Pillars of Excellence is an annual awards program is designed to acknowledge employees who demonstrate a sustained high level of performance and inspire others to do their best. This program may be used by departments as “colleague to colleague” recognition or by managers/supervisors to recognize an employee or a team for outstanding performance.
An awards committee with faculty and staff representatives will chose the recipients, based on criteria aligned with the UMass Lowell Pillars of Excellence:
- Transformational Education
- Global Engagement and Inclusive Culture
- Innovative Research and Entrepreneurship
- Leverage Our Legacy and Our Place
- Entrepreneurial Stewardship In Higher Education
Who is eligible?
Any staff or faculty member or core members of a team can be nominated for an award. Nominees must have been employed in their current position for at least one full year.
How do I nominate someone?
Provide specific and detailed examples of how the nominee’s contributions and efforts have impacted the university and how they advance the university’s mission under a specific Pillar of Excellence. Where available, those examples should include metrics. See the full description of nomination criteria.
Each recipient will receive a keepsake item and a cash award. All award recipients and nominees will be invited to a reception hosted by the Office of the Chancellor. Award recipients will also be recognized in Today@UMass Lowell
Nominations must be submitted by Monday, Feb. 29, 2016.