The Dale R. Larsen Teacher of Achievement Award is given by York College annually to a full-time tenured faculty member who has made outstanding contributions to York College. They are nominated by other faculty members and are considered on the basis of the following criteria:
- Excellence of teaching
- Membership and participation in learned or professional societies
- Service to the institution, length of service, committees, etc.
- Spiritual commitment
- Attitude toward work at York College
- Dedication to York College as demonstrated in activities outside the classroom