Distinguished Faculty Awards
Distinguished Faculty Awards are given to Seattle Colleges faculty to recognize outstanding teaching and innovation.
The awards were created in honor of former Washington state Governor Daniel J. Evans, who championed and signed into law the Community College Act of 1967, and Dr. Charles Kane, the former Seattle Colleges Chancellor who led the district from 1992 to 1998. Seed funding for the awards was provided through the district-wide major gifts campaign, "Building the Best." Each college development office has contributed funds to endowments that have been matched by the Washington State Board for Community and Technical Colleges.
All faculty who have worked at the Seattle Colleges for at least three quarters in the past two academic years are eligible for these awards. In addition, applicants must have worked for at least one quarter at the college making the award. The awardee must be employed by the Seattle Colleges at the time the award is used.
Nominations are no longer being accepted for the 2016-17 academic year. Awards were announced at the annual year-end award ceremony on May 31, 2017. Awards criteria will be consistent among the three Seattle Colleges. No award will be made if applicants are not qualified. Nomination forms for the awards are available though the individual links below.
The Dan Evans Chair For Exceptional Faculty
This award was established to recognize outstanding teaching and exemplary service at the Seattle Colleges. One $3,000 Chair is awarded annually from each of the three colleges. Applicants must submit a personal narrative along with recommendation letters from one student and one colleague.
The Dan Evans Innovation Award
This award established to recognize an innovative project or class that improved learning at the Seattle Colleges. One $1,500 award is made each year at each campus. Individual Dan Evans Awards are based on completed innovated projects that clearly demonstrate measurable outcomes involving classroom, curriculum, or the community.
The Charles Kane Award for Innovation
This award was established to support the development of innovative projects or classes to improve learning at the Seattle Colleges. One $2,000 Kane award is made each year within the district and rotates between North, Central, and South. Awardees are selected based on demonstrated demand for special projects or classes not currently available to students.
Dan Evans Chair for Exceptional Faculty
2017: Bob Bunge
2016: Paul Kurose
2012: Betsy Campbell & Dani Blackman
2008: Dawnson Nichols
2005: Kuldeep Nagi & Suzanne Schlador
2002: Frank Enfinger
2001: Greg Shiosaki
2000: Marilyn Smith-Layton
Dan Evans Innovation Award
2017: Tracy Furutani
2016: Kelda Martensen
2012: Jenny Mao
2009: Ann Murkowski & Kalyn Owens
2005: Nancy Adelson
2002: Marilyn Smith-Layton
2001: Tim Fiegenbaum
Charles Kane Award for Innovation
2012: Betty Williams
2009: Omara Abe & Thomas Cook
2005: Ann Murkowski & Kalyn Owens
2000: Jane Lister Reis & Carol Hamilton