The RICE MILE Award
The RICE MILE award is a new staff award that recognizes staff who generally exhibit the qualities in the RICE MILE (responsibility, integrity, community, excellence, mission driven, impact, leadership, and entrepreneurial).
To be considered, the staff member must be in a benefits-eligible position for at least one year as of Jan. 1, 2018 and be in good standing with no current disciplinary or performance concerns. The award may be given to individual staff as well as groups of staff, as long as the award criteria is met.
Staff should demonstrate a commitment to making their departments, division or school and Rice better through their work and through their embodiment of two or more of the RICE MILE values, as listed below:
Responsibility: is accountable, aware and conscientious, uses good judgment, and is consistent.
Integrity: is honest, ethical, open and transparent, discreet, and trustworthy.
Community: is collegial, values collaboration, is respectful, generous, and a role model to others.
Excellence: is persistent, tenacious, continuously improving, strives toward “no upper limit”, and is ambitious for Rice.
Mission Driven: is passionate for Rice, dedicated to teaching and research, puts their department and Rice first, is motivated to make Rice a better place, and is here for more than just a paycheck.
Impact: is goal-oriented, effective, takes on tough issues, is intentional in their decisions and actions, and thoughtfully implements actions.
Leadership: takes initiative, is action-oriented, is persuasive, motivates others, is decisive and courageous, thinks broadly, studies thoroughly, and raises needed issues.
Entrepreneurial: embraces change, is creative, thinks outside the box, is innovative and intellectually curious, and takes risks.
All levels of staff are eligible for consideration and can be nominated by peers, colleagues, coworkers, or supervisors. Nominations must be submitted through the RICE MILE award online nomination form.
Because this is a university award, nominations require approval from senior leadership in the school/division.
Recipients of the RICE MILE award will receive a lucite frame and be featured on the HR website and in the RiceNews.