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Event Information

You’re invited to attend the annual Legacy Awards on Wednesday, May 2, 2018 in the Grand Salon. Dessert reception at 6:00 p.m. Awards begin at 6:30 p.m. RSVP by Wednesday, April 18, 2018.

Nomination Information

To nominate an individual for an award,  click here.
Nominations must be submitted by Midnight on Friday, March 9, 2018.

Purpose

Hosted through a collaboration between Associated Students Inc. and Career and Leadership Development, 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
  • Outstanding Student Assistant Award
  • Outstanding Student Intern 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.

Nomination Guidelines & Instructions

  • To nominate an individual for an award,  click here. 
    Nominations must be submitted by Midnight on Friday, March 9, 2018.
  • 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.

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 Student Government senator constituent groups:

  • Wellness & Recreation
  • Community Engagement
  • Social Justice
  • Sustainability & Technology
  • Graduate, Credential & Alumni
  • Commuters & Transportation
  • Academic Affairs
  • Housing and Residential Education
  • Veterans & Non Traditional

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's Leadership Identity Development Model, the following 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, each building on the next, representing the growth of beginning student leaders through seasoned student leaders.  The experienced leader represents the ultimate outcome of a student who is prepared to lead in our 21st century 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
  • Outstanding Student Assistant Award
  • Outstanding Intern Award

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 students, staff, faculty, and administrators.

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.  The Coordinator of Student Leadership Programs serves as a non-voting facilitator of the selection committees.

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 and responses.
  • 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 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 Legacy Awards if your nominee is selected.

Information Needed To Complete A Nomination 

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:

Maximus Award Nomination

  • How is this person selfless in their 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 has this person been a mentor and provided guidance to others? (Examples may include: How they demonstrate availability to others; how they share wisdom; how they help prepare others for next steps in development)
  • What has this person done to better the future of the CI community? (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 has this person influenced and inspired others through a student-centered focus on campus? (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)

Questions?

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