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2017-2018 Chancellor's Award for Excellence in Professional Service

The Chancellor's Award for Excellence in Professional Service recognizes consistently superior professional achievement within and beyond the position.


Candidate Background – Candidates must presently be serving in full-time professional service capacities (not necessarily titles) with more than 50 percent of their assignment in non-teaching services. The latter include academic administration, business affairs, student affairs, institutional support technologies, instructional and research support technologies and directors of campus libraries. It is the intent that the Professional Service award be reserved for staff. Full-time faculty (as defined in the eligibility criteria for Faculty Service) are not eligible. In addition, support staff not serving in professional class titles are ineligible for nomination, but are eligible for nomination in the Classified Service Awards category.

Length of Service – Candidates must have completed three academic years of full-time professional service out of the five years in the position for which they are nominated immediately prior to the year of nomination.

Restrictions – Individuals serving in the classified services are ineligible for nomination (e.g., positions paid on an hourly rather than salary basis are generally in the classified services).

Recipients of an Excellence Award may not be nominated for an Excellence Award in another category within a five-year interval.

Selection Criteria

Nominees for the award must be individuals who have sought improvement of themselves, their campuses and ultimately the State University and, have transcended the normal definitions of excellence. At all position levels, nominees shall be those individuals who can serve as professional role models for a University system in the pursuit of excellence. The following criteria shall be used in selecting persons for nomination for the award:

1. Evidence of superb performance in fulfilling the job description.

2. Evidence that the candidate demonstrates excellence in professional activities beyond the parameters of the job description.

3. Evidence of capabilities and accomplishment in the areas of leadership, decision making, and problem solving.

4. Specific examples of professional recognitions, initiation of ideas, development of proposals, committee activities, etc.

5. Evidence that the candidate can serve as a professional role model for a University system in the pursuit of excellence.

6. Evidence that the candidate has repeatedly sought improvement of her/himself, the campus, and the State University.

7. Evidence that the candidate has transcended the normal definitions of excellence.

Items to Include in Nomination File

Last Updated: 10/4/17