CSI Award

Creative Staff Innovation Award

Deadline for CSI Awards Applications to Monday September 9, 2024

Many great ideas are created and implemented at our Oklahoma community colleges. OACC recognizes these groundbreaking ideas and the staff members who originated them.

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. OACC publishes the award winners each year in the CSI Anthology. Prizes will be handed out during the awards portion of the conference.

Cash Prizes for the 2024 CSI Winners (one check will be written to CSI Winners, the check will be written to first name listed on application).

1st Place $250

2nd Place $150

3rd Place $100

Contest Details

Who can enter: All full-time and part-time staff employees from OACC member community colleges. If co-workers and supervisors identify a staff member’s innovative work, they may also submit an entry on their behalf. If you are submitting an entry on their behalf, please include the nominee’s proposal: (all applications will be sent to our conference planning team for voting and will be in the conference program and on the OACC Website).

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 creative innovation!

How to enter: Fill out the online CSI application and attach your CSI Proposal at the link below. You may also email your proposal or nomination to jproctor@rose.edu.

Format for submitting proposal

Title of proposal

Contact Information: Name, Position or Department, College, Email

a. Rationale for your idea
b. Identification of the problems or issues addressed
c. Description of the idea
d. How the problem or issue was resolved

CSI Anthologies

CSI Anthology 2023

CSI Anthology 2021

CSI Anthology 2020

CSI Anthology 2019

CSI Anthology 2018

CSI Anthology 2017

CSI Anthology 2016