Nominations being accepted for university awards

The deadlines for nominations for a number of university-sponsored awards are on the horizon, giving an opportunity to recognize important contributions from faculty, staff and students.

The awards, deadlines and links to criteria and nomination forms are:

President’s Achievement Awards for Service Professionals and Classified Staff
Recognizes employees whose performance exceeds NAU’s expectations, who demonstrate loyalty to NAU’s mission, values and goals and who work with others to create community in the workplace. Recipients receive a one-time cash award of $1,000. Any university employee may nominate candidates. This is an individual award and not a group award. Deadline: March 14

President’s Award for Faculty and Academic Professionals
Recognizes faculty and academic professionals’ outstanding contributions, achievements and service to the NAU community. Winners will be recognized at the Faculty Awards Reception in April. Deadline: March 3

Provost’s Award for Faculty Excellence in Global Learning
Recognizes exceptional work in facilitating global learning experiences for students in courses taught at the university. Deadline: March 21

Provost’s Award for Departmental Excellence in Global Learning
Recognizes exceptional work in developing and implementing a comprehensive strategy that infuses global learning throughout the discipline. Deadline: March 21

President’s Award for Ethnic Diversity
Recognizes the enhancement, effectiveness, impact, uniqueness, longevity, service and commitment of individuals and groups that serve as role models for the appreciation of diversity and encourage ethnic diversity in the curriculum. Deadline: March 31

Service Professional Advisory Council Leadership Award
Nominate a fellow Service Professional whose contributions to the university and community are deserving of recognition.The award will be presented at the SPAC annual meeting. Applications are available on the SPAC website. Deadline: March 28

Outstanding Academic Advisor Award
One professional and one faculty/mentor advisor will be selected. Campus recognition and $1,000 will be awarded to the winner in each category. Deadline: March 14

Outstanding Graduate Teaching Assistant Awards
Honors outstanding achievement in teaching by graduate teaching assistants. Deadline: Feb. 26

Commission on Disability Access and Design Leadership Award
Recognizes faculty, staff, students, community members or organizations who have made outstanding contributions to the disability community at Northern Arizona University. Winners must have engaged in one or more activities that promote full and equal access for individuals with disabilities at NAU; promote a campus climate that values individuals with disabilities; support career and professional development opportunities for individuals with disabilities, and/or educate the campus on disability issues that affect university policy, practices and programs. Deadline: March 28

Commission on the Status of Women Outstanding Achievement and Contribution Award
Honors faculty, staff or students and organizations or community members who have made outstanding contributions to women’s leadership development and toward advancing the status of women at Northern Arizona University. Deadline: March 14

Student Employee and Runner-up Student Employee of the Year Awards
NAU’s Office of Scholarships and Financial Aid honors outstanding student employees who have been nominated by their supervisors. Winners will be recognized during National Student Employment Week in April. Applications and information will be available online. Questions can be directed to or call (928) 523-6036. Deadline: March 31