CSI Award

Creative Staff Innovations Award

Many great ideas are created and implemented at our Oklahoma community colleges. Through its CSI award, OACC recognizes these groundbreaking ideas and the staff members who originated them. OACC publishes the award winners each year in the CSI Anthology.

The Creative Staff Innovation, CSI, award is a program in which full-time and part-time staff members have the opportunity to share their great ideas and demonstrate how these ideas have brought about positive change on their campus. This award is intended for staff only. Faculty are encouraged to apply for the GIFT Award.

View the 2017 CSI Anthology

View the 2016 CSI Anthology

View the 2015 CSI Anthology

View the 2014 CSI Anthology

5 Cash Prizes Awarded (2016)

If you have a great idea that has already been implemented, you may as well get paid extra for it!

One 1st Place Winner = $250
Two 2nd Place Winners = $150 each
Two 3rd Place Winners = $100 each

Prizes will be handed out the day of the staff conference.
*Winners will have their conference registration fees waived.

Contest Details:

Who can enter: All full- and part-time staff employees from all Oklahoma community college campuses. If co-workers and supervisors identify a staff member’s innovative work, they may also submit an entry on their behalf.

Why you should enter: Staff members are in the trenches everyday helping to make their institution run more efficiently. Staff are closer to the problems and are often the ones to identify a problem and come up with a creative solution. All other campuses may be able to benefit from your great idea. You may as well get paid for it too!

How to enter: Fill out the CSI application and attach a one- page Word document explaining in 500 words or less your idea that has either saved the institution money or developed a better way of accomplishing a task, or implementation of a creative idea . Email your application and Word document to joanne.huff@wosc.edu.  You will be contacted once the form is received. If you do not get confirmation of receipt, resubmit the application. The form can be found at this link:

 2017_Creative_Staff_Innovations_OACC (1) PDF

Online Submission Form

When to enter: Applications will be accepted from now until 5:00 p.m. September 1, 2017.

A panel of peer reviewers will judge the entries based on the problem, solution and evidence for impact on the institution. You will be notified before the OACC Support Staff Conference held  September 22, 2017, if you are a winner. Winners are requested to attend the conference to accept their award, give a brief description of their idea and be available to answer questions regarding their submission. Registration fees will be waived for winning recipients.

Where: OACC Support Staff Conference, Rose State College, Community Learning Center, 6420 S. E. 15th, Midwest City, OK 73110