How Do I...?

MIT's Recognition program serves to highlight the excellence that exists in all areas and job functions across the Institute.

How do I nominate an employee for an MIT Excellence Award?

The MIT Excellence Awards + Collier Medal acknowledge the extraordinary efforts made by members of our community toward fulfilling the goals, values, and mission of the Institute. Find the nomination form and tips for writing nominations.

How do I nominate a colleague for an MIT Infinite Mile Award?

Visit MIT Infinite Mile Awards to learn about the purpose and goals of the Infinite Mile Award, and how you can nominate a member of your team. Infinite Mile Awards are given to teams and individuals for significant accomplishments in their departments, labs, or centers or in other DLCs with which they collaborate. 

Criteria for receiving the awards are determined locally. Use Find Your Local Program to find yours. 

How do I nominate a colleague for an MIT Appreciation Award?

Appreciation Awards (aka "on-the-spot" or "spot" awards) are delivered at the time of achievement. These acknowledgments should be relatively small and can be given to individuals, teams, or work groups.

As with all awards, they should be tied to a specific message of recognition for a concrete or measurable goal, achievement, or contribution.

The types of contributions that might be recognized through appreciation awards are:

  • staying late to help someone prepare a presentation for the next day
  • volunteering to cover for a co-worker who is out sick
  • going out of your way to help boost morale or create a positive, inclusive work environment
  • exceeding expectations for a goal or milestone in a long-term collaborative project

Use Find Your Local Program to locate your organizational area's recognition site. If your area does not have a web site, you can email the key contact listed for your unit and he/she will provide you with the program guidelines.

How do I find out what local area I belong to for recognition?

Visit Find Your Local Program to find out which of the 24 organizational areas you belong to across MIT.  

How do I find out what local area I belong to for recognition?

Visit Find Your Local Program to find out which of the 24 organizational areas you belong to across MIT.