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Event Information

You’re invited to attend the annual Legacy Awards on Wednesday, April 26, 2017 in the Grand Salon. Dessert reception at 6:00 p.m. Awards begin at 6:30 p.m. RSVP here by Wednesday, April 19, 2017!

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Nominees

2017 Legacy Awards Nominees (to come)


Purpose

Hosted through a collaboration between Associated Students Inc. and Student Leadership Programs, The Legacy Awards: A Celebration of Leadership is CI's premiere recognition of students, student organizations, faculty, staff, and administrators who live the University mission through a commitment to student-centeredness, service, community and individual development. 

Recognition Categories

  • Maximus Award (student, faculty, administrator and staff)
  • Outstanding First Year Student Leader Award
  • Outstanding Sophomore Student Leader Award
  • Outstanding Junior Student Leader Award
  • Richard R. Rush Outstanding Senior Student Leader Award
  • Outstanding Graduate or Credential Student Leader Award
  • Outstanding Student Organization Advisor Award
  • Outstanding Student Organization Award
  • Outstanding Student Group Award

Eligibility

All student nominees must have a 2.5 prior semester and cumulative grade point average and be in good student conduct behavioral standing.

Important Note About Nominations

CI students may nominate:

  • Students, faculty, staff, and administrators for the Maximus Awards
  • Any Outstanding Student Leader, Student Organization, Student Organization Advisor, and Student Group Awards.

CI faculty, staff, and administrators may nominate:

  • Students for the Maximus Award
  • The Outstanding Student Leader, Student Organization, and Student Group Awards.

Important notes:

  • CI faculty, staff, and administrators may not submit nominations for other faculty, staff, or administrators.
  • Self-nominations are only allowed for Outstanding Student Organization and Outstanding Student Group awards.
  • Self-nominations for individual awards are not accepted.

About the Maximus Awards

The Maximus Awards honor CSU Channel Islands' (CI) greatest student, faculty, administrator and staff member. Students select Maximus Award recipients who have enriched the campus community by setting an example of selfless service to others, providing guidance through mentorship, striving to better the future of CI and influencing and inspiring others through a student-centered focus.

Recipients of a Maximus Award must demonstrate the following:

  • Setting an example of selfless service to others
  • Providing guidance through mentorship
  • Striving to better the future of CI
  • Influencing and inspiring others through a student-centered focus

Selection Committee

The Maximus Awards selection committee is expected to uphold the ideals of CSU Channel Islands and Associated Students, Inc. (ASI) with integrity, thoughtfulness and confidentially throughout the selection process. A formal nomination review rubric is utilized by each member of the selection committee to evaluate each nomination.

The selection of recipients is facilitated by the Student Government Director of Events and a non-voting ASI professional staff member and is not conducted through a blind review.

To represent CI's diverse student body, the Maximus Awards selection committee is comprised of student leaders from the following areas:

  • Associated Students Inc. (ASI)
  • A CI honor society
  • Housing and Residential Education (HRE)
  • New Student, Orientation, and Transition Programs (NSOTP)
  • Student Government
  • Student Support Services (SSS)
  • Veterans Affairs Program

About the Student Leadership Awards

The Student Leadership Awards recognize outstanding leadership accomplishments of students, student organizations, student organization advisors, and student groups.  Recipients of these awards exhibit behaviors that exemplify the CI Definition of Leadership, and positively contribute to the student experience at CI.

Outstanding Student Leader Awards

Based on Susan Komives' Leadership Identity Development Model and the CI Definition of Leadership, the Outstanding Student Leader awards represent outcomes that student leaders should master as they develop to their fullest leadership potential and formulate their leadership identity.  Each level is cumulative, building on the next, representing the growth of beginning student leaders through seasoned student leaders.  The seasoned leader represents the ultimate outcome of a student who is prepared to graduate and become a leader in our multicultural society. 

Reflective of the student-centered nature of these awards, students nominated must accept their nomination and submit a resume and response to three short-answer questions in order to be considered for the award.  This process allows students to reflect on their leadership identity and the impact of their leadership experiences on themselves and their community.

The following awards are distributed as part of this category:

  • Outstanding First Year Student Leader Award
  • Outstanding Sophomore Student Leader Award
  • Outstanding Junior Student Leader Award
  • Richard R. Rush Outstanding Senior Student Leader Award
  • Outstanding Graduate or Credential Student Leader Award

The following table outlines the criteria for each Outstanding Student Leader award, with each award’s criteria based on both the CI Definition of Leadership and Komives’ Leadership Identity Development Model.

