UO Senate Leadership Award for Classified Staff

UO Senate Classified Staff Leadership Award

It is a point of pride that we are reportedly the only university in higher education that has a shared governance system which includes representatives from all of the stakeholders on campus including faculty, non-­tenured track instructors, officers of administration, librarians, students, and classified staff. Leadership, in the framework of a dynamic and evolving organization, is complex and multifaceted. What lies dormant within each of us is our potential to make a difference, make change, and impact the lives of others. That which lies within each of us is our capability and potential to become a change agent.

"Character cannot be developed in ease and quiet. Only through experience of trial and suffering can the soul be strengthened, ambition inspired, and success achieved."   Helen Keller

UO Senate Classified Staff Leadership Award Nomination Application

The Senators representing Classified Staff invite nominations each year to select a member of our constituency who is a change agent; an individual who understands that change is about values and belief systems, and believes their function is to continue to improve and to make a difference through their actions and through collaborative relationships in a complex organization. This award recognizes an individual who is a change agent and demonstrates leadership in advancing the issues of Classified Staff on the University campus.

The Senate Classified Staff Leadership Award recognizes an individual who demonstrates leadership in one or more of the categories listed below:

FEBRUARY 28, 2014 APPLICATION DEADLINE.    THE UO SENATE CLASSIFIED STAFF LEADERSHIP AWARD NOMINATION PROCESS INCLUDES A MINIMUM OF ONE PARAGRAPH.  Describe in detail why you believe the nominee(s) is deserving of recognition in one or more paragraphs. Describe the specific actions or activities of the nominee(s) that pertain to one or more of the criteria categories listed below.

Category 1: PERSONAL AND PROFESSIONAL DEVELOPMENT

Demonstrates leadership that promotes personal and professional development for Classified Staff in all areas of education, culture, and international awareness, as well as fosters respect and understanding of the value of lifelong learning and inquiry in the development of all faculty, staff, and students.

Category 2:  A RESPECTFUL WORK ENVIRONMENT

Demonstrates leadership, and the wise exercise of civic responsibilities in building a collaborative relationship between management, faculty, staff and students; an individual whose actions in cultivating and building respect and recognition make a difference toward a supportive and respectful workplace environment.

Category 3: DIVERSITY

Demonstrates leadership that embraces and respects the differences in each of us; a change agent whose actions demonstrate the commitment to make a difference and impact the lives of others, is true to the principles of equality of opportunity and freedom from unfair discrimination, and is committed to an open system of accountability and transparency in University operations.

Please submit the following information via email to Lisa Mick Shimizu, Senate Executive Coordinator, lisa@uoregon.edu, by February 28, 2014.

Nominee's Name:

Nominee's Department/Unit:

Nominee's Phone Number: 

Supervisor's Name/Phone:

Your Name:

Your E-mail:

Your Department:

Your Work Phone:

Description:. Describe the specific actions or activities of the nominee(s) that pertain to leadership in advancing the issues of Classified Staff in one or more of the criteria categories above. Describe in detail why you believe the nominee(s) is deserving of recognition in one or more paragraphs.

Thank you for your nomination(s) and commitment to shared governance at the University of Oregon.