Adjunct Faculty Award for Excellence

Purpose

To recognize and reward excellence among adjunct faculty at Seminole State College of Florida.

Award

A number of $750.00 awards will be distributed among adjunct faculty within the College's four schools, with preference for recognizing at least one (1) outstanding adjunct faculty member from each school.  

Funding

The funding for this award will be provided by the Foundation for Seminole State College of Florida.

Timeline

The application process will begin in January/February. Finalists may be asked to meet with the selection committee and/or members of the Foundation board. Selection of award recipients will take place in April. Awards will be announced in late April.

Eligibility

In order to be considered for an award, the adjunct faculty member must have:

  • Employment with the College as an adjunct faculty member during Spring term of award distribution.
  • Taught 4 out of the 7 most recent terms.
  • Accumulated at least 375 contact hours and/or taught at least 10 courses or labs for the College.
  • Good standing within their respective department(s).

Adjunct professors who received this award within the past five years are excluded from eligibility.

Selection Criteria

Award recipients should:

  • Demonstrate commitment to high academic standards.
  • Engage students in a relevant and meaningful way.
  • Respect students, their ideas, and opinions.
  • Retain subject matter expertise and enthusiasm.
  • Participate in professional development activities.
  • Adhere to College policy and procedure.

Materials Required

In order to be considered for an award, applicants will need to submit the information below. For the items in bold, please use the forms in the Applicant Materials packet which can be downloaded here as a PDF.  If you prefer using Microsoft Word, you can download that version here.

  • Cover Page that includes name, EmplID, department, and a statement as to why you should receive the AFAE.
  • Curriculum Vitae or Resume.
  • Statement of Teaching Philosophy or Approach to Teaching (300 word limit).
  • Description of a class exercise or activity used to engage and/or motivate students.  Please include the results/lesson learned by you as the instructor and how it impacted future lessons/activities (300 word limit).
  • List of professional development activities within the last 3 years.
  • Supporting documentation not listed above. Optional
    • e.g. Letter(s) of support/recommendation submitted by a faculty member(s) from the nominee's department or by any college employee

Required information collected by Selection Committee:

  • Four rounds of SPOI's from previous semesters (requested from IR by Faculty Center Director).
  • Comments/Support from respective supervisor (online form).

Completed applications (see materials required) should be forwarded to the Director of the Faculty Center for Teaching and Learning via email.

2022 Adjunct Faculty Award for Excellence Recipients

  • Samuel Davis - Mathematics
  • Erica Grundei - English & ESL
  • Karen Marcarelli - Allied Health
  • David Morton - History

Past Recipients

2021

  • Sandra Davidson - Business Administration, Social Sciences
  • Tamra Martin - English
  • Alice Sanders - Communications

2020

  • Kim Mancas - Biology
  • James Sanders – Information Technology
  • Margaret Staton – Social Sciences
  • Sara Tusek - English

2019

  • Sharon Mutugi - Business, Legal Studies and Entrepreneurship, School of Academic Foundations and Mathematics Departments
  • Jeremy Hill – Legal Studies
  • Suzanne Green - Humanities

2018

  • Jamie Brickley -Healthcare Professions
  • Carrie Woods - Humanities
  • Leanna Thomas - Humanities
  • Eric Basilo - Mathematics
  • Tiffany Daniels – Social Sciences
  • Louise Dotson - Nursing

Contact

Faculty Center for Teaching and Learning
407.708.2727
FacultyCenter@seminolestate.edu