During his tenure, former President Dr. Shouan Pan, in collaboration with the Office of Development and the Maricopa Community Colleges Foundation, began efforts to create an endowed teaching program at MCC with the vision to recognize and reward excellence in teaching and learning. In 2012, the Title III Grant: Foundations for Student Success, with philanthropic matching funds, created an additional award that supports developmental instruction.
The Endowed Teaching Chair recognizes teaching excellence through a multi-year award to an individual faculty member who demonstrates excellence in teaching and learning.
The purpose of the Endowed Teaching Award Programs are to:
- Demonstrate MCC’s commitment to quality instruction.
- Recognize and celebrate faculty excellence in world-class instruction.
- Provide funding for professional growth opportunities.
- Provide funding for programmatic related support of faculty teaching developmental education.
The goals of the program are to:
- Provide a formal method for recognizing faculty excellence in teaching.
- Promote effective learning in the classroom or academic setting.
- Strengthen MCC’s reputation for quality instruction.
- Promote the connection between community and college.
- Build a culture of appreciation for quality teaching and learning with local business leaders, elected officials, college employees, and students.
All residential faculty members are eligible to be nominated for the Chair award. Each faculty recipient receives a stipend in the range of $10,000.-$15,000. paid over a three year period. (Cash awards are determined by the available funding). Cash payments are awarded each year and may be used at the discretion of the recipient. The award is a cash payment made directly to the faculty.
Adjunct faculty members, with at least two years of teaching experience at MCC, can participate in the Adjunct Faculty/OSO/OYO program. Each adjunct faculty member selected receives a cash award that may be used at the discretion of the recipient. The award is a cash payment made directly to the faculty and is subject to annual funds available ranging from $750-$1500.
Endowed Teaching Chair Award
The Endowed Teaching Chair Award offers two award programs to recognize faculty who demonstrate excellence in teaching and learning, quality instruction, and demonstrate engagement in innovative and effective teaching practices.
One award is for recognizing residential faculty who are nominated for the award. The faculty award is within the range of $10,000.- $15,000 paid over a three year period. (Cash payments are awarded evenly each year and may be used at the discretion of the recipient.) A portion may be used at any time during the three year award period for professional development activities, course equipment, and supplies, the balance of the award is a cash payment made directly to the faculty.
One year only, one semester only, and/or Adjunct faculty members with at least two years (4 semesters) of teaching experience at MCC can participate in the Endowed Teaching Award program. This award is for recognizing adjunct faculty who demonstrate MCC’s commitment to teaching excellence and quality instruction. (Cash awards are determined annually by available funding.)
Developmental Education Endowed Teaching Award
“The purpose of this endowment is to provide funding for professional growth opportunities and programmatic related support of faculty (residential and adjunct) teaching developmental education courses appertaining to the subject matters of math, reading, and English at Mesa Community College.” –Developmental Education Endowment Agreement
The Developmental Education Endowment continues the work of the Title III grant by providing funds for professional growth and programmatic support for faculty teaching developmental education. This award recognizes the essential work of developmental educators. All faculty teaching developmental education courses in the English, Math, or Reading Departments are eligible for this award. Specifically, faculty who teach the following developmental courses: ENG081, ENG091/ESL097, MAT081, MAT092, RDG071, RDG081, and RDG100. The eligible award amount is a one-time payment. The award(s) may range between $500-$5,000. depending on funding availability.
Award Program Comparison
|Endowed Teaching/Chair Award||Developmental Education Endowed Teaching Award|
|Award 1 Chair: $10,000 – 15,000. Residential (over 3 years)
Award 2: $500. – $1500.00 Adjunct, OYO, OSO (over 2 years)
|Between $500 – $5,000. (one time award) All Developmental Education Faculty|
|The purpose of this fund is to recognize and reward excellence in teaching and learning (world-class education) by both full-time residential faculty and adjunct faculty working at Mesa Community College. Specifics and details are outlined in program materials, but shall constitute a cash award/stipend.||The purpose of this endowment is to provide funding for professional growth opportunities and programmatic related support of faculty (residential and adjunct) teaching developmental education courses pertaining to the subject matters of math, reading, and English at Mesa Community College.|
|Residential: Equally distributed per year for three years = $10,000.- $15,000.
Adjunct/OSO/OYO Faculty: $750. – $1500.00 over two years.
|All Developmental Education Faculty: Between $500 and $5,000. One time funding.|
|All Faculty||Dev Ed Residential and Adjunct Faculty teaching: ENG081, ENG091/ESL097, MAT081, MAT092, RDG071, RDG081, and RDG100.|
|This award is distributed on a two – three year cycle, depending on funding availability.
2023-2024: Award 3- Anticipated Sp24
2021-2022: Award 2- Diana Breed
2017-2018: Award 1- Michelle Mazzucco
2020-2021: Award 2- Elizabeth Martinez, AJS Faculty
2018-2019: Award 1- Julie Garner, Education Faculty
|1 Award(s) per year (subject to funding availability)
2022-2023: Award 5- Anticipated Sp23
2021-2022: Award 4- English & Reading
2019-2020: Award 3- English
2018-2019: Award 2- Math team
2017-2018: Award 1- Math team
Conditions of Award
Recipients forfeit their stipends if…
- The award recipient moves from an instruction position to an administrative position during the term of the award.
- The faculty member leaves the college.