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Team Achievement Award

Team Achievement Award

The Team Achievement Award is an exciting initiative designed to recognize and reward superior performance by groups of cross-functional teams in support of transformational projects across NYU which further the University’s mission and priorities. The award reflects the complex environment of the University and reinforces the collaboration and partnership necessary to achieve key goals. Teams may be nominated by their team leader, project sponsor, or other key leader of the University for whom the team’s efforts yield benefit. Nominations for academic year 2015-2016 are accepted from November 19, 2015 to February 5, 2016.

What makes a winning team?

Criteria

There are four criteria that will be used in determining the winning team, which should excel in one or more of the below areas. Results should be tangible, measurable, and verifiable.

  • Operational Excellence – Significant changes, modifications, or approaches that measurably improve work productivity, efficiency, and quality.
  • Exceptional Service – Achieving measurable improvement in interactions with internal and external customers.
  • Impact – Accomplishments that have a measurable positive impact on the entire department, school, or unit, or across parts of the University.
  • Innovation – Developing an innovative process or procedure that measurably impacts the University community in a positive manner.

Eligibility

  • Teams (ranging from 5 to 15 contributors) are comprised of administrators from multiple schools or units of the University.
  • Groups who have been formed for specific purposes and worked a minimum of 6 months to achieve defined goals in a measurable way are eligible.
  • All individuals on the team will be performing those duties in addition to their normal job responsibilities.
  • The team must have completed its work and measurable improvements been achieved no earlier than the previous academic year (i.e., nominations for academic year 2015-2016 should be for results achieved no earlier than academic year 2014-2015).
  • Administrators are eligible, however the following positions are not eligible: Dean, Vice President, members of the University Leadership Team, and teams that are involved on a sporadic or one-time basis or are providing support to the team as part of their normal job duties.

Selection Process

The award selection committee will review and consider nominations received for the Team Achievement Award.

To Submit a Nomination

Recognition of Winners

University Recognition

The recipients of the Team Achievement Award will be announced in the spring. The winning team (one maximum per academic year), including any recipients of Honorable Mention (up to two maximum per academic year), attend a special recognition event and receive a commemorative plaque. Exclusive to and shared by members of the winning team is a maximum team cash award of $25,000, with individual caps of at $3,000 per recipient, while all nominated teams receive a certificate commemorating their work and nomination. The University retains the right not to select any teams in any year if none of the nominated teams meet the criteria for the Team Achievement Award.

For More Information

Contact NYU PeopleLink at askpeoplelink@nyu.edu or 212-992-LINK (5465).

Team Achievement Award

The nomination period is now closed.

Download and display a poster on campus.


2015-2016 Winning Team

Transforming Student Life and Services at NYU’s Brooklyn Campus

  • Daniel Aniello
    Finance and Administration
    Tandon School of Engineering
  • James Burgess
    Facilities and Construction Management
    Capital Projects and Facilities
  • Robert Caparaz
    Wasserman Center for Career Development
    Office of the Provost
  • Dominick Ciaccia
    Athletics
    Global Student Affairs
  • Patricia DeLorenzo
    Student Health Center Administration
    Global Student Affairs
  • Stephanie Dolce Trombino
    HR Strategy and Solutions Center
    University Human Resources
  • Marcy Ferdschneider
    Student Health Center Administration
    Global Student Affairs
  • William Haas
    Environmental Health and Safety
    Capital Projects and Facilities
  • Leah Lattimore
    Wasserman Center for Career Development
    Office of the Provost
  • Paula Lee
    Wasserman Center for Career Development
    Office of the Provost
  • Lauren Noonan
    Facilities and Construction Management
    Capital Projects and Facilities
  • Janice Quinn
    Athletics
    Global Student Affairs
  • Frank Sicignano
    Athletics
    Global Student Affairs
  • Mary Snowden
    Wasserman Center for Career Development
    Office of the Provost
  • Carl Villanueva
    Athletics
    Global Student Affairs

2015-2016 Honorable Mention

  • Sharon Castellanos
    Office of the University Registrar
    University Enrollment Management
  • Albert Gentile
    Office of the University Registrar
    University Enrollment Management
  • Calliroi Giannisis
    Office of the University Registrar
    University Enrollment Management
  • Jenny Feng
    Application Development and Support Services
    Office of the Executive Vice President, Finance and Information Technology
  • Thomas Kaufmann
    Institutional Research
    Faculty of Arts and Science
  • Karen Krahulik
    College of Arts and Science
    Faculty of Arts and Science
  • James Mazza
    CAS Academic Affairs
    Faculty of Arts and Science
  • Steven Rock
    Application Development and Support Services
    Office of the Executive Vice President, Finance and Information Technology
  • Joseph Romagnano
    Office of the University Registrar
    University Enrollment Management
  • Aldona Tancula
    Institutional Research
    Faculty of Arts and Science
  • Daniel Thilman
    Institutional Research
    Faculty of Arts and Science
  • David Vintinner
    Fiscal and Administrative Affairs
    Faculty of Arts and Science


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