Laney College

We Rise Award Criteria

We Rise Award Criteria


The “We Rise” Award recognizes individual employees that demonstrate a commitment to our mission and vision, by going above and beyond the day-to-day job duties and exemplifying our adopted values.



  • Demonstrates a commitment to trust, cooperation, and teamwork
  • Recognizes the worth of each individual and their ideas
  • Treats other and those we serve fairly, with compassion and with esteem


  • Demonstrates a commitment to our multicultural and diverse organization and the enriching blend of people and ideas
  • Helps create an inclusive environment devoted to fostering and embracing diversity of our campus community


  • Acknowledges and supports the work and effort put forth by all of our students, faculty, classified professionals, and administrators
  • Fosters their own growth and the growth of others through participation in professional development and college/district-wide service and events


  • Performs work assignments with excellence
  • Demonstrates humility and a commitment to personal improvement in an effort to do their best in teaching and learning, student achievement, administrative practices and delivery of support services


  • Demonstrates a commitment to nurturing campus trust by holding themselves accountable to the highest standards of professionalism and ethics


  • We are individually and collectively responsible for achieving the highest levels of performance in helping students require the necessary skills and abilities to earn associate degrees, certificates, transfer, and career preparation.
  • Works to continually improve our effectiveness and efficiency in meeting the educational needs of our community
  • Continually evaluate ourselves in an effort to improve our effectiveness and efficiency in meeting the educational needs of our community


  • Demonstrates creativity, collaboration and risk-taking
  • Innovates in the design, development, support, delivery, and management of programs and services


  • Works cooperatively and values both individual ability and diversity in thinking as essential to an effective college community
  • Promotes open communication, active participation, exchange of ideas and collaborative decision-making


All members of the college community are encouraged to nominate colleagues who deserve this special acknowledgement in the following categories:

  • Permanent Classified Professionals
  • Hourly Classified Professionals
  • Full-time Faculty
  • Part-time Faculty
  • Administrators
  • Students

Nominations do not need to focus on all eight (8) of the College’s adopted values, but can focus on the ones most salient to the individual nominee. To submit a nomination, please click on the button below. All nominations are due by Friday, April 10, 2020.

Click the image below to access the We Rise submission form.