2007-2008 OUTSTANDING SERVICE AWARDS
Continuous Service Award
Attention to detail is critical in all major areas of Linda Rolfe's work.
But, her job at The Office of Vice Chancellor for Academic Administration
also sometimes involves, as her supervisor wrote, considering lofty aspirations
and tempering them with realistic capabilities in order to develop workable
Nowhere has this need been clearer than in the planning for the fall
2008 implementation of the UMD Course Guide. Linda has played a pivotal
role in the project. With no guidelines or explicit instructions on how
to accomplish this goal, she analyzed the needs, considered the wants,
looked at the possibilities and developed procedures.
That same careful consideration and attention to detail shows up in her
preparation and coordination of the UMD General Catalog, in its print
and electronic versions. Format and organization of the catalog have changed
in every issue over the past eight years, and the General Catalog requires
constant monitoring to keep it current. For the 2007-09, Linda recognized
the need and was instrumental in implementing changes to update and reorganize
the section on UMD policies.
With recognition of that creativity and careful attention to detail,
I am pleased to present Linda with this Outstanding Service Award.