Outstanding Curriculum Award
Evelyn Hill-Enriquez and the American Language Department
Congratulations to the Evelyn Hill-Enriquez and the American Language Department, who will receive a $2,000 award for their outstanding use of SLOs in its Accent Reduction courses. The SLOs measured students’ self-knowledge of their pronunciation strengths and weaknesses and confidence in communication. The department used the results to (a) facilitate student/instructor communication, (b) create course requirements to ensure basic pedagogical standards, and (c) used resources to establish a digital-recorder library for student use.
Personal Innovation Award
Congratulations to Stacy Bacigalupi who will receive a personal award of $1,000 from the Foundation for her outstanding leadership in SLO development in her department (Psychology) and across the campus. She was nominated by her department for her outstanding work, which included (a) providing samples to her department from other colleges, (b) leading departmental discussions on SLOs and “use of results” following data collection, (c) championing SLOs in her department, and (d) leading an “SLO Fun Day” with her co-chair, Misty Kolchakian.
Math Department recipients of the first Presidential Awards for Teaching Excellence display their certificates. Professors Dolores Chavez, Heidi Parra, Gary Long, Melody Summers, Christine Sun, Cameron Troxell, Kambiz Khoddam, and Phebe Hosea. Headed by Gary, this team won the award for excellent work in teaching/learning basic skills courses and in aligning course sequences.
Specifically, their project was aimed at increasing success rates in two developmental math courses--Pre Algebra (Math 50) and Elementary Algebra (Math 51)--using two fundamental treatments: providing student access to professor-created educational math videos and proactively striving to create a sense of community. The awards were given at the Fall Convocation by President Scroggins.
The Curriculum and Pedagogy Award went to Electronics Professor Jonathan Hymer for performing excellent work at the program or course level that has led to improvements in curriculum design or course delivery.