The purpose of the Hugi Award Program is to recognize individuals or groups in NWACC whose outstanding work in the application, support, or development of technology has provided substantial benefit for their institution and potentially other NWACC institutions.
Hugi award recipients receive a commemorative plaque and an honorarium, payable to them, their institution, or a charity of their choice. Awards are presented to recipients at their home institution or at an NWACC Council meeting, as appropriate.
There are three categories of Hugi Awards:
- Exemplary Practice: The Exemplary Practice Award may be given to a staff member, group of staff members, or department whose exceptional work in the development, deployment, or support of technology is noteworthy. Such work may encompass innovative IT strategies in any area of instruction, research, or administrative operations. NWACC Council members may nominate recipients for Exemplary Practice Awards in response to periodic calls for nominations from the NWACC Board Chair. The current call for nominations is open until September 15, 2021. Nomination letters should be sent to email@example.com and include the following:
- Exemplary Practice “name”
- The Challenge - What problem did this practice address? (1-2 paragraphs)
- The Solution - Describe the practice (2-3 paragraphs)
- Outcomes - What are the impacts? How are the results tracked?
- Relevance for Other Institutions - Can this solution be applied at peer organizations? For examples of previous recipients see: Past Exemplary Practice Award Winners
- Leadership: The Leadership Award may be given to an IT professional of an NWACC institution who has demonstrated exceptional leadership in support of the mission and programs of NWACC or in guiding their IT organization or sub-unit. Leadership Award nominations may be submitted at any time to the NWACC President. For examples of previous recipients see: Leadership Award Winners
- Lifetime Contribution: The Lifetime Achievement Award may be given to an individual –– from outside as well as inside the NWACC community –– whose technology-related contributions have been of significant benefit to NWACC and its member institutions. Lifetime Achievement Award nominations may be submitted at any time to the NWACC President. For examples of previous recipients see: Lifetime Contribution Award Winners
Please direct questions about the Hugi Award Program to firstname.lastname@example.org.