Annual Faculty 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. Anyone at SLCC can nominate anyone eligible for the award, including yourself. The same person can be nominated for multiple awards. All awards are determined by the past academic year to the present.

This annual award is managed by Faculty Development & Transformational Educational Initiatives (FDTEI) and the Provost Office.

The Teaching Excellence Award is given by the SLCC Foundation Board to recognize true excellence in in professional educators.  The Foundation provides a substantial dollar award along with valuable and heart-felt SLCC-wide recognition of teaching excellence.   The Teaching Excellence Award reflects a cumulative body of teaching excellence including a sound understanding of teaching practice and successful work with students. Both full-time and adjunct faculty are eligible.  All members of the SLCC College community - students, faculty members, staff, and administrators - are invited to nominate a faculty member.  For more information and questions, please contact Katerina Salini, Assistant Director of Faculty Development at katerina.salini@slcc.edu

There are three campus-wide annual Teaching Excellence Awards: two full-time faculty will be awarded $7,500 each and one part-time faculty will be awarded $5,000. 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

Submissions include:

  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

ePortfolio Annual Teaching Excellence Award Tutorial - YouTube

If you would like to nominate an amazing, excellent teacher, use the nomination form below. (Self-nominations are welcome)

Nomination Form

Nominations close Friday, December 10 (reading day).

This annual award is managed by the Associate Provost, Learning Advancement.

The Distinguished Faculty Lecturer, an annual award, 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.

Past Award Recipients

  • 2023 - Dr. Anne Canavan, Department of English, Linguistics & Writing Studies
  • 2022 - Adam Dastrup, Geosciences

This nonannual award is managed by the Provost Office.

The Exemplary Faculty Service Award, nonannual award, founded 2014 by then Provost Chris Picard, is given to one full-time faculty, 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 annual award open for nominations November 1 to November 31 each year and announced the following Spring semester, is managed by the Faculty Development, Advancement, and Research Senate Subcommittee.

  • Beginning in 2021, this award has been given to one first year full-time faculty member for their overall exceptional work in professional development and activities, community and college service, and pedagogy and professing practices in their first year at Salt Lake Community College.
  • Salt Lake Community College employees and students may nominate someone for this award, including oneself.
  • The evaluation criteria for this award are based on both the nomination letter(s) and faculty ePortfolio. Each should describe and demonstrate how the nominee is outstanding in the areas of professional community and college service, faculty activities and development and professing practices. The evaluation criteria includes how the nominee relates strongly to SLCC’s vision, values, and mission.
  • In addition to the nomination letter(s), nominees must submit a published ePortfolio describing and demonstrating outstanding work in professional development and activities, community and college service, and pedagogy and professing practices.
  • There is no monetary reward for this award.
  • After the FDAR committee determines the winner for this award, the winner will be notified in the spring via a formal letter and be furnished with a certificate. In addition, an announcement will be provided in SLCC Today and made at the Faculty Convention. The winner will be listed on the SLCC Faculty Awards and Grants webpage.

Past Award Recipients

  • 2022 - David Robles, Criminal Justice
  • 2021 - Xin Zhao, Psychology

This annual award open for nominations November 1 to November 31 each year and announced the following Spring semester, is managed by the Faculty Development, Advancement, and Research Senate Subcommittee.

  • Beginning in 2021, this award has been given to one first year part-time faculty member for their overall exceptional work in teaching in their first year at Salt Lake Community College.
  • Salt Lake Community College employees and students may nominate someone for this award, including oneself.
  • The evaluation criteria for this award are based on the nomination letter(s) describing and demonstrating how the nominee is outstanding in their pedagogy and professing practices. The evaluation criteria include how the nominee relates strongly to SLCC’s vision, values, and mission.
  • There is no monetary reward for this award.
  • After the FDAR committee determines the winner for this award, the winner will be notified in the spring via a formal letter and be furnished with a certificate. In addition, an announcement will be provided in SLCC Today and made at the Faculty Convention. The winner will be listed on the SLCC Faculty Awards and Grants webpage.

Past Award Recipients

  • 2022 - Adela Rahmati, Anthropology
  • 2022 - Zachary J. Stickney, History
  • 2021 - Jordan McCormack, English as a Second Language

This annual award open for nominations November 1 to November 31 each year and announced the following Spring semester, is managed by the Faculty Development, Advancement, and Research Senate Subcommittee.

  • Beginning in 2021, this classically nonacademic award, is inclusive to all faculty no matter their mental, physical, or economic abilities.
  • This award recognizes outstanding faculty for their current activities of keeping outstanding physical or mental health through activities such, but not limited to, swimming, therapy, counseling, running, rolling, biking, dancing, diet, meditation, yoga or hiking in the previous academic year.
  • Salt Lake Community College employees and students may nominate someone for this award, including oneself.
  • Someone cannot be nominated for this award in the five-year period after they won this award.
  • The evaluation criteria for this award are based on the nomination letter(s) describing and demonstrating how the nominee has proven exceptional time and energy toward their individual health. The evaluation criteria include how the nominee relates strongly to SLCC’s vision, values, and mission.
  • There is no monetary reward for this award.
  • After the FDAR committee determines the winner for this award, the winner will be notified in the spring via a formal letter and be furnished with a certificate. In addition, an announcement will be provided in SLCC Today and made at the Faculty Convention. The winner will be listed on the SLCC Faculty Awards and Grants webpage.

