2022 Recipients

Congratulations to Deborah Visser (English), and Tami Rigterink (psychology) the recipients of the Teaching Excellence for Affiliated and Adjunct Faculty Award!

Purpose of the Award

The Teaching Excellence Award recognizes excellent teaching of students and faithful service to an academic department. The award also acknowledges the significant role of affiliated and adjunct faculty in advancing the mission of Calvin University.


Any affiliated or adjunct faculty who have been connected to a department for at least five years may be nominated for this award. It is not necessary for a nominee to have taught every semester without interruption.

Selection Criteria

Award recipients will be selected based on the following criteria:

  • Demonstrated commitment to teaching students effectively
  • Expressed interest in and impact on student faith, thought, and character
  • Indispensable to overall department functioning

Selection Process

The provost will solicit letters of nomination from academic departments. Nominations will provide evidence related to the criteria noted above. In consultation together and with the provost, the academic deans will decide on up to three nominees to present to the Professional Status Committee. There is no restriction regarding how many nominees may come from a single department or division. The Professional Status Committee will select the award recipient.

Past Recipients