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IT Team Award Guidelines

IT Teams work in harmony to address a particular campus need. A team achieves its goal through successful planning, communication, commitment and leadership. Recognize a team which has demonstrated these characteristics!

Achievement and Success Driven:

  • Uses a defined process (e.g., budget, timeline, meetings, engagement, follow-up), to thoroughly plan, implement or execute a goal or project
  • Addresses conflict, works around or through obstacles, stays focused and exhibits flexibility when necessary
  • Provides a method to sustain their goal or project (if applicable)


  • Regularly provides clear, accurate and timely communication
  • Exhibits a mutual trust, engages in open and honest discussions, provides constructive feedback, and respects the contributions of others
  • Focuses on the customer


  • Shows a strong passion and dedication for achieving the goal’s objectives
  • Supports the inclusion of individuals with varying roles and skills, encouraging members to freely participate and contribute
  • Demonstrates a commitment to the IT Vision, Mission, Values and Guiding Principles


  • Share in the leadership responsibility to achieve the goal
  • Motivates, coaches, mentors each other (e.g., support for personal growth and accountability)
  • Collaborates and demonstrates a high-level of synergy
  • Teams should include at least two full-time IT Division staff members, excluding the vice president and assistant/associate vice presidents
  • Other participants may include students, cross-functional IT department staff and others from the campus considered to be regular members of the team
  • Individuals on the recognition committee included on a team nomination are eligible for recognition as a member of the team. They will remove themselves during the selection process regarding discussion of that specific team nomination
  • The project or work has occurred within the last 18 months

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Last Updated: Thursday, May 21, 2015 9:38:42 AM