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NASPA-Florida "Programs of Distinction"

The NASPA-Florida "Programs of Distinction" awards are designed to celebrate strong programs and services provided for students throughout the state of Florida. Entries will be submitted and judged within one of the following ten categories:

·         Housing, Residence Life, Contracted Services, Student Conduct, and related

·         Student Union, Student Activities, Greek Life, Leadership, and related

·         Enrollment Management, Financial Aid, Orientation, Parents, First Year, Other Year, and related

·         Student Health, Wellness, Counseling, and related

·         International, Multicultural, Cultural, Gender, LGBTQ, Spirituality, Disability, and related

·         Careers, Academic Support, Service-Learning, Community Service, and related

·         Off-Campus, Commuter, Non-traditional, Graduate, Professional, and related

·         Athletic, Recreation, Physical Fitness, Non-Varsity Sports, and related

·         Administrative, Assessment, Information Technology, Fundraising, Professional Development, and related

·         Violence Education and Prevention, Crisis Management, Campus Security, and related


Materials to submit

·         Correspond to one Excellence Award category

·         Include a program title

·         Executive Summary (500 words or less)

·         Description and Outline (1,250 words or less)

·         Assessment Data (1,250 words or less)

·         Letters of Support (Maximum of three)

Criteria for Judging
Entries within each category will be reviewed by a cross-section of experienced NASPA members. Three to five judges will independently review submissions using the following criteria:

·         Positive impact on student learning, transitions, retention, and/or success

·         Relevance to institutional mission

·         Demonstration of success in addressing student needs and/or critical campus issues

·         Importance to one or more program areas included in this category

·         Collaboration with academic affairs and other departments

·         Originality and creativity

·         Effective use of technology and other resources

·         Innovative practical use of research and/or assessment and linking to learning outcomes

·         Evidence of sustainability

·         Quality of program description and submission

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