Students are asked to nominate staff members in late January to early February through an online survey. Communications to students include posters, digital signage, emails, and a link to the survey through the appointment follow-up email. The top three veteran and new staff members with the highest number of nominations are then reviewed by ACD leadership for supervisor approval and then passed on to the selection committee for review.
The selection committee consists of at least two faculty members and at least two award recipients from the previous year or two. The top nominees are to submit their documents, which include a professional philosophy statement, resume, and other supporting materials to the Box site. The selection committee members review the materials and complete an evaluation sheet for each nominee. The evaluation sheets are reviewed by ACD leadership for the nominees with the highest scores. Award recipient information is due to the DUE Awards Convocation Committee in March or April to be included in the program.