Recognition for Excellence - Faculty & Staff
This can be accomplished by earning two types of doctoral degrees: community college leadership/higher education degrees or discipline-based degrees. To support this goal, the Chancellor's Faculty Fellowship provides up to a one-year leave of absence, with shared financial support for doctoral study at six institutions of higher education: (1) the Curry School of Education at the University of Virginia; (2) the Community College Program Area at Virginia Tech; (3) the National Center for Community College Education at George Mason University; (4) the School of Education at the College of William and Mary; (5)Virginia Commonwealth University; and 6) Old Dominion University.
In addition, faculty may apply for a VCCS Chancellor’s Faculty Fellowship to attend regionally accredited universities/colleges that do not provide shared financial support.
Each Chancellor's Commonwealth Professor shall receive funding for reimbursable expenses and stipends for two summers to help support the individual's self-directed project. Chancellor's Commonwealth Professors shall also receive reassigned time equivalent to two courses (normally six semester hours) each year during the regular academic year in order to pursue their self-directed projects.
Each year the NVCC Educational Foundation sponsors an award program to recognize Outstanding Employee service.
The College Awards Committee administers the process. This year there are four separate categories of recognition:
- Full Time Teaching Faculty - maximum of three awards,
- Classified Staff - maximum of three awards,
- Non-Teaching Faculty (counselor, librarian, administrator, instructional technologist) - maximum of one award, and
- Adjunct Faculty - maximum of one award.
Every year the NOVA Alumni Federation sponsors the Faculty of the Year Award. The selection for this award is based on written essay nominations from alumni and current students. Nominees for the award must demonstrate outstanding mastery of academic discipline, and commitment to the intellectual growth and development of students. If you know of a faculty member who deserves this recognition, please complete the Faculty of the Year Nomination Form.
The President's Sabbatical Award will allow a maximum of three faculty members, one of whom can be on a 12-month contract, to receive a semester of leave with full pay.
In accordance with the VCCS Policy Manual, to be eligible for the rank of professor emeritus, an individual holding faculty rank (usually that of associate professor or professor) must have retired from Northern Virginia Community College after a minimum of five years full-time service to the College, a minimum of 10 years of service in the Virginia Community College System and must have made meritorious and significant contributions to the College.
Please refer to Section 6.9900 in the 2010 Faculty Handbook.