The Dr. Wesley T. Hanson Award for Teaching Excellence

Submission deadline: April 14, 2017


The Dr. Wesley T. Hanson Award and the MCC Award for Excellence in Professional Service are the highest awards granted by Monroe Community College.

The Faculty Senate Professional Development Committee is particularly eager to recognize individuals who not only meet the criteria listed below, but who consistently exceed these criteria in a creative and innovative fashion.

The Dr. Wesley T. Hanson Award for Teaching Excellence:

This is the highest teaching award granted by Monroe Community College. Its purpose is to honor the truly extraordinary teaching professional who demonstrates:
  • Superb classroom performance and teaching techniques
  • Consistent concern with intellectual growth of individual students
  • Active engagement with student learning
  • Maintenance of superb academic standards in the classroom
  • Scholarship and growth in the field


  • Must be full-time tenured faculty with academic rank who have 8 or more years of service with MCC. Classroom instruction must be at least ½ of their normal annual workload for the current academic year.
  • Members of the Professional Development Committee, previous recipients, and the Vice Presidents and President of the College are not eligible for any of the awards.
  • A candidate for any award must be nominated by two (2) members of the College community (MCC faculty, MCC employees, MCC students). Candidates may not nominate themselves.

  • Members of the College community may nominate or second the nomination of only one person for any award.

Nomination packets - should not exceed 20 pages and must include all required materials to be considered:

  • Cover page (this link downloads a Word document) with name, rank/title, and years of service at Monroe Community College of the individual being nominated.

  • 2 page nomination letter from each nominator.

  • 1-2 page current CV/resume.

  • 2 page Executive Summary of last three Annual Faculty Development Reports.

  • Three support letters. These support letters can be from department chairs, deans, colleagues, and/or students. These letters should indicate, as specifically as possible, how the individual has gone above and beyond their job responsibilities. It is the responsibility of the nominator to gather these letters.

  • Support materials to strengthen the nomination:
    • Documentation of consistent, superb performance related to classroom and teaching techniques, concern for intellectual growth of students, engagement with student learning, high academic standards, and scholarship/growth in their field.

  • Nomination packets should be submitted to Gale Lynch (glynch6@monroecc.edu) via email by 12:00 noon on April 14, 2017.