How are submissions judged?

Submissions are reviewed first by the CU I&E Program Manager, who will contact the submitter with any questions, and then by the selection committee (campus controllers/deputy controllers and University Controller), who will determine if the submissions meet program criteria. Those that do are posted on the CU I&E website.

At the end of the program submission period, the selection committee again reviews all posted submissions in order to identify a group of finalists. The finalists form the pool for award consideration.

How are cash awards determined?

Finalists are notified after the submission period ends, and invited to participate in further recognition activities as part of the awards determination process. These include:

  • A video interview (in-person or online), and, 
  • A call-in question-and-answer period session with the voting body.

Awards are decided by a larger voting body, comprised of the selection committee and additional representatives from CU System Administration and the campuses.