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Staff Innovation Award


The Columbus State University Staff Award for Innovation shall go to a staff employee, or group of staff employees, who develop an innovation during the prior 12 months which contributes to advancing and promoting the University's core value of Creativity – "The pursuit of distinction through inquiry and innovation, challenging convention and focusing on solutions".

This award is designed to recognize the staff employee, or employees, who contributes to the following:

• An innovation that improves either process or performance within the University, opened up new doors, or otherwise contributed something new in one or more of the undertakings of the university.
• An innovation that contributes to and advances the University's position in the community and/or the region or beyond.
• A commitment to and furtherance of CSU's mission and values.
• Any other criteria offered by the nominator that reflects the performance of the nominee(s) and meets the goal of creativity.

Any CSU employee or student may nominate either an individual or a group of staff employees for the Staff Award for Innovation. The innovation need not have been a success to be considered, but should have been diligently attempted.

The recipient(s) of this award shall receive a commemorative award, a letter of recognition from the President, and an incentive award of $1000, which shall be added to the employee's next pay period, and which, in the case of a group of individuals, shall be divided evenly.

The call for nominations shall be made in February of each year. All nominations will be reviewed and the winner, if there is one for that year, shall be selected by the Staff Council Staff Development and Recognition Committee in conjunction with the Human Resources Department. The Staff Award for Innovation will be presented during CSU's Annual Awards Ceremony in May.

Please take the time to consider nominating an exceptionally innovative and deserving colleague, or colleagues.


2017 - 2018 Nomination Deadline: Thursday, March 15, 2018 at 5 pm.


Staff Innovation Award Nomination Form

The link above will allow you to download the fill-able Word document version of the nomination form.  All nominations should be submitted via email to, Attn: Staff Innovation Award

For questions regarding the President's Staff Excellence Award, please contact the Chair of the Staff Development and Recognition Committee.