Bob Frizzell Award – February 15

This award was established in 1989 in honor of longtime employee Robert Frizzell. The award recognizes the employee who best exemplifies 10+ years of service and helpfulness in their interactions with students, staff, and the community. This award recognizes consistent and long-time attention to the needs of the JCCC community.

For more information, see the Bob Frizzell Award application.

BNSF Railway Faculty Award – Nominations due December 15

This award for classroom teaching or scholarship is made possible by a special grant from BNSF Railway. Each instructional division selects nominees. A distinguished educator selects the top recipients from the nominees.

For more details about the award, see the BNSF award criteria packet.

Colleague Award

The JCCC Foundation Awards Committee established the JCCC Colleague Award to honor JCCC Faculty and Staff who through outstanding service and generous contribution sought to improve the lives of JCCC students, College programs and assist in the Foundation stewardship and fund-raising initiatives.

For additional information: Foundation Office, foundation.dept@jccc.edu or ext. 3835

College Scholars Program – March 31

The College Scholars Program showcases faculty excellence in research fields that go beyond the classroom to make scholarly contributions to knowledge within the Professor’s academic discipline. Successful applicants deliver two public presentations and receive a handsome stipend upon demonstrating evidence of expertise within their disciplines and relevance to the topic being proposed.

For more details about the award and application, see the College Scholars application.

Distinguished Service Award – October 15

The Distinguished Service award is intended to provide a systematic means for recognizing and rewarding excellence in job performance for all bargaining unit members who have complete five years of full-time experience at Johnson County Community College.

For more details about the award and application, see the Distinguished Service application.

Emeritus: Professor/Counselor

The Emeritus: Professor/Counselor is to recognize and reward a bargaining unit retiree for outstanding teaching and job performance and service to the college; in particular:

  • The program provides an opportunity for the retiree to continue service to the college after retirement
  • This designation should represent a high honor and not be viewed as an automatic designation for years of service
  • Those individuals receiving the designation should represent JCCC’s best teachers and counselors whose services the college wants to maintain

To apply, please do so immediately before or right after retirement by filling out the application.

Professor/Counselor Emeritus faculty members who accept employment at the college after KPERS retirement are charged with the responsibility to know and to determine the laws, rules, and regulations applicable to KPERS, specifically the earnings limitations which may apply. It shall be the responsibility of the employee to take whatever actions are or may be necessary to obtain whatever benefits the employee may have available under law or may be entitled to by law.

Excellence in Outcomes Assessment Award -March 1

The Award for Excellence in Outcomes Assessment is given in recognition of exemplary use of assessment to improve student learning by part-time or full-time faculty in the instructional branch. Awards are given for both individual and team effort based on assessment activities in credit courses in the instructional branch. Nominees must have a current assessment report on file in the Office of Outcomes Assessment.

For information about nominations and application requirements, click here.

Extra Effort Award

The Extra Effort Award recognizes a JCCC employee as an individual whose performance goes “above and beyond” for the good of JCCC, with performance outside their job description.

To nominate an individual, see the Extra Effort Award form. Nominations sent to Staff & Organizational Development will be reviewed by the Extra Effort Committee for possible further recognition at an Extra Effort Award ceremony. Deadlines are in September, November, January, April, and June.

Innovation of the Year Award – March 1

The League of Innovation in the Community College annually recognizes staff members from each of its member colleges who have designed and implemented a significant innovation during the past year. Obligations may include:

  • League for Innovation plaque and recognition at the Annual Awards Luncheon
  • Recipient(s) (no more than two per year) will receive  funds to attend the League for Innovation conference during the following fiscal year; usually held in late February/early March
  • Recipient(s) may be asked to share their successful innovations
  • Optional article for the Innovations Showcase
  • Current photo is needed for a feature in a League publication

Click here for Innovation of the Year Award nomination form.

International Education Award – April 12

The International Education Award recognizes a project or activity that makes a significant contribution to the internationalization of the curriculum, the campus, and/or the community. “Internationalization” is defined as bringing knowledge, understanding and appreciation of other countries or cultures to JCCC. The project or activity may be nominated by those involved in it, or by others. Please submit the application to the International Education Office, COM 220, by April 12.

Click here for Application for the International Education Award

Leadership in Service Learning Award – April 16

The purpose of this award is to recognize JCCC faculty members or JCCC programs that have made exemplary contributions to service learning through community involvement.

