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2021 AITS Excellence Awards

​2021 Excellence Awards

“If you are going to achieve excellence in big things, you develop the habit in little matters. Excellence is not an exception, it is a prevailing attitude. ” – Colin Powell

(Information on this page is also available in a PDF document: Excellence Awards.)

Purpose

Excellence is the quality of being outstanding or extremely good. It is continuously pursued through actions of integrity, learning, and improvement. It is the result of always striving to do better and reach one’s full potential. Delivering excellence is what makes work awesome. 

The Excellence Awards recognize individuals who demonstrate an attitude of excellence through behaviors supporting and modeling AITS’s mission, vision, values, and/or strategic directions – the foundation of the organization’s ability to deliver on our promises to customers. 

Eligibility

All AITS and Office of the CIO status employees in good standing are eligible to be nominated.

Nominations

The AITS Excellence Awards are open to individual nominations only. Additional nominations should be submitted separately.

A good nomination should follow the guidelines in this document: Nominations that Shine

Nominations may also emphasize contributions in alignment with the AITS Guiding Principles. To review, see the following:

Nominations for the award may be submitted using the online form at http://go.uillinois.edu/excellence.
Simply complete the form and click Submit. You will receive an email confirmation with the nomination. 

Review and Selection

A voluntary selection team will review the nominations and engage in a selection process to identify which, if any, employees will receive an award. Final award recipients may be selected from qualifying nominations during an award period (one year). Selections will be shared with the Human Capital Strategy team, who will verify final eligibility. Incomplete nominations will not be considered by the selection team.

Recognition

Nominees may be acknowledged throughout the year and again at the Annual Business Meeting, where award winner(s) will be announced and recognized. 

Privacy

Upon submission, you will receive a confirmation email with the details of your nomination. Your nomination will not be shared beyond the recognition program and selection team. Nominations may be shared in part or in full during the awards presentation at the AITS Annual Business Meeting and in other AITS communications. Nominator information will not be shared. If you would like your nominee to be made aware of your nomination, you may share it directly by forwarding the email confirmation message. ​

Questions / Feedback / Volunteer

If you have any questions or feedback, or if you would like to volunteer for the selection team, please contact the recognition team at aitsrecognitionprgm@uillinois.edu.