AWARDS & RECOGNITION
2014 Award Nominations and Applications Due January 31, 2014!
Nominations and applications are now being taken for APPA’s 2014 institutional and individual awards: Award for Excellence, Sustainability Award, Effective and Innovative Practices Award, APPA Fellow, Meritorious Service Award, and Pacesetter Award. The deadline for consideration for the 2014 awards is January 31, 2014. Awards nominations submitted after January 31, 2014 will be held and considered in the 2015 award cycle.
Visit http://www.appa.org/recognition/ for award details and to submit award nominations. Questions about the award process? Contact your regional representative to the Professional Affairs or Awards and Recognition Committee or Christina Hills at the APPA office.
APPA's Sustainability Award in Facilities Management is designed to recognize and advance sustainability excellence in educational facilities. This is APPA's newest award and is reflective of APPA's "Sustainability Statement" and was introduced for the first time in the 2012 annual award cycle. This award recognizes the facilities management department that has integrated sustainable policies and "green" practices throughout all facets of the organization and embedded them within the educational institution.
While most awards recognize past achievements, the APPA Fellow designation brings with it both recognition for specific accomplishments to date and expectations for continued involvement in APPA's leadership program through research and mentoring. The Fellow is APPA's highest individual achievement award. Nominees must demonstrate active membership in APPA for a minimum of ten years; graduation from APPA's Institute for Facilities Management; completion of APPA's Leadership Academy; completion of an approved research project under APPA's Center for Facilities Research; authorship of an article submitted for publication by APPA; and submission of two references from colleagues in the educational facilities profession that describe the individual's successes and dedication to the field.
The APPA Award for Excellence is designed to recognize and advance excellence in the field of educational facilities. Originally established in 1988, the Award for Excellence is APPA's highest institutional honor and provides educational institutions the opportunity for national and international recognition for their outstanding achievements in facilities management. The award is designed to highlight the essential role of facilities operations in the overall institutional mission and vision. Award for Excellence nominations are evaluated using the same criteria applied through the Facilities Management Evaluation Program (FMEP) in the areas of: leadership; strategic and operational planning; customer focus; information and analysis; development and management of human resources; process management; and, performance results. Nominated institutions also submit to a site review conducted by an awards evaluation team, when appropriate. The Award for Excellence designation is valid for a period of five years.
||APPA's Effective & Innovative Practices Award recognizes programs and processes that enhance service delivery, lower costs, increase productivity, improve customer service, generate revenue, or otherwise benefit the educational institution. Award nomination entries must describe either a new program or significant restructuring of an existing program or process. Up to five ranked submissions will be eligible for a cash award sponsored by Sodexo. Winning entries will receive special recognition on both APPA's website and in APPA's Facilities Manager magazine.|
Each year, APPA members bestow the Meritorious Service Award upon the individual member or members who have made significant, life-long contributions to the profession of education facilities management. APPA's highest award for individual service, the Meritorious Service Award is given to no more than three individuals each year. Individuals must have been an active member of APPA for a minimum of ten years; attended and participated in meetings and other functions at the international level; and demonstrated continued and distinguished service to the association.
The Pacesetter Award is designed to encourage further participation in APPA among those who have already made significant contributions at the regional or chapter level. Up to seven Pacesetter Awards may be given each year.
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