President Foley presenting an award to Giovanni Santamaria

Presidential Excellence Awards Nominations

Each year, New York Tech’s Presidential Excellence Awards recognize faculty and staff who have made major contributions to the university by increasing engagement with our students. Nominations are sought from the New York Tech community each year. These awards will be given out by New York Tech's President at this year's convocation (September 2021) or mailed to the participants prior and presented at convocation virtually as done last year.

Nominations are due Wednesday, March 31.


Excellence in Teaching for Full-Time Faculty Members

Recognizes a full-time faculty member who has demonstrated a consistent dedication to teaching and to their students.

Eligibility: All full-time faculty members.

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Excellence in Teaching for Part-Time Faculty Members

Recognizes a part-time faculty member who has demonstrated a consistent dedication to teaching and to their students.

Eligibility: All part-time faculty members.

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Student Engagement in Research, Scholarship, or Creative Activities

Recognizes a faculty member who has actively engaged students in research, scholarship, and/or creative activities at New York Tech.

Eligibility: All full- and part-time faculty members, librarians, and professional staff whose job responsibilities include providing student services.

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Innovator Award

Recognizes an employee who developed, implemented, or tried a new approach, system, or idea that substantially impacted student success.

Eligibility: All full-time employees.

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Diversity and Inclusive Excellence Award

Recognizes an employee who displays an exceptional commitment to fostering an environment in which diversity is understood, valued, respected and appreciated.

Eligibility: All full-time employees.

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Team Award

Recognizes a group of individuals comprised of three or more employees (staff and/or faculty) that collaborate on an initiative that helps New York Tech be the best place to work, learn, and succeed.

Eligibility: A team (3 or more members) made up of faculty and/or staff.

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If you have any questions, please email presidentialexcellence@nyit.edu.

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