The Foothill-De Anza Community College District has
honored Nancy Gill as their winner for the Innovation of
the Year Award.
In recognition for her outstanding
work on the Services for Students with Disabilities Policies and
Procedures Manual, Maureen Carnegie has been selected by Humber
College to receive this year's Innovation of the Year Award. The Policies and Procedures manual is
Louanne Wolfgram's Biotechnology Program is recognized by Johnson County
Community College as this year's winner of the Innovation
of the Year Award. This
program provides students in the metropolitan area an opportunity
to receive the appropriate training that prepares them for joining
the work force and a career in biotechnology. Luanne has also worked with an advisory committee
to establish the one-year certificate and Associate of Science
degree program. Finally,
she has worked with the University of
In an effort to enhance the quality and convenience of teacher education, Rio Salado College's Online Post-Baccalaureate Teacher Preparation Program, is being honored by Maricopa Community College District with this year's Innovation of the Year Award. The innovative Online Post Baccalaureate Teacher Education program is a community collaboration that increases student access to high-quality teacher preparation courses for elementary, secondary, and special education, through flexible, convenient, anytime, anywhere e-learning. In its inaugural year, the program enrolled 1,500 students, earned a national award, and set a new standard for 21st century teacher training.
Miami-Dade Community College District recognized the Kendall Campus Title V-Creating a Culture of Success in Science, Mathematics, and Engineering Program for this year's Innovation of the Year Award. This program was developed to increase students' successful completion and continuation in math, science, and engineering courses, and to increase the numbers of students graduating with these majors. Various strategies and resources are used with this program: reduced class size, multimedia carts, an academic resource center, field trips, and faculty 'discipline coordinators.' Due to the success of this initiative student success has increased by as much as 29% and withdrawal rates have dropped by between 13-34%. The team includes: Alan Berkey, Loretta Adoghe, Charlotte Bercelli, Miriam Del Campo, and Georgina Hart.
Innovation of the Year Award winners Robert Bertram, Charlotte Downing, and Ernest Mellas have been recognized by Monroe Community College (MCC) for their exceptional effort in the creation of The Curriculum Forms Database. The Paperless Curriculum Environment is a major initiative that has transformed the curricular change process from a paper-laden process to an electronic process. The new Paperless Curriculum Environment facilitates the College's ability to respond to the evolving needs of our students, employers, community, faculty and transfer institutions to the benefit of the entire College and community and, most importantly, to student success.
Joann Wright, David Taylor, Randy Southard, Paula Adduci, Trish Keporos, Nancy Curé, Janice Hill-Matula, and Wally Fronczek have been chosen by Moraine Valley Community College as the recipients for this year's Innovation of the Year Award. They receive this award for their development of The First Year Experience Program. This program is a comprehensive, integrated program designed to help students make a successful transition to the college environment and to help them develop the beliefs and behaviors necessary for college success.
Leslie Shimazaki, Roma Weaver, and Pat Mosteller are honored by San Diego Community College District as the recipients of this year's Innovation of the Year Award. They receive this award for their work on Learning Across Generations: Intergenerational Education in San Diego. Providing adults with literacy instruction and parenting skills enables them to participate as active proponents of education in the school and at home. This collaborative goal is being recognized through the implementation of two intergenerational programs: Project Child and family tutoring. The innovation of these projects is demonstrated by using adult training and education to enhance the development and learning of children in the community.
The Online Degree Audit has been selected by Santa Fe Community College for this year's Innovation of the Year Award. Students' online degree audit allows them to change their major, view degree requirements, view upper division admission requirements by major within the Florida State University system, view their transcript evaluation (for transfer students), and express register from their degree audit. Furthermore, it allows students to click on the courses they need in their degree audit and the system will configure up to 20 different possible schedules (based on course and section availability) within seconds. The team for this project included: Lynn Sullivan, Herschel Johnson, Paulette Wright, Betty Lou Drost, Eric Ziecheck, Mary Thames, Ann Mott, Lisa Auerbach, Virginie Crisalle, James Dierecks, and Marianne Preisler.
Faculty from 11 two-year colleges throughout the Puget Sound region participated in a Seattle Community Colleges symposium, “Exploring the Educational uses of eBooks.” The symposium was selected as Innovation of the Year. Speakers, panelists and participants examined the benefits, costs, and opportunities in implementing technologies for mobile learning, including eBooks, PDAs, Tablet PCs and wireless technology. Featured speaker was Tilly Jensen of Northern Alberta Institute of Technology, who had earlier presented her model of a mobile learning environment at the League’s Technology Conference of the League for Innovation. The program was led by Thomas Malone, working with Carin Weiss, Ron Hamberg and Jean Kent.
Teresa Prosser, Roxann Delaet, and Susan L'Heureux at Sinclair Community College have received special recognition as the recipients of this year's Innovation of the Year Award. They are given this honor for their work on the Allied Health Read/Write Connection. This is a module/course enhancement designed to enable students to improve and apply basic reading and writing skills while learning the course content of ALH 103: Introduction to Health Care Delivery. Three learning modules assist ALH 103 students in improving their text marking, note taking, reading comprehension, writing fluency, and test taking ability during the study time it takes to master the content of their course.
St. Louis Community College honored the faculty and staff of the Dental Hygiene Program of St. Louis Community College - Forest Park with this year's Innovation of the Year Award. This program is the first distance dental hygiene program in the state of Missouri. Through ITV instructional content delivery and an on-site dental clinic in Rolla, eight students were able to participate in an accredited dental hygiene program from a distance. The program has demonstrated that distance education in a highly technical and hands-on field is not only possible but can be successful. This was a true team effort by all department members and with full cooperation of the student body.
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