Collaborative Program of the Year Award
2013 recipient: Packapalooza, North Carolina State University
2012 recipient: "ACT" (Achieving Community Together) Campaign, Texas State University–San Marcos
2011 recipient: "CONNECT: High-Risk Drinking Prevention Program at SUNY–Brockport
2010 recipient: "Stand Up for One Another" at SUNY–Geneseo
2009 recipient: "Study Union" at the University of Central Florida
The Collaborative Program of the Year Award was established to recognize outstanding achievement of programs that bring together two or more entities to achieve a common goal. This award is given to a program that is created and implemented by multiple organizations working in partnership; examples may include (but are not limited to) multiple partners on campus, campus and community partners, or partners at multiple institutions. All institutions involved in the collaboration must be ACUI members.
Any individual, campus organization, or institution that is an ACUI member is eligible to apply for this award. Nominated programs must meet the following minimum standards:
- Be created and implemented by at least two separate organizations/departments
- May not have been merely "cosponsored" by multiple organizations; planning, implementation, and evaluation work must have been divided among all partners
- Any institutions involved must have been members of ACUI
- Have taken place since the beginning of the 2011–12 academic year
The review process includes, but is not limited to, an assessment of the criteria listed below. Due to the wide variety of programs that can be considered, a program does not need to meet every criterion.
- Demonstrated excellence in campus programming
- Innovation and uniqueness
- Achievement of stated program outcomes
- Ability to be replicated at other locations
place nominations online by filling out the Collaborative Program of the Year
Award nomination form to include the following information:
- Name, title, institution, and contact information of the primary contact for each partner in the program
- Name, title, institution, and contact information of nominator (if different)
- A summary of the program, addressing:
- Title and description of the program (including intended programmatic outcomes)
- Program budget and identified funding sources
- Evidence of achievement of goals through program evaluations
- Evidence of the contribution of each individual partner
- Supporting documentation of program. This could include photos, videos, marketing samples, etc. that directly support the program.
Selection and presentation
Applications will receive written or electronic notification confirming receipt of the application(s). The ACUI Common Awards Committee, appointed annually by the ACUI president, will review the applications in January to determine a winning program. The winner will be recognized at the ACUI annual conference, during the Community Builders Awards Ceremony in St. Louis. One winner will be chosen; one physical award will be given to the winning program. Nominations are due by Nov. 16, 2012.
Updated March 18, 2013