GCC Seeks Nominees for Adjunct Teaching Award

SUNY Now Recognizing Adjuncts with Chancellor's Award

Batavia, NY- Genesee Community College welcomes nominations for a new SUNY recognition, the Chancellor’s Award for Excellence in Adjunct Teaching. Faculty, staff and students may submit nominations for the award. The nominations should be sent to selection committee chairperson Derek Maxfield, assistant professor of History at GCC at ddmaxfield@genesee.edu. All nominations must be submitted by September 24, 2014.

For many years, outstanding full-time college faculty and staff have been recognized with Chancellor’s Awards for Excellence. These system-level honors acknowledge superior professional achievement and encourage the ongoing pursuit of continuous academic excellence. The program underscores SUNY’s commitment to sustaining intellectual vibrancy, advancing the boundaries of knowledge, providing the highest quality of instruction and serving the public good.

Now SUNY seeks to provide such recognition to adjunct professors and instructors who, nationwide, make up more than half of all college faculty. Though they may not hold a permanent position at a particular academic institution, SUNY seeks to recognize these educators who perform superbly in the instructional environment, demonstrating mastery of teaching techniques and employing policies that adapt readily to student needs, interests, and problems. “This award marks an important expansion of the Chancellor’s Award program to recognize excellence in teaching among adjuncts at the graduate, undergraduate and professional level,” said Elizabeth Bringsjord, SUNY interim provost and executive vice chancellor. “With this new award category, we now have the opportunity to appropriately recognize dedicated adjunct faculty whose accomplishments rise to the level of the stated award criteria.”

Nominees must be teaching at Genesee Community College in the Fall 2014 semester. Nominations must include a statement explaining why the candidate is worthy of the Chancellor’s Award, how that person meets the criteria listed above and the nominator’s contact information in case of questions.

Questions should be directed to Prof. Derek Maxfield, selection committee chairperson at (585) 343-0055 ext. 6288 or via email: ddmaxfield@genesee.edu.

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