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Nominations open for Roadrunners Who Soar Awards, Chair Excellence Award

The third annual recognition ceremony will honor outstanding employees and leaders and effective teams.

By Lindsey Coulter

April 19, 2021

Roadrunners Who Soar logoNominations are being accepted for the 2021 Roadrunners Who Soar Awards, the Team Roadrunner Awards and the Chair Excellence Award. These awards honor and celebrate outstanding individual employees and leaders as well as cohesive and effective teams.

Soar Awards and Team Roadrunner Awards

The Universitywide Roadrunners Who Soar Awards recognize individual employees who are living our shared CADRE values, supporting student success and serving as ambassadors for Metropolitan State University of Denver in the larger community. Meanwhile, the Team Roadrunner Awards will highlight core and cross-functional teams that are innovatively pursuing shared goals and creating an environment of empowerment and accountability.

Employees are encouraged to nominate their extraordinary colleagues for either an individual Soar Award or a Team Roadrunner Award. The window to submit nominations will remain open through May 31.

All employees – including faculty, staff, administrators, hourly employees and student employees – are eligible to be nominated for this recognition.

If you know a Roadrunner colleague or Roadrunner team that is contributing positively to the University, impacting student and employee success positively, and embodies CADRE – Community, Access, Diversity, Respect, Excellence – consider submitting a nomination.

Chair Excellence Award

This award recognizes one department chair who has done excellent work in their role. The nominee must currently be a chair and must have completed one year or more as chair to be eligible. The successful nominee is one who demonstrates success in at least one of the following areas:

1. Demonstration of outstanding leadership
2. Demonstration of curricular innovation
3. Promotion of student success
4. Overall contribution toward achievement of the College and/or University Mission

Learn more about the Chair Excellence Award and nominate today. Nominations should be submitted electronically no later than close of business May 7. 

More information

Honorees for all awards (and their nominators) will receive invitations to the Roadrunners Who Soar event in fall, where awardees will be recognized among their peers and colleagues. The event will also include a number of other department- and office-level faculty and staff awards, and more nomination information for those awards will be available soon.

Stay tuned to the Early Bird for details and contact Lindsey Coulter, employee-engagement and communication specialist, with questions.

For questions specific to the Chair Excellence Award, please contact Maggie Thulson, assistant to the vice provost for Faculty Affairs.

Topics: Award, CADRE, Events, Excellence

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