Endowed Teaching Chairs

2021 Endowed Teaching Chair Applications

Through the Endowed Teaching Chair program, the Foundation supports and recognizes outstanding faculty for teaching excellence. At most colleges and universities Endowed Teaching Chairs are used to support research and publishing. At IRSC, where student learning is the #1 concern, our main purpose is to recognize and reward faculty for quality teaching which directly correlates with student success.

Throughout the year, applicants have the opportunity to submit a proposal for projects which will improve instruction, professional development, and/or provide a means to further contribute toward the excellence of the College. Following a competitive review process, recipients are rewarded with an annual stipend of $6,000 per year for three consecutive years. Two-thirds of the stipend ($4,000) is used to support the proposal and the remaining one-third of the stipend ($2,000) is paid directly to the recipient in recognition of his or her outstanding contribution to the College's mission. The recipients are surprised in their classroom or office and formally recognized at the annual Awards Breakfast in August.

Recipients are selected based on a portfolio review with consideration given to teaching and attainment of performance outcomes, overall contribution toward achievement of the College mission, commitment to professional development and the potential of the proposed plan to improve instruction and benefit IRSC students and the community.

This year, faculty have the opportunity to apply for the following Endowed Teaching Chairs:

  • BankAtlantic Foundation Endowed Teaching Chair (any discipline)
  • Richardson Endowed Teaching Chair in Business and Entrepreneurship
  • J. Douglas Stephens Endowed Teaching Chair in Technology
  • Banack Family Partnership Endowed Teaching Chair in Agriculture
Full-time employees and faculty have the opportunity to apply for the following Endowed Chairs.
  • Endowed Chair in Innovation and Entrepreneurship

For more information on how to apply for an Endowed Teaching Chair Award, review the 2021 Endowed Teaching Chair Application Form which is located here. The deadline to receive applications is Friday, February 15, 2021. If you have any questions, please contact Brianne Hutchinson at x7856 or via email at bhutchin@irsc.edu

The Endowed Teaching Chair Program is made possible by contributions to the IRSC Foundation. Each Endowed Teaching Chair represents a contribution of $120,000 from one or more donors. Each Chair is named in honor of the donor(s) who have funded the Chair. Endowed Teaching Chair sponsors are recognized at an annual awards ceremony, as well as through appropriate publications and publicity. For more information, or to support the Endowed Teaching Chair program through a tax-deductible contribution, please contact Brianne Hutchinson at x7856 or via email at bhutchin@irsc.edu

Endowed Teaching Chair Recipients

To date, the IRSC Foundation has awarded 61 faculty members with Endowed Teaching Chairs.   
 
BankAtlantic Endowed Teaching Chair
2018 - Dr. Kyle Freund
 
Richardson Endowed Teaching Chair in Business and Entrepreneurship
2018 - Dr. Kimberlie Massnick
 
Banack Family Partnership Endowed Teaching Chair in Agriculture
2018 - Dr. Helen Wiersma-Koch
 
J. Douglas Stephens Endowed Teaching Chair in Technology
 
2018 - Dr. Taylor Kilman
 
John and Marilyn McConnell Endowed Teaching Chair
2019 - Ms. Kendra Auberry
 
Endowed Teaching Chair in Innovation and Entrepreneurship
2018 - Ruby Jefferson
 
Patterson Endowed Teaching Chair in Humanities
2020 - Ms. Mia Tignor, M.A.
 
Marilyn C. Link Endowed Teaching Chair Endowed Teaching Chair in Financial Management
2020 - Dr. Robert K. Lowery, Ph.D.
 
Susan H. Johnson Endowed Teaching Chair
 
2020 - Dr. Moamer Hasanovic, Ph.D.
 
Basil L. King Endowed Teaching Chair in Health Science
2020 - Dr. Steven B. Hammer, Ph.D.
 
Gladys Williams Wolf Endowed Teaching Chair in Communications
2019 - Dr. Heather Michaels. Ph.D.
 
Community Endowed Teaching Chair in Fine Arts
2019 - Dr. John Southall, Ph.D.
 
J. Douglas Stephens Endowed Teaching Chair
2019 - Dr. Bodi Anderson. Ph.D.
 
If you have any questions, please contact Brianne Hutchinson at x7856 or via email at bhutchin@irsc.edu.