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Categories and Criteria

The UAA Chancellor's Awards for Excellence accepts nominations in five categories. Awards in each category are open to individuals from the Anchorage campus, and an award in each category will come from the community campuses. In all, there will be 12 awards. Awardees will receive $250.00. If there are no eligible nominations for a category then no award will be made for that category. Deadline for nominations is Friday, April 29, 2022.

For questions, please contact the Chancellor's Office at (907) 786-1437 or uaa_chancellor@alaska.edu.


We Put Students First: The Students-First Award

Faculty and staff | Four awards cumulatively, two for faculty and two for staff members. | One faculty and one staff will be awarded for the Anchorage campus. | One faculty and one staff selected from the community campuses.

Demonstrates exceptional commitment to advancing a culture of institutional excellence that inspires and enables student achievement and success in two or more of the following aspects:

Criteria

  • Instruction and learning experiences.
  • Building and developing curriculum and learning resources.
  • Mentoring students.
  • Advancing student excellence.
  • Advancing teaching excellence.
  • Outstanding contribution to student achievement that improves transition to higher education, performance and grades so that most students persist and complete their educational goals.
  • Demonstrated innovative and creative approaches in advising, programming, partnerships, outreach and support services that identify and remove barriers to success.
  • Level “above & beyond” normal job requirements/functions.

Nominate a faculty or staff member for the Students-First Award.


We Create a Culture of Equity and Inclusion by Embracing Our Diversity: The Excellence in Diversity, Equity and Inclusion Award

Faculty or staff | Two awards per year, one awardee for the Anchorage campus and one awardee from a community campus.

Outstanding contribution to the advancement of diversity of UAA students, staff and faculty through increasing the visibility and representation of diverse voices, creating an atmosphere of inclusiveness and community.

Criteria

  • Impact level showing advancement of diversity for students, faculty and staff.
  • Impact level creating an atmosphere of inclusiveness and community.
  • Level “above & beyond” normal job requirements/functions.
  • Impact to advancing UAA’s Mission.
  • Other noteworthy qualities considered.

Nominate a faculty or staff member for the Diversity, Equity and Inclusion Award.


We Advance Innovation: The Research and Creative Activity Award

Faculty, staff or individuals and organizations outside UAA for support of (other than financial) and advocacy for the university and its mission. | Two awards per year, one awardee for the Anchorage campus and one for a nominee from a community campus.

Outstanding contribution to the growth in research, creative activity and commercialization at UAA with impacts that benefit our state and communities.

Criteria

  • Demonstrated work supporting and expanding faculty and student research.
  • Strategic approach to creating external partnerships around research and academic activities.
  • Fostering commercialization of intellectual property by creating a climate of innovation and collaboration.
  • Contribution to the university community through excellence in research, student mentorship, or creative activity.
  • Significance of direct impact of support efforts on university and its mission.
  • Outstanding contribution to advancing partnerships between the university and Alaska's schools, public and private industries, and community organizations which advances a culture of institutional excellence that inspires and enables student, faculty and staff success and/or the university's role as a productive civic partner and an engaged university.
  • Other noteworthy qualities considered.

Nominate an outstanding individual or organization for the Research and Creative Activity Award.


We Accelerate Excellence Through Continuous Improvement: The Administrative Excellence Award

Staff | Two awards per year, one awardee for the Anchorage campus and one awardee selected from a community campus.

Exercises leadership, initiative and outstanding teamwork capabilities that create a positive atmosphere, and consistently performs at a level above normal job requirements to advance a culture of institutional excellence that inspires and enables student, faculty and staff success.

Criteria

  • Impact level showing support.
  • Impact level showing initiative.
  • Impact level of teamwork capabilities that create a positive atmosphere.
  • Level “above and beyond” normal job requirements/functions.
  • Impact to advancing UAA’s Mission.
  • Other noteworthy qualities considered.

Nominate a staff member for the Administrative Excellence Award.


We Positively Impact Communities and the World Through Innovation: The Chancellor’s Choice Award

Faculty or staff | Two awards per year, one awardee for the Anchorage campus and one awardee selected from a community campus.

Award for achievement and/or innovation (best idea) in a category/theme of the Chancellor's choice. The theme for 2022 is opportunity creation. Nominate UAA’s chief opportunity creator, the one focused on creating opportunity for others.

Criteria

  • Innovation or service that grows academic, professional, or life opportunities for others.
  • Level “above and beyond” normal job requirements/functions focused on clearing paths of opportunity for others.
  • Impact that advances UAA’s mission as a life transforming institution.
  • Other noteworthy qualities considered,

Nominate a faculty or staff member for the Chancellor’s Choice Award.