Peer Recognition Award

This is a very special award – an award given by a peer to a peer. Peer recognition is not a nomination process – it is an awarding process.


The Peer Recognition Awards program has been established in order to encourage departmental unity. This program provides an opportunity for employees to recognize each other for outstanding service. 

The recipient of this award will receive a certificate of recognition.  The three (3) recipients with the highest number of peer recognition (two or more) at the end of the awarding year will be eligible for the pool of nominations for the Provost's Star Award. In the event of a tie, all recipients who qualify (i.e. have at least two (2) nominations) will be eligible for the pool of nominations for the Provost's Star Award [link].

The awards will be presented on an ongoing basis and all individuals receiving this award will also be recognized during the Annual Spring Faculty Convocation.

Those awarding are strongly encouraged to also present the recipient with a small token of appreciation (i.e. lunch, candy, fruit basket, special card, etc.). 


Eligibility & Criteria

  • Individuals may award others from within or outside their department – as long as both individuals are part of Academic Affairs and have at least one (1) year of regular service with the University.

  • Employees may present four (4) Peer Awards, per semester.

  • Employees may not award two (2) Peer Awards to the same individual within an awarding year. 

  • Nominations for the Peer Recognition Award are accepted throughout the [CALENDAR OR ACADEMIC?] year. However, a call for participation will periodically be distributed to all staff in Academic Affairs. 

  • All employees within the Academic Affairs Division are eligible to participate in the Peer Recognition Awards program, both as presenters and recipients.

  • Recipients should be recognized for outstanding student, staff, departmental, or university service.