Supportive Professional Staff Awards
Call for Nominations

The Supportive Professional Staff Council is requesting nominations for the five (5) Supportive Professional Staff Awards.  This award recognizes individuals who have made outstanding contributions to the university in special fields of expertise.  All Supportive Professional Staff are eligible.  To be eligible to receive this award, an employee must be at least 50% time and may not hold rank or tenure.  An individual can only receive each award once, and must be currently employed as SPS at NIU at the time of the nomination as well as when the award is given in the spring.  Each recipient will receive a plaque in recognition of their accomplishments.

The nominator can nominate SPS staff for one of the following staff awards:

  • The Supportive Professional Staff Award for Advocacy – The recipient of this award will need to have demonstrated that they have advocated for policies and practices that have created a positive living and learning environment for students, faculty, and/or staff.
  • The Supportive Professional Staff Award for Cultural Competency – The recipient of this award will need to have demonstrated leadership in helping to create a more culturally competent and diverse community at NIU.
  • The Supportive Professional Staff Award for Excellence in Supervision – The recipient of this award will need to have demonstrated outstanding leadership and ethical practices when supervising professional and student staff.
  • The Supportive Professional Staff Award for Institutional Advancement – The recipient of this award will need to have demonstrated leadership in activities, programs, and/or research that has helped to advance their department and the university.
  • The Supportive Professional Staff Award for Partnership & Collaboration – The recipient of this award will need to have demonstrated a willingness to partner, cooperate, and collaborate for the betterment of the NIU community.  The recipient may be an individual or a group (such as an office, department, unit, etc…) and shall not be limited to persons classified as Supportive Professional Staff.

The nominator is asked to explain how the nominee for the selected award meets the award criteria in a letter addressed to the SPSC Awards Committee. 

The Nomination Form, nomination letter, and the letter of support should be sent via campus mail, faxed or delivered to Dana Gautcher in the Office of Student Academic Success and must be received by 4:30 p.m., Monday, February 27, 2017