MIT's Recognition program serves to highlight the excellence that exists in all areas and job functions across the Institute.
Employee recognition can be given in many ways — through saying thank you, giving praise, providing opportunity, or showing respect. Studies have shown that being recognized for achievements, knowing that one's contributions matter to the organization, and having the opportunity for growth and professional development have a considerable positive impact on employee satisfaction and commitment.
The 2021 MIT Excellence Award + Collier Medal Recipients and Video Webcast
The 2021 MIT Excellence Awards + Collier Medal Celebration Video Webcast took place on June 23, 2021.
MIT Recognition Programs
MIT offers many ways to recognize staff, faculty, students, and members of the MIT community, from a quick shout-out on the Community Thanks page to a nomination for one of the more formal annual awards. If you've written a nomination that was not attained for one award, consider modifying it and submitting it for another award, or re-submitting in a future award cycle. For most awards, every year brings a different Selection Committee and a different pool of nominations.
Community Thanks and Direct Appreciation
MIT Recognition supports quick opportunities for community members to recognize MIT colleagues for exceptional work, with both public and private options.
Community thanks: Staff, students, faculty and even members of the extended MIT community can share public recognition visible to all of MIT. Who has helped you or others in a positive way? Share your thanks.
Make it personal with direct appreciation: Managers, faculty, staff, and students can generate a special message sent directly to individuals or teams to thank them for their contributions to MIT.
The MIT Excellence Awards + Collier Medal
The MIT Excellence Awards are formal, Institute-wide awards presented at an annual ceremony and administered by central HR. The program also includes the Collier Medal. This award was created to honor the memory of Officer Sean Collier, who was shot and killed on April 18, 2013 while protecting and serving MIT. Officer Collier had a passionate curiosity that led him to learn and experience life in a way that energized others and created invaluable community connections. Through the Medal, Officer Collier will live on as a lasting part of the MIT community.