2003 Models of
Faculty and Staff,
The Models of
Excellence program provides an opportunity for recognizing
outstanding staff member achievementsÖabove and beyond job
expectationsÖthat make significant contribution to the University
of Pennsylvania. This 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. We know that each year there are many staff member
accomplishments worthy of recognition. We encourage you to let us
know of these achievements through the nomination process described
below. Thank you for helping us identify the important achievements
of your Penn colleagues that ensure our continued success as a
premier institution of higher education.
Heuer, Vice President, Human Resources
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
Bringing about significant positive change for the
Eliminating significant obstacles to
achieving the University's mission,
Resolving, in unique/novel
ways, problems that impede progress.
and Proactive Leadership
Utilizing highly effective and/or novel practices to inspire
and lead others to contribute constructively to the University's
Proactively identifying and resolving challenges that
interfere with team/unit/school/center activities to further the
Encouraging a coordinated effort by a
complex group and facilitating the group's ability to meet
Service to Key Constituencies
Relationship Building Within and/or Outside of the Immediate
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: 1.
Apply to notable achievements by staff member(s) that are above and
beyond job expectations 2. Apply to achievements that occurred
during the previous academic year 3. Include a one-sentence
description of the achievement 4. Include a brief description of the
standard job responsibilities of the nominee(s) 5. Offer 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. 6. Include the name, work address, e-mail, and
work telephone number of the nominator, nominee(s), and the
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 surpassed job
expectations. No more or less than two references should be
provided, one of which should be a supervisor of the nominee( the
nominator is the supervisor, please provide two other sources
reference. References 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).
Nomination materials AND references should be sent by intramural
mail to: QOWL-Models of Excellence Program, 527-A 3401 Walnut/6228
nominations are due by November
7, 2002. Nominations
should apply to achievements that occurred during the previous
and/or teams will be selected as Models of Excellence or
accorded Honorable Mentions based on the notable nature their
contribution to the University and the use of excellence practices
to achieve outcomes above and beyond job expectations. number of
awards given annually will be a reflection of the very standards
associated with these awards.
committee of Penn leaders, including the Provost and 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 2003 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 in the spring.
members identified as Models of Excellence will receive cash prize
of $500 each and a Models of Excellence award. Staff members
receiving Honorable Mention will receive a prize of $250 and an
Honorable Mention award.
more information about this program, contact Marilyn Kraut, Manager, Quality of Worklife Programs (firstname.lastname@example.org
or (215) 898-0380).
Almanac, Vol. 49, No. 3, September 10, 2002
September 10, 2002
Volume 49 Number 3
Major General in the U.S. Marines has been named as Penn's
House--the community service hub--has a new
the Convocation last Wednesday, the President
welcomed the new students to campus with words of wisdom.
Research Administration--is intended to streamline processes
related to sponsored research.
a new authentication system is coming to campus to improve
network security and protect privacy online.
last academic year? The Models
of Excellence program seeks nominees whose notable
achievements went above and beyond the job expectations.