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George B. Vaughan Leadership Award Online Application

  • The VCCS Office of Professional Development, in collaboration with the VCCS Office of Institutional Advancement, is pleased to offer the only system-wide award specifically for adjunct faculty members.

    Online Application

    The George B. Vaughan Leadership Award for Outstanding Adjunct Faculty serves as a legacy of Dr. Vaughan's achievements and as an inspiration for VCCS faculty. The award recognizes one outstanding VCCS adjunct faculty member from each of the Virginia Community College's five regions served by a Regional Resource Center, for a total of up to five awards to be bestowed each year.

    Detailed information on the Leadership Award can be found here:

    George B. Vaughan Leadership Award for Outstanding Adjunct Faculty

    The application is due by 5:00 p.m. EST on November 15, 2019.

    Applicant Information

  • Please enter your adjunct years of service to your current, nominating college (selected above).

  • Please add any additional full- or part-time faculty employment at a different VCCS college/agency, if applicable. Include the name of the college/agency.

  • Please enter any other professional teaching experience outside the VCCS.

  • Please upload a letter of recommendation from your college president, in PDF or Microsoft Word format.

    Accepted file types: pdf, doc, docx.
  • Please upload a current resume or curriculum vitae, in PDF or Microsoft Word format.

    Accepted file types: pdf, doc, docx.

  • Application Information

    Please complete each of the following areas describing your qualifications for this award.

    Please note: all sections below must be fully entered into the form; references to your resume or C.V. are not considered completed.

  • Please describe how your career in the VCCS has demonstrated excellence in leadership, in the classroom and beyond.

  • Please describe how effective teaching is evident in your VCCS adjunct faculty career. Candidates should demonstrate consistently superior teaching and a commitment to providing students with instruction of the highest quality; adapt readily to student needs, interests, and problems; provide outstanding support for the growth and development of individual students; and demonstrate use of relevant, contemporary information from their discipline in their teaching.

    Evidence should include:

    • Use of innovative teaching practices
    • Mastery of teaching techniques
    • Student evaluation outcomes or other student feedback
    • Relevant supervisory feedback
    • Any other information you feel demonstrates your teaching effectiveness
  • Please upload any additional materials you feel demonstrate your teaching effectiveness, such as:

    • Class syllabus
    • Student evaluations
    • Professional presentations
    • Professional publications

    PDF, Microsoft Word, PowerPoint, and image (PNG or JPEG) formats are accepted. Up to 5 files may be uploaded.

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    Accepted file types: pdf, doc, docx, png, jpg, jpeg, ppt, pptx.
  • Please describe how your career in the VCCS has demonstrated your dedication to service, especially in the area of student success.

  • Additional Application Information

    Please complete the fields below with the relevant information.

  • Please enter any awards or honors you have received in your professional career, either while at the VCCS or elsewhere.

  • Please enter any professional memberships and/or certifications you currently hold.

  • Please click the button below to submit your application. If you have any questions or concerns about your online application, please contact The Office of Professional Development at