Faculty Excellence Award Nomination

In the boxes below, please indicate why you think this instructor should receive the Faculty Excellence Award, addressing at least one of the core criteria outlined below. When possible, please include personal stories to support your statements.

I. Innovation in Instruction

This section should describe how your instructor uses creative or clever ideas to help students learn. Consider enthusiasm, understanding of the subject matter, clarity, effectiveness, and ability to respect and teach to various learning styles.

When possible, please include personal stories to support your statements

II. Commitment to Student Success

Has your instructor been a mentor to you or others? This section should highlight how your instructor facilitates the learning process in and outside the class.

When possible, please include personal stories to support your statements.

III. Contributions to Mission and Goals of the College

Columbia Gorge Community College builds dreams and transforms lives by providing lifelong educational programs that strengthen our community. 

  • How do you see your instructor supporting this mission? 
  • Is your instructor involved in any community or college activities? 
  • Does he/she encourage students to become involved in activities outside of the classroom?
When possible, please include personal stories to support your statements.

IV. Other Criteria

  • Commitment to Diversity: Explain how your instructor is committed to the success of students from diverse groups or how the instructor encourages you to explore and understand diversity. 
  • Cooperative Spirit: Describe how your instructor creates a positive learning environment both in and out of the classroom. 
  • Professional Achievement: Mention any awards your instructor has received, committees or organizations of which he/she is a member, etc.
When possible, please include personal stories to support your statements.