Policy: Policy 15-1-3: Outstanding and Honored Administrative Faculty Awards Date Adopted: Jul 11, 2008
Department: Administrative Faculty Senate/Honors Contact: Chair, Administrative Faculty Senate
Statement: WNC sponsors an annual award for administrative faculty employed at .50 FTE or higher.

Table of Contents:

  1. Award
  2. Qualifications
  3. Nominations
  4. Committee

Section 1: Award

  1. The award, including a plaque and a monetary amount if funds are available, will be given during the fall welcome back week to the top candidate.
  2. The remaining top candidates will be recognized as Honored Administrative Faculty during the fall welcome back week.

Section 2: Qualifications

  1. The following are the minimum qualifications for consideration:
    1. Employed as an Administrative Faculty Member for a minimum of two years continuous service at .50 or more.
    2. Employed at WNC during the fiscal year being nominated.
    3. Annual evaluation with ratings of Fully Effective or above.
    4. Have not received the award during the past three years.

Section 3: Nominations

  1. Each spring, the Administrative Faculty Senate will open a time period to request nominations for the current fiscal year via a written nomination form.
  2. Any member of the WNC faculty, staff, and students may submit nominations.
  3. The nominator will be asked to describe why the candidate should receive this recognition.
  4. Nominations should be based on dedication above and beyond the normal scope of duties.
  5. Guidelines for nominations may include:
    1. Concern for the College and its goals.
    2. Service in the work area, which may include creativity, initiative, accuracy, dependability, timeliness and quality.
    3. Exemplary demonstration of attitude, availability, cooperation, courtesy, friendliness, and helpfulness toward fellow employees, students, and the public.
    4. Continuous development that enhances the services provided by an area.
    5. Participation, which could include involvement within or outside the college, which is beyond the scope of regular duties.
    6. Outstanding professional development.
    7. Other considerations.

Section 4: Committee

  1. A committee composed of two (2) administrative members of the Administrative Faculty Senate, one (1) academic faculty member, and one (1) classified conducts the selection process.
  2. Based on the criteria, the committee will make a selection of the top candidates.
  3. The selection will remain confidential until the award is given.

Date(s) Revised May 3, 2012; September 2, 2008; September 18, 2007; May 11, 2004; Date(s) Reviewed