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 2018 CSI Anthology
Cash Prizes Awarded (2018)
If you have a great idea that has already been implemented, you may as well get paid extra for it!
Prizes will be handed out the day of the staff conference.
*Winners will have their conference registration fees waived.
Who can enter: All full-time 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 firstname.lastname@example.org. You will be contacted once the form is received. If you do not get confirmation of receipt, resubmit the application. An online form can be found at this link:
When to enter: Applications will be accepted from now until Friday August, 31, 2018.
A panel of peer reviewers will judge the entries based on the problem, solution and evidence for impact on the institution. If you are a winner, you will be notified before the OACC Support Staff Conference held on Friday September 28, 2018. 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