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Celebrating the efforts of employees is a significant part of the Campus culture. From the unit level to Campus-wide, every November during Employee Recognition Month, UIC honors many of its deserving employees. Below are the campus-wide accolades, with their descriptions, that are currently open for nomination: Award of Merit, CAPE Award, INPSIRE Award, Janice Watkins Award, and Woman of the Year. Each of these awards is honored at the annual Employee Recognition Award Ceremony, to be held this year on November 4, 2014 at the UIC Forum.
Please visit the UIC Human Resources’ Employee Recognition webpage for additional details about the Employee Recognition Award season and the annual November ceremony.
The UIC Award of Merit was established to provide a mechanism for Campus leadership to recognize, appreciate, and honor its outstanding Civil Service and Academic Professional employees and faculty. Employees from units which report to University Administration are also eligible if they are based in Chicago. Nomination Deadline: Wednesday, July 2.
Nomination Instructions & Form (PDF)
Nomination Process & Eligibility Requirements (PDF)
Past Recipients (PDF)
CAPE, the Chancellor’s Academic Professional Excellence Award, was established in 1988 to recognize the demonstrated excellence of Academic Professional staff members. Encouraging professional development, the award demonstrates the institution’s high regard for the contributions of this key segment of the University community. The CAPE award is based on peer review broadly selected from the ranks of Academic Professionals on Campus. Nomination Deadline: Friday, June 27.
Further details about the CAPE Award.
The INSPIRE Award recognizes individuals who consistently, and over long periods of time base their every action on UIC’s Core Values: Integrity, Nurture, Service, Pride, Intellect, Respect, and Excellence. An annual UIC Luminary Award is also given to the INSPIRE candidate who represents the pinnacle of service to the Campus and its constituents. Nomination Deadline: Friday, June 27.
Janice Watkins Award for Distinguished Civil Service recognizes exceptional support staff for their distinguished Civil Service. The design for the award is based on three interlocking components signifying the unity of faculty, staff, and students. Nomination Deadline: Friday, June 27.
Further details about the Janice Watkins Award
The Woman of the Year Award is sponsored annually by the Chancellor’s Committee on the Status of Women (CCSW), which honors a woman who consistently works on women’s issues beyond the call of duty and who is an exemplary role model. Nomination Deadline: Tuesday, July 1.
Further details about the Woman of the Year Award
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