1. Goal: Recognition of individuals or groups whose outstanding work in technology has benefited NWACC member institutions.
2. Eligibility: A Hugi Award may be given to:
- Current or former employees (or groups of employees) of NWACC member institutions (except for current NWACC officers, staff, or NWACC Council members);
- An individual outside of NWACC whose lifetime contributions to technology in higher education have been of significant benefit to NWACC member institutions.
3. Scope/Criteria: Hugi Awards may be made in any of the following categories:
- Exemplary Practice, including:
- Academic technologies (e.g., teaching, learning, research);
- Technology administration (e.g., governance, policies, management, cost savings);
- Infrastructure (e.g., networks, data management, security);
- Leadership by an individual to support and further the mission and ideals of NWACC;
- Lifetime Contribution by an individual to foster the development and use of information technology in higher education with benefit to NWACC member institutions.
- Awards are made at the discretion of the Board of Directors. Council members and others at NWACC member institutions may nominate individuals or groups at any time by contacting the chair of the Board or the NWACC President.
- Award recipients will be invited to attend an NWACC Council meeting (at NWACC’s expense) to receive a commemorative plaque. If appropriate, they will be invited to give a presentation.
- Recipients will receive a check payable to them, their institution, or a charity of their choice for $2,500 (Exemplary Practice); $3,000 (Leadership); or $5,000 (Lifetime Contribution).
- If requested, NWACC representatives may visit the member institution to present the award in person and/or provide notice to the local campus community.