Inaugural AROHE Innovation Awards

Member Retirement Organizations in Higher Education

AROHE invites nominations and applications for its inaugural Innovation Awards to retirement organizations in higher education. The awards are designed to encourage recognition, advancement and growth of retirement organizations in higher education by:
  • Creating recognition at the campus, community, national and international level
  • Contributing to the body of knowledge about higher education retirement organizations
  • Demonstrating effective practices of higher education retiree organizations
All AROHE Member Organization may be nominated or may apply for this award, and three winners will be announced for these Awards. All three awardees will be required to present their innovation at the 2018 AROHE Biennial Conference in Atlanta, Georgia October 7-9, 2018. One complimentary registration per awardee institution will be applied.

Who is eligible to apply?

Any AROHE Member that has implemented an Innovation in programs, services or initiatives that strengthen the value of the retirement organization to its members, institution or community.

What are the criteria?

A panel of judges from among AROHE Members will evaluate the nominees and applicants. They will assess:
  • Novelty of idea
  • Meets a specific need
  • Increased Value
  • Documented outcomes
  • Replicability
  • Adds to knowledge base about retirement organizations in higher education.
The judging rubric is being developed and will be available on the Innovation Award WEBpage on the AROHE WEBsite by the end of December 2017.

What is the timeframe?

What is the timeframe? Applications open December 1, 2017, and close March 30, 2018, at 11:59 pm Eastern Standard Time. The nomination/application form is online here

Awardee announcements will be made by April 15, 2018.

What do awardees receive?

All three awardees will be invited to present at the AROHE 2018 Conference in Atlanta GA, Oct 7-9, during the Resource Exchange Fair. One member from each awarded organization will have complimentary registration for the Conference. Letters of awards and a press release will be sent to institution officials, and recognition will occur during a ceremony at the AROHE 2018 Conference. Recipients and their entries will be featured in AROHE publications such as the Newsletter, the WEBsite, and best practices briefs.

Questions about the process?

Please contact or Caroline Kane

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