There are several awards and funds available to staff across campus. These include:
Our Common Ground
The Our Common Ground award is presented to University of Vermont staff members who have made extraordinary contributions and who have had a significant impact on our university, as demonstrated through the values expressed in Our Common Ground. The recipients each receive a prize of $1,000.
Learn more: Our Common Ground
Athletic Department Award of Excellence (presented annually)
These awards are presented to individuals or units in recognition of exceptional contribution and service to the Department of Athletics
The Gabe Rodriguez Award is presented to an individual in recognition of exceptional service, engagement and support to the Department of Athletics and greater UVM community.
Athletic Department Award (presented annually at the Rally Awards Ceremony in May)
This award is presented to a member of the faculty, staff (outside athletics) or community in recognition of loyal support and continuing devotion to the UVM athletic program. Learn more: Athletic Award
College of Arts & Sciences
Dean's Staff Awards for Superior Performance in Administrative and Technical Support
Recognize outstanding effort and achievement by staff in the support of the mission of the College of Arts and Sciences. Since 2010, two awards have been given annually: one for superior administrative support and one for superior technical support. Each recipient will receive a personal cash award of $250 from the Dean's Office.
Learn more: CAS Staff Awards
Staff Development Fund Award
This awards up to $300 to full-time staff in the College of Arts and Sciences.
Learn more: CAS Development Fund Award (scroll down)
College of Agricultural Life Sciences
Excellence in Staff Support Award
Recipient receives a personal cash award of $1500 as well as an additional amount to enhance or replace equipment in their office.
Learn more: CALS staff award
College of Education and Social Services
CESS Staff Recognition Award
Each year the Dean's Office provides the CESS Staff Recognition Award to formally recognize and value the sustained and remarkable work of staff members in the College of Education and Social Services. Full-time or part-time staff members who have worked in CESS for 3 or more years are eligible.
Learn more: CESS Staff Recognition Award
College of Engineering and Mathematical Sciences
Award for Excellence in Student Advising
The excellence in student advising award is given to a CEMS faculty member or staff member chosen by the student leadership council for their outstanding commitment to and success in student advising. Faculty or staff are nominated by the students. The winners are announced at CEMS Commencement.
Award for Innovation and Creativity
The staff award for innovation and creativity is given to a staff member who has been particularly creative or innovative in: developing more efficient processes, or new facilities, or improved advising, or other key components of CEMS. Staff may be nominated by their colleagues, faculty, or department chairs and are selected by the Dean based on the recommendation of the Dean’s Office Senior Staff (who are not eligible).
The Dean’s Special Commendation Award
This is an award given to one or more faculty or staff.
Learn more: CEMS Annual Awards
College of Nursing and Health Sciences
Dean's Inclusive Excellence Award
Recognizes a student, faculty or staff member who has made a major contribution to create an environment of social justice, inclusion and equity at the Department and/or College and/or University and/or community levels.
Learn more: CNHS Awards
UVM Extension has several awards that recognize staff; in most cases faculty are eligible as well:
- An annual Diversity award that awards $500 toward programming in the next fiscal year
- A community development award in honor of retired faculty member Ellen Rowe which awards $500 toward programming in the next fiscal year
- Extension also recognizes employees with “years of service” awards for people who have been in Extension for a milestone numbers of years (5, 10, etc.)
Grossman School of Business
Dean's Staff Award
The annual winner is presented with a choice between a cash award of $1,500 or a cash award of $500 and professional development grant for $1,000.
Learn more: Grossman Dean's Staff Award (scroll to "Administrative")
Instrumentation and Technical Services (ITS)
ITS has several staff awards:
- Milestone awards, given in increments of 5 years
- Annual Customer Service award
- Annual Community Service award
- Annual "Living the Values" award
- Annual Innovation award
Rubenstein School of Environment and Natural Resources
Marcia Caldwell Award
Given to a faculty or staff member who exemplifies Marcia’s dedication to students.
Learn more: RSENR Awards