OTMs

What are OTMs? - OTM stands for 'Of The Month.' An OTM is a great way to recognize a fellow student, RA, faculty/staff for being an awesome part of this University.

Would you like to submit an OTM?! Click on Of The Month (OTM) Submission Database to submit them.

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Click each category below to find out!

Advisor

Advisors need to create a supportive environment for the student leaders they advise. The focus of the Advisor OTM should be based on the impact s/he makes in the lives of students. Personal examples are often the best way to express the intangible contributions of an advisor. The nomination should display how the advisor was instrumental in helping the leaders they work with grow, learn, and develop.

Criteria Questions:
* How did the individual recognize the students s/he advises in the month of nomination?
* How did the individual impact students s/he advises during the month of nomination?
* Through the course of his/her work, in what ways is this person contributing to the student affairs profession?
* What outstanding accomplishments merit recognition of the individual this month?

Community

This award is designed to recognize the contributions of residential and working communities and the impact they have on their students and the rest of campus. The mission of residence halls is to provide a home away from home for students. The community OTM is designed to reward communities to show that their efforts and dedication has not gone unnoticed. It will also help promote pride and unity within on-campus communities. Since a community is
difficult to define, any residential life community is eligible for this award. For
example: wings, halls, floors, complexes, exec boards, RA staffs, etc.
Residence life organizations may not be nominated for this award.

Criteria Questions:
* What brings the group of people together?
* What specific positive contributions did this community make this month to enhance the lives of the group members or those around it?
* How does the community interact with other communities?
* What makes this community different from other communities? (Examples
include participation and enthusiasm as a group.)

Community Service Program

Criteria Questions:
* What was the service project?
* Who did it benefit?
* How did the project impact the residential community?
* What makes this program unique?
* How did students take an active part in the program?

Diversity Program

Criteria Questions:
* What were the goals of the program and how were they accomplished?
* How did the program serve to promote diversity and understanding?
* What makes this program unique?
* Did the program have a lasting effect on residents?

Educational Program

Criteria Questions:
* How did the program educate students?
* How were the educational needs of the community addressed?
* What were the goals of the program and how were they accomplished?
* What makes the program unique?

Executive Board Member

Be sure the person you are nominating for this award is eligible to receive it. The nominee needs to be from a campus wide residence hall governing body, not a hall government. Bring out the nominee's special efforts, not just fulfilling the job requirements of the position.

Criteria Questions:
* Is the individual from the campus-wide residence hall governing body (i.e. Residence Hall Association) or NRHH Chapter, not a specific hall government?
* Has the nominee used the services and resources of NACURH as well as other
campus resources?
* What outstanding accomplishments merit recognition of this individual this month?
* How did the Exec Board Member exceed the responsibilities of his/her position during the month of the nomination?
* How has the individual grown as a result of the challenges s/he has faced?

Faculty/Staff

This category is intended for staff or faculty members that contribute to their time and assistance, going the extra mile, for the benefit of the people around them. This award is relevant to a single person or an entire staff.

Criteria Questions:
* What outstanding contributions did the individual make during the month of nomination?
* How has this person impacted the residence halls and campus?
* What organizations and activities was the individual involved in during the month of nomination?
* How does the faculty/staff member(s) recognize and motivate others?

First Year Student

This category is intended for an upcoming student leader(a first year student or transfer) who puts forth special effort during the month of nomination. Possible things to include in the nomination could be leadership development, contribution to the people in her/his community, and his/her activities. Please note that campus-wide executive board members, advisors, and residential assistants are not eligible for this award.

Criteria Questions:
* What outstanding contributions did the individual make during the month of nomination?
* How has this person impacted the residence halls and campus?
* What interaction did the nominee have with his/her residence hall government or individual hall during the month of nomination?
* What organizations and activities was the individual involved in during the month of nomination?
* How does the student recognize and motivate others?
* How has the student grown throughout their experiences during the month of the nomination?

Organization

This category is to recognize an outstanding residence life
organization (such as an RHA, NRHH Chapter, RA Council, or Hall Council), not an outstanding member. Nominations should be organization specific and not
concentrate on the efforts of a few individuals. Review the purpose and goals of the organization before writing the nomination.

Criteria Questions:
* Is the nomination month specific?
* What is the focus of the organization? (i.e. programming, advocacy, recognition, etc.)
* How did the organization contribute to the residential community and the general
community of the institution?
* How did the organization interact with the region and with NACURH?
* What set this month apart from other months?

Resident Assistant

A residential assistant should be an undergraduate/graduate student who lives with residents in order to build and facilitate community. A residential assistant can include, but is not limited to, titles such as resident assistant, community assistant, house manager, area advisor, and complex advisor. Residential assistants typically do not supervise a staff. Include the job requirements and show how the nominee has gone above and
beyond those requirements.

Criteria Questions:
* How well does the nominee work with residents and what impact has s/he had during the month of nomination?
* How has the nominee fulfilled and gone above his/her job responsibility during the month of nomination?
* Are there any specific projects in support of hall government or committees in which she/he participates?
* What outstanding contributions has the individual made for the hall she/he works in during the month of nomination?

Social Program

Criteria Questions:
* What was the purpose of the program?
* How did it encourage residents to interact with one another?
* What makes the program unique?
* How can the program be adapted to other campuses?

Spotlight

This category is to recognize the efforts of people who do not fall
into any other categories; therefore, the nominee cannot be an advisor, exec board member, residential assistant, or student. Possible nominees could be food
service personnel, night security staff, or janitorial staff. Please include how this person/group has helped an individual or contributed to the well being of the community.

Criteria Questions:
* What outstanding contributions did the individual/group make to the students living in the residence halls during the month of nomination?
* How has the person/group exceeded what would normally be expected of them in their position?

Student

This category is intended for a student leader who puts forth special effort during the month of nomination. Possible things to include in the nomination could be leadership development, contribution to the people in her/his community, and his/her activities. Please note that campus-wide executive board members, advisors, and residential assistants are not eligible for this award.

Criteria Questions:
* What outstanding contributions did the individual make during the month of nomination?
* How has this person impacted the residence halls and campus?
* What interaction did the nominee have with his/her residence hall government or individual hall during the month of nomination?
* What organizations and activities was the individual involved in during the month of nomination?
* How does the student recognize and motivate others?

Passive Program

Criteria Questions:
* What makes this program unique?
* Describe the program as a whole
* How did this program inform others?
* What impact did this program have on the community?

 

 

 

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