Nominators can consider the following guidelines so that their submission has the greatest chance of advancing your nominee.
As nominations are received, they are screened using a rubric as a part of the review process prior to the full selection committee’s vote.
Baseline Criteria for Eligibility
a. Verify that the nominee hasn’t received this same award the previous year.
b. Is the nominee from the appropriate class year for the award?
c. The award description fits the nominee’s actions based on the nominator’s description.
d. The nominee was self-nominated for an award where this is permissible?
e. The nominee was nominated by an allowable nominator?
Indicator of Acknowledgment
a. The nominee was self-nominated for an award where it is permissible?
b. The nominee received nominations for multiple awards?
c. The nominee received multiple nominations for this award?
Indicator of Rigor
a. The award description barely fits the nominee. This may be due to a lack of information within the nominator’s description or examples that don’t reflect the spirit of the award.
b. The award description fits both the nominee and the reasons why they were nominated plus the nominee’s actions accurately reflect the spirit of the award.
c. The award description clearly fits the nominee and the reasons why they were nominated plus the description shows the nominee having an impact beyond a few students or one specific group.
Indicators of leadership
Based on the information submitted, the nominee demonstrated any of the following behaviors: commitment, self-awareness, congruence, collaboration, pursuing a common purpose, controversy with civility, inspiring a shared vision, encouraging the heart, challenging the process, or enabling others to act.