Judging Criteria

TRUSTEE LEADERSHIP AWARD

ELIGIBLE RECIPIENT: Any trustee or former trustee of anACCT member two-year postsecondary institution board or state board for two-year postsecondary institutions is eligible to receive this award. ACCT Board members currently serving are not eligible for nomination.

CRITERIA

  • Has the trustee served as an officer of the college’s board of trustees?
  • In addition to service on the board of trustees, in what capacity has the trustee participated in
    community life, i.e., civic clubs, public office, etc.?
  • What has the trustee initiated and helped to develop in the area of innovative programs used in two-year postsecondary institutions?
  • How has the trustee served on technical or special committees serving two-year postsecondary
    education?
  • How has the trustee been a factor in influencing legislation for two-year postsecondary institutions, and how has the trustee been active in communication with state and national legislators?
  • What has the trustee contributed overall to the two-year postsecondary concept and how did this affect the total college program in the community, state or nation?
  • How has the trustee provided leadership in helping to solve challenges to two-year postsecondary education?
  • How has the trustee been active in developing, organizing, or supporting state two-year postsecondary associations, and what kind of leadership role has the trustee played in state, regional, or national associations?
  • What presentations has the trustee made or articles published on two-year postsecondary
    education?

 

CEO AWARD

ELIGIBLE RECIPIENT: Any chief executive officer (must be currently serving when nomination is submitted) of an ACCT member two-year postsecondary institution board or state board for two-year postsecondary institutions is eligible to receive this award.

CRITERIA

  • What has the CEO initiated or helped to develop in the area of innovative programs used in two-year
    postsecondary institutions?
  • How has the CEO served on technical or special committees serving two-year postsecondary
    education, and how did this effort affect the college program in the community, state or nation?
  • How has the CEO demonstrated a “caring attitude” toward the board of trustees, administrators,
    faculty and students?
  • How has the CEO been active in developing, organizing, or supporting state and/or national two-year postsecondary education associations?
  • What has the CEO published in the area of two-year postsecondary educational concepts?
  • What awards or honors has this CEO received in recognition of leadership in the college, community, or nation?
  • What outstanding characteristics motivated you to nominate this CEO?

 

EQUITY AWARD

ELIGIBLE RECIPIENT: Any governing board and chief executive officer, or an individual trustee or a trustee and president of an ACCT member two-year postsecondary institution board or state board for two-year postsecondary institutions is eligible to receive this award.

CRITERIA

Demonstrable evidence of board and chief executive officer leadership in setting policies and in assuring results for the enhancement and expansion of opportunities for minorities and women in such areas as:

  • Enrollment (i.e., Growth in diverse student population.)
  • Successful completion (i.e., Offer an environment for minority students to be successful.)
  • Participation in better paying, higher mobility college majors (i.e., Curriculum offerings, partnerships/articulation agreements and/or financial assistance.)
  • Campus environment (i.e., How are you meeting the needs of a diverse student population?)
  • Employment and promotion (i.e., Commit to employing a diverse staff; provide resources and
    an environment for all students to succeed.)
  • Involvement of college in minority community (i.e., Outreach to diverse community.)
  • Representation of board of trustees, committee, and advisory groups of the college (i.e., Actively
    seek diverse representation.), and
  • Contracting and vendor participations with the college. (i.e., Actively seek diverse representation.)

 

FACULTY MEMBER AWARD

ELIGIBLE RECIPIENT: Any full-time instructor (must be employed when nomination is submitted) of an ACCT member two-year postsecondary institution board or state board for two-year postsecondary institutions is eligible to receive this award.

CRITERIA

  • In what ways has the educator demonstrated excellence in teaching?
  • What has this educator initiated and helped to develop in the area of innovative programs used in two-year postsecondary institutions?
  • How has this educator served on technical or special committees that affect the college program in the community, state or nation?
  • How has this educator provided leadership in helping to solve challenges to two-year postsecondary
    education?
  • How has this educator been active in developing, organizing, or supporting state and/or national two-year postsecondary associations?
  • What awards or honors has this educator received in recognition of leadership in the college or community?

 

PROFESSIONAL BOARD STAFF MEMBER AWARD

ELIGIBLE RECIPIENT: Eligibility is open to any board staff member (i.e., an administrative “assistant,” or executive secretary to the president/superintendent) of an ACCT member two-year postsecondary institution board or state board for two-year postsecondary institutions is eligible to receive this award. Those currently serving on the ACCTProfessional Board Staff Network Executive Committee are not eligible for nomination.

CRITERIA

  • In what ways has this staff member demonstrated a service leadership role toward the members of the board of trustees, administrators, faculty, students and community?
  • How does this staff member demonstrate performance in support of the Board/CEO team?
  • How has this staff member assisted the Board/CEO team in developing or initiating innovative or special
    projects for your institution?
  • What professional development activities at the national and/or state level has this staff member pursued?
  • What other continuing educational activity has this staff member pursued?
  • What recognition has this staff member received for his/her leadership or involvement in the college or community?
  • What outstanding characteristics motivated you to nominate this staff member?