2020 IT Community Awards

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We are happy to announce two IT Community Awards for 2020!

Nominate your fellow UIC IT members today!

The UIC Robert Sandusky IT Community Leadership (RSCL) Award

This award is in honor of Robert Sandusky’s leadership and collaboration across UIC’s IT community as well as his significant contributions to information technology.  The award recognizes and celebrates a member of the UIC-wide IT Community who consistently demonstrates leadership in one or more of the following areas:

  • Advocacy for Diversity, Equity and Inclusion in IT
  • Exceptional Service Delivery
  • Collaboration and/or Mentoring
  • Student Focused Services
  • Advanced Research Infrastructure
  • Support for Innovation and Technology in Teaching

Nomination

  • To be considered for the UIC IT Leadership Award, you must be nominated or self-nominate using the nomination form available at Robert Sandusky IT Community Leadership (RSCL) Award
  • A minimum of three letters of support is required to be submitted along with the nomination form.  Nominations from a direct supervisor are encouraged but not required.
  • Nominations are due October 16, 2020.

Criteria

Individuals will be judged based on their leadership advancing the practice of IT in higher education and delivery of IT services aligned with UIC’s IT Priorities.  Nominations should include examples supporting this individual’s leadership using the following criteria:

  • Collaborative: Facilitates (cross-unit) college collaboration by breaking down the silos across the organization to deliver technology solutions.
  • Community: Displays a sense of community and partnership across IT organizations at UIC.  (ie: participates in iLeCT socials; building bonds between people; leads professional development; etc).
  • Mentorship: Exhibits leadership through example, modeling the values and principles of UIC; coaches and mentors staff; facilitates learning and knowledge-sharing (REACH, etc).
  • Innovation: Maximizes emerging technologies to impact and influence the efficient, effective delivery of UIC’s mission.
  • Service Delivery: Promotes excellence in service delivery and regularly exceeds customer expectations while going above and beyond what is expected.
  • Advocacy for Diversity, Equity and Inclusion in IT

 Eligibility

  • You must be a permanent, full-time employee at UIC, UI Health, UIC regional and/or University Administration based in Chicago.
  • Have been employed at UIC for at least 5 years at full time.
  • Members of the Recognition Committee are not eligible at any time during their term of service.
  • Employees who carry an academic rank (faculty title) and those on a terminal contract are not eligible for the UIC RSCL Award.

Past recipients of the Award of Merit, Inspire, or CAPE Award may be nominated for the UIC RSCL Award, provided a minimum of five years has elapsed between the last award and the UIC RSCL Award nomination.

 

The UIC IT Community Rising Star (ITRS) Award

This award recognizes and celebrates a member of the UIC IT Community who consistently demonstrates high potential in the daily execution of their role and approach to common issues within IT.

Nomination

  • To be considered for the UIC IT Rising Star Award, you must be nominated or self-nominate using the nomination form available at The UIC IT Community Rising Star (ITRS) Award
  • A minimum of three letters of support are required to be submitted along with the nomination form.  Nominations need not be from a direct supervisor.  A letter from the nominees home unit is recommended, but not required.
  • Nominations are due October 16, 2020.

Criteria

Individuals will be judged based on their demonstration of the fundamental principles of collaboration, community building, innovation and service delivery.  Characteristics of nominees for the ITRS Award include:  energetic, dedicated, enthusiastic, cooperative, tenacious, presents new ideas, finds new ways to resolve issues, identifies organizational challenges and proposes alternative solutions.

Nominations should include examples supporting this individual’s high potential using the following criteria:

  • Collaborative: Facilitates collaboration by breaking down the silos across the organization to deliver technology solutions.
  • Community: Displays a sense of community and partnership across IT organizations at UIC.  (ie: participates in iLeCT socials; building bonds between people; leads professional development; etc).
  • Innovation: Maximizes emerging technologies to impact and influence the efficient, effective delivery of UIC’s mission.
  • Service Delivery: Promotes excellence in service delivery and regularly exceeds customer expectations while going above and beyond what is expected.

Eligibility

  • You must be a permanent, full-time employee at UIC, UI Health, UIC regional and/or University Administration based in Chicago.
  • Have been employed at UIC for not more than 5 years.
  • Members of the Recognition Committee are not eligible at any time during their term of service.
  • Employees who carry an academic rank (faculty title) and those on a terminal contract are not eligible for the UIC ITRS Award.