2017 Commission Awards

We are now taking submissions for the 2017 Commission Awards! Please read the descriptions below and then send in your submission here by November 18!

PROGRAM AWARDS

Outstanding Collaboration Award between Student Affairs Professionals and Faculty

  • The recipients of this award will represent collaboration between Student Affairs professionals and Faculty members who work in unison to serve the needs of commuters and/or adult learners.
  • Candidates for this award should provide a brief description how the program has successfully incorporated a collaborative, campus-wide approach positively affecting the academic or personal lives of commuter and/or adult learners. Accomplishments should be rooted in the following criteria:
    • The effective sharing of staff, funding, and/or resources from multiple campus departments.
    • Significant faculty involvement, including, but not limited to, faculty-student interaction.

 

Outstanding Program for Commuter Students Award

  • The recipient of this award will represent a single engaging, educational, or innovative program or service that provides exceptional support of commuter students. (Note: this award is not designed for an entire commuter services department or office).
  • Candidates for this award should provide a brief description how the program has successfully engaged commuter students on their campus. The following criteria can be used for distinction:
    • Creativity
    • Cost-effectiveness
    • Number of commuter students served
    • Student participation in the planning and execution of the program or service nominated

 

  • Outstanding Program for Adult Learners Award
  • The recipient of this award will represent a single engaging, educational, or innovative program or service that provides exceptional support of adult learners. (Note: this award is not designed for an entire department or office for adult learners).
  • Candidates for this award should provide a brief description how the program has successfully engaged adult learners on their campus. The following criteria can be used for distinction:
    • Creativity
    • Cost-effectiveness
    • Number of adult learners served
    • Student participation in the planning and execution of the program or service nominated

 

 

INDIVIDUAL AWARDS

Outstanding Achievement by an Experienced Student Affairs Professional (5+ years of professional experience)

  • The recipient of this award will be a Student Affairs Professional with 5 or more years of professional experience that has significant involvement in the development and/or operation of a program or service dedicated specifically to commuter and/or adult learners.
  • Candidates for this award shall provide:
    • A brief description on how their engaging, educational, or innovative program has positively affected the academic or personal lives of commuter and/or adult learners.
    • A brief description of how their program or service either moves towards a positive solution or successfully solves an issue specific to the commuter and/or adult learner population on their campus. (Please provide the issue in your description).

 

Outstanding Achievement by a New Student Affairs Professional (less than 5 years professional experience).

  • The recipient of this award will be a Student Affairs Professional with less than 5 years of professional experience that has significant involvement in the development and/or operation of a program or service dedicated specifically to commuter and/or adult learners.
  • Candidates for this award shall provide:
    • A brief description on how their engaging, educational, or innovative program has positively affected the academic or personal lives of commuter and/or adult learners.
    • A brief description of how their program or service either moves towards a positive solution or successfully solves an issue specific to the commuter and/or adult learner population on their campus. (Please provide the issue in your description).

 

Outstanding Achievement by a Student (undergraduate or graduate level).

  • The recipient of this award will be an undergraduate or graduate level student that has significant involvement in the operation and/or promotion of a program or service dedicated specifically to commuter and/or adult learners.
  • Candidates for this award shall provide:
    • A brief description on how their involvement has positively contributed to the success/ development/implementation etc. of a program on their campus affecting the academic or personal lives of commuter and/or adult learners.

 

Outstanding Service to the Commission for Commuter Students and Adult Learners

  • The recipient of this award will be an individual whose service to the Commission excels above and beyond ordinary expectations.
  • Candidates for this award should provide a brief description of their accomplishments rooted in the following criteria (note: not all of the criteria must be met in order to be considered):
    • How the nominee was/is consistent and competent in the execution of their duties and responsibilities as defined by the most current Directorate Manual.
    • How the nominee has/had significant involvement in the development and/or operation of a program or service dedicated specifically to commuter and/or adult learners.
    • How the nominee has/had focused positive attention toward the commuter and/or adult learner perspective at their institution or beyond.
    • How the nominee has/had effectively and positively influenced the Commission and the ACPA as a whole

SUBMIT NOMINATIONS AND SUBMISSIONS HERE BY NOVEMBER 18!