Faculty Lauded with Excellence in Teaching Awards
GCC boasts three winners of the 2013-2014 National Institute for Staff and Organizational Development (NISOD) Excellence Award: Dr. Julie Waskow, Philosophy & Religious Studies; Dr. Carol Jenkins, Social Sciences; and Dr. Ladonna Lewis (not pictured) Psychology. The winners were announced at the all-faculty meeting in January.
More than 700 community colleges around the world are members of NISOD, which was founded in 1978.
The NISOD Excellence Award is designed to recognize faculty who meet at least one criteria of teaching excellence in the delivery of innovative pedagogy; inspirational teaching; serving as a role model; being a leader in content expertise; and/or being involved in outreach. GCC’s 2013-2014 winners were nominated based on their teaching excellence in not just one, but in all of these areas.
This is an annual award with which GCC has honored its faculty since the 2005-2006 academic year. In addition to receiving recognition by GCC, award winners are also recognized by NISOD at its annual International Conference on Teaching and Leadership Excellence, held in Austin, Texas.
Susan Campbell led the eight-person CTLE advisory board subcommittee that reviewed applications and selected the winners.
Nominations for the 2013-2014 Award Due Soon
In preparation for nominations for the next annual award (for the 2014-2015 academic year), faculty members are urged to start thinking about their colleagues and the innovative ways they reach their students and promote student success. The Teaching Excellence Award call for nominations will be available in early October. For more information, contact Susan Campbell, 623-845-3164.