Nominations for the 2010-2011 Dolphin Awards

All members of the College community are invited and encouraged to submit nominations to the 2010-2011 Dolphin Awards Committee. The deadline is Tuesday, Mar. 8, 2011.

The Dolphin Award, instituted in 1980, is given by the President to select faculty, staff, and students in recognition of their contribution and achievements. The awards in ten categories are bestowed annually and are formally presented on the day of the College’s Commencement.

For all Dolphin Awards, the committee will consider length of service, a sustained contribution over many years, or an exceptional recent contribution. A detailed statement of the achievements of the candidate should support nominations.  Nominators are encouraged to provide only those supporting documents that are listed for each award category. In all cases, any records related to personnel issues should not be included in the nomination package.

Where to Send Nominations:
 
Please email your nomination materials to the Office of Academic Affairs to the attention of Barbara Verteramo, barbara.verteramo@csi.cuny.edu. If you cannot submit your nominations via email, please send three copies of your nomination materials to the Office of Academic Affairs, Building 1A, Room 305 (Attention: Barbara Verteramo) by
Tuesday, Mar. 8, 2011. Any questions related to Dolphin Awards may be directed to Marie Anderson, by email marie.anderson@csi.cuny.edu, or by phone at 718.982.2444.
 
I. Award Categories and Suggested Documents:

1. Outstanding Scholarly Achievement by a Member of the Full-time Faculty (includes, teaching, library, and student services faculty). Suggested documents: Current curriculum vitae and letters of support (three maximum).

2. Outstanding Teaching by a Member of the Full-time Faculty (includes only teaching faculty). Suggested documents: Current curriculum vitae and evidence of recognition by students or peers, such as letters from colleagues, letters from students, and/or letters from alumna/us (three maximum), and peer and/or student evaluations. (Peer or student evaluations can be sent only by permission of the candidate.)

3. Outstanding Teaching by a Member of the Adjunct Faculty (includes only teaching faculty). Suggested documents: Current curriculum vitae and evidence of recognition by students or peers, such as letters from colleagues, letters from students, and/or letters from alumna/us (three maximum), and peer and/or student evaluations. (Peer or student evaluations can be sent only by permission of the candidate.) Please note that the individual who has been nominated must have taught as an adjunct in the 2010-2011 academic year.

4. Outstanding Service and Contribution to the College by a Member of the Full-time Faculty. Suggested documents: Current curriculum vitae and letters of support from colleagues (three maximum).
 
5. Outstanding Service and Contribution to the College by a Member of the Non-teaching Instructional Staff in the HEO title. Suggested documents: Letters from supervisors and/or colleagues (three maximum).

6. Outstanding Service and Contribution to the College by a member of the Non-teaching Instructional Staff in the CLT and OIT specialist titles. Suggested documents: Letters from supervisors and/or colleagues (three maximum).

7. Outstanding Service and Contribution to the College by a member of the Non-instructional Staff in Clerical Functions. Suggested documents: Letters from supervisors and/or colleagues (three maximum).

8. Outstanding Service and Contribution to the College by a Member of the Non-Instructional Staff in Maintenance, Operations, Security, Service, and Support Functions. Suggested documents: Letters from supervisors and/or colleagues (three maximum).

9. Outstanding Service and Contribution to the College by a Member of the Part-time Non-teaching Staff. Suggested documents: Letters from supervisors and/or colleagues (three maximum).

10. Outstanding Service and Contribution to the College by a currently enrolled student (minimum GPA of 3.0). Suggested documents: Letters from faculty, staff members, or a student (three maximum, of which one can be from a fellow student).

II. Eligibility for Nomination:
   
All active members of the College faculty and staff, including those on tax levy and non-tax levy payrolls working at the College, and current students are eligible for nomination. Self-nominations are discouraged.

Past award recipients are eligible for nomination in categories other than the one(s) in which the award was previously conferred. Members of the selection committee are not eligible for nomination.

III. 2010-2011 Dolphin Awards Committee:

Margaret Lunney (2007-2008 recipient of Dolphin Award for Outstanding Scholarly Achievement by the Member of the Full-time Faculty), David Falk (2009-2010 recipient of Dolphin Award for Outstanding Teaching by a Member of the Faculty), Tom Mormino (2009-2010 recipient of Dolphin Award for Outstanding Teaching by a Member of the Adjunct Faculty), Richard Flanagan (2008-2009 recipient of the Dolphin Award for Outstanding Service and Contribution to the College by a Member of the Full-time Faculty), Manuel Gonzalez (2009-2010 recipient of Dolphin Award for Outstanding Service and Contribution to the College by a Member of the Non-teaching Instructional Staff), Valeria Belmonti (2009-2010 recipient of Dolphin Award for Outstanding Service and Contribution to the College by a Member of the Non-instructional Staff in CLT and OIT Specialist Title), Florinda Mattia (2009-2010 recipient of the Dolphin Award for Outstanding Service and Contribution by a member of the Non-Instructional Staff in Clerical Functions), Vincent Bono (2009-2010 recipient of the Dolphin Award for Outstanding Service and Contribution by a Member of the Non-instructional Staff in Maintenance, Operations, Security, Service, and Support Functions), BiBi Ghafari (currently enrolled student), William Fritz (Provost/Senior Vice President for Academic Affairs), Milton Santiago (Vice President for Administration and Finance), Michael Kress (Vice President for Technology Systems), Barbara Eshoo (Vice President for Institutional Advancement and External Affairs), A. Ramona Brown (Vice President for Student Affairs). Additional non-voting members include: Christine Flynn Saulnier (Dean of Humanities and Social Sciences), Alfred Levine (Interim Dean of Science and Technology), and E.K. (Eun) Park (Dean of Research and Graduate Studies).

Following the deliberations, the committee will submit its recommendations to the President for his decision.

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