Nominate an Exceptional Instructor for Outstanding Educator!

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Do you know instructors who demonstrate extra effort in classes, exemplary service to RCTC or Rochester and have a great attitude? If so, please consider nominating them for the RCTC Outstanding Educator Award.


  • Innovative teaching strategies and materials
  • Standards for assessment of student learning and performance
  • Culturally responsive teaching and pedagogy
  • Service to students, profession, institution, and system to advance teaching excellence
  • Content expertise and professional growth
  • Models RCTC values

Guiding Principles:

  • Nominations can be made by any student, faculty, staff or administrator and must be submitted by 5:00 p.m. on October 30, 2019.
  • No self-nominations and/or solicited nominations are permissible.
  • Nominations need to include a statement of how the educator meets the above criteria.
  • Winners will be announced the 3rd week of December 2019.
  • Please direct questions to any of the committee members.

Committee members:


  • Jeff Lepper
  • Brendan Shea
  • Mary Shelerud
  • Jaime Tjossem


  • Roberts Hoenisch


  • Michelle Pyfferoen

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