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Student Success Awards

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CONGRATULATIONS TO OUR 2021 AWARDS RECIPIENTS!

Learn more about our 2021 honorees and our past Student Success Awards recipients and their work in support of our students.


ABOUT THE AWARD

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 performance levels across the board.

The annual Student Success Awards present 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, students and community partners.


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 campuses, colleges and/or 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) that has rendered extraordinary service to the student success initiative.

Regional Chancellor Award
Honors the work of an individual, team, department or college for outstanding contributions made to advancing student success on the St. Petersburg and Sarasota-Manatee campuses. Honorees do not have to be based at either of the regional campuses.

Provost Award
The highest award bestowed by the university, honoring an individual, team, department or college for exemplary performance and contributions to the university-wide Student Success movement.


Nominations

All USF faculty, staff, and students who have made outstanding contributions to USF’s student success movement are eligible for all award categories, regardless of their home campus.

Nominations for the 2021 Student Success Awards were accepted until April 16, 2021 at 5:00 p.m. Recipients will be announced in late summer/early fall 2021.