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University Awards

Service to the AU Community Award

This award is given to a staff member or group who responded to an institutional priority, either planned or extraordinary, that transcended normal job responsibilities and who achieved outstanding results.


Demonstrated a combination of the following:

  • Kept objectives that are related to organizational priorities at the top of his or her individual priorities and those of the work group or team
  • Identified and contributed to solutions that address the identified priority
  • Took action to call attention to and eliminate barriers to task achievement.
  • Sought out or accepted additional responsibility in the context of the task
  • Performed more than was minimally required to complete the task
  • Communicated regularly with stakeholders about progress and outcomes.
  • Persisted until the priority was addressed and the commitment was successfully met
  • Volunteered for service project(s) outside of his or her own unit