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President's Departmental/Team Excellence Award

The President's Departmental/Team Excellence Award recognizes departments, teams or groups of employees whose achievements advance or support the university’s initiatives to transform the Tulane experience. Recipients will receive a one-time cash award and will be honored during the Service Recognition Event this spring which will include staff members who reach milestone service anniversaries. Use the links below for award eligibility, criteria, and to access the nomination form. 

Eligibility

  • All part-time and full-time staff, faculty and student employees are eligible for nomination of this award. 
  • Groups can be departmental, cross-departmental, interdisciplinary, committee or project team, etc.

Criteria 

Works effectively as part of a department, team or group advance or support the university’s initiatives to transform the Tulane experience. Follow the links below to learn more about each initiative.

  • Campus Master Plan - The Tulane University Master Plan will produce a holistic and integrated assessment of the campus environment with the goal of coordinating the institutional mission with the physical development of the campus.
  • Presidential Commission on Race and Tulane Values - The purpose of the Commission is to craft the reforms necessary to make Tulane University a racially diverse, inclusive community, one in which all students learn the Tulane values of respect and equality.
  • Task Force on the Undergraduate Experience - This Task Force is being assembled at the request of President Fitts to ensure the undergraduate experience at Tulane is a leader for the nation in the coming years.
  • Task Force on Academic Collaborations - This task force is being assembled at the request of President Fitts to explore strategies to ensure the collaborative research at Tulane is a leader for the nation in the coming years.

Nomination and Selection Process 

  • The call for nominations is announced annually during the fall semester.
  • All staff, faculty, students and affiliates of Tulane are welcome to submit nominations.
    • Groups can nominate themselves.
    • The nomination form should be thoroughly completed. At least one letter of support should be included with specific examples of how the nominated group’s efforts achieved, advanced or supported one of the goals listed above. Include names of all group members.
  • Both the completed nomination form and letter(s) of support should be emailed to Will Ferbos, Deputy Chief of Staff, at wferbos@tulane.edu.
  • Nominations are reviewed by the Office of Human Resources to verify that eligibility requirements have been met.
  • The Awards Committee reviews nominations and recommends recipients. The committee’s recommendations are submitted to the Senior Administration of the University for final approval.
  • Recipients are announced in December.
    • Individual recipients of a group receive the monetary award via direct deposit the day following the announcement.
    • If recipients are a part of a university department, the head of the department will be contacted by the Office of Human Resources after the announcement is made to arrange for disbursement of the monetary award(s).
    • Recipients are invited as honored guests to attend the Service Recognition Event the in the spring. During this event, the recipients will be presented with a keepsake award.