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Nomination Questions

Nomination Questions

Use the questions below as a guide to prepare your nomination before you submit it. 

  1. Give us some background information that provides an understanding of why the individual or team is being nominated.

    • If possible, briefly describe the nominee/team's position and general job responsibilities.
    • Is there an issue, problem, or situation that the individual or team successfully addressed?
    • Has the individual/team show strong performance consistently?
    • How are these steps beyond the normal requirements of their job? 
  2. Describe some action steps that were taken.

    • How were innovations and/or solutions identified, developed, and implemented?
    • Were there collaborative efforts with other disciplines and/or departments?
    • How was leadership and/or teamwork exemplified?
  3. What impact does the contribution/achievement have on the DLC, or the Institute?

    • How does the community benefit? (Note that "community" may include staff, faculty, students, MIT, Cambridge, national and/or global)
    • How did the contribution/achievement improve service quality and/or efficiency?
    • How did the contribution/achievement enhance diversity, foster an employee's professional development, and/or promote work/life balance?

Statements of Support

Statements of support from colleagues, clients, students and other members of the community can strengthen a nomination significantly. The committee will accept up to 2 statements of support for each nomination. Statements of support should be no more than 4-5 paragraphs.

Supporting statements from colleagues within the MIT community and people outside MIT may be submitted by using the online form.