The Teaching Excellence Award

There are three campus-wide annual Teaching Excellence Awards: two full-time faculty will be awarded $7,000.00 each and one part-time faculty will be awarded $5,000.00. The Teaching Excellence Award is given by the SLCC Foundation Board to recognize true excellence in professional education at Salt Lake Community College. The awards are open to all faculty across the college.

The Teaching Excellence Award is given by the SLCC Foundation Board to recognize true excellence in professional education at Salt Lake Community College. Both full-time and adjunct faculty are eligible. The Foundation provides a cash award to recipients of the award.

Students Nominate Faculty Here

Employees Nominate Faculty Here


Teaching Excellence Award Timeline

Steps Event Date
1. Call for Nominations November 7, 2019
2. Nominations due January 24, 2020
3. Faculty Development notifies faculty members they have been nominated January 27, 2020
4. Teaching Excellence application due February 18, 2020
5. Professional Growth and Faculty Development committee forwards Finalists to the SLCC Foundation February 21, 2020
6. Foundation makes their final decision March 6, 2020
7. Foundation notifies winners March 11, 2020
8. Faculty Development notifies all applicants of the results March 12, 2020
9. Public Recognition at the Faculty Convention April 10, 2020
10. Employee Recognition Event April 17, 2020

Teaching Excellence Award Guidelines

Purpose

The purpose of this document is to articulate the criteria and process of the SLCC Teaching Excellence Award. The award should reflect a cumulative body of teaching excellence.

Criteria

A nominee must have achieved excellence in each of the following:

  1. At least one year of excellent performance as a teacher at SLCC
  2. A sound understanding of teaching practice and pedagogy as evidenced by successful work with students
  3. Curriculum Achievement

Process

The Teaching Excellence Award process is divided into two phases:

  1. First, the nomination process where students, fellow faculty, and staff are encouraged to nominate excellent faculty
  2. Second, the nominee completes the Nominee Application Process

Nomination Application Process

Nominees should adhere to the following process:

  1. Faculty nominee must submit a URL link to his/her/their ePortfolio Teaching tab.
  2. In the Teaching tab, faculty need to include the following:
    1. Teaching Pedagogy/Philosophy
    2. Teaching Practices
    3. Teaching Goals
    4. Evidence of Quality Teaching
      1. curriculum involvement
      2. evaluations
      3. letters from students, other faculty, and staff
      4. letter of support from an academic administrator, faculty, or student