Undergraduate Academic Affairs

UAA recognition awards criteria and nomination process

Recognition awards are presented annually to Undergraduate Academic Affairs employees who best exemplify the mission of Undergraduate Academic Affairs in their daily work. Nominations are sought each year during spring quarter.

UAA Recognition 2014

Recognition Event

  • 6/4/14 | 3:00-5:00 p.m.
  • Walker-Ames Room, Kane Hall

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Nomination deadline

  • 5/12/14 | 5:00 p.m.

Undergraduate Academic Affairs Mission

Undergraduate Academic Affairs shapes, advances, and stewards a world-class undergraduate academic experience for students at the University of Washington. We deepen and enrich the learning experience for all undergraduates, recognizing and supporting the unique learning path of each individual student and the commitment of each academic program to excellence in teaching and learning.

Our vision is to enhance and invigorate the undergraduate experience at the University of Washington. By reaching across campus and into the community, we build partnerships that are recognized as national models, creating transformational opportunities for students of all backgrounds. We cultivate academic engagement through mentorships, learning communities, service and research experiences, cutting-edge classrooms, and new paths to learning for both students and faculty. Excitement and passion drive our work.

Awards and Nomination Process

Awards nominations are submitted using a Catalyst dropbox. Please compile your nomination materials for each individual into a single pdf document and upload it to this Catalyst dropbox and submit according to “assignment.”

If you are submitting multiple nominations, upload one pdf document for each nomination.

All nominations must be received by 5 p.m. Monday, May 12, 2014.

Award for Excellence

The Award for Excellence is presented to an individual who throughout his or her tenure in Undergraduate Academic Affairs and at the UW exemplifies UAA’s and the UW’s values and mission in his or her work. Eligible individuals include all permanent faculty and staff who are currently employed in an Undergraduate Academic Affairs unit.

Nomination letters may be up to two pages in length and must include at least one (but no more than three) supporting letters endorsing the nomination. Staff may only receive this award once in their tenure at Undergraduate Academic Affairs. A list of previous recipients is here. Questions regarding an individual’s eligibility for this award may be sent to: ugrad@uw.edu

Outstanding Achievement Award

The Outstanding Achievement Award is presented to individuals or to teams who make outstanding contributions to the work of Undergraduate Academic Affairs. The award honors a particular accomplishment, project or contribution made during the previous three years. Eligible individuals include all permanent or temporary faculty and staff who are currently employed in an Undergraduate Academic Affairs unit.

A one-page letter of nomination should be submitted citing specific examples of the employee’s or team’s achievements.

Outstanding Student Employee Award

The Outstanding Student Employee Award is presented to student employees who have made an outstanding contribution to the work of Undergraduate Academic Affairs. Eligible students must be currently employed in an Undergraduate Academic Affairs unit.

A one-page letter should be submitted citing specific examples of the student employee’s achievements.