DOSA Awards and Recognition

2022 DOSA Awards

We are excited to announce the 13th Annual Division of Student Affairs Awards program. We have streamlined the process. A formal letter is no longer required. Simply supply a nomination (attach a letter or just send in the body of an email) that covers the criteria listed below. Please include specific examples and submit to dosaawards@live.missouristate.edu.

Please note that we can only accept email submissions or submissions in an attached Word document. . pdf’s are not always accessible -ADA compliant. 

Nominations will be open May 31st. DOSA Awards will be presented this at the Fall Student Affairs All Staff meeting on 9/8/2022. We will recognize students and staff members from within the Division of Student Affairs for exemplary performance from the previous academic year.  

Nominations are accepted for each of the categories listed below. An individual may self-submit for the Promotion of Public Affairs and Innovation by a Team, New Program or New Initiative category. Additionally, you must provide separate submissions per category of nomination or self-submission (for example, if you are nominating two different employees for two different awards, you must submit them separately). 

Nominations will be 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