Models of Excellence Program
Faculty and Staff,
Models of Excellence program provides an opportunity for recognizing
member achievements--above and beyond job expectations--that make
to the University of Pennsylvania.
program, successfully introduced in 1999, supports the values
of the University; provides
models for emulation; and offers an opportunity to honor, award,
and celebrate outstanding
accomplishments by individual Penn staff members and teams.
know that each year there are many staff member accomplishments
worthy of recognition.
We encourage you to let us know of these achievements through
process described below.
you for helping us identify the important achievements of your
that ensure our continued success as a premier institution of
Fry, Executive Vice President
following excellence criteria will be used by the Selection Committee
to identify individual staff members or staff teams as "Models of
Excellence" for outstanding contribution to the mission of the University.
Extremely noteworthy contribution will receive "Honorable Mention."
Practices, Procedures, and Policies
about significant positive change for the University's mission,
significant obstacles to achieving the University's mission,
in unique/novel ways, problems that impede progress.
and Proactive Leadership
highly effective and/or novel practices to inspire and lead others
to contribute constructively to the University's mission,
identifying and resolving challenges that interfere with team/unit/school/center
activities to further the University's mission,
a coordinated effort by a complex group and facilitating the group's
ability to meet complicated goals.
Service to Key Constituencies
internal and/or external constituencies in ways that exceed expectations
and result in unexpected and very positive outcomes that support
the University's mission.
improvements to University practices, policies and/or program
designs that result in substantial cost savings or financial gain
to the University while enhancing the organization's ability to
support the University's mission.
Relationship Building Within and/or
Outside of the Immediate Organization
and utilizing strong, constructive and productive relationships
that enable goals to be met that would be impossible otherwise.
of staff members (individuals or teams) are welcome from any full
or part-time faculty or staff members of the University of Pennsylvania,
including self-nominations. Nominations should:
to notable achievements by staff member(s) that are above and
beyond job expectations
to achievements that occurred during the previous academic year
a one-sentence description of the achievement
a brief description of the standard job responsibilities of the
a typewritten (no more than 2 pages), detailed description of
the achievement, explaining how the nominee(s) went above and
beyond job expectations utilizing standards of excellence reflective
of the Models of Excellence.
the name, work address, e-mail, and work telephone number of the
nominator, nominee(s), and the nominee(s) supervisor.
nomination should be accompanied by two University references from
individuals familiar with the work cited. References should confirm
and expound on the described achievements and how they surpassed
job expectations. No more or less than two references should be
provided, one of which should be a supervisor of the nominee(s).
If the nominator is the supervisor, please provide two other sources
should be typewritten and limited to one page each. These references
should be included as part of the nomination in sealed envelopes
labeled with the name(s) of the nominee(s).
materials AND references should be sent by intramural mail to:
of Excellence Program,
nominations are due by November 12, 2001. Nominations
should apply to achievements that occurred during the previous academic
and/or teams will be selected as "Models of Excellence" or accorded
"Honorable Mention" based on the notable nature of their contribution
to the University and the use of excellence practices to achieve
outcomes above and beyond job expectations. The number of awards
given annually will be a reflection of the very high standards associated
with these awards.
committee of Penn leaders, including the Provost, Executive Vice
President, Vice President of Human Resources, previous Models of
Excellence award winners, and other staff members from across the
campus will review all nominations and select the award winners
for the 2002 program.
members chosen for these honors will be notified in January and
this information will be publicized broadly to the University community.
celebration in honor of the "Models of Excellence" and "Honorable
Mentions" will be held on April 15, 2002.
members identified as Models of Excellence will receive a cash prize
of $500 each and a Models of Excellence award.
members receiving Honorable Mention will receive a cash prize of
$250 and an Honorable Mention award.
more information about this program, see www.hr.upenn.edu/quality/models
or contact Marilyn Kraut, Manager, Quality of Worklife Programs
Almanac, Vol. 48, No. 3, September 11, 2001