Distinguished Adjunct Faculty Teaching Award

The College of Charleston Distinguished Adjunct Faculty Teaching Award is made to one individual during the spring semester. This award honors those adjunct faculty members who have been designated by faculty colleagues as typifying high standards and commitment to teaching excellence throughout their careers. The recipient is recommended to the Provost by an ad hoc committee appointed by the Provost and consisting of five recent recipients of either the Distinguished Teaching Award or the Distinguished Adjunct Faculty Teaching Award, including at least one adjunct faculty member, and the Student Government Association President. The award is a framed certificate and a cash award.

No faculty member may receive this award more than once.

  • Established:  2014
  • Number of recipients annually:  one
  • Committee Chair: Deborah Bidwell (bidwelld@cofc.edu
  • Award:  $1500 and a framed certificate


The Distinguished Adjunct Faculty Teaching Award honors those adjunct faculty members who are outstanding among the College of Charleston’s excellent teachers. Nominators must be a faculty member(s) and nomination letters should describe how the individual nominee is outstanding among other excellent teachers, providing specific examples and documentation whenever possible. Nominations should be seconded by at least one additional faculty member, who may co-author the primary nomination letter or write a separate letter of support. Letters of support should be collected and submitted with the original nomination; up to three letters of support may be submitted. The committee will request additional materials directly from the nominee, to include a narrative (up to 1500 words), list of courses taught, numerical Course-Instructor Evaluation reports for the past five years, and up to five small samples of course materials.

All letters of nomination must also include: 

  • the name, title and department of the person being proposed for the award; 
  • the name, address and phone number of the nominator; and
  • the name of the award.  

Deadline: Sunday, January 29, 2023

Nomination Link: Distinguished Adjunct Faculty Teaching Award Nomination Form

Questions about the award or criteria? Contact our Faculty Affairs Coordinator, Estee Gabay (gabayel@cofc.edu) or the committee chair. Technical difficulties with the nomination form? Email faculty-awards-group@cofc.edu.

Award Recipients

2014 - Reba Joy Parker - Sociology and Anthropology
2015 - Miranda L. McManus -  Biology
2016 - Lauren Michelle Humphreys - Geology
2017 - Thomas R. Martin - Communication
2018 - Laurie A. Lattimore-Volkmann - Communication
2019 - Lauren N. Hetrovicz - Hispanic Studies
2020 - Maggie Miltcheva - Russian Studies; Comparative Literature
2021 - Emily C. Lee - English
2022 - Glenda Byars - Theatre and Dance