TEXAS HIGHER EDUCATION HUMAN RESOURCES ASSOCIATION
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Annual Innovation Award
THEHRA was founded in 1975, and has a potential membership of more than 500 human resources professionals from over 34 colleges and universities across the state. The association’s mission is to contribute to the professional advancement of human resources administration in state-supported senior colleges and universities in Texas.
In keeping with this mission, the membership approved the awarding of the association’s Annual Innovation Award.
All 34 state colleges and universities and its human resources professionals are eligible to nominate an individual or team for this award. The first award was presented at the association’s summer 2012 conference.
The winning individual or team will be acknowledged with:
-an association press release
-letter to the institutions chancellor and/or president
-THEHRA website listing
-an engraved plaque
-a $500 donation to the institution to be used exclusively for future human resources professional development
The Texas Higher Education Human Resources Association's main focus is working with its members to enhance the field of human resources in higher education and to maximize their largest assets - human resources.
Award Committee Guidelines complete guidelines
In accepting a nomination and selecting a recipient for the Innovation Award, the committee shall consider:
• Eligibility criteria
• Specific examples of how the nominee has met the criteria for innovation
• The size and resources of the nominee’s institution and HR staffing
• Quality -There is evidence that the innovation increases the quality of the human resources management function.
• Efficiency - There is evidence that the innovation contributes to a more efficient way of doing things. The innovation has led to improved performance of the department or institution.
• Added Value- There is evidence that the innovation adds a value to the human resources function.
• Replication -The innovation can be replicated in other institutions with minimum of difficulty.
• Creativity - The innovation should be as original as possible or the adaptation should be creative.
• Effectiveness - The innovation must have been in existence long enough to be tested and proven to meet the criteria. The innovation is in practice and has been received in a positive manner.
Deadline extended to May 6, 2013!
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