Past Award Recipients

  • 2022 - Nancy Barrickman, Biology
  • 2022 - Anson Xuan, Mathematics
  • 2021 - Deidre Tyler, Sociology
  • 2021 - Marissa Shaver, History
  • 2021 - Autumn Brittney Krogh, Advisor

This annual award open for nominations November 1 to November 31 each year and announced the following Spring semester, is managed by the Faculty Development, Advancement, and Research Senate Subcommittee.

  • Beginning in 2021, this classically nonacademic award, is inclusive to all faculty no matter their mental, physical, or economic abilities.
  • This award recognizes outstanding faculty for caring for themselves, while navigating a physical, mental, and/or biological illness or disease in the previous academic year.
  • Salt Lake Community College employees and students may nominate someone for this award, including oneself.
  • Someone cannot be nominated for this award in the five-year period after they won this award.
  • The evaluation criteria for this award are based on the nomination letter(s) describing and demonstrating how the nominee has proven exceptional time and energy toward caring for their wellbeing in fighting or overcoming a serious illness or disease. The evaluation criteria includes how the nominee relates strongly to SLCC’s vision, values, and mission.
  • There is no monetary reward for this award.
  • After the FDAR committee determines the winner for this award, the winner will be notified in the spring via a formal letter and be furnished with a certificate. In addition, an announcement will be provided in SLCC Today and made at the Faculty Convention. The winner will be listed on the SLCC Faculty Awards and Grants webpage.

Past Award Recipients

  • 2022 - Antonette Gray, Criminal Justice
  • 2021 - Deidre Tyler, Sociology
  • 2021 - Marissa Shaver, History
  • 2021 - Autumn Brittney Krogh, Advisor

This annual award open for nominations November 1 to November 31 each year and announced the following Spring semester, is managed by the Faculty Development, Advancement, and Research Senate Subcommittee.

  • Beginning in 2021, this award has been given to one part-time or full-time 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 in the previous academic year.
  • Salt Lake Community College employees and students may nominate someone for this award, including oneself.
  • Someone cannot be nominated for this award in the five-year period after they won this award.
  • The evaluation criteria for this award are based on the nomination letter(s) describing and demonstrating how the nominee has proven outstanding actions on the campus and in their community as a social justice scholar-activist. The evaluation criteria include how the nominee relates strongly to SLCC’s vision, values, and mission.
  • There is no monetary reward for this award.
  • After the FDAR committee determines the winner for this award, the winner will be notified in the spring via a formal letter and be furnished with a certificate. In addition, an announcement will be provided in SLCC Today and made at the Faculty Convention. The winner will be listed on the SLCC Faculty Awards and Grants webpage.

Past Award Recipients

  • 2022 - Cindy Fierros, Psychology
  • 2021 - James Singer, Sociology

This annual award is open for nominations November 1 to November 31 each year and announced the following Spring semester, is managed by the Faculty Development, Advancement, and Research Senate Subcommittee

  • Beginning in 2021, this award has been given to one part-time or full-time faculty’s outstanding peer-reviewed published publication, such as a book, journal article, or book chapter, that was published in the previous academic year.
  • Salt Lake Community College employees and students may nominate someone’s publication for this award, including their own publications.
  • The nomination must include full title, publisher, date published, and link to the publication.
  • Someone cannot be nominated for this award in the five-year period after they won this award.
  • There is no monetary reward for this award.
  • After the FDAR committee determines the winner for this award, the winner will be notified in the spring via a formal letter and be furnished with a certificate. In addition, an announcement will be provided in SLCC Today and made at the Faculty Convention. The winner will be listed on the SLCC Faculty Awards and Grants webpage.
  • The evaluation criteria for this award are based on:
    1. how the nominated publication relates strongly to SLCC’s vision, values, and mission, and
    2. the importance of how the work will/is impact(ing)/influence(ing) society,
    3. the public interest of the publication,
    4. the accessibility for the public to access the publication,
    5. the quality of the content within the publication,
    6. the rigor of the peer-review process,
    7. the ranking of the publisher,
    8. the type of publication in this rank order:
      • Tier One
        1. First author
        2. First editor
        3. (unless alphabetical order)
      • Tier Two
        1. authored
        2. co-authored
        3. editor
        4. co-editor
      • Tier Three
        1. Book international
        2. Journal international
        3. Book chapter international
      • Tier Four
        1. Book national
        2. Journal national
        3. Book chapter national

Past Award Recipients

  • 2022 - Emmanuel Santa-Martinez - Santa-Martinez, Emmanuel, Cardoso Castro, Cibele, Flick, Andrew, Sullivan, Michael, Riday, Heathcliffe, Clayton, Murray K. & Brunet, Johanne (2021). Bee species visiting Medicago sativa differ in pollen deposition curves with consequences for gene flow. American Journal of Botany. 108(6):1016-1028.
  • 2021 - Pook Carson - Carson, Pook. (2018). How calculative are managers when evaluating signals?: An empirical examination of signaling theory in trust formation. Journal of Business & Economic Policy. Vol. 5, No. 4.

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 Community-Engaged Learning Designation Program seeks proposals for the development of new and modified community-engaged 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.

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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