Nominate Professor and Staff Member of the Year
Trinity’s people are at the heart of our community. As one way to recognize the achievements of our dedicated faculty and staff, we are currently accepting nominations for the Professor of the Year Award and Staff Member of the Year Award.
Nominations for both awards may be submitted by students, staff, faculty, and alumni. Collaboration is encouraged for both awards. Both nominations involve a submission, of no more than 300 words, which summarize the nominees’ accomplishments with specific examples.
Professor of the Year Award Process
–Candidates must be at least half-time faculty members (regular tenure-track/tenured, term, or instructor-practitioner) of any rank in at least his/her fourth year at the College.
–Candidates will have evidence of excellence in teaching or scholarship, with a preference for work that demonstrates a strong connection between teaching and scholarship, in work that advances the mission of the College.
–Professor of the Year nominations are due by Thursday, April 9. Nominations may be submitted to the online form linked here.
–Nominations will be reviewed by two prior award recipients, a representative of the Faculty Development Committee, the Provost or designated academic dean, and a selected leader from each of the following student groups: Student Association and the Multicultural Committee. After reviewing all nominations, this group forwards a recommendation to the Provost for final consideration.
Recent award recipients
2012: Bob Rice (History)
2013: Brad Breems (Sociology)
2014: Lynn White (Business)
2015: Dave Klanderman (Mathematics)
2016: John Sebestyen (Communication Arts)
2017: Michael Vander Weele (English)
2018: Clay Carlson (Biology)
2019: Kara Wolff (Counseling and Psychology)
Staff Member of the Year Award Process
–Candidates must be at least ½ time staff members and have worked at Trinity Christian College for at least one year.
–Candidates must demonstrate excellence in their area of work and have made a positive impact on people or processes in the College community while advancing the mission of the College.
–Staff Member of the Year nominations are due by Friday, April 17. Nominations may be submitted to the HR Department at firstname.lastname@example.org
–Nominations will be reviewed by two prior award recipients, three representatives of Staff Council, the Director of Human Resources, and a student representative from Student Association. (Please note, this is the second year that the Staff Member of the Year Award has been given.) After reviewing all nominations, this group forwards a recommendation to the President’s Council for final consideration. Current members of Staff Council and President’s Council are excluded from consideration.
Recent award recipient
2019: Laura Chávez-Dávalos (Director of the Office of Learning Services)