SUNY Council of CIO Awards

The SUNY Council of CIO (CCIO) Awards are intended to recognize individuals, groups or institutions whose work exemplifies CCIOs efforts to build and support SUNY’s IT community. The awards are presented annually and represent CCIO’s desire to promote our values of integrity, collaboration, creativity and innovation throughout SUNY’s IT departments
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SUNY CCIOs Commitment to Innovation and Collaboration

The SUNY Council of CIOs is committed to promoting collaboration. Our values express our desire to create an environment of open communication and cooperation to develop synergy within SUNY and among our campuses.

  • We value our culture of participation within our organization and throughout the SUNY community. We actively share experiences, knowledge, and information.

  • We are committed to building strong partnerships and working with other leadership organizations within SUNY to achieve common goals.

  • We respect individual campus differences, recognizing they strengthen us as a system.

  • We embrace innovative solutions, different perspectives and paradigms, and new opportunities that result in stable, sustainable, leading edge services and technology.

  • We encourage creative and critical thinking as we seek to constantly improve.

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The Collaboration Awards

The Individual Collaboration Award recognizes an individual whose efforts over the past calendar year exemplify SUNY’s desire to build, support and enrich the SUNY Information Technology community by promoting collaboration in their work. This award will honor an individual who has demonstrated a passion for SUNY’s collaboration value either on their individual campus and/or throughout the SUNY CCIO community. Submissions will be judged on the following criteria:

  • Breadth and extent of the collaboration;
  • The impact in terms of benefits achieved or planned;
  • Impact to SUNY higher education institutions and/or the individual’s institution.

The Team Collaboration Award recognizes groups or teams that promote collaboration within the SUNY IT sector – between institutions, campuses, faculties or departments – of new leading practices or new service models within institutions, between institutions or across the sector and leading to operational efficiencies or increased effectiveness. The submission could be an individual project achieved in the last calendar year or the introduction of a new program. Submissions will be judged on the following criteria:

  • Breadth and extent of the collaboration;
  • The impact in terms of benefits achieved or planned;
  • Applicability to other SUNY higher education institutions.
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The SUNY CCIO Innovation Award

The SUNY CCIO Innovation Award recognizes innovative Information Technology projects or initiatives over the past calendar year that have significantly advanced teaching, learning, research or administration within an individual campus and/or throughout the SUNY community. Nominee may be an individual or a group/team.

Submissions will be judged on the following criteria:

  • Innovation in the application of existing technologies or the development of new ones;
  • The impact in terms of benefits achieved or planned;
  • Applicability to other SUNY higher education institutions.

 

Eligibility

  • Nominations for the SUNY CCIO Collaboration Award are invited from any SUNY CCIO member institution (or institutions). The nomination must be cosigned by the CIO of the institution making the nomination.

  • The award will focus on the accomplishments of the past calendar year.

  • While the nomination must come from a CCIO member institution, parties involved in the project or initiative need not all be IT staff at the institution or  from CCIO member institutions. The award however will be made to the IT staff in the CCIO institution or institutions.

  • Self-nominations are acceptable.

 

 

Preparing the Nomination

Each nomination should include:

  • For the individual award:

    • A thorough description of the contributions of the nominee and the benefits of their accomplishments to SUNY and other stakeholders.

    • A minimum of two additional letters of endorsement providing evidence of the significance and magnitude of the individual’s contribution are required.

  • For the team/group award:

    • A thorough description of the project or program, the outcomes of the project, the team members and the benefits to SUNY and other stakeholders.

    • A minimum of two additional letters of endorsement providing evidence of the significance and magnitude of the stated project/program outcomes.

  • For the Innovation award:

    • A thorough description of the innovation in existing technologies or the development of a new technology and the benefits to SUNY and other stakeholders.
    • A minimum of two additional letters of endorsement providing evidence of the significance and magnitude of the innovation outcomes.

The Selection Committee reserves the right to:

 

not award in a category if suitable nominations are not received; and,

 

move a nomination to another category if applicable.

Submit a Nomination

The award will focus on the accomplishments of the past year. For the 2021 award, the focus will be on accomplishments between September 1, 2020 – August 31, 2021.

Nominations for the SUNY CCIO Awards will be open from October 01, 2021 – October 22, 2021.

Selection

The award selection committee will consist of a sub-committee of the SUNY CCIO membership, selected by the executive committee. The selection committee will present their recommendation to the CCIO executive committee for approval.