For the application and more information, see the Leadership in Service Learning application.

League for Innovation John and Suanne Roueche Excellence Award – November 15

In recognition of the long tradition of excellence in community college teaching and leadership, the League established the John and Suanne Roueche Excellence Awards in 2012. Recipients are recognized in a series of activities and promotions and honored at special events at the League for Innovation in the Community College “Innovations” conference.

Click here for the League for Innovation John & Suanne Roueche Excellence Award nomination form.

Longevity Award (Service Pin)

The Longevity Award recognizes employees semi-annually who have been with the college 5, 10, 15, 25, 30, 35, and 40 years. Eligible employees will be notified a month before the Service Pin Ceremony, which takes place during the All Staff Meeting in January (for anniversary dates between January 1 and June 30) and August (for anniversary dates between July 1 and December 31).

National Institute for Staff and Organizational Development (NISOD) Award – December 3

The NISOD Award recognizes faculty members, administrators, and administrative staff who epitomize “the importance of excellence in teaching and leadership in open-door settings” by keeping their focus on helping students succeed.

For more information, see the NISOD Award application.

Open Access Award – December 31

The award recognizes the scholarly contributions from Johnson County Community College faculty and staff, specifically, the Open Access award illustrates how scholarly works support student learning, strategic initiatives of the college, and the spirit of JCCC Open Access Guidelines.

For more information, see the JCCC Open Access Award packet.

Publication Award – February 15

This award recognizes external publication of outstanding material by JCCC employees, particularly those relating to the improvement of teaching and learning. It also encourages continued research and publication and increases the college’s national visibility and reputation for excellence.

For more information, see the Publication Award packet.

Retired Employee Recognition (Wall of Honor) – March 15

This highly selective special recognition program is designed to honor former JCCC employees from throughout the college community for significant lasting contributions to the college or for bringing honor to JCCC through regional or national recognition.

Selection of honorees will be chosen by a campus committee consisting of 1 faculty member named by the Faculty Association, 1 faculty member named by the Faculty Senate, 2 administrators named by Cabinet, an hourly employee named by Cabinet, and a member of the JCCC Retirees Association.

The selection committee will meet in April. (Committee members should receive copies of the nominations in advance of a meeting to allow time for review.) At the meeting, each nominee’s letters of support and history of accomplishments will be reviewed and discussed. The committee by consensus will recommend to Cabinet no more than two individuals to receive the Retired Employee Honor Recognition Award no later than May 1. Cabinet will approve the final selection. The recipient(s) will be notified by a letter from the president.

For more information, see the Wall of Honor Nomination packet.

Retirement Recognition

The purpose of the Retirement Recognition Program is to recognize full-time regular and part-time regular employees who have at least fifteen (15) years of service at the college and who retire under the provisions of the Kansas Public Employees Retirement System (KPERS). This program is intended to provide a fair and consistent process for expenditure of college funds for retirement recognitions.

For more information, see the Retirement Recognition Program packet.

Rookie of the Year Award – January 31

This award is to recognized employees who have made an immediate, positive impact on our college during their first year, whether new to JCCC or in a new position at the college.

For more information, see the Rookie of the Year nomination form.

Senior Scholars

The purpose of this award is to provide a systematic means for recognizing and rewarding excellence in job and classroom performance for faculty nearing retirement and to allow the faculty member an opportunity to participate in projects of benefit to the college through designated reassigned time.

Details are available here.

Sustainability Award – March 15

The Sustainable JCCC Annual Award is given in recognition of exemplary actions by an individual or team of JCCC employees to create a more sustainable campus. This award is designed to reward efforts above and beyond the basic requirements of the E3 Office Program or basic job responsibilities. Preference is given to projects with greatest impact, but all scales of projects are considered.

Part-time and full-time JCCC faculty and staff are eligible to apply for or be nominated for the award. Awards are given for both individual and team effort, with nominations emailed to the Center for Sustainability by 5 p.m. March 23.

Download the instructions and application for the Annual Sustainability Award.

Email The Center for Sustainability or call us at 913-469-8500, ext. 7654, for additional information.

Team Effort Award

The Team Effort Award recognizes a group accomplishment related to achieving goals in the Strategic and/or Operational Plans of JCCC. It may be a task force or cross functional team representing multiple departments or may be for an outstanding accomplishment by a single department or workgroup.

Click here for the Team Effort Award nomination form.