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2nd Quarter 2017 Innovation Winner

Innovation, 2nd quarter 2017

Kuali Internal Grants Module Team

For finding solutions to complex problems on a large project and working together to provide the best service possible, the first team recognized with an award for Innovation includes Chad Alt, Ardell Moree, Amanda Griffith, Rich Finnigan, Chuck Tharp, Bill Pilger, Erica Craft and Henry Collins. The nomination is particularly impressive as it comes from an outside client who was so pleased by the services provided that she took the time to recognize as many people on the project as she could. At one point the team had to start over, but still delivered ahead of schedule. She praised the team for “absolutely professional performance on all aspects of the project.” The nominator said in her 20 years in academia, she never had the pleasure of working with such a professional, competent and genuinely caring team. They only wanted to deliver the best product they could, and they were partners.

Lisa Bridges

Role Model, 2nd quarter 2017

Lisa Bridges

Our Role Model this quarter is someone who quietly and consistently makes ITS interesting to the rest of campus. She brings artistic creativity to everything she touches, from website, flier and poster designs to infographics, T-shirts and brochures. For going above and beyond her job duties to help others achieve goals, volunteering for anything and everything at ITS and helping ITS put its best face forward, Lisa Bridges is this quarter’s awardee. The nominator praised Lisa for her boundless patience and ability to adapt countless revisions on projects without so much as a grumble. Lisa was nominated for so much- from helping without being asked and giving ITS a design aesthetic it never had, to providing support, collaboration, and creative services to fellow employees so they could concentrate on other aspects of presentations. We would all do well to emulate Lisa’s listening skills, responsiveness and strong sense of personal responsibility.

About the program

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Role Model

Collaboration, leadership, initiative

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Creative, effective, efficient

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Service, education, community

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About the Committee

The makeup of the AwardU committee evolves. It started in 2014 as a deliberately large group of both new and longer-term employees. This helped ensure all ITS units had adequate representation.

The committee is charged with continually assessing, improving, representing and upholding the standards of the AwardU program as set forth in our charter. Vacancies are filled by soliciting volunteers and/or conducting random drawings.

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Frequently asked questions

What are the things I should keep in mind when writing nominations?

The stronger your nomination, the better your colleague's chance of winning. Click here for 5 tips on making your nomination stand out.

Who is eligible for a RockIT award?

Only employees of Information Technology Services will be considered for a RockIT award. However, the hope is that the AwardU model will prove successful and that other University departments may create their own programs under the AwardU umbrella. Should people outside ITS be nominated through AwardU, the Administrator will remove them from the evaluation and judging process.

Where can I find out more about AwardU?

You can read more about how this group got started and its goals in the AwardU Committee Charter.

I have questions and comments. Where can I submit those?

You can submit those here.

How long should my nomination be?

As long as you need it to be. However, until we are able to update the app, you can only enter about one paragraph in the form. Please write your nomination out in a text document before logging into the app to submit it. After entering as much as you’re able in the form, email the entire document to RockITAwards@mail.wvu.edu.

How many people can I nominate?

Three per quarter, or one in each of the three categories – Role Model, Innovator and Outreach. The app counts your nominations and will let you know when you’ve reached your limit.