The Center for Teaching and Learning coordinates many of the major teaching awards available at Sinclair Community College. The Provost's Office and the Center for Teaching and Learning host an annual faculty recognition event in September to recognize and celebrate teaching excellence. Additionally, the Center for Teaching and Learning hosts an annual recognition event to thank faculty and staff who volunteer countless hours to support the work of the CTL. We appreciate the amount of time and service so many faculty and staff give to support student success on this campus.
Nomination forms are linked below or available on Forms Central.
Our college's highest recognition of outstanding accomplishments in teaching. All tenured and tenure-track Sinclair faculty members who have completed at least four years of service in a tenured or tenure-track faculty position are eligible to be nominated by their department chair or division dean. There is no limit on the number of nominations that may be submitted per division. However, no more than two faculty members will be selected from each division. Faculty nominees who were not selected last year may resubmit an updated nomination form. The Award Committee (past two years of previous award winners) serves as the selection committee. League website.
Awarded annually to one faculty member from each division. All tenured or tenure-track faculty who have completed at least one full year and have not started their fifth year in their faculty position (must be in second, third or fourth year of teaching) are eligible to be nominated by their department chair or division dean. Faculty members are encouraged to recommend colleagues to the chair or dean for this award. The SOCHE Academy (past two years of previous award winners) serves as the selection committee.
Awarded annually to one ACF from each division. All ACF who have completed at least one full year in an ACF position are eligible to be nominated by their department chair.
Awarded annually to one adjunct faculty member from each division. All adjunct (not annually contracted) faculty who have completed at least one full year in an adjunct position are eligible to be nominated by their department chair. |Online nomination form|
Awarded annually to two faculty members, one to a full-time (tenured, tenure-track or annually contracted) faculty and one to a adjunct faculty. Nominations will be evaluated on how well the candidate meets the criteria in addition to letters of recommendation from any or all of the following:
Awarded annually to one faculty member in the college. Honors Students nominate faculty with whom they have taken Honors courses during the school year. The nominations are submitted by March 15 for an anonymous peer review by the Honors Council, who then votes on the winning faculty. The faculty member is then notified in the month of April.
Contact the Honors Program office for more information.
Awarded annually to faculty and/or staff. Sinclair Community College has participated in the League's Innovation of the Year Award since 1989. An Innovation of the Year project or program reflect capstone achievements and the continuing renewal of the spirit of innovation and experimentation upon which the League was founded. It is one that fits with the culture of the college while aligning with at least one of Sinclair's core strategies. An Innovation of the Year project should:
The Sinclair Community College Faculty Senate nominates annually one full-time and one part-time faculty member for this teaching award. Please contact a member of Faculty Senate to learn more about this process. To learn more about this program, please go to the OATYC website.
Recognizes an outstanding faculty member who teaches primarily online, blended, or FlexPace courses and exemplifies outstanding course delivery in a student-centered approach that highlights one or more of Sinclair's strategic priorities: alignment, growth, and equity. The recipient ideally will utilize technology within the course to achieve their teaching mission, as well as to promote interaction and connection with students.
Recognizes an innovative eLearn practice or program that supports online learning or students' use of eLearn to be successful at Sinclair. Practice should uphold one or more of Sinclair's strategic priorities of alignment, growth, and equity.
Recognizes a course that meets one or more of the following criteria: is student-centered, uses high-quality materials such as OER or curated pieces focuses on digital equity, uses documented student feedback and student data over multiple terms to guide improvement, emphasizes the use of emerging technologies, utilizes a course brand, aligns with emerging needs of the region's economy or society, or other innovative areas.
Honors a faculty or staff member's sustained performance and achievements at Sinclair inside or outside of the classroom. This person is someone who has been with the college 5+ years and who has continuously shown commitment to Sinclair's mission: Find the need and endeavor to meet it.