Vice President's Meritorious Criteria
Nominations for the Vice President's Meritorious Service Awards should include a nomination letter along with two letters of support. Nominations for the Outstanding Classroom Teaching Award category should also include a resume or vita.
Outstanding Classroom Teaching
Eligibility. Open to all full and part-time faculties to include laboratory instructors who have taught at Texas A&M University at Galveston for a minimum of four long semesters at the time of nomination and who have not received this award in the past five years.
Commitment to Teaching Excellence. Demonstrates performance and commitment to teaching that is consistently outstanding and frequently exceeds that of professional colleagues.
Commitment to Students. The teaching contribution should be determined in part by considering the person’s availability and assistance outside of the classroom and/or laboratory.
Outstanding Student Relations
- Full-time employee (9 or 12 months) of Texas A&M University at Galveston
- Faculty or staff
- Two years or more employment at Texas A&M University at Galveston
- Significant contribution to the enrichment of student life and welfare of the Galveston Campus as measured by:
Success at tailoring the responsibilities of his or her official position to serve the best interests of the students
Sponsorship of student organizations and/or activities
Attendance at student events
Service as an advisor, mentor, role model
Service on and/or leadership of committees relevant to student welfare
Rapport with students
- May not have received this award within the past five years
Outstanding Staff Service Awards (2 awards)
Eligibility. Open to all full-time staff employees with two or more years employment at Texas A&M University at Galveston at the time of nominations who have not received this award in the past five years.
One annual award to a classified employee
One annual award to a non-classified employee
Commitment to Job Excellence. Demonstrates performance and commitment to the job that is consistently outstanding and frequently outside the normal scope of prescribed duties.
Leadership. Exhibits leadership qualities within the context of his/her position responsibilities. Effectively makes decisions and uses resources wisely.
Innovation and Initiative. Shows independent action and resourcefulness. Encourages, facilitates and supports new ideas and creativity. Facilitates, supports, and/or leads continuous improvement initiatives.
Support of Quality of Work life. Creates a supportive work environment by encouraging professional development, teamwork, appropriate delegation, problem-solving, and opportunities for others. Encourages co-workers to contribute to discussion and decision making.