In 1985 the Board of Governors of California Community Colleges, in honor of the former state Chancellor, Gerald C. Hayward, created awards for outstanding community college faculty. The Gerald C. Hayward Award for "Excellence in Education" has been awarded since 1988. Four recipients, each from different areas of the state, are selected and honored annually at the March Board of Governors' meeting. All faculty, both inside and outside the classroom, are eligible for the award.
Each community college is encouraged to nominate one faculty member. A selection committee consisting of Area Representatives of the Academic Senate evaluate the candidates from a different area. The candidate's identity is unknown to the selection committee. The candidates are evaluated on their commitment to: education; serving students; community colleges, including support for open access and helping students succeed; serving the institution through participation in professional and/or student activities; and serving as a representative of the profession beyond the local institution.
The 1999 Hayward Award for "Excellence in Education" is sponsored by the Foundation for California Community Colleges and was awarded to Elizabeth Barkley, a music instructor at Foothill College; Lynda Corbin, an English instructor at San Diego Mesa Community College; Joseph Munoz, a political science and history in-structor at Feather River College; and Janet Shapiro, the Coordinator of Disabled Student Services at Santa Barbara City College. The winners were honored at the March 8th Board of Governors meeting in Sacramento. Each recipient was introduced by the Academic President Bill Scroggins and received a plaque and $1,250 cash award presented by Larry Toy, Foundation President. Checkout the Senate's website for more information on each of the recipient.