Click here for table (will be updated)

Outstanding Group Award

This award is presented to a student group on campus, which is defined as those that have members/officers that are paid, and/or groups that are coordinated by a paid staff/faculty/administrator (i.e. RA’s, LEAP, University Associates, SPB, etc.).  The recipient of this award:

  • Has made a positive impact on the campus and/or local community
  • Assists in the advancement of other groups and/or departments
  • Contributes to the leadership development of its members
  • Is committed to academic excellence and student involvement
  • Provides consistent high-quality contributions through events/activities sponsored or co-sponsored by the club or organization
  • Demonstrates the ability to recognize a specific need and affect positive change
  • Has gone above and beyond what is expected of them as an identified group on campus (i.e. more than in job description)

Outstanding Student Organization Award

This award is presented to a student organization consisting solely of volunteers and not coordinated by a paid staff/faculty/administrator.  The recipient of this award:

  • Has made an impact on the campus and/or local community
  • Assists in the advancement of other groups and/or departments
  • Contributes to the leadership development of its members
  • Is committed to academic excellence and student involvement
  • Provides consistent high-quality contributions through events/activities sponsored or co-sponsored by the club or organization
  • Demonstrates the ability to recognize a specific need and affect positive change

Outstanding Student Organization Advisor Award

This award is presented to a student organization advisor.  The recipient of this award:

  • Extends above and beyond paid duties in order to serve a student organization
  • Expands the horizons, skills, and value systems of CI students by providing support and guidance with co-curricular life
  • Serves as a positive role model
  • Engages students in academic and co-curricular programs that support their growth and development

Selection Committee

The Student Leadership Awards selection committees are comprised of staff, faculty, and administrators who have been recognized for their leadership and commitment to student development.  Members of the committees are past recipients or nominees for the Maximus and Student Leadership Awards, and have exemplified a student-centered focus and approach.

Using a blind review process, the committees review the nomination materials submitted by nominators and nominees, and score the applications based on each award’s criteria.  Once all committee members’ scores are tallied, the committee meets to discuss the top candidates and select recipients.  Coordinator of Student Leadership Programs serves as a non-voting facilitator of the selection committees.


Nomination Guidelines & Instructions

  • Nominations must be submitted by 5:00 p.m. on Friday, March 10, 2017.
  • Please submit a separate nomination form for each individual, student organization or group.
  • You may nominate an individual for multiple awards using the same form, but only complete entries for each specific award will be considered.
    • Please note that a nomination for one award does not automatically nominate the individual for the other award. You must completely fill out entries for each specific award you have selected.
  • Faculty, administrators, staff and CI students may nominate CI students for the student Maximus Award and/or Student Leadership Awards.
  • Only CI students may submit nominations for the staff, faculty, and administrator Maximus Awards.
  • Faculty, staff, and administrators may not nominate other faculty, staff or administrators for any award - they may only nominate students. 
  • All responses should be submitted in paragraph format with a recommended minimum 100 words per response.
  • Partial/incomplete nominations will not be considered.  
  • Self-nominations will not be accepted.
  • Fraudulent nominations will not be accepted.
  • Only nominations received by the deadline will be considered.
  • Multiple nominations submitted for one individual, student organization or group does not guarantee that individual or group as the winner of that category.  Nominations are considered based on quality, depth, and breadth, not quantity of submissions.

Nomination Review Information

  • The selection committees will score the degree to which a nominee meets the award criteria based on the quality of your nomination, therefore, it is recommended that you use specific examples and detailed responses as it will greatly increase the consideration given to your nomination.  Responses to nomination questions should be submitted in paragraph format and it is recommended that each response be a minimum of 100 words to ensure depth of response.
  • In reviewing nominations, the Student Leadership Awards are conducted through a 'blind review' in that the nominee's name is removed from selection materials before they are given to the selection committee members.  This allows the selection committee to consider the weight of the nomination with as little influence of personal knowledge of the nominee as possible.  In order to facilitate this process, for the Student Leadership Awards please do not use the student's name in your responses, however use of 'he/she/they' is appropriate.  The Maximus Awards do not facilitate a blind review, and so inclusion of nominee name in responses for that section is allowed.  This information will be repeated on related sections of the nomination.
  • Students nominated for an Outstanding Student Leader Award must accept their nomination and submit a resume and response to three short-answer questions in order to be considered for the award.  This process allows students to reflect on their leadership identity and the impact of their leadership experiences on themselves and their community.  Nominees will be contacted by Student Leadership Programs with instructions on how to submit the required information.
  • Please note that should your nominee be selected as an award recipient, the selection committee may share your name and/or comments with your nominee.  Your comments may also be used to honor your nominee during the actual event as the nominees are announced.

