OURA 2022 – Innovation Award2023-03-31T16:49:41+00:00

OURA Innovation Award

This award program is designed to recognize, reward and share university achievements in improving the quality of, and reducing the cost of, academic administration in the following areas: admissions, registration, examinations, scheduling, transcripts, systems, records, calendars, scholarships and awards, secondary school liaison, and other activities or undertakings that may be deemed appropriate by OURA.

One innovation award will be available every second year, or at the discretion of the OURA Executive, and is valued at $5,000 to be given to fund a student scholarship at the winning institution.

The following information is requested:

– A brief summary of the project and the intended outcome.
– Presentation of how the project demonstrates each of the following five categories: Portability; Originality; Quality Impact, Productivity Impact; and Involvement.
– Clear documentation of how the project is being implemented and, where applicable, clear evidence of the outcomes that reflect at least 12 months of measurable results are also required.

Nomination Submitted By

Institution *

Job Title *
Date of Submission *

Individual/Department/Team being nominated

Name (primary contact in the case of department/team nomination) *

Institution *

In the case of a department/team nomination, in the space provided please include a list of first and last names, email, and job titles: *

Please provide answers about the project, in the following questions:

1. Please briefly describe the project and its intended outcome. *

2. In consideration of the following five categories, please describe how the project meets the award criteria.

- Portability: The potential for use of the technique at other institutions.

- Originality: The originality and uniqueness of the idea as applied to higher education.

- Quality impact: The extent of the impact of improvements in quality of service as seen by the end user, or in working conditions as seen by staff.

- Productivity impact: The extent of the impact of the improvements in productivity. The size of the institution will be taken into account where the improvements generate financial savings or increased revenue.

- Involvement: The extent of the involvement of the entire institutional community. Consultation beforehand with staff and users, faculty and students, and broad acceptance of the changes will be taken into account. *

3. Describe how the project is being implemented and, where applicable, provide clear evidence of the outcomes that reflect at least 12 months of measurable results. *



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