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January 9, 2003

Annual award nominations sought

Nominations are now being sought for several campus-wide awards.

The Distinguished Staff Award is given to permanent, non-faculty employees who work at least 50 percent on any UW campus or at off-campus sites such as Harborview. Awards will be given to up to five individuals or teams. Nominees must meet at least three of the following criteria: superior long-term or special one-time contributions to the mission of the unit or the University; exceptional creativity and innovation; superior responsiveness delivering service to the unit’s clients; clear dedication to high standards in his/her own work and in that of others; and continuous contribution to a positive work environment.

To nominate a staff member, fill out the nomination form, available at http://www.washington.edu/admin/personnel/dsaward/  and write a letter of up to two pages telling how your nominee fulfills the award criteria. You may ask up to three people to write supporting letters for the nominee. Nomination materials should be sent to Distinguished Staff Awards, Box 353450, or hand delivered to Claire Peterson, 102 Music Building. The deadline is 5 p.m., Friday, Feb. 7. Refer to the URL above for further details. You may also send e-mail to dsa2003@u.washington.edu, or call Peterson at 206-543-1201.

The Outstanding Public Service Award is given to a faculty or staff member to honor the recipient’s contribution to improving the quality of life locally, nationally or internationally through public service. Nominations may be made by faculty or staff, or by a member of an organization that has benefited from the nominee’s public service.

To nominate a faculty or staff member, write a letter of up to two pages describing the nature, extent and impact of the service; the period in which the activity occurred and a description of the effort involved. The letter should also specify whether the nominee received compensation for the activity. Nominations may be accompanied by a maximum of three one-page letters of support. Send nominations to the Office of the Provost, Box 351237. The deadline is Friday, Feb. 14.

The Distinguished Contribution to Lifelong Learning Award is given to full-time UW faculty who have taught for at least two years in innovative, non-degree programs sponsored by the UW and aimed at adults for professional development, personal interest, or career redirection. Nominees must have received excellent teaching evaluations and their efforts should have benefited program participants, the community and the UW.

To nominate a faculty member, write a letter outlining how he or she meets the award criteria listed above. Send the information to Dave Szatmary, Vice Provost for Educational Outreach, Box 354224. The deadline is Saturday, Feb. 15.

Winners of all these awards plus several others will be announced in the spring. All of the winners will be honored at the annual Recognition Ceremony, set for Thursday, June 12.