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A Tufts Distinction Award nominee will model our Tufts University values:

  • Leadership
  • Innovation
  • Customer Service
  • Integrity,
  • Collaboration
  • Respect for diverse perspectives & support for inclusion

A David J. Kahle Award nominee would have:

  • Led a department, school, or university-wide initiative
  • Improved a university service, offering or user experience
  • Collaborated with stakeholders to ensure the needs of the stakeholders were met

On the nomination form, please ensure you are responding to the question versus providing a general description of work done by your nominee.

Be specific in describing the contributions of the individual or team you are nominating. Point to real improvements and tangible impact by using multiple examples.

A great nomination will contain specific stories or examples about your candidate, and will address in detail how the candidate meets a combination of the above criteria. Strong nominations often include specific comments or quotations from those who have benefited directly from a nominee’s work.