Grants & Awards

The nomination and/or application process for all SLCC faculty and staff awards and grants hold to the utmost respect and privacy of the applicant, nominator and/or nominee, by the nomination committee or administrator(s), to assure a thorough, honest, and impartial consideration.

Annual Faculty Awards

1. Anyone at SLCC can nominate anyone eligible for the award, including yourself.
2. You can nominate the same person for multiple awards.
3. All nominations must be submitted via e-mail.
4. All submissions must have the award name in the email subject line.
5. Each nomination must be submitted in a separate email with appropriate subject line.
6. The email must include a letter (.docx or .pdf) explaining the nomination of the individual.
7. All nomination emails should be sent to facultydevelopment@slcc.edu.
8. All Annual Faculty Awards are overseen by the Faculty, Development, Advancement, and Research Senate Subcommittee.
9. All awards are determined by the past academic year to the present.

Nominations open the first Monday in November and close the second Friday in February.

These awards are overseen by Faculty, Development, Advancement, and Research Senate Subcommittee.

There are three campus-wide annual Teaching Excellence Awards: two full-time faculty will be awarded $7,500.00 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.

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

**The following is not included in general public submission announcement. 

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 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. informal supportive letters from students, administrators, other faculty and staff
      4. formal supportive letters from students, administrators, other faculty and staff

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This award is overseen by the Associate Provost, Learning Advancement.

The Distinguished Faculty Lecturer is both a recognition of quality work by one of our full-time faculty and also a charge to develop that work over the course of an academic year into a public presentation that might take the form of a lecture, demonstration, or performance. The presentation will take place in April. To ensure adequate time for project development, the DFL receives one class reassigned time, which may be taken in the Fall or the Spring. In addition, funding (up to $1,200) will be made available to the recipient to help pay for reasonable costs associated with project development such as supplies, research expenses, printing, costumes, or multi-media elements.

The application letter should address the following:

  • The applicant’s interest in being the DFL.
  • A description of the work that will form the basis of the public presentation, including the applicant’s history of involvement.
  • The applicant’s skills, abilities, and/or experience that would lead one to expect that they can complete the project and make an excellent presentation.
  • A description of the nature of the public presentation the applicant plans to make, including a potential title and an argument for why it would be interesting to our colleagues.
  • An anticipated budget for project development.

Full-time faculty submit an application letter, a curriculum vita, and a letter of support from the applicant’s Associate Dean to David Hubert at: David.hubert@slcc.edu 

This award is overseen by the Provost Office.

The Exemplary Faculty Service Award, founded 2014 by then Provost Chris Picard, is given in two faculty categories: (1) Part-Time and (2) Full-Time, while at Salt Lake Community College, which has given outstanding service to the college, the profession, and/or larger community. The award recipients are honored in the following ways:

  1. Receive a commemorative award
  2. Walk with faculty leaders and teaching excellence award winners at commencement.
  3. Be honored at a Recognition dinner sponsored by the Provost and attended by semi-finalists.
  4. Be named on a plaque to be displayed publicly.
Rationale

College and community service is a significant part of the professional lives of faculty, and in highlighting this service, this award underscores the essential role faculty play in shared governance, and in the nuts-and-bolts, day-to-day work required to make a college work, to keep quality higher education and community impact the hallmark of SLCC, and to move the college forward in our larger institutional goals.

Criteria

  • The primary type of service for which this award is intended includes, but not limited to leadership roles, board service, work on committees, and ad-hoc projects to the college, the profession, and/or larger community.
  • The award is for service clearly “above and beyond” one’s normal duties and responsibilities to the college, the profession, and/or larger community.
  • Nominee should have a record of multiple service activities, or a single major activity over a sustained period to the college, the profession, and/or larger community.
  • The primary criterion is one of impact. There should be substantial evidence that a nominee’s service activities have had a significant positive impact on the life of the college, the profession, and/or the community.

This award is overseen by the Faculty Development, Advancement and Research Senate Subcommittee.

This annual award is given to one first year full-time faculty member for their overall exceptional work in service, faculty development and teaching in their first year at SLCC.

This award is overseen by the Faculty Development, Advancement and Research Senate Subcommittee.

This annual award is given to one first year part-time faculty member for their overall exceptional work in teaching in their first year at SLCC.

This award is overseen by the Faculty Development, Advancement and Research Senate Subcommittee.

This classically nonacademic annual award is inclusive to all faculty no matter their mental, physical or economic abilities for exceptional faculty for caring in the last year for their own wellbeing because of a physical, mental and/or biological illness.

This award is overseen by the Faculty Development, Advancement and Research Senate Subcommittee.

This classically nonacademic annual award is inclusive to all faculty no matter their mental, physical or economic abilities for one exceptional faculty for their current activities of keeping excellent physical or mental health through activities such, but not limited to, swimming, running, rolling, biking, dancing, diet, meditation, yoga or hiking.

This award is overseen by the Faculty Development, Advancement, and Research Senate Subcommittee.

This annual award, open to all faculty, is given to one faculty member for going beyond being inclusive and equitable, by working to end oppression in society and/or the campus by addressing harm and reparation for a marginalized group as an activist.

This award is overseen by the Faculty Development, Advancement, and Research Senate Subcommittee.

This annual award recognizes an exceptional publication, such as a book, journal article, or book chapter, by one faculty at Salt Lake Community College.

Annual Staff Awards

This award is overseen by the Staff Association.

This annual award recognizes remarkable contributions by part- and full-time employees.

  • Deadline: March
  • Amount: Full-time staff, $500; part-time staff, $250

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These awards are overseen by the Staff Association.

This award recognizes on an ongoing basis, staff members who regularly advance the mission of the College by providing exceptional access and service to our students, staff, faculty and partners.

  • Deadline: Monthly

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Annual Employee Awards

This award is overseen by the Chief Diversity Office.

Founded in January 2020 the Special Assistant to the President and Chief Diversity Officer seeks to celebrate the work of faculty, staff, and students once a year (at the MLK Jr annual event) that are leading equity and inclusion innovation to improve and advance campus diversity of marginalized groups.

These awards are overseen by the People and Workplace Culture.

This annual award recognizes years of service by employees: five, ten, fifteen, twenty, twenty-five years, etc. Those retiring are also recognized. Recognized employees each receive a gift.

Annual Grants

This grant is overseen by the Director, Community Relations.

This one-year long grant is open to full-time Salt Lake Community College (SLCC) faculty and staff working to advance SLCC’s mission to promote engaged learning and outreach.

  • Deadline: First round, May. Second round: September. Requests of $2,000 or less may be submitted all year.
  • Amount: $250-$20,000

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This grant is overseen by the Engaged Learning Office.

The Service-Learning Grant & Designation (SLG&D) program seeks proposals for the development of new and modified service-learning courses, Engaged Department/program designations, and Civic Faculty Fellows. Money is awarded directly to individual faculty members, or funding can also cover costs for implementing community engagement projects, professional development, and more!

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This grant is overseen by the SLCC Faculty Development and Educational Initiatives Office.

This annual fellowship seeks to promote the recruitment and retention of a diverse faculty at Salt Lake Community College.

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This grant is overseen by the SLCC Faculty Development and Educational Initiatives Office.

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This grant is overseen by the Office of Sponsored Projects.

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