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Sheila McCallum Leadership Staff Award

Photo of staff member with Sheila McCallum Award

Purpose

This award was established by Sheila McCallum, a long-time employee of Carleton University and someone who worked in the Dean’s Office of the Faculty of Arts and Social Sciences for many years.  The award recognizes the exceptional contributions of staff members within the Faculty and promotes innovation and collaboration among staff.

Value

One award valued at $1,000 will be given annually.

Eligibility

Nominees should be current full- or part-time administrative staff  working within the Faculty of Arts and Social Sciences.  Directors, senior administrators, faculty members, librarians, and students are not eligible. This award recognizes individuals, not teams or groups.

Selection Criteria

Those selected for the award will have demonstrated consistently excellent service with a spirit of collaboration, innovation and continuous improvement within the Faculty of Arts and Social Sciences.  The Selection Committee will look for evidence that the nominee’s excellent service has created a significant, positive and lasting impact on their unit and/or the Faculty as a whole.

Nominators

Nominators may be faculty, staff, students, alumni or retirees. Self nominations are not permitted. Members of the Selection Committee may not nominate candidates for the awards.

Nomination Package and Procedures

A nomination package should be prepared for each nominee and provided to the Administrative Officer, Office of the Dean, Faculty of Arts and Social Sciences, 330 Paterson Hall by May 31st each year.  This package will include:

1. Cover Nomination Form – One page which includes the name of the nominee, their position/role and their department/unit.

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2. Nomination Letter – A letter highlighting the nominee’s contributions related to the selection criteria with specific examples. This letter can be written by anyone as long as they qualify as a nominator (see above). They are considered the “champion” for the nominee. Examples could be a letter written by a Departmental Chair or a Departmental Administrator in support of a departmental staff member. Length guideline: 500 to 1,000 words.

3. Letters of Support – Letters of support from faculty, staff, students, alumni or other members of the Carleton community. It is expected that the “champion” would solicit these.  There is no limit on the number of letters to be provided. Length guideline: 500 words.

The length guidelines above are guidelines only.  More information can be provided.

Note: It is possible that more than one package will be received for the same nominee.  This is acceptable, but the second package must be from a separate “champion” and authors of nomination letters should only support one of the nominee’s packages.  “Champions” and authors of nomination letters can support more than one nominee.

Oversight of Award Process

The Administrative Officer of the Faculty of Arts and Social Sciences will manage the yearly nomination process, establish procedures and provide support to the Selection Committee.

Award Selection Committee

Selection will be made in early June by a committee made up of the following members:

Year One – 2012
Dean, Faculty of Arts and Social Sciences
Administrative Officer, Faculty of Arts and Social Sciences
One faculty member from within the Faculty of Arts and Social Sciences

Year Two – 2013
Administrative Officer, Faculty of Arts and Social Sciences
One faculty member from within the Faculty of Arts and Social Sciences
Recipient of the previous year’s award

Subsequent Years – 2014 on
One faculty member from within the Faculty of Arts and Social Sciences
Recipients of the award for the two prior years

Note: Award recipients will be asked to serve a two-year term on the selection committee and will rotate off of the committee as additional recipients are selected.  In year three and subsequent years, the Administrative Officer will not be a voting member of the committee.

Award Acceptance and Announcement

All recipients will be provided with the opportunity to accept or refuse the award prior to any announcement in late June.