"Act as if what you do makes a difference.  It does."  ~William James ~

We know that recognition and praise for a job well done is important to overall employee satisfaction and engagement in the workplace. 

We encourage you to look for opportunities to thank a staff member in the Vice President for Research and Economic Development organization when they have gone above and beyond the call of duty to be of assistance to a faculty or staff member or student in support of the research enterprise. 

The following are guiding principles for the Staff Recognition Thank You Program:

  • Any UI Faculty, staff, and students may submit a staff recognition Thank You form.
  • All current VPRED staff, faculty and students are eligible to receive a staff recognition Thank You card.
  • All nominations are encouraged.  Nominators do not necessarily need to be in a supervisory role.  Co-worker to co-worker nominations are encouraged.  

To nominate someone, please fill out the form below:

  • Recognition forms will be submitted electronically, and the nominator will receive an electronic acknowledgement.
  • A representative from the Office of the Vice President for Research and Economic Development will send a Thank You card and token of appreciation via campus mail to the person being recognized.
  • Recipients will be listed on the VPRED Recognition website and within their home department.

If you have any questions, please contact Wendy Evans at 335-2149.