Harris Faculty Awards

The VFIC is pleased to announce that nominations are now being accepted for the 2020 VFIC – Harris Awards Program.  These faculty awards provide our member schools with the opportunity to nominate an outstanding faculty member for each of the following programs:

  • Libby and Hiter Harris Excellence in Undergraduate Teaching (Former H. Hiter Harris, Jr. Excellence in Undergraduate Teaching)
  • H. Hiter Harris III Rising Star
  • H. Hiter Harris III Excellence in Instructional Technology


Each program carries a $2,500 award.  Nominations this year are only being accepted electronically and should be sent in a pdf or WORD document file and are due no later than May 31, 2020.

The 2020 awards will be presented at a luncheon recognition ceremony in Richmond on November 5, 2020.  We ask all nominees to set aside this day in order to attend the luncheon, if they are chosen for the awards.

Please see the attachment detailing the Nomination Process and Criteria for each award program.  Submissions from previous years are welcome, if they are updated with recent information.  Please direct any questions to Sharon Pierce at pierce@vfic.org


2020 Harris Awards Application Announcement