About

Student Success Awards

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The University of South Florida has made tremendous progress in our student success initiatives. We set out to transform student success in 2009, and we have earned national distinctions, including recognition for increasing our graduation rates more than any university in the country in recent years. Furthermore, we have eliminated the completion gap by race, ethnicity and income and have achieved Preeminence status in the State of Florida.

These significant achievements are the product of an institutional effort, driven by many faculty, staff, students, and external partners who have worked hard to transform the institutional culture and raise levels of performance across the board.

The annual Student Success Awards presents an opportunity to honor the individuals and teams who have made exceptional contributions to our student success movement. The seven award categories listed below offer opportunities to recognize outstanding employees, departments, teams, and community partners (Note: these categories have been updated for the 2019 awards). 

Award Categories

Academic Excellence
Bestowed on an instructor, department or college for outstanding contributions to improving student success and learning outcomes by implementing technologies, techniques, practices or programs that transform the student experience in the classroom.  

Champions
Honors individual faculty, staff and students who have gone far and above the call of duty to inspire others to excellence in the Student Success movement.

Collaboration
Honors the work of a team that has demonstrated the value of reaching across colleges and units to generate impactful programs and practices to advance student success. 

Innovation
Honors an individual, team or unit for outstanding contributions to improving student success and learning outcomes by developing and sharing new technologies, techniques, practices or programs that transform the student experience.

Partnership
Honors a team, company or organization (private or non-profit, university or community) that has rendered extraordinary service to the student success initiative.

Provost Award
The highest award bestowed by the university, honoring a single person, team, department or college for exemplary performance and contributions to the Student Success movement.      

 


NOMINATE FOR THE 2019 STUDENT SUCCESS AWARDS

Is there an individual or team of people you think have contributed notably to USF's Student Success initiatives?  Nominate them for an award!  Nominations are currently being accepted through February 15, 2019.

Then mark your calendar and look for an invitation to join the campus community to celebrate the newest recipients at the 2019 Student Success Awards Luncheon on April 18, 2019 at 11:30 a.m. in the MSC Ballroom.


Congratulations to our 2018 Student Success Awards recipients!