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 27, 2016.
- 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. 16, 2016.
Team Award Winners:
2015 winner: The Institute for Energy Studies Team
The Institute for Energy Studies was developed to meet the demand for education and training related to the human production and use of energy through interdisciplinary programs that combine energy science, technology, and engineering, with economics, business management, public policy and sustainability. A multi-disciplinary team from Huxley College of the Environment, the College of Science and Engineering, and the College of Business and Economics collaborated to create four energy degree-related options, including a new major, in just three years. Essential to this outcome was the engagement, support, advocacy, and shared insight of numerous stakeholders on- and off-campus, including members of the Institute’s Founding Advisory Board and industry partners. Thanks to this joint effort, the Institute secured funding during the 2013 Legislative Session to hire necessary faculty; private donations were solicited to support curriculum development, equipment for a new lab, travel expenses, and an endowed scholarship. Most importantly, students have started to enthusiastically pursue the program’s degrees and minors, reinforcing Western’s national reputation as a leader in sustainable energy and innovative interdisciplinary education.
2014 winner: Salish Sea Ecosystem Conference Team
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