Purpose of the Faculty
In memory of respected History Professor Stephen Charry, this
award is established to recognize instructors and counselors for outstanding
service in teaching, leadership, professional development and contributions to
the College and the community.
Instructors and counselors who have been employed full time at
IVCC for at least three years will be eligible to receive the award. Once an individual has won the award, he/she
will not be eligible for nomination for three years.
Recipient Awards, Recognition and Responsibilities
1. The individual selected for the Stephen Charry Memorial Award for
Teaching Excellence will be nominated by IVCC for the Illinois Community
College Trustees Association (ICCTA) Annual Outstanding Faculty Member Award. The recipient may also be nominated by the
President for other national competitions.
2. The individual
selected will be announced at IVCC’s annual Recognition Event, formally
recognized at Commencement, and is encouraged to speak at the Spring
Honors Banquet and Fall Convocation.
3. A $500 stipend will be
awarded to the recipient. The
recipient will also be eligible for financial support to undertake a
professional development activity agreed upon by his or her Dean and the
Vice President for Learning and Student Development.
The selection process will be managed by the Office of Human
1. Nominations will be
solicited from faculty members (includes teaching faculty, laboratory
instructors, and counselors), Project Success counselors, Academic and
Student Service Administrators, and the President. Students will also have an opportunity
to nominate full-time faculty and counselors. The three most recent award recipients
are not eligible to nominate. Full-time
faculty members and counselors will score the final slate of candidates.
2. HR will distribute
nomination forms to staff eligible to nominate. The Director of Student Activities will
distribute nomination forms to students.
All completed nomination forms need to be returned to HR.
3. The awardees from
three previous years will form a subcommittee and screen nominations to
ensure that all candidates meet the minimum requirements; review the
nominations with the nominees themselves to verify accuracy; submit no
more than ten names to HR.
4. Nominees will be asked
to complete a biographical information form summarizing their activities
at IVCC and in the community.
5. HR will distribute an evaluation
form to all full-time faculty members and counselors who will have an
opportunity to score the nominations.
Copies of the nomination forms can be found at https://www.ivcc.edu/awards/.