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    Susan S. Wood Professorship for Teaching Excellence

    Online Application

    The Susan S. Wood Professorship for Teaching Excellence recognizes a VCCS faculty member who demonstrates faculty excellence, dedication to students, and academic leadership reflected throughout Dr. Wood’s extensive career. During the academic year when the Professor serves, leadership and professional development among VCCS faculty generally and new faculty in particular will be strengthened through the Professor’s participation in key activities at major VCCS faculty convenings.

    Detailed information on the Professorship can be found here:

    Susan S. Wood Professorship for Teaching Excellence

    The application is due by 5:00 pm. EST on February 15 each year. If the due date falls on a weekend, the following Monday will serve as the due date.


    Applicant Information

  • Please enter your full-time years of service to the VCCS.

  • Please enter your adjunct years of service to the VCCS, if applicable.

  • Please enter any other professional experience outside the VCCS.


  • Professorship Required Documents

    Please upload the indicated documents below. Allowed file types are noted by each upload.

  • Please upload a letter of nomination from your college president. PDF and Microsoft Word formats are allowed.

    Accepted file types: pdf, doc, docx.
  • Please upload a current resume or curriculum vitae. PDF and Microsoft Word formats are allowed.

    Accepted file types: pdf, doc, docx.
  • Please upload the completed Wood Professorship for Teaching Excellence signature sheet. PDF and Microsoft Word formats are allowed.

    The signature sheet is available here:

    Wood Professorship Signature Sheet icon

    Accepted file types: pdf, doc, docx.

  • Additional Application Information

    Please fill out the fields below with the relevant information.

    Please note: do not refer to your resume/CV instead of filling out these sections; applications that do so will be disqualified.

  • Please enter any awards or honors you have received in your professional career, either while at the VCCS or elsewhere.

  • Please enter any professional memberships you currently hold.

  • Please list any professional publications you have been involved with, either while at the VCCS or elsewhere.


  • Personal Narrative

    Provide a narrative that helps our reviewers know and learn about you in the following sections.

  • Please describe how your career in the VCCS has exemplified a history of faculty excellence in teaching, research, and service.

  • Please describe how your career in the VCCS has exemplified a commitment and dedication to student success.

  • Please describe how your approach to teaching has shown creativity and innovation.

  • Please describe how you have maintained an active involvement in your discipline during your academic career.

  • Please describe how you have demonstrated leadership and collegiality among your peers (at the college, state, and/or national levels).

  • Please describe how your academic career reflects a continuous dedication to professional growth and development.


  • When you have completed all fields above and attached all required documents, please click "Submit Application" below.

    If you have any questions or concerns about your application, please contact the Office of Professional Development at opd@vccs.edu.