UW Outstanding Public Service Award
Do you know of a UW faculty or staff member who has made exemplary contributions to the common good through public service? If so, we urge you to nominate him or her for the University’s 2014 Outstanding Public Service Award.
This award, initiated in 1980, recognizes faculty and staff efforts to improve the quality of people’s lives locally, nationally, or internationally. It is presented at the University’s annual Recognition Ceremony in June and includes a $5,000 award. The selection committee, composed of faculty and staff, considers the nature and extent of the public service activity, the amount of time and effort involved, and the lasting impact it has had. The basis for the nomination may be social, cultural, civic, education-related, or health-related achievements. It may be uncompensated consulting work within one’s area of expertise, or volunteer work in other areas.
Nominations for the award may be made by faculty or staff, or by a member of an organization that has benefited from the public service activity. Nominating letters should not exceed two single-spaced typed pages. They should include the following:
- A description of the nature, extent, and impact of the service;
- The period in which the activity occurred and a description of the effort involved;
- Whether the nominee received compensation for the activity.
Nominations and a maximum of three additional one-page letters supporting the nomination must be received by Friday, January 24, 2014. Please submit your nomination and accompanying letters of support via email attachment in a single document as an Adobe PDF to: Kathleen Woodward at firstname.lastname@example.org