campus in the fall with two people walking

Faculty Awards

The college recognizes the efforts of faculty and staff annually with the awards listed below.

Inclusive Leadership Faculty Award

Given to a faculty member who actively displays dedication to inclusion initiatives within the college or community in transformative and sustainable ways. Initiatives can include embedding inclusiveness into college operations, demonstrating advocacy, or raising/deepening awareness of inclusive issues. 

The award carries a $500 one-time bonus and a personalized engraved award. 

Faculty Award for Outstanding Community Engagement

Given to any faculty member for exceptional work in community engagement through reciprocity in collaborations with one or more community partners. Work should involve valuable learning experiences for students/trainees, sustainable contributions, and/or demonstrable impact that addresses an important community need. 

Award recipients receive a personalized engraved award. 

The Inspire Teaching Award for Instructional Excellence

The Inspire Teaching Award for Instructional Excellence recognizes three educators who are excellent classroom practitioners. Excellence in teaching can be accomplished in a variety of ways; this award looks at teaching excellence through the lens of pedagogical design and delivery and will highlight qualities of reflective practice, evidence-based pedagogy and student-centered teaching. 

Applications will be judged by an external review panel and awardees will receive a personalized plaque and be recognized at the college’s teaching week, EdiPhy.

The application will be open April 1 to May 31, 2024. Awardees will be notified in July 2024.

Questions? Contact Kathy Kelley ( or Tanya Bomsta (