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Presidential Innovation Awards

Call for Nominations

The Presidential Innovation Awards at Boise State recognize excellence in innovation from across the Boise State campus. Awards celebrate the following:

  • Creating a culture of innovation
  • Creative efforts that lead to success and well-being
  • Imaginative approaches to problem-solving
  • Evidence of experimentation and growth mindset

Award Details

  • There may be multiple awards
  • Winners receive $1,000 cash award
  • Work spotlighted at the Employee Recognition Breakfast on April 16
  • Winner portraits will be posted on new “Innovators Wall of Fame” in CI+D

Nomination Process

Faculty, staff, administrators, and students may be nominated for the Presidential Innovation Award. Self nominations are accepted. Any innovation developed/implemented in the last three years is eligible.

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Additional background info

Meet the 2023 Innovation Award Winners

2024 Innovation Award Selection Process

Mid-February: CI+D and the President’s Office will begin publicizing the award.

March 22: Nomination deadline.

March 25: The Innovation Network Steering Committee makes recommendation for finalists to the President.

  • The Committee will review all nominations for the award,
  • seek follow-up information from nominees when necessary,
  • score nominees according to a rubric, and
  • make recommendations on finalists (3-10, depending on the number of nominees) to the President

April 2: The President will review finalists and select the award recipient(s).

April 5: CI+D will collaborate with finalists to make short videos about their innovations to be shown at the Employee Recognition Breakfast.

April 16: Employee Recognition Breakfast

Innovation Network Steering Committee

Convened by CI+D, the Innovation Network Steering Committee met through the fall semester to develop a draft Innovation Statement that might help guide efforts to implement Goal 2 of the Strategic Plan–”Innovating for Institutional Impact.” That draft statement will be circulated with faculty, staff, administrators, and students in Spring 2023 for feedback. It reads:

Innovation at Boise State is change-making. It aims to improve the success, well-being, and self-efficacy of students, faculty, staff, and the communities they serve.

Innovation at Boise State is driven by imaginative approaches to problem-solving by students, faculty, and staff.

Innovation at Boise State is supported, encouraged, and rewarded by decision-makers through the allocation of resources and recognition.

Innovation at Boise State accepts experimentation, risk-taking, testing, and failure.

Innovation at Boise State is possibility made real.

Innovation Network Steering Committee Members

  • Jill Annie Margaret, School of the Arts
  • John Barrie, Facilities, Operations, and Maintenance
  • Serena Morales, College of Education
  • Alyssa Reynolds, School of Social Work
  • Sage Rust, Office of the Provost
  • Anthony Saba,  eCampus
  • Gabriel Stephens, Financial Aid and Scholarships
  • Jared Talley, School of Public Service
  • Amy Vecchione, eCampus
  • Facilitator: Jen Schneider, CI+D