2016 - 2017 DIVISION-WIDE NOMINATION FORM
The Rick Perkins Award for Excellence in Technical Instruction honors technical
education’s most outstanding instructors. The award has been an ongoing statewide event
since 1991 and is designed to recognize technical college instructors who make significant
contributions to technical education through innovation and leadership in their fields.
To become the state Rick Perkins Award winner, nominees go through three phases of selection:
THE RICK PERKINS AWARD REQUIREMENTS & REGULATIONS
These eligibility requirements apply to nominees at the college, regional and state levels. The Rick Perkins Award is reserved for those who:
DEFINITIONS OF CRITERIA
The number one priority of Georgia’s employers is to improve the work ethics of present and future employees. The Technical College System of Georgia’s (TCSG) mission is putting people to work. With that in mind, it is important to note that nationally, as well as in Georgia, employers identify the area of work ethics as increasingly important for worker success. When employers talk, TCSG pays attention.
Business and industry leaders have identified essential work ethics that should be taught and practiced in order to develop a viable and effective workforce. Several of these traits, as defined in the TCSG Work Ethics curriculum, are identified and defined below, and are incorporated into the program’s evaluations.
Character – The instructor displays loyalty, honesty, trustworthiness, dependability, reliability, initiative, self-discipline, and self-responsibility.
Attitude – The instructor demonstrates a positive attitude; appears self-confident; has realistic expectations of self. A positive attitude should be reflected toward the college, students, fellow instructional and administrative staff, career, and work. The instructor should take his or her role seriously and should treat others respectfully.
Leadership – The instructor should show initiative in classroom, college and civic/community activities. The instructor should be one who does more than what is expected, who goes the extra mile on an assignment or a project. The instructor should be highly regarded by other instructors and students and be a good role-model/influence.
Personal Appearance – The instructor displays appropriate dress, grooming, hygiene, and etiquette.
Career Goals & Commitment to/Knowledge of Occupation – The instructor has established career goals and can articulate those goals. The instructor has a passion for his or her field and is knowledgeable about the skills and characteristics one must possess to be successful in that field.