The annual Distinguished Administrator Award recognizes outstanding administrative and professional performance that helps NYU meet its strategic initiatives and contributes to the attainment of University goals. Nominations for academic year 2016-2017 are accepted from November 28, 2016 to January 5, 2017. Faculty, administrators, staff, and students are invited to submit nominations.
What makes a winning administrator?
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:
- 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 and/or local New York community
New York University administrators and professional staff are eligible to receive the award. However, the following positions are not eligible:
- Dean, Associate/Assistant Dean
- Vice President, Senior/Associate/Assistant Vice President
- Provost, Associate/Assistant Vice Provost
- others with major University-wide responsibilities
To Submit a Nomination
- Download, save, and complete the nomination form (.doc).
- Submit the completed form through campus mail or by hand to your nominee's Human Resources Officer or Business Partner during the nomination period.
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 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.
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 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.
Submission of Nomination to the Selection Committee
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.
Format for Nomination Submission to the Selection Committee
Original nomination form with:
- Name of nominee
- Full title of nominee
- School or administrative division
- Nominee's home and office addresses, office telephone number, office fax number, and email address
- Name and title of the immediate supervisor
- Number of years of service at NYU
- List of school or administrative division nomination committee members
- Name, address, telephone number, and email address of Human Resources Officer or 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 award criteria
Deadlines for Nominations
Nominations from each school or administrative division should be submitted to their Human Resources Officer/Business Partner by January 5, 2017. As in previous years, this internal deadline may be extended (before or after the January 5 date) as long as Human Resources Officers or Business Partners submit final nomination materials to University Human Resources by the firm deadline of February 2, 2017. 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 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 honored at an evening dinner celebration hosted by the Executive Vice 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.
For More Information
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