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2021-2022 Chancellor's Award for Teaching Excellence Online Application

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  • The Chancellor’s Award for Teaching Excellence (CATE) recognizes excellence in teaching in Virginia's Community Colleges. The award is given annually to one full-time VCCS faculty member, and provides the recipient $5,000 and a VCCS stole.

    Applicants are encouraged to refer to the CATE detailed information to learn more about the award eligibility, criteria, selection, and announcement.

    Deadline to submit application: February 1, 2022 by 5:00 p.m. EST. Be sure to check with your college to make sure you are complying with any internal deadlines or processes.

    For questions, contact the VCCS Student Success Center at

    Applicant Information

  • The VCCS will consider one applicant per campus.
  • Enter the number of years you have held a full-time faculty position with the VCCS. Eligible applicants must possess a minimum of five years of full-time VCCS service during which at least 75% of the workload was devoted to teaching.