Employee Recognition Awards

Leeward Community College offers various award initiatives to recognize and celebrate the excellence of our faculty, lecturers and staff. Nominations are accepted from January 1 through February 28 for the current academic year. The deadline for all nominations is 4:30 pm on February 28. Details for each award are listed below.

UH Board of Regents Medal for Excellence in Teaching

Awarded by the Board of Regents as tribute to faculty members who exhibit an extraordinary level of subject mastery and scholarship, teaching effectiveness and creativity and personal values that benefit students as evidenced by professional activities and institutional service.

Application Form, BOR Regents Medal (fillable pdf)
Past Recipients of Regents' Medal

Deadline: submit the original nomination form with all attachments directly to the Chancellor’s Office, AD 102  by February 28 at 4:30 pm.


Leeward Outstanding Lecturer Award

Awarded by the College as tribute to Leeward lecturers who exhibit an extraordinary level of subject mastery and scholarship, creative and effective teaching practice, and personal values as evidenced by engagement and activities that benefit students.

Eligibility: Any lecturer currently teaching at least 3 credits per semester during the academic year. Previous recipients are not eligible (see list of past awardees).

Application Form, Outstanding Lecturer (fillable pdf)
Past Recipients of Outstanding Lecturer

Deadline: Submit nominations directly to the Chancellor’s Office, AD 102 by February 28 at 4:30 pm.


Leeward Outstanding Service Award

Awarded by the College to recognize a Leeward civil service or APT employee for outstanding demonstrated work performance, service, leadership and/or fostering of excellence in higher education.

Eligibility: Any full-time civil service or APT employee who has been employed continuously for not less than twelve (12) consecutive months at Leeward CC. Any employee previously nominated may be renominated provided the employee has not been chosen as a recipient of this award within the last five (5) years

Application Form, Outstanding Service (fillable pdf)
Past Recipients of Outstanding Service

Deadline: submit the original nomination form directly to the Chancellor’s Office, AD 102 by February 28 at 4:30 pm.


Masaki and Momoe Kunimoto Memorial Award

Masaki and Momoe Kunimoto Memorial Award for Outstanding Contributions to Career and Technical Education rewards outstanding achievement and significant contribution to vocational and technical education by a community college faculty member or student. The award was established by family members to honor the namesakes’ role, as owners of the Chikara Foods Company, in the development of the food industry in Hawai‘i.

The Masaki and Momoe Kunimoto Memorial Award will be awarded on alternate years; even years to a faculty member, and odd years to a student who makes a significant contribution to career and technical education within the University of Hawai‘i Community Colleges.

Eligibility: Faculty or students with a record of service within the University of Hawai‘i Community Colleges’ career and technical education programs. Alternating (odd years student, even years faculty) 2019: student; 2020: faculty

Application Form for Kunimoto Award (pdf)

Criteria for Kunimoto Award (pdf)

Deadline: submit the original nomination form directly to the Chancellor’s Office, AD 102  by February 28 at 4:30 pm.


Frances Davis Award for Excellence in Undergraduate Teaching

The Frances Davis Award for Excellence in Undergraduate Teaching recognizes dedication and demonstrated excellence as teachers of undergraduate students. It was established as a memorial to the late Frances Davis, who taught mathematics at Leeward Community College and UH Manoa for 19 years.

Application Information for Frances Davis Award will be added for the 2021 award period. This award rotates among the 10 campuses of the University. Leeward faculty willbe eligible for that award period.

Past Recipients of the Frances Davis Award


Leeward Excellence in Online Teaching Award

Awarded by the College to recognize a Leeward Community College faculty or lecturer who teaches an online course that recognizes innovation and excellence in technology-supported teaching, academic collaboration, and student engagement.

Eligibility: Any faculty or lecturer who teaches an online course at Leeward CC (no hybrid courses, please). (A faculty or lecturer who previously applied may re-apply provided he/she has not been chosen as a recipient of this award within the last five (5) years.)

 
Deadline: Submit nominations directly to the Chancellor's Office, AD 102 by February 28 at 4:30 pm.

Leeward OER Awards

Open Educator Award

The Leeward Open Educator Award seeks to recognize faculty who promote or contribute to a culture of utilizing Open Educational Resources (OER) in the classroom. Award Amount: $500, awarded annually. Nomination details.

Leeward Designing OER Renewable Assignment

The goal of this award is to create renewable assignments based on the principles of OER-Enabled Pedagogy which are designed to be used with specific open educational resources. Award Amount: $500, split between instructor and ed tech, awarded annually. Nomination details.

Leeward OER Creation Award

The goal of this awardis to develop original OER materials where none exists or revise and remix existing OER with the inclusion of original content. Award Amount varies between $1000 - $4000, annually. Nomination details.