Adjunct Faculty Teaching Awards

Adjunct Faculty Excellence in Teaching Award Criteria and Procedures

Nominations for 2022-2023 are due on December 1st!

To nominate an outstanding adjunct colleague, click here.


The Adjunct Faculty Excellence in Teaching Award is awarded annually and recognizes outstanding achievements that have enhanced the TAMU-CC community. Relevant activities include outstanding classroom teaching, innovative class activities, projects and assignments, effective use of technology to enhance student learning and service-learning projects that impact the TAMU-CC community. The contributions must occur within the capacity of teaching.


All current adjunct TAMU-CC adjunct faculty who have taught at TAMU-CC for a minimum of six (6) academic terms in the last five academic years, including Fall, Spring and Summer semesters, are eligible for nomination. Candidates who won the award in the previous year are not eligible for a consecutive award.


The fundamental criterion considered for a nomination is the Adjunct Faculty’s outstanding performance of professional responsibilities associated with their instructional contractual assignment(s). This is evidenced by, but not limited to, student evaluations and teaching performance recognized by program coordinators, full-time faculty, department chairs and/or deans. 

The Center for Faculty Excellence is delighted to announce the inaugural Adjunct Excellence Award Winner! Congratulations to Cassie White from the Department of Art and Design, who started teaching at the Island University in the summer of 2020. As the runner-up, we'd like to congratulate Dr. Scott Elliff from the Department of Educational Leadership.

The importance of adjunct faculty members on our campus is significant. Dr. Kelly Miller, the university's president, stated that "as adjunct professors, you are our partners who supplement the educational experience on this campus. You are our partners in the classroom, you are our partners in the departments, you are our partners on our journey together to educate and graduate tomorrow's leaders." Dr. Clarenda Phillips, provost and vice president for Academic Affairs, proclaimed to our adjunct faculty members that "the entire university is thankful for your service: We see you, we value you, and we value your contributions to the Island University." (Full write up can be found here).

A big thank you to all of our adjunct faculty members for their continual hard work and dedication to Texas A&M University-Corpus Christi, and congratulations again to Cassie White and Dr. Scott Elliff!