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Team Achievement Award

Team Achievement Award

The Team Achievement Award, launched in academic year 2013-2014, is 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 establishment of the Team Achievement 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 2014-2015 are accepted from November 19, 2014 to February 6, 2015.

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 2014-2015 should be for results achieved no earlier than academic year 2013-2014).
  • 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

Team Achievement Award

Alison Leary (left), Executive Vice President, Operations, salutes the winning team and honorable mentions


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.

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Team Achievement Award

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2014-2015 Winning Team

Redefining Sexual Respect at NYU

Eric Bross
Web Communications
University Relations and Public Affairs

Erin Callihan
Global Student Affairs
Office of the Provost

Guido Ditto
Global Student Affairs
Global Programs and University Life

Thomas Grace
Office of the Senior Associate Vice President of Student Affairs
Office of Student Affairs

Nicholas Jensen
Global Student Affairs
Global Programs and University Life

Craig Jolley
Office of Equal Opportunity
Office of the President

William H. Miller
Office of General Counsel
Office of the President

Caroline Osse
Global Student Affairs
Global Programs and University Life

Zoe Ragouzeos
Student Health Center Administration
Global Student Affairs

Mary Signor
Office of Equal Opportunity
Office of the President

Shakera Turi
Office of Equal Opportunity
Office of the President

Caroline Wallace
Student Health Center Medical Services
Global Student Affairs

Rebecca Whiting
Student Health Center Counseling and Wellness
Global Student Affairs


2014-2015 Honorable Mentions

Hani Basilious
Information Systems
NYU Polytechnic School of Engineering

Michael Caponegro
Business Change Management
Office of the Executive Vice President, Finance and Information Technology

Gary Chapman
.EDU Services and DLTS
Office of the Executive Vice President, Finance and Information Technology

Peggy Chen
Finance and Administration
NYU Polytechnic School of Engineering

Thomas Elmo
Financial Operations and Treasury
Office of the Executive Vice President, Finance and Information Technology

Audrey Emaus
Office of the Bursar
Office of the Executive Vice President, Finance and Information Technology

Christine Facto-Reynoso
Office of the University Registrar
University Enrollment Management

Michael Forte
Finance and Accounting Systems Support
Office of the Executive Vice President, Finance and Information Technology

Yi Ran Fu
Financial Systems Management, Finance and Accounting Systems Support
Office of the Executive Vice President, Finance and Information Technology

Calliroi Giannisis
Office of the University Registrar
University Enrollment Management

Holly Halmo
Office of the University Registrar
University Enrollment Management

Alexander Larson
Office of Financial Aid
University Enrollment Management

Nina Nguyen
Business Process Improvement Services
Office of the Executive Vice President, Finance and Information Technology

Mark Petti
Health and Welfare Benefits
Office of the Executive Vice President, Operations

Jennifer Spry
Campaign Management, Major Gifts and Information Technology
University Development and Alumni Relations

Gary Ufer
Employee Systems and Services
Office of the Executive Vice President, Finance and Information Technology

Sheng Zhang
Financial Systems
Office of the Executive Vice President, Finance and Information Technology

Corey Blay
Leadership Initiatives
Global Programs and University Life

Betty Elias
Office of the Dean
School of Professional Studies

James Kostenblatt
Wasserman Center for Career Development
Global Student Affairs

Surabhi Lal
Office of Student Affairs
Robert F. Wagner Graduate School of Public Service

Eugenia Liakaris
Office of the Dean
School of Professional Studies

Sidney Uderani
Office of Admissions
Robert F. Wagner Graduate School of Public Service


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