President's Achievement Award
Tips for Writing a Compelling Nomination
The Selection Committee depends on the content of the award nominations to make its decisions. Therefore, nominations submitted should be as thorough, detailed and descriptive as possible in order to convey a nominee’s exceptional performance and award worthiness.
- Adhere to the three–page limit. For equity reasons, only three pages of a nomination will be read and considered by the Committee.
- When deciding who to nominate, you should take into account that the impact of contributions is considered relative to an individual's job function, job classification and scope of work.
- Use detailed, specific examples to describe the individual's contributions within three of the five characteristics: character, collaboration, engagement, excellence, and resilience.
- Include endorsements from staff, faculty and/or students to show support for and further substantiate a nomination.
Sample Nomination Excerpts
“Although I have known the nominee for the past three years, I have come to appreciate fully her significant role for my own department …and for both the University community and the larger Princeton community beyond Fitzrandolph Gate. . . She handles all of the normal office work seamlessly, often several steps ahead of me in providing financial reports, solving scheduling problems and dealing with the routine work that any busy office faces.”