The annual Distinguished Administrator Award recognizes outstanding administrative and professional performance and inclusive excellence that help NYU meet its strategic initiatives and contribute to the attainment of University goals. NYU gives awards to recognize excellence in administration, teamwork, service, and inclusion.
Award winners are regarded as role models and leaders, so it is important that the award selection process recognize the achievements of this group that reflects the breadth of the diverse community which is New York University. Nominations for academic year 2018-2019 are accepted from November 30, 2018 to January 11, 2019. Faculty, administrators, staff, and students are invited to submit nominations (.doc) at that time. The University welcomes and encourages your support and consideration of nominating a deserving employee, bearing in mind the wide range of positions, titles, and responsibilities of the University’s community of administrators.
The 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:
New York University administrators and professional staff are eligible to receive the award. However, the following positions are not eligible:
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 to generate a large and diverse group of nominees. The internal nomination committee for each area then recommends to the provost, dean, or senior vice president candidates from among the nominees to forward to the All-University 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 nominee from the respective provost, dean, or senior vice president. Schools/units should not feel limited to a single nominee and may nominate more than one nominee. It is important that the nomination process be an open one and should incorporate strategies to reach the entire community. 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 or 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 or Business Partner.
The Human Resources Officer or Business Partner in each school or unit submits the final nominees to the Selection Committee for consideration. Each school or unit may also submit to the committee any criteria and procedures for selecting a nominee. Note: We ask that each school or administrative division keep its final nominees confidential until the selection is completed.
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Nominations from each school or administrative division should be submitted to their Human Resources Officer/Business Partner by January 11, 2019. As in previous years, this internal deadline may be extended as long as Human Resources Officers or Business Partners submit final nomination materials to University Human Resources by the firm deadline of February 8, 2019. Nomination materials submitted to the Compensation Office after the firm deadline will not be accepted. Human Resources Officers or Business Partners should submit the final nomination materials by the firm deadline to:
Distinguished Administrator Award
New York University Human Resources
105 East 17th Street, First Floor
New York, NY 10003
Attn: Katherine Drummond
Nomination packets may also be submitted electronically, by individual nominee, to Katherine Drummond at email@example.com.
The recipients of the Distinguished Administrator Award will be announced in the spring. The winners are honored at an evening dinner celebration hosted by NYU's president where the award recipients are formally recognized. 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 nominees. Awardees should also be featured in newsletters and/or other appropriate communications or publications of the school or administrative unit.
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