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Staff Spot Award

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Staff Spot Award

Staff members play an integral role in the successful functioning of Cal State San Bernardino. They contribute to several aspects of campus life, ranging from critical administrative tasks and student services to budgeting and event coordination. Their dedication and expertise are essential for creating a supporting and enriching educational environment for students, faculty and the broader community.

Academic Affairs’ Spot Awards provides a way for division members to immediately recognize a staff member for their exceptional performance on a specific project or task, superior customer service or for exemplifying Cal State San Bernardino’s core values.


All Division of Academic Affairs staff members are eligible to receive a Spot Award.

Notes of appreciation are encouraged to be sent to staff members in other divisions. However, they should be sent via your personal email account since this is an Academic Affairs-specific program.

Supervisors (MPPs) are not eligible to receive a Spot Award.

Submission Process 

Divisional college/unit leaders, faculty and staff are invited to submit a Spot Award through a specifically created automated program.  

All sections of the submission form must be complete. It includes:

  • The recipient’s first and last name. (The sender’s first and last name will be captured automatically.)
  • The recipient’s email address.
  • Message: A text box is provided for senders to write their message. It must include why the staff member is being recognized.
  • A note card: Three pre-selected note cards are available for senders to choose from. They will be interchanged periodically.

Monthly Award

All submissions are captured in an automated monthly report. The monthly winner will be randomly selected by the program.

The awardee will be notified via an email from the Office of the Provost.

The monthly winner will also receive a $25 gift card and will be spotlighted in the Academic Affairs newsletter.