administrative and professional performance that helps NYU meet its strategic initiatives and contributes to the attainment of the University's goals.
What makes a DAA winner?
The DAA Selection Committee will consider many characteristics to determine the winners, but the following criteria will be used extensively. Each nominee should excel in one or more of the following areas:
- Operational Excellence – Significant changes, modifications or approaches that enhance work productivity, efficiency, and quality
- Exceptional Service – Ensuring each interaction with internal and external customers is positive and effective
- Impact – Accomplishments that have a positive impact on the entire department, school, or unit or across parts of the university
- Leadership – Developing and inspiring others to achieve extraordinary results
- Communication – Building interactions and partnerships that produce results and leave others feeling respected and valued
- Innovation – Developing an innovative process or procedure that directly impacts the university community in a positive manner
- Community Service – Influences and enhances the NYU community and/or the local New York community
Administrators and professional staff are eligible to receive the DAA. However, the following positions are not eligible:
- Associate/Assistant Dean
- Senior Vice President
- Vice President
- Associate/Assistant Vice President
- others with major University-wide responsibilities
To Submit a Nomination
- Download, fill-in, and print a nomination form (coming fall 2013)
- Submit the completed form (by hand, campus mail, or fax) to the nominee's Human Resources Officer/Business Partner (click here for a list of HR Officers/Business Partners)
School/Administrative Unit Committees
The provost, dean of each school, and senior vice president of each administrative unit may form a nomination committee that comprises various constituencies within their areas. Faculty presence on the nomination committee is recommended.
Nominations are sought from faculty, administrators, staff, and students in each school and major division. The internal nomination committees for each area then recommends to the provost, dean, or senior vice president candidates, from among the nominees, to forward to the DAA Selection Committee for final selection. Final selections will not be based solely on quantity of supporting letters for each nominee, but on the examples submitted of how they meet each of the criteria competencies. Please note that only one nomination letter is needed for each DAA nominee from the respective provost, dean, or senior vice president.
It is important that the nomination process be an open one. It must reach out to the departmental level and not limit its focus to those who, due to the nature of their jobs, are most visible to school/administrative division heads.
Candidates may be nominated across school or unit lines (e.g., someone from the Steinhardt School of Culture, Education, and Human Development may nominate someone from the Tisch School of the Arts), but the nomination form must be submitted to the nominee's Human Resources Officer/Business Partner.
Submission of Nomination to the DAA Selection Committee
The Human Resources Officer/Business Partner in each school/unit submits the final nominees to the DAA Selection Committee for consideration. Each school/administrative unit may also submit to the committee any criteria and procedures for selecting a nominee. Note: We ask that each school/administrative division keep its final nominees confidential until the selection is completed.
Format for Nomination Submission to the DAA Selection Committee
Original nomination form with:
- Name of nominee
- Full title of nominee
- School/administrative division
- Nominee's home and office addresses, office telephone number, office fax number, and e-mail address
- Name and title of the immediate supervisor
- Number of years of service at NYU
- List of school/administrative division nomination committee members
- Name, address, telephone number, and e-mail address of Human Resources Officer/Business Partner of school or administrative division
- Original nomination form with nominators text (description of nominee's achievements and specific examples of how they meet one or more of the seven criteria)
- Provost's/dean's/senior vice president's letter of nomination and statement of support (only ONE nomination letter is needed per nominee)
- NYU resume or biographical information of nominee, including awards, honors, or other relevant activities
- NYU references for nominee that may be contacted to discuss nominee’s performance and/or DAA criteria
Deadlines for Nominations
Nominations from each school or administrative division should be submitted to their Human Resources Officer/Business Partner by Friday, November 30, 2012. As in previous years, this internal deadline may be extended (before or after the November 30 date) as long as Human Resources Officers/Business Partners are able to submit final nomination materials to the Compensation Office by Monday, February 4, 2013. This is a firm deadline. Nomination materials submitted to the Compensation Office after February 4 will not be accepted. Human Resources Officers/Business Partners should submit the final nomination materials by the Monday, February 4, 2013, deadline to the following address:
New York University Human Resources
105 E. 17th St., 1st Floor
New York, NY 10003
Attn: Andrea Williams
Recognition of Winners
The recipients of the Distinguished Administrator Award will be announced in the spring. The winners are invited to a special luncheon reception hosted by the President of NYU. The winners are also honored at an evening dinner celebration hosted by the Executive Vice President of Operations where the award recipients are formally recognized. DAA winners receive a certificate of achievement and a monetary gift.
An award recipient's school or administrative division may host an event to celebrate this honor or recognize DAA nominees. Awardees should also be featured in newsletters and/or other appropriate communications/publications of the school/administrative unit.
For More Information
Contact Andrea Williams at 212-998-1267 or firstname.lastname@example.org.