Nominees sought for 2018 Administrative Improvement Award

February 22, 2018

Nominees are being sought for a campus award that recognizes exceptional performance in administrative roles that support academics, research, student services, outreach and administration.

The 2018 Administrative Improvement Award will recognize outstanding administrative work that resulted in improved efficiency, increased revenue channels, cost savings and/or improved service delivery.

In a message to the campus community, Chancellor Rebecca Blank, Provost Sarah Mangelsdorf and Vice Chancellor for Finance and Administration Laurent Heller emphasized the importance of administrative work to the success of UW–Madison.

“Members of the UW–Madison campus community who work in administrative and operational areas are critical to the university’s mission and contribute greatly to the success of students, faculty and staff,” they said.

The Administrative Improvement Award places special emphasis on process improvement and collaborative work. Nominees can be an individual or a team.

The nomination form and guidelines are available online. The nomination deadline is March 30, 2018. The awards will be presented at a campus ceremony in late May.

Submissions for individuals may reference multiple examples that demonstrate a sustained focus on administrative improvement. Anyone on campus may submit a nomination(s). However, self-nominations – either from an individual or a member of a team – will not be accepted.

The Office of Strategic Consulting is available to review draft nominations and provide feedback regarding definitions, methodologies, data presentation or other general process improvement elements. To be directed to a consultant, please contact Patrick Higgs at

Questions about the Administrative Improvement Award should be directed to Scott Hildebrand at or 890-3146, or Liz Hammen at or 262-9943 in the Office of the Vice Chancellor for Finance and Administration.

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