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Awards for Two-Year Colleges and Educators

A number of awards recognize excellence in chemistry education in two-year college programs. Review the following awards and nominate your favorite educator or institution!

Faculty awards

ACS national awards

ACS local section awards

  • California Section Community College Teacher Award
    Honors excellence among two-year college chemistry faculty on the California Local Section
  • College Educator Award for Excellence in Teaching
    Given for excellence in teaching chemistry, biochemistry, or a chemistry-related field at a post-secondary institution in the Southern Arizona Local Section that does not offer a Ph.D.-granting program in that field.
  • Outstanding Achievement in College Chemistry Teaching
    Honors excellence among postsecondary chemistry faculty on the Midland Local Section
  • Section Award for Excellence in Teaching at a Two-Year College
    Honors excellence among two-year college chemistry faculty on the Greater Houston Local Section
  • Teacher-Scholar Award For Community College Chemistry Faculty
    Honors excellence among two-year college chemistry faculty on the Santa Clara Valley Local Section

Other educator awards

Program or institutional awards

  • AACC Awards and Honors*
    American Association of Community Colleges (AACC) programs that recognize excellence in such areas as two-year college leadership, student success, and advancing diversity
  • Aspen Prize for Community College Excellence*
    Honors two-year colleges that achieve exceptional levels of success for their students
  • CHEA Award for Institutional Progress in Student Learning Outcomes*
    Recognizes colleges and universities that have advanced student leaning outcomes, awarded by the Council for Higher Education Accreditation (CHEA)
  • NIOSH College and University Health and Safety Award*
    Honors comprehensive laboratory safety programs in higher education

*These resources are external to ACS and are provided for informational purposes only. Listing of a product or service on this website does not constitute an endorsement by ACS.

Contact us

Have an award that should be added to this list? Contact the ACS Office of Two-Year Colleges.