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Apply for a 2011 President's Award

October 27, 2010

Are you part of a dynamic ASU team tackling the challenges before us and creating dramatic, positive change? The Employee Recognition Program is looking for you.

The annual President’s Awards recognize and celebrate the achievements of ASU faculty and staff who have made significant contributions to ASU in one of these areas: innovation, collaboration, social embeddedness or sustainability.  President Michael Crow will recognize award recipients at a reception and award ceremony in April 2011. At the ceremony, each team will receive a team award and each team member will receive an award certificate.  The team’s accomplishments also will be publicized online and in ASU News.

“We have revamped the criteria for all three awards this year,” says Linda Uhley, coordinator for the employee recognition program. “The awards encourage employees to create, develop and implement creative solutions that specifically address one or more of the eight challenges ASU has identified.”

Application forms for the President’s Award for Innovation, the President’s Award for Sustainability and the President’s Medal for Social Embeddedness are online at  Teams working on projects or programs that meet the award criteria are encouraged to apply.  The submission deadline is January 13, 2011.

Applicants are strongly encouraged to attend one of the three Writers Briefings/Workshops that will be held in November and December.  Dr. Shelly Potts and Associate Director Lenay Dunn of the University Office of Evaluation and Educational Effectiveness will teach attendees how to measure and report results.  Applicants also will receive tips on how to present information concisely and clearly so award examiners can easily review their submissions against the award criteria.

For more information about the President’s Awards and the Writer’s Briefings/Workshops, visit the Employee Recognition Program online at If you have questions, contact Linda Uhley at or at 480.965.5089.