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PURPOSE: To recognize faculty, P&A, and civil service employees, who have made a significant impact on University Senate governance, have demonstrated a longstanding commitment to University Senate governance, and have served as an inspiration to others.

Nomination Deadline for 2017 Award: March 10, 2017

Nomination Form: Click here to download the form. (Word doc)

Submission of Nomination Form: Save completed nomination form as a PDF document with the file name formatted as such: Governance.LastName.FirstName of Nominee (example: Governance.Doe.Jane).

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Nominator: Must be a current member of the faculty or staff who has personal knowledge of the nominee's contribution/impact, length of service and example of how he/she has inspired others to serve in University Senate governance.

Nominee: Must be a current member of the faculty or staff and has served at least eight years (does not have to be consecutive years served) as one or more of the following: member or chair of a University Senate committee or subcommittee, University senator, P&A senator or alternate, Civil Service senator, University Senate parliamentarian, or clerk (Note: the University Senate Office will confirm nominee's eligibility and provide nominator with nominee's record of service). Click here for information about the senates and committees.

NOTE: Outstanding service will be counted for P&A employees who served on the Council of Academic Professionals and Administrators (CAPA) and/or the Academic Staff Advisory Council (ASAC) and civil service employees who served on the Civil Service Committee (CSC).

Selection Process: A selection committee, comprised of faculty, P&A, and civil service members from each of the respective consultative committees, may select up to one individual from each employee group for this recognition annually. The selection committee will have the final authority to grant the recognition.

Presentation: Recipients will be recognized at the May 4, 2017 University Senate meeting and presented with a certificate of appreciation signed by the chair of the Senate Consultative Committee and the University president.

For questions about Outstanding Service to University Senate Governance contact the University Senate Office at or 612-625-9369.

Past Recipients