Submissions are reviewed based on the criteria as listed below:
- Innovativeness, Creativity, and Originality
- Describe in detail the level of innovation and creativity involved with the initiative. Describe how this initiative is unique and original and what differentiates it from similar efforts. Document the efforts to benchmark and determine the originality of the concept.
- Economic Benefit – Describe how this effort/program influences the three Pillars of Sustainability. Effective programs should touch all three pillars.
- Environmental Benefit – Describe how this effort/program influences the three Pillars of Sustainability. Effective programs should touch all three pillars.
- Societal Benefit – Describe how this effort/program influences the three Pillars of Sustainability. Effective programs should touch all three pillars.
- Adaptability and Transferability
- The initiative must be adaptable/transferable to other institutions without drastic alterations or costs to be recognized. It should be easy to implement without extensive customization.
- Institutional and Community Benefit
- Describe how the initiative directly benefits the institution/community and its constituents. Provide the extent of the benefit and documented results and outcomes. The results must be factual and supported by data.
- Show a commitment to diversity, equity, and inclusion on campus through acknowledgment/partnership of/with various groups and the impact on the campus community
- Management Commitment and Employee/Student Involvement
- Describe the level of management commitment and the alignment with institutional goals. Provide information on the involvement of stakeholder groups and the participation of employees at all levels.
- Documentation and Analysis
- Information analysis is used to evaluate performance and drive future performance improvements. Of interest are the types of tools used (peer comparative data such as benchmarking) and how the tools are used to enhance the success of the effective practice. Documentation should be factual, clear, logical, and well-developed. The analysis must be clear and well-documented. Customer and stakeholder involvement would be described for each step of development and implementation. Benchmarks should establish experiences for others and help to define the originality of the practice. All links provided in your submission should be LIVE hyperlinks.
Deadline: Nominations are now being taken for APPA’s 2024 institutional and individual awards: Award for Excellence, Sustainability Innovation Award, Effective and Innovative Practices Award, APPA Fellow, Meritorious Service Award, and Pacesetter Award. Final submittals for all awards will close January 15, 2024 at 11:59pm EST. Applications received after this time will not be accepted and must be resubmitted the following year, with no exceptions.
APPA 2024 Sustainability Award
PLEASE NOTE: You must receive a system-generated email confirming receipt of your submission, or APPA will not consider your application officially submitted. You must contact us at [email protected] before 11:59pm EST on January 15th, if you do not receive an email.