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HR Impact Awards: The IMPACT Awards (Innovative, Measurable, People-Oriented, Accountability, Collaborative, and Teamwork) are intended to recognize exceptional performance or special efforts significantly beyond the regular duty requirements related to supporting our DIRECCT Values and Behaviors. Nominations are submitted for specific categories according to the impact of the act, service, or work performance. Learn more.

UMIT Excellence Awards: the UMIT Excellence Awards are meant to highlight exceptional performance and/or special efforts that go above and beyond regular job duties in seven categories: outstanding team, customer-first mindset, innovation, leadership, unsung hero, extra mile, and overall IT excellence.

UMIT Recognition Buttons Program: A button distribution program to recognize employees who exhibit the UMIT core values. Learn more.
For questions regarding all UMIT recognition programs, please contact UMIT Communications at:

Laurel Awards: Each year, the Division of Student Affairs celebrated the accomplishments of its staff members, student employees, and the Division as a whole. The individuals or departments who go above and beyond their roles and contribute to the mission of transforming lives are honored at the annual Laurel Awards ceremony. Learn more.

Toppel Awards: Recognizes outstanding University of Miami students, student organizations, faculty, staff members, and employers who exemplify a commitment to the professional development of themselves and/or others. Learn more.

Teacher of the Year: This award will be given in recognition of the recipient’s teaching excellence as evidenced by effectiveness and ability to motivate and inspire students inside and outside the classroom. Learn more

Outstanding Graduate Program Director Award: This award recognizes a Graduate Program Director who has made a significant impact on graduate education, and/or in support of graduate students in their program during the academic year. The outstanding Graduate Program Director may have made innovations and/or contributions to enhance curriculum, programming, recruitment, retention or placement. Learn more.

Faculty Mentor of the Year Award: This award recognizes a graduate faculty member who has shown tremendous commitment to mentoring, advising, and supporting graduate student advisees during the academic year. A faculty member who has made distinctive efforts in mentoring and advising graduate students to 1) become professionals in their field, 2) shape the graduate work of a graduate student, or 3) provide exceptional personal support and development to a graduate student. Learn more.

School of Nursing Clinical Excellence Award: This award will be given in recognition of the recipient's clinical teaching excellence as evidenced by effectiveness and ability to motivate and inspire students in the clinical practice environment. Learn more.