President’s Award for Excellence in Shared Values

Introducing the new President’s Award for Excellence in Shared Values

In the face of adversity, faculty and staff rise above the challenges in their paths to ensure that UAB clings to its shared values and continues to be a leader in higher education.  This year has tested our mettle but not overwhelmed it.

In recognition of these efforts, we are proud to announce the President’s Award for Excellence in Shared Values. The President’s Award for Excellence in Shared Values will honor a combined 20 faculty and staff whose work has exemplified and embodied one or more of the values that propel our institution during the extraordinary times presented by the COVID-19 pandemic.


Nominations are submitted electronically and housed in a database for easier retrieval and administration.  Those submitting a nomination or uploading a document will be asked to highlight at least one of the UAB Shared Values and explain how the nominee has demonstrated that value.

The nomination must clearly demonstrate that the nominee meets the selection criteria and eligibility requirements. An advisory committee from the Faculty Senate and the Staff Council shall review the nominations and present recommendations to the President. The President shall make the final determination of the recipients of the award.

  • Criteria for Selection

    The award criteria include the following:

    • Full time faculty or staff in workgroup A or F.
    • Employed with UAB on or before January 2020.
    • Must be in good standing with the university.
    • Consistently demonstrates a strong commitment to one or more of UAB’s Shared Values in the course of their work during the COVID-19 pandemic.
  • Diversity, Equity and Inclusion

    UAB encourages those making awards, and those naming selection committees for awards to keep in mind the diversity, equity, and inclusion values and goals of UAB’s strategic plan Forging the Future and of the Strategic Diversity Plan. We strive to make sure everybody counts, every day, and that we actively seek varied perspectives in our decision-making, including when recognizing our faculty and staff.

  • Recognition of Award Recipients

    President’s Letter of Recognition of the Award Recipient

    Plaque signed by the President and Provost highlighting the demonstrations of shared values

    Monetary award of $250

    Recognition of recipients by the Faculty Senate and Staff Council at meetings of the general membership

    Recognition through university channels to promote recipient’s award both internally and externally as appropriate

UAB Shared Values


We act ethically and do what is right.


We treat others with courtesy and civility.


Diversity and Inclusiveness
Everybody counts every day. We actively seek varied perspectives in our decision-making.


We trust each other and work cooperatively across disciplinary boundaries in the spirit of shared governance.


Excellence and Achievement
We constantly innovate, solve problems and improve ourselves and others through learning.


Fiscal and environmental sustainability guide our decisions.


We are answerable to each other and act with the best interests of the university in mind.