2018 Nomination Packets Due: May 4, 2018

The Karel J. H. Murphy Professional Faculty Leadership and Service Award recognizes a professional faculty member who provides outstanding leadership and service both in their Department and in programs or organizations across the Oregon State University community. The award honors ongoing, strategic, progressive leadership, and administrative support and service among Professional Faculty and other OSU employees. The Professional Faculty Leadership Association and the Dean of Engineering, memorializes the legacy of Karel J. H. Murphy who unselfishly provided and modeled ongoing exceptional leadership, support and service to the OSU community. The award winner receives recognition during the OSU’s University Day program, a plaque and a $1,000 check.

Selection criteria

Eligibility for this award is limited to fixed-term Professional Faculty with positions that fall within the categories of administrative services (please refer to the Administrative Services Position Profile at http://hr.oregonstate.edu/job-category-and-compensation-program/job-category-framework/job-families). A successful nominee will have a minimum of five (5) years continuous service as a professional faculty in administrative services at OSU. Preference is given to the nominees with 10 or more years of continuous professional faculty service. Nomination packets should include a letter of nomination of no more than three pages, as well as three additional letters of support from organizations, administrators, and/or colleagues. All nomination packs should be in pdf format for submission by email. It is critical to the selection process that these nomination letters include specific examples of how the nominee demonstrates the criteria for this award.

The individual receiving this award will demonstrate:

  1. Leadership qualities by active participation in university and professional level committees and organizations.
  2. Assistance and administrative support to one or many departments, executives or managers. Demonstrated support may include preparation of documents or materials, organization and facilitation of meetings, events, conference calls, supervision of staff, and coordination of confidential or sensitive information.
  3. Adherence to the University’s Code of Ethics
  4. Role modeling, as evidenced by positive examples, mentoring and coaching of others.
  5. Significant support for development of other employee’s leadership styles and by inspiring others to take on leadership roles.
  6. Initiate and lead activities and collaborations with the goal of building a healthy campus community through new ideas and/or managing change.
  7. Advocacy by participating in activities that support professional faculty and enhance diversity.
  8. Promotion of life-long learning with colleagues, employees, and through personal commitment.
  9. A reputation for pursuing new and innovative approaches for conflict resolution.

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