Section 47 Awards


Section 5.5: Nominations Process

A. Nominations Period: Nominations for formal section awards shall be open for a 4 week period beginning 6 weeks prior to the Section Conference.

B. Nomination Method: All nominations must be made in writing, either paper or electronic and received within the nomination period.

C. Nomination Content: In addition to the specific information listed in the criteria must include the name and chapter affiliation of both the nominee and the nominator when such exist (e.g. no name exists for the nominee of a chapter award only the affiliation)

D. Nomination Certification: The Awards Chair shall verify that the award contains all necessary information and determine if the nomination meets the criteria set forth in the appendix. The Awards Chair will report his/her decision with justification to the nominator no later than three days following the close of the nomination period. If desired, the nominator may resubmit a revised nomination within one week of notification. Upon certification the nomination shall be entered into the agenda of the Awards Committee Meeting.

E. Nomination Certification Repeal: Any award not certified as meeting the criteria by the awards chair, may be certified by a 2/3 vote of the Awards Committee, and thus shall be considered at the same Awards Committee Meeting.

B1.10: Communications Award

The Communications Award is presented to the Chapter that has had the most effective communications program this past year. This includes communication within the Chapter, to other Chapters, to the staff, to the campus and community.

A. Content of communication(s) (ex. flyers, newsletter, website, emails, etc.) incorporate(s) the three Cardinal Principles;
B. Represents the voice of the Chapter (not just that of the editor, webmaster, etc.);
C. Informative to everyone (Chapter, staff, other Chapters, campus, community);
D. Information distributed in a timely manner; time-sensitive materials are updated regularly;
E. Describe the types of communication the Chapter uses (website, newsletter, emails, flyers, etc);
F. Include: who publishes, distributes and updates elements of the communications program;
G. Communication has been available for most of the past academic year.

Last Updated March 24, 2014