DOSA Awards and Recognition

2022 DOSA Awards

We are excited to announce the 13th Annual Division of Student Affairs Awards winners at the Fall Division of Student Affairs All-Staff event on Thursday, September 8th. If you have any questions contact dosaawards@live.missouristate.edu.

Nominations were accepted for each of the categories listed below: 

·         Promotion of Public Affairs 

·         Innovation by a Team, New Program, or New Initiative 

·         Outstanding Advocate for Social Justice & Inclusion (Chosen by the Inclusion Awareness Team) 

·         Outstanding Graduate Assistant 

·         Outstanding New Exempt Staff Member (employed less than 2 years) 

·         Outstanding New Non-Exempt Staff Member (employed less than 2 years s)  

·         Outstanding New Part-Time Staff Member (employed less than 2 years)  

·         Outstanding Part-Time Staff Member (employed more than 2 years)  

·         Outstanding Non-Exempt Staff Member (employed more than 2 years)  

·         Outstanding Exempt Staff Member (employed more than 2 years) 

·         Outstanding Long standing Staff Member (employed within Students Affairs 10 years or more) 

*These categories may be either nominations or self-submissions. 

AWARD CATEGORIES 

*May be nominations or self-submissions. 
 
*PROMOTION OF PUBLIC AFFAIRS 
• Presented to an individual or team 
• Promoted an appreciation, understanding, or celebration of the Public Affairs Mission through delivery of a program and/or through personal actions 
• The event created a positive impact on our campus 
• Give a concrete example of how this program exceeded other service/volunteer programs? 
 
*INNOVATION BY A TEAM, New Program or New Initiative 
• Demonstrated benefit to students and participating units 
• Developed a new program or initiative to meet specific outcome(s) in accordance with our Student Affairs Mission 
• Developed and implemented outstanding new program or initiative within last two years 
• Demonstrated achievement of the program or initiative goals 
• Please provide specific examples. 
 
 OUTSTANDING ADVOCATE FOR SOCIAL JUSTICE & INCLUSION 
• Classified as a current staff member (full or part-time), or graduate assistant within the Division of Student Affairs  

• Nominee may not have previously received this award  
• Nominee actively seeks opportunities to increase knowledge of social justice and inclusion; and incorporates this knowledge into their practice  
• Nominee brings awareness and/or takes action to remove barriers to social justice and inclusion within and/or outside Missouri State University 
• Nominee advocates for the development of a more inclusive and socially conscious department, institution, and/or profession 

• Give specific examples. 
 
OUTSTANDING GRADUATE ASSISTANT 
• Classified as a graduate assistant 
• Completed at least one semester of graduate work 
• Demonstrated superior job performance 
• Demonstrated pride in work and displayed a positive attitude toward responsibilities and people  
• Demonstrated commitment to Division of Student Affairs and Missouri State University through service on committees, engaging in actions that support department, Division, and University values, and/or engaging in collaborative efforts across the University 

• Give specific examples. 
 
OUTSTANDING NEW Exempt STAFF MEMBER 
• Classified as an exempt staff member 
• Employed within the Division of Student Affairs for less than two years 
• Demonstrated superior job performance 
• Demonstrated pride in work and displayed a positive attitude toward responsibilities and people 
• Demonstrated commitment to Division of Student Affairs and Missouri State University through service on committees, engaging in actions that support department, Division, and University values, and/or engaging in collaborative efforts across the University 

• Give specific examples. 

OUTSTANDING NEW non-Exempt STAFF MEMBER 
• Classified as a non-exempt staff member 
• Employed within the Division of Student Affairs for less than two years 
• Demonstrated superior job performance 
• Demonstrated pride in work and displayed a positive attitude toward responsibilities and people 
• Demonstrated commitment to Division of Student Affairs and Missouri State University through service on committees, engaging in actions that support department, Division, and University values, and/or engaging in collaborative efforts across the University 

• Give specific examples. 
 

OUTSTANDING NEW Part-time STAFF MEMBER 
• Classified as a non-student Part-time staff 
• Employed within the Division of Student Affairs for less than two years 
• Demonstrated superior job performance 
• Demonstrated pride in work and displayed a positive attitude toward responsibilities and people 
• Demonstrated commitment to Division of Student Affairs and Missouri State University through service on committees, engaging in actions that support department, Division, and University values, and/or engaging in collaborative efforts across the University 

• Give specific examples. 
 
OUTSTANDING PART-TIME STAFF MEMBER 
• Employed within the Division of Student Affairs for two or more years 
• Demonstrated superior job performance above and beyond expectations 
• Demonstrated pride in work and displayed a positive attitude toward responsibilities and people 
• Demonstrated commitment to Division of Student Affairs and Missouri State University through service on committees, engaging in actions that support department, Division, and University values, and/or engaging in collaborative efforts across the University 
• Give specific examples. 

 OUTSTANDING NON-EXEMPT STAFF MEMBER 
• Classified as a non-exempt staff member 
• Employed within the Division of Student Affairs for two or more years 
• Demonstrated superior job performance above and beyond expectations 
• Demonstrated pride in work and displayed a positive attitude toward responsibilities and people 
• Demonstrated commitment to Division of Student Affairs and Missouri State University through service on committees, engaging in actions that support department, Division, and University values, and/or engaging in collaborative efforts across the department, the Division of Student Affairs, and/or the University  

• Give specific examples. 
 
OUTSTANDING EXEMPT STAFF MEMBER 
• Classified as an Exempt staff member 
• Employed within the Division of Student Affairs for two or more years 
• Demonstrated superior job performance above and beyond expectations 
• Demonstrated pride in work and displayed a positive attitude toward responsibilities and people 
• Demonstrated commitment to Division of Student Affairs and Missouri State University through service on committees, engaging in actions that support department, Division, and University values, and/or engaging in collaborative efforts across the University 
• Demonstrated involvement in professional activities (presentations at conferences, committee work for professional association, office held in professional association, or publications) 

• Give specific examples. 

OUTSTANDING Long-Standing STAFF MEMBER  
• Classified as full time exempt, full time non-exempt staff member, or non-student Part-time staff 
• Employed within the Division of Student Affairs for 10 years or more 
• Demonstrated superior job performance 
• Demonstrated pride in work and displayed a positive attitude toward responsibilities and people 
• Demonstrated commitment to Division of Student Affairs and Missouri State University through service on committees, engaging in actions that support department, Division, and University values, and/or engaging in collaborative efforts across the University 

• Give specific examples. 

Applications are due before 5:00 p.m. on Friday, July 29, 2022 via email to dosaawards@live.missouristate.edu.

 Past Recipients