Information You Will Need To Complete A Nomination Form

Required Information:

  • Your Contact Information (name, email, classification)
  • Nominee information (name, email, classification) OR Student Organization or Group Information (name, contact email)

Award-Specific Information:

  • Maximum Award Nomination

    • ​In what ways does this person set an example of selfless service to others? (Examples may include: How they show care for others; how they go above and beyond what is required of them; how they volunteer their time)
    • In what ways does this person provide guidance through mentorship? (Examples may include: How they demonstrate availability to others; how they share wisdom; how they help prepare others for next steps in development)
    • In what ways does this person strive to better the future of CI? (Examples may include: How they take initiative; how they offer up innovative ideas and/or programmatic improvements; what they do now to help build a better future for CI students; and how they demonstrate CI’s mission by fostering community on campus)
    • In what ways does this person influence and inspire others through a student-centered focus? (Examples may include: How they support and encourage students’ goals; how they demonstrate exemplary performance; how they serve as a role model to others; how they demonstrate student-centeredness; and how they motivate others through their work/actions/words)
  • Outstanding First Year Student Leader Award Nomination

    • Please describe this person's approach to and success in getting involved in experiences that contribute to leadership development.​
    • Please describe how this person exhibits leadership through their involvement experiences.
    • Please describe how this person consistently assesses their strengths and weaknesses, and seeks to develop areas of improvement.
    • Please describe this person's self-confidence as a student leader at CI, providing example(s) that highlight their abilities and/or potential.
  • Outstanding Sophomore Student Leader Award Nomination

    • Please describe how this person exhibits leadership through their involvement experiences and serves as a role model for others.
    • Please describe how this person has utilized multiple leadership styles/approaches to successfully manage leadership challenges.
    • Please describe how this person meaningfully approaches and engages with others when collaborating with or leading a group to accomplish a goal.
    • Please describe your observations on how this person utilizes self-reflection and learning to improve.
  • Outstanding Junior Student Leader Award Nomination

    • Please describe how this person exhibits leadership through their involvement and provide examples of how this nominee took leadership responsibilities regardless of rank, title, position, etc.
    • Please describe how this person has engaged in shared leadership roles, facilitated teamwork, and coached others.
    • Please describe how this person has demonstrated openness to diverse perspectives and diverse populations.
    • Please describe how this person consistently seeks to learn about themselves, and connect their leadership experiences to a larger perspective/picture (of themselves/their future, the community, etc.). 
  • Dr. Richard R. Rush Outstanding Senior Student Leader Award Nomination

    • Please describe how this person exhibits a high level of leadership through their involvement and what impact they have made at CI and/or in the local community. 
    • Please describe how this person has worked to ensure the group(s) they have led will continue in their progress beyond their time in the role.  How has this person contributed to the development and sustainability of the group(s) they lead?
    • Please describe how this person has demonstrated an ability to work with others in various and/or complex contexts/organizations/settings to accomplish goals.
    • Please describe how this person has demonstrated their passion for causes and change, and have promoted, participated in, or facilitated activities that contributed to the CI or local community.
    • Please summarize how this student has developed as a leader since you have known them, and has demonstrated a commitment to self-development and life-long learning.
  • Outstanding Graduate or Credential Student Leader Award Nomination

    • Please describe how this person exhibits a high level of leadership through their involvement and what impact they have made at CI and/or in the local community. 
    • Please describe how this person has worked to ensure the group(s) they have led will continue in their progress beyond their time in the role.  How has this person contributed to the development and sustainability of the group(s) they lead?
    • Please describe how this person has demonstrated an ability to work with others in various and/or complex contexts/organizations/settings to accomplish goals.
    • Please describe how this person has demonstrated their passion for causes and change, and have promoted, participated in, or facilitated activities that contributed to the CI or local community.
  • Outstanding Student Organization Advisor Nomination

    • Please describe, using specific examples, how this person goes ‘above and beyond’ to serve as an advisor to a student organization.
    • Please describe how this advisor provides exemplary support and guidance to the leadership and membership of the student organization.
    • Please describe how this advisor serves as a role model for the student organization and students in general.
    • Please describe how this advisor engages students in academic and co-curricular programs and activities that support their growth and development.
  • Outstanding Student Organization Nomination

    • Please describe how this student organization contributes to the personal, academic, and leadership development of its members.
    • Please describe how this student organization positively contributes to and/or represents the campus community.  Provide specific examples of how the group’s events, activities, and or efforts are planned, purposeful, and needs-based.
    • Please describe how this student organization collaborates with other student organizations or groups, campus programs/departments, and/or faculty/staff/administrators, to advance student engagement and co-curricular learning. 
    • Please describe how this student organization demonstrates a commitment to one or more of the Pillars of the University Mission Statement.
  • Outstanding Student Group Nomination

    • Please describe how this group contributes to the personal, academic, and leadership development of its members.
    • Please describe how this group positively contributes to and/or represents the campus community.  Provide specific examples of how the group’s events, activities, and or efforts are planned, purposeful, and needs-based.
    • Please describe how this group collaborates with student organizations, campus programs/departments, and/or faculty/staff/administrators, to advance student engagement and co-curricular learning. 
    • Please describe how this group demonstrates a commitment to one or more of the Pillars of the University Mission Statement.

Questions?

We welcome your questions and feedback. Please feel free to contact Student Leadership Programs at 805-437-1669 or studentleadership@csuci.edu.