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
- There may be multiple awards
- Winners receive $1,000 cash award
- Work spotlighted at the Employee Recognition Breakfast on April 27
- Winner portraits will be posted on new “Innovators Wall of Fame” in CI+D
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.
Nominations take two minutes to complete!
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Additional background info
Mid-February: CI+D and the President’s Office will begin publicizing the award.
March 15: Nomination deadline.
April 1: 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 8: The President will review finalists and select the award recipient(s).
April 15: CI+D will collaborate with finalists to make short videos about their innovations to be shown at the Employee Recognition Breakfast.
April 27: 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