The Northern Michigan University COVID-19 Dashboard has been selected as the 2021 NMU Team Innovation Award recipient. Chair Cindy Paavola of the Office of the President was joined by team members Michael Bath of the NMU Police Department; Anthony Bertucci, Christopher Danik and Genevieve Morgan of Business Intelligence & Information Services; and Christopher Kirkpatrick of the Health Center.
The NMU COVID-19 Dashboard provided a mechanism to communicate with the campus community and the world about the prevalence of COVID-19 on NMU's campus. As part of NMU's response to the pandemic, the dashboard was developed early with the Passport to Campus app, and quickly became the "go-to" for information.
The IT group created and developed the dashboard in a timely manner. It was enhanced and updated regularly, providing important information in an easy to read format. The dashboard helped drive safe conduct and directed strategies for campus activities. The dashboard evidenced NMU's efforts to deal with the pandemic.
“Over and over, we receive positive comments from external constituents, alumni, faculty, staff and peers at other universities concerning our dashboard,” stated the award description. “The dashboard was an example of NMU's finest work!”
NMU honored several individuals and teams during its virtual 2021 Faculty and Staff Recognition Celebration. Employees were also honored for years-of-service milestones and retirement during the event. See all of those highlighted, along with the award winners, here.