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OGE Outstanding Faculty & Staff Award

The OGE Outstanding Faculty and Staff Award recognizes exemplary performance among OGE faculty and staff demonstrating a commitment to OGE’s mission of increasing, supporting and maintaining UIC’s comprehensive internationalization and global engagement.

Number and amount of awards Heading link

  • Maximum of three ($1,500) awards per year.
  • Awardees will receive a certificate, recognition at the OGE spring staff meeting and be featured in the OGE newsletter.

Eligibility Heading link

  • Any current staff or faculty member of an OGE unit that has at least a 50% appointment and has worked in OGE (including UIC Global) for a minimum of one year at the time of application or nomination is eligible for the award.
  • Directors or executive directors within OGE are not eligible.
  • The awardees from the immediately preceding three years are not eligible.

Award criteria Heading link

Awardees will demonstrate a significant impact upon their units, OGE and/or UIC in as many as possible of the categories listed below:

Outstanding Service

  • Performs duties above and beyond what is normally expected.
  • Uses knowledge and expertise to troubleshoot and solve problems.
  • Completes tasks thoroughly and thoughtfully.
  • Supports students, faculty and co-workers enthusiastically and consistently.


  • Identifies ways to improve upon or create better processes AND operationalizes the proposed solutions.
  • Implements change in a positive manner and strives to ensure success.


  • Inspires, motivates and empowers others.
  • Assumes leadership responsibility even when it is not expected.


  • Solicits and welcomes diverse viewpoints and fosters a culture of respect.
  • Establishes and maintains effective partnerships within the home unit or across departments.

Download the nomination/application form