Team Recognition Award
The Team Recognition Award recognizes a group or team of staff and faculty (and possibly students) who exemplify cooperation, collaboration and open communication. The group receiving the award must be comprised of supportive team players who worked in partnership on a project that significantly advanced departmental goals and/or University Mission.
To be considered, the team must meet the following criteria:
- Build effective collaborative relationships across different work units, groups or departments within the organization
- Contribute to a group effort having a significant impact on departmental goals and/or University Mission
- Work to reach agreements while considering multiple perspectives
- Create a team environment that promotes cooperation, communication, trust, and respect for differences
- Develop a partnership that seeks input and involvement of those affected by decisions
- Place team goals above personal goals while achieving a distinctive result or product
- All nominations must be submitted via the on-line nomination form by 5 p.m. Friday, May 29, 2015.
- Nominations may be made by any university faculty or staff member. The team of faculty and/or staff may also include students.
- The President, Provost, and Vice Presidents will review all nominations and make the final selection.
Click here to nominate a team!
The winning team will be recognized at Opening Convocation on Sept. 17, 2015.
Team Award Winners:
2014 winner: Salish Sea Ecosystem Conference Team
The Salish Sea Ecosystem Conference had been a mainstay of research on the Puget Sound and Georgia Basin ecosystems since the 1990s, but had foundered without a home and adequate funding since 2011. Through an 18-month long collaborative effort including Canadian-American Studies, Huxley College, Extended Education, University Communications, the Western Foundation and WWU Web Communication Technology, this team effectively planned and executed the largest Salish Sea Conference in history, with over 1200 attendees, at the Washington State Convention Center. The Team leveraged on- and off-campus partnerships to coordinate the event planning, provide academic leadership, and raise over $155,000 in funds from off-campus sources. Thanks to the Team’s collaborative approach, the Salish Sea Conference has not only set a new standard of excellence but is established on solid financial footing for years to come.
2013 winner: Multi-Purpose Field Team
2012 winner: The Back2Bellingham Weekend Team
2011 winner: Institutional Scholarship and Waiver Streamlining Project
2010 winner: Advanced Materials Science & Engineering Center