Friday, April 30, 2010

Excellence in Teaching Awards (Congrats Blair)


Pictured left to right are Haywood Community College instructors who were recognized recently with Excellence in Teaching awards: (front row) Sara Martin, Barbara Wolfe, Patricia Smith-Master Teacher, and Nikae Perkinson. Back row: Paul Puckett and Blair Bishop. Not pictured is Denise Finger.
Haywood Community College recently recognized five full-time and one part-time instructor for Excellence in Teaching awards. Those recognized for full-time instruction include: Blair Bishop — Natural Resource Management, Sara Martin — Arts & General Education, Nikae Perkinson — Arts & General Education, Paul Puckett — Arts & General Education, and Barbara Wolfe — Health and Human Services. The part-time recipient is Denise Finger — Cosmetic Arts.

HCC Business Administration instructor Patricia Smith was recognized as Master Teacher. This award is a distinguished teaching award presented to the full-time curriculum faculty member who most exemplifies excellence in teaching by demonstrating excellent teaching, leadership, and service to the college and the community. Smith will be recognized at HCC’s graduation ceremonies.

Selections begin with nominations from students and end with a professional portfolio review by a panel of the instructor’s peers. Recipients must demonstrate: entrepreneurial practices in the classroom; cooperative learning in the classroom; leadership and involvement in college clubs, student organizations, and campus activities; involvement in professional associations, committee assignments, and college-related work assignments above the normal requirement; effective teaching through student class evaluations; and involvement in the community. (article by Diana Conard)

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