Cal Poly Pomona is gearing up to recognize faculty and staff cross-departmental and cross-divisional teams – large and small – that work diligently to make student success a reality.
The nomination period for the third annual One Team Award kicks off Monday, May 8. and runs through Friday, June 23. University President Soraya M. Coley will announce the winner at Fall Conference Monday, Aug. 21.
The One Team Award, established in 2021, was born out of President Coley’s desire to acknowledge the vital role that teamwork across departments and divisions plays in not only advancing the university but also in creating an environment where faculty and staff feel fulfilled in their careers, said Jesús F. Ávalos, chair of the One Team Award Committee and the learning and development consultant with Employee and Organizational Development and Advancement.
“Interaction between individuals and their team members, including cross-departmental teams working on special projects, is an important part of people’s experience at work,” Ávalos said. “It’s an honor and privilege to be able to recognize our faculty and staff who come together with a common goal to better serve our students and our community and help each other grow.”
Nominations will be evaluated on their impact on the campus community and how closely their projects and initiatives align with one or more of the university’s core values of academic excellence, experiential learning, inclusivity, student learning and success, community engagement and social and environmental responsibility. Teams must represent at least two departments and have a minimum of three members. To be eligible, entire projects or a defined major milestone of a project must have been completed in the past year.
One Team Award winners cannot be nominated again for the same project for consecutive years. Presidential or Provost-appointed teams with multiple leadership members do not qualify. However, subsequent teams that develop out of those Presidential or Provost-driven initiatives are eligible to apply.