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Dean's Awards for Service Excellence

Introduction

The Dean's Awards for Service Excellence recognize the work and contributions of graduate staff members (administrative/support and academic) that exceeds the expectations for those positions. The following criteria are used to select two candidates each year for this honour:

  • Job performance
  • Service to the School of Graduate Studies
  • Service to graduate students, faculty, and staff
  • Commitment to quality and/or innovation in the workplace
  • Contributions to achievement of goals of graduate department or program
  • Contributions to raising profile of graduate program(s) locally, nationally, and internationally

A maximum of two awards will be granted each year, one each to an individual who is:

  • An administrative or support staff member
  • A graduate officer or person holding an equivalent position

Eligibility

Administrative/support staff and faculty appointed as graduate officers or equivalent working in academic departments or programs within the School of Graduate Studies at the time of nomination are eligible for this award.

Nomination Process

Any academic or administrative staff member or graduate student may nominate an individual for this award. The nomination package should include:

  • A nomination letter outlining how the nominee satisfies the award criteria
  • Two (2) letters of reference, one of which is from the appropriate Head of Department
  • An updated resume

All nomination materials should be emailed to akim@mun.ca (attention: Andrew Kim) by the nomination deadline.

Selection Criteria

The following criteria are used to select two candidates each year for these awards:

  • Job performance
  • Service to the School of Graduate Studies
  • Service to graduate students, faculty, and staff
  • Commitment to quality and/or innovation in the workplace
  • Contributions to achievement of goals of graduate department or program
  • Contributions to raising profile of graduate program(s) locally, nationally, and internationally

Deadline

Nominations must be emailed to SGS by February 28, 2014.

Selection Committee

The nomination packages shall be reviewed by a committee consisting of the following individuals:

  • Dean of Graduate Studies (or delegate)
  • One academic staff member in SGS
  • One administrative staff member in SGS
  • One graduate student

Presentation

Recipients of the Dean's Award for Service Excellence will be notified by letter within two months of the nomination deadline, and will receive a framed certificate at the Graduate Awards Ceremony in May each year.
Questions?

If you have any questions regarding the Dean's Awards, please contact Andrew Kim at 864-8847 or akim@mun.ca.

Recipients

2014
Annette Sullivan
Michelle Miskell

2013
Moya Crocker
Jennifer Dyer

2012
Lisa Savage
David Behm

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