Nominations for the 2017-2018 CSI Dolphin Awards

All members of the College community including Affiliates are invited and encouraged to submit nominations for the 2017-2018 Dolphin Awards.

The deadline for submission is Thursday, March 8, 2018

The Dolphin Award, instituted in 1980, is given by the President to select faculty, staff, and students in recognition of their contribution and achievements.  The awards are bestowed annually and are formally presented on the day of the College’s Commencement.

For all Dolphin Awards, the committee will consider length of service, a sustained contribution over many years, or an exceptional recent contribution. 

A detailed statement of the achievements of the candidate should support nominations.  Nominators must provide a written statement (attached form) outlining the primary contributions and provide supporting documentation that is relevant to the nomination category. The focus areas outlined in the CSI Strategic Plan 2017-2022 provide exciting opportunities and dimensions to emphasize individual contributions by the nominee(s) to our institutional priorities.

In all cases, any records related to personnel information (i.e.; salary information or an official review by the candidates supervisor) should not be included in the nomination package.

Where to Send Nominations

Please email your nomination materials to the attention of Barbara Verteramo (Provost@csi.cuny.edu) by Thursday, March 8, 2018.  For questions related to Dolphin Awards please contact the Office of Academic Affairs (718-982-2440).

I. Award Categories and Suggested Documents

  1. Outstanding Scholarly Achievement by a Member of the Full-Time Faculty (includes, teaching, library, and student services faculty).  Documents to be included with nomination:  Current curriculum vitae and letters of support from colleagues and/or peers.
  2. Outstanding Teaching by a Member of the Full-Time Faculty (includes only teaching faculty).  Documents to be included with nomination: Current curriculum vitae, letters of support from colleagues, peers, students, and/or alumni and peer/student evaluations.  (Peer or student evaluations can be sent only by permission of the candidate.)
  3. Outstanding Service and Contribution to the College by a Member of the Full-Time Faculty.  Documents to be included with nomination:  Current curriculum vitae and letters of support from colleagues and/or peers.
  4. Outstanding Teaching by a Member of the Adjunct Faculty (includes only teaching faculty).  Documents to be included with nomination:  Current curriculum vitae, letters of support from colleagues, peers, students, and/or alumni and peer/student evaluations.  (Peer or student evaluations can be sent only by permission of the candidate.)  Please note that the individual who has been nominated must have taught as an adjunct in the 2016-2017 academic years.
  5. Outstanding Service and Contribution to the College by a Member of the Non-Teaching Instructional Staff in the HEO Title.  Documents to be included with nomination:  Letters from supervisors and/or colleagues.
  6. Outstanding Service and Contribution to the College by a Member of the Non-Teaching Instructional Staff in the CLT and OIT Specialist Titles.  Documents to be included with nomination: Letters from supervisors and/or colleagues.
  7. Outstanding Service and Contribution to the College by a Member of a Full-Time Non-Instructional Staff in Clerical Functions.  Documents to be included with nomination: Letters from supervisors and/or colleagues.
  8. Outstanding Service and Contribution to the College by a Member of the Non-Instructional Staff in Maintenance, Operations, Security.  Documents to be included with nomination: Letters from supervisors and/or colleagues.
  9. Outstanding Service and Contribution to the College by a Member of the Part-Time Non-Teaching Staff.  Documents to be included with nomination: Letters from supervisors and/or colleagues
  10. Outstanding Service and Contribution to the College by a Currently Enrolled Student. The student must be in good standing Documents to be included with nomination:  Letters from faculty, staff members, and/or students.

II. Eligibility for Nomination 

All active members of the College faculty and staff, including those on tax levy and non-tax levy payrolls working at the College, and current students are eligible for nomination. Self-nominations are discouraged.

Past award recipients are eligible for nomination in categories other than the one(s) in which the award was previously conferred.  Members of the selection committee are not eligible for nomination.

III. 2018 Dolphin Awards Committee

Previous Years Recipients

Category 1:  Barbara Montero        

Category 2:  Dan Zhang                                                                         

Category 3:  Vacant

Category 4:  Stephen Fried

Category 5:  Warrick Bell

Category 6:  Orit Gruber

Category 7:  Michele Karpeles

Category 8:  George Sulley

Category 9:  Adolph Mascari

Category 10: CSI Student

 Committee and Voting Members

  • Immediate Past recipients (listed above)
  • Hope Berte, Executive Director of Human Resources
  • Patricia Kahn, Assistant Vice President for Technology Systems
  • Carlos Serrano, Assistant Vice President for Finance and Budget
  • Vivian Incera, Dean for Science and Technology
  • Susan Holak, Dean for the School of Business
  • Ken Gold, Dean for the School of Education
  • Ralf Peetz, Associate Provost
  • Jessica Collura, Director of Employee Relations and Labor Designee

Following the deliberations, the committee will submit its recommendations to the President for his decision.

Gary W. Reichard
Provost/Senior Vice President for Academic Affairs