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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

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 open.

Download and display a poster on campus.


Team Achievement Award

Alison Leary (left), Executive Vice President, Operations, salutes the inaugural winning team and honorable mentions on April 23, 2014.


Team Achievement Award

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2013-2014 Recipients

NYU Welcome Day Team

Gregory C. Albanis
University Events
Office of University Relations and Public Affairs

Ameha Beyene
University Events
Office of University Relations and Public Affairs

Evelyn M. De León-Piña
Campus Services, Kimmel Center
Office of the Executive Vice President, Operations

Regina Drew
Office of the Senior Vice President
Office of University Relations and Public Affairs

Thomas Ellett
Resident Life Housing, Administration
Office of the Vice President, Student Affairs and Services

William D. Filardi
Facilities Management
Office of the Executive Vice President, Operations

Claudia L. Gil
University Events
Office of University Relations and Public Affairs

Jacqueline Haeflinger
University Events
Office of University Relations and Public Affairs

Delmy M. Lendof
Resident Life Housing, Administration
Office of the Vice President, Student Affairs and Services

Robert N. Metcalfe
Public Safety
Office of the Executive Vice President, Operations

Owen Moore
Campus Services
Office of the Executive Vice President, Operations

Ann-Marie Powell
Campus Services
Office of the Executive Vice President, Operations

Jonathan N. Ross
Campus Services, Kimmel Center
Office of the Executive Vice President, Operations

David Vogelsang
Student Resource Center
Office of the Vice President, Student Affairs and Services


2013-2014 Honorable Mentions

Michael Baron
Resident Life Housing, Administration
Office of the Vice President, Student Affairs and Services

Jaclyn Czarnecki
Office of Global Programs
Office of the Vice President Global/Multi-Cultural Affairs

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

Carlos L. Garcia
Global Technology Services
Office of the Executive Vice President, Finance and Information Technology

Howard Glassman
Resident Life Housing, Administration
Office of the Vice President, Student Affairs and Services

Neil Hanrahan
Resident Life Housing Services
Office of the Vice President, Student Affairs and Services

Jin Y. Kim
Tisch Asia
Tisch School of the Arts

Christopher L. Nicolussi
Office of Global Programs
Office of the Vice President Global/Multi-Cultural Affairs

Maximilian Schriefer
Resident Life Housing, Administration
Office of the Vice President, Student Affairs and Services

Ellen Axelrod
Budget Office
Stern School of Business

Leslie C. Brown
Office of Administration and Finance
Steinhardt School for Culture, Education, and Human Development

Selena Emanuel
Office of the Dean
Faculty of Arts and Science

Kevin A. Green
Office of Real Estate
Office of the Executive Vice President, Finance and Information Technology

Jaclyn Higgs
Office of Global Programs
Office of the Vice President, Global/Multi-Cultural Affairs

Gisela B. Humphreys
Finance and Administration
Gallatin School of Individualized Study

Steven M. Kahn
Financial Management Business Operations
David B. Kriser Dental Center

Robert A. Knight
Office of Administration and Finance
Steinhardt School for Culture, Education, and Human Development

Ellen Lyons
Nursing, General Administration
College of Nursing

Lucas Molina
Chief Information Technology Office
Office of the Executive Vice President, Finance and Information Technology

Lillian Padilla
Office of Administration and Finance
Steinhardt School for Culture, Education, and Human Development

Irene A. Robling
Administration
Courant Institute of Mathematical Science

Belinda Roman
Student Health Center, Financial Operations
Office of the Vice President, Student Affairs and Services

Nicole Rosenthal
Student Health Center, Administration
Office of the Vice President, Student Affairs and Services

Randall Say
Office of the Dean
Faculty of Arts and Science

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