Staff Awards

Gallaudet Staff Council Staff Awards

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A total of 600+ staff members at Gallaudet University and Clerc Center dedicate their time and effort to ensure the students' experience on campus are exemplary.  This may not be a easy feat for certain staff members who performed above and beyond their expected duties.  Each year, some staff members stand out and deserve to be recognized and one of many ways to recognize them is to nominate them for awards.  Nominate a staff member or two if you can! 

The Gallaudet Staff Council will be presenting Staff Awards to qualified staff members within Gallaudet and/or Clerc Center community. Any staff, as defined in Section 4.01.1.A in the Administration and Operations Manual, can be nominated. All nominations may come from supervisors, faculty, staff, and students.

 

Prizes for each category include:

  • Monetary prize: $750 (after taxes)
  • Polo shirt
  • Award plaque
  • Campus-wide recognition

Nominations can be done in two ways:

When nominating someone, please choose one category.  The four categories for the 2019-2020 academic year are as follows:

  • Gallaudet Citizen Staff Award
  • True Buff and Blue Staff Award
  • Bison Sage Staff Award
  • Gallaudet Lifetime Achievement Staff Award

Each nomination will require (if available) the following:

  • Basic background information of the nominee:
    • Full name
    • Department
    • Job title
    • Years of employment, and
    • The category they are being nominated for
  • Stories of the nominee’s accomplishments - no accomplishment is too big or too small
  • List of various training, workshops, seminars, or involvement with organizations within Gallaudet and/or Clerc Center community

To qualify for nomination, the staff member must be in good standing with the university and will require the following, verified by Human Resources:

  • Have no pending cases with Title IX
  • Completed required trainings and/or agreement forms
    • Title IX Part One
    • Title IX Part Two
    • Confidentiality Agreement
    • Conflict of Interest Form
  • Completed key trainings on or off campus
    • Title IX Training
    • Cultural Diversity Workshop
    • Professional Development
  
Some guidelines to help with the nominations:
  • No self-nominations
  • Spouses/partners cannot be nominated
  • Faculty members cannot be nominated
  • Members of the Staff Awards committee cannot be nominated or submit nominations
  • No repeat nomination/winner for the same category
  • For former faculty members, only the number of years contributed as staff members will be considered
  • Information shared in nominations are encouraged to be in bullet points
  • Information shared may be used in Gallaudet/Clerc Center announcements/publications
 
Each category's nomination criteria are listed below:
 
 
Gallaudet Citizen Staff Award

There is no required minimum for length of employment for this award.

This award is given to a staff member who contributed in a small, humble, and meaningful way to their department, their peers, and/or the Gallaudet/Clerc Center community.

The staff member must demonstrate a combination of most or all of the following:

  • Made an impact on an individual, a department, or Gallaudet/Clerc Center community.
  • Did something to brighten up another individual, a department or Gallaudet/Clerc Center community.
  • Showed appreciation towards other individuals in a department or Gallaudet/Clerc Center community.
  • Volunteered to assist with group activities and needs; looked for ways to contribute.
  • Has been very inclusive and open to individual or group.
  • Showed enthusiasm toward being a member of the group; conveyed respect and appreciation towards the talents and contributions of another individual or group.

True Buff and Blue Staff Award

The staff member must be employed between 0 to 10 years at Gallaudet University or Clerc Center.

This award is given to a staff member who demonstrated a positive and proactive attitude toward an institutional priority, worked well with people of diverse personalities, provided timely and professional service to internal and/or external customers (students, faculty, staff, and other constituents); and of course, transcend normal job responsibilities to achieve outstanding results.

The staff member must demonstrate a combination of most or all of the following:

  • Demonstrated a positive and upstanding attitude on a regular basis.
  • Proactive in being heavily involved in Gallaudet/Clerc Center community by getting involved with clubs, organizations, committees, seminars, workshops, etc.
  • Became a role model for others by representing Gallaudet/Clerc Center’s values, such as inclusiveness, respect, and bilingualism, to name a few.
  • Exemplified exceptional performance by exceeding beyond normal scope of work and contributing directly to the success of each task given by peers, departments, and/or organizations.

Bison Sage Staff Award

The staff member must be employed between 11 to 20+ years at Gallaudet University or Clerc Center.

This award is presented to a staff member who consistently demonstrated outstanding performance above and beyond the normal scope of job responsibilities and achieved outstanding results; demonstrated integrity and service to the Gallaudet community; believed in a climate of respect and inclusiveness of Gallaudet/Clerc Center community.

The staff member must demonstrate a combination of most or all of the following:

  • Demonstrated a positive and upstanding attitude on a regular basis.
  • Proactive in being heavily involved in Gallaudet/Clerc Center community, by getting involved with clubs, organizations, committees, seminars, workshops, etc.
  • Became a role model for others by representing Gallaudet/Clerc Center’s values, such as inclusiveness, respect, and bilingualism to name a few.
  • Exemplified exceptional performance by exceeding beyond normal scope of work and contributing directly to the success of each task given by peers, departments, and/or organizations.

Gallaudet Lifetime Achievement Staff Award

The staff member must be employed beyond 20+ years at Gallaudet University or Clerc Center.

This award recognizes a long-serving staff member who has dedicated the majority of their professional career to providing exemplary support or service to Gallaudet/Clerc Center community. Often, these vital individuals are afforded little official recognition or visibility, yet dedicated, loyal, conscientious, and trustworthy over the span of many years and whose contributions have exceeded their formal title and stated duties.

The staff member must demonstrate a combination of most or all of the following:

  • Demonstrated a positive and upstanding attitude on a regular basis.
  • Proactive in being heavily involved in Gallaudet/Clerc Center community, by getting involved with clubs, organizations, committees, seminars, workshops, etc.
  • Became a role model for others by representing Gallaudet/Clerc Center’s values, such as inclusiveness, respect, and bilingualism to name a few.
  • Exemplified exceptional performance by exceeding beyond normal scope of work and contributing directly to the success of each task given by peers, departments, and/or organizations.

If you have any questions or concerns, you can contact the GSC Awards Committee at: gsc.awards@gallaudet.edu.

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