MVCC Excellence Award – Nomination form

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Show evidence that candidate performs superbly in the classroom; maintains a flexible instructional policy that adapts to student needs, interests and problems; demonstrated mastery of teaching techniques. Consideration should be given to the number of substantially different courses taught, the number of students per course, and the different teaching techniques employed in the various courses. When available, student evaluations should be presented for courses over several recent years.

Document how candidate keeps abreast of his/her field and uses relevant contemporary data. Evidence in this area includes, but is not limited to, publications, grants, presentations at conferences, artistic productions, etc.

Describe how candidates are generous with personal time, easily accessible, and demonstrate concern for the intellectual growth of individual students. The focus here accessibility to students outside of class; e.g. office hours, conferences, special meetings, and the nominee's responsibility in terms of student advisement.

Show how candidate sets high standards for students and helps them attain academic excellence. Quantity and quality of work that is more than average for the subject must be required of the students. Present evidence to support student performance through their accomplishments, including placement and achievement levels. Consideration should be given to grading patterns, particularly grade distributions for all courses in at least two recent years.