ACCT Wm Meardy Faculty Award

The William H. Meardy Faculty Award was developed by The Association of Community College Trustees (ACCT) to recognize, through its annual awards program, the tremendous contributions of faculty to two-year post-secondary institutions. The Board of Trustees of the college must make the official nomination. The association awards committee is appointed and composed of one of ACCT member trustee and one member president from each ACCT region. Judging will be based on responses to the questions listed under the criteria. The regional awards will be presented at the annual ACCT Convention in October.

 

Six criteria as enumerated by the ACCT:

·      In what ways has this educator demonstrated excellence in teaching?

·      What has this educator initiated or helped to develop in the area of innovative programs used in two-year post-secondary institutions?

·      How has this educator served on technical or special committees that affect the college program in the community, state, or nation?

·      How has this educator provided leadership in helping to solve challenges to two-year post-secondary education?

·      How has this educator been active in developing, organizing, or supporting state and/or national two-year post-secondary education associations?

·      What awards or honors has this educator received in recognition of leadership in the college or community?

 

 

The Exemplary Program Award

The Exemplary Program Award was established to recognize community college programs that are exceptional. Focus should be on programs that respond to the Basic Agenda of the Board of Governors in the areas of transfer and general education, economic development, vocational education and student services. Two California Community College programs will receive cash awards of $4000 and four programs will receive honorable mention plaques. The recipients will be honored at the September Board of Governors’ meeting.

 

·      The program has had a direct and demonstrated effect on students in the area of access, retention, completion or transfer;

·      The program can submit data that demonstrates the impact of the program;

·      The program shows particular promise for bring replicated across the state;

·      The program increases the access, retention, completion, or transfer rates for underrepresented groups;

·      The program offers support for students in degree applicable credit courses who are deficient in basic skills.

 

The Hayward Award for Excellence in Education

The purpose of the Hayward Award for “Excellence in Education” is to honor community college faculty members, both inside and outside of the classroom, for their contributions in education. Four recipients, one from each area of the state, will be chosen and honored at the spring Plenary Session of the Board of Governor’s May meeting. The honor includes a cash award of $1250 (exact amount to be determined each year).

 

Five criteria as enumerated by the State Academic Senate:

·      The candidate should be committed to serving students, either within the classroom as an instructor or outside the classroom as a librarian, counselor, or student services faculty member. The philosophy statement and supporting letter from the local senate should reflect this commitment.

·      The candidate should be committed to the community college. There should be evidence of support for open access and for helping students succeed. The candidate’s papers should reflect a commitment to the college at which the candidate works, perhaps through suggestions of ways the candidate has helped to improve the educational environment.

·      The candidate should be committed to serving the institution through participation in professional and/or student activities. There should be evidence of participation with the academic senate, department, or student groups.

·      The candidate should be committed to education. There should be evidence that the candidate maintains currency in the discipline and communicates to students and colleagues an enthusiasm for the discipline and education in general.

·      The candidate should be committed to serving as a representative of the profession beyond the local institution through service in statewide and/or national activities. There should be evidence of activities that reveal a broader scope of interest, perhaps through publications, participation in community groups, or participation in state or national organizations.

 

 

The Stanback-Stroud Diversity Award

The Stanback-Stroud Diversity Award was developed to recognize community college faculty members, both inside and outside of the classroom, who work to promote the success of the diverse student population and who make special contributions in the area of student success for diverse students. Four recipients, one from each area of the state, will be chosen and honored at the spring Plenary Session of the Board of Governor’s May meeting. The honor includes a cash award of $5000.

 

Five criteria as enumerated by the State Academic Senate:

·      The candidate has demonstrated sensitivity to diverse learning styles as shown by specific examples;

·      The candidate has demonstrated help to students to encourage retention and success in classes;

·      The candidate has demonstrated help to students to reach their goals, whether they be occupational, transfer, or other;

·      The candidate has demonstrated encouragement of students in encouraging them to become part of campus life and activities;

·      The candidate has demonstrated sensitivity to create a campus climate and environment friendly to students of diverse backgrounds and interests.