Administrative Improvement Award program is accepting applications

January 15, 2020

Campus colleagues,

Members of the UW-Madison campus community who work in administrative areas are critical to the University’s mission and contribute greatly to the success of students, faculty and staff.

To recognize and celebrate outstanding administrative work, we encourage you to nominate a colleague or group of colleagues for a 2020 Administrative Improvement Award. The award recognizes exceptional performance in administrative roles supporting academics, research, student services, outreach or administration.

The Administrative Improvement Award program is intended to recognize excellent work in process redesign/development or customer service/delivery that resulted in improved efficiency, increased revenue channels, cost savings and/or improved service delivery. It also emphasizes collaborative work.

This year’s Administrative Improvement Awards will be presented at a Showcase preview event to be held the afternoon of April 14. Showcase, which is sponsored by the Office of Strategic Consulting, is an annual event highlighting exciting innovations and improvements on campus over the past year. This will be a great opportunity for the campus community to participate in two springtime traditions and celebrations of excellence.

All current UW-Madison employees serving in an administrative role that supports student services, research, academics or administration are eligible for the award if they are:

• Academic Staff

• University Staff

• Limited Employees

• Faculty

• Student Employees

Nominees can be an individual or a team. Submissions for individuals may reference multiple examples that demonstrate a sustained focus on administrative improvement. Anyone on campus may submit a nomination(s). However, self-nominations – either from an individual or a member of a team – will not be accepted.

The nomination form and guidelines are available on the Administrative Improvement Awards page of the Vice Chancellor for Finance and Administration website. The nomination deadline is Friday, February 21, 2020.

If you have any questions about the Administrative Improvement Award, please contact John Horn at or Liz Hammen at in the Office of the Vice Chancellor for Finance and Administration.

Thank you, and please join us in celebrating outstanding administrative work at UW-Madison.

Rebecca M. Blank


Karl Scholz


Laurent Heller

Vice Chancellor for Finance and Administration


Administrative Improvement Awards