Administrative Improvement Awards

The Administrative Improvement Awards recognize outstanding work at UW-Madison in process redesign/development or customer service that resulted in improved efficiency, increased revenue channels, cost savings or improved service delivery. All current Academic Staff, University Staff, faculty, limited employees, and student employees who perform this work are eligible for the award. The award may go to an individual or team.

Nominations are reviewed by UW-Madison employees who have received the award in the past, administrators, and subject matter experts in improvement and innovations efforts.

Questions about the Administrative Improvement Awards should be directed to the Office of Finance and Administration at adminimprove@vc.wisc.edu.

AIA Celebration

We celebrated the 2022 Administrative Innovation Awards on Tuesday, March 8 at Union South.

Click here to watch the ceremony.

Submit a Nomination

Nominations for the 2023 Administrative Improvement Awards will open in late 2022 or early 2023.

Previous Recipients

UW-Madison launched the award for excellence in administrative work in 2013. Click on the years listed below to read about past award winners:

2022

2021

2020

2019

2018

2017

2016

2015

2014

2013