University honors teams with Presidential Team Irish Awards

Author: Office of Human Resources

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The Presidential Team Irish Award program publicly recognizes staff teams whose work exemplifies the University’s core values of integrity, accountability, teamwork, leadership in mission and leadership in excellence. At each home football game, those responsible for significant accomplishments, collaborations or initiatives are introduced on the field. Following are the employee groups honored at the first three home games of the season.

Academic Services for Student-Athletes

This office enhances the quality of the student-athlete experience and promotes individual ownership of academic, athletic, personal and social responsibilities. Thanks in part to this team’s efforts, Notre Dame student-athletes perform at unprecedented levels, according to NCAA Academic Progress Rate statistics. These employees demonstrate the University’s commitment to the academic progress, retention and graduation of student-athletes.





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The Irish1Card, introduced during 2017-18, uses card technology to give the campus community access to buildings, athletic events, meals, and goods and services. The Irish1Card team performed exemplary work during the implementation of the project’s first phase, choosing new artwork for the card, enhancing security and operational efficiencies, improving transaction speeds, integrating departmental charges, replacing hardware, adding turnstiles in the dining halls and issuing an Irish1Card to each member of the campus community. Thanks to the office’s outstanding teamwork, the Irish1Card was rated the No. 1 campus tool in the 2018 ImproveND survey, which measures faculty/staff satisfaction with University services.






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IrishCompass is an online community that supports professional connections within the Notre Dame Network. Thanks to the efforts of staff members across four departments — the Center for Career Development, the Notre Dame Alumni Association, the Office of Information Technologies and the Monogram Club — the community launched last year. The platform allows alumni and students to harness the power of the Notre Dame network and engage with each other in pursuit of professional and career development goals. As of May 31, the community had 10,191 members and had established 6,215 connections among members. In addition, 1,499 members had committed to serve as mentors to students and alumni, and nearly the entire class of 2021 had signed up to be mentored.