Professor Jerry Shawver:<br />“This is the first ceremony that I attended whereby the students were honoring their professors, and whether you know it or not, I was completely caught off guard by the accolades shared by my current students, as well as the ones I have never taught. Maybe I am becoming more emotional in my years, but I fought back tears as I heard Dee share her personal comments in front of all of you. <br />
Professor Jerry Shawver:<br />That was probably one of the most special moments in my teaching career, and I owe it to your shared vision and desire to host such an event. Whether professors share this or not, events like these motivate us to continue with the hard work and effort behind the scenes to make these courses the best they can be.”<br />
Student Julie Worden-Alen:<br />“This award tells me ‘I can.’ Many times the course load is overwhelming and staying focused takes a willingness to succeed. The professor who nominated me believes that I can do difficult course work, even when I lack confidence. I will surely hang it proudly over my desk.” <br />
Open Campus Outstanding Employee Award<br /><ul><li>“Amy Moore personifies a collaborative professional while consistently demonstrating quality performance.”
“Amy has taken on several integrative leadership roles this past year, including being on our College’s Social Media Policy Committee.”
“Amy also facilitated a well-attended Social Media enrichment session via Elluminate especially designed for our adjuncts.”
“Amy was also involved in developing a series of digital media workshops; these are fast becoming popular workshops.”
Amy is also responsible for the production of the Open Campus Faculty Bulletin.</li></ul>Amy Moore<br />Social Network and Lifestyle Integration Program Coordinator<br />
Faculty Showcase<br /><ul><li>She teaches SLS classes and Basic Writing at FSCJ, as well as Instructional Technology for Education Majors at Chemeketa Community College in Salem, Oregon.
She loves teaching online, reading mysteries and visiting her grandchildren in Australia.
“I have been teaching online since 1992 BW (before the web). For me, discussion is where class happens. I have several of these each week: one is to engage the learners in the topic of the week and the other is to engage the students with the textbook and multimedia materials.” </li></ul>Lucy MacDonald<br />
Student of the Month<br />“I re-entered college after a ten-year break and needed to make the transition a bit easier. I chose to take online classes because it allowed me the freedom to study and pursue a higher education while working around the hectic demands of having a family. “<br />“FSCJ’s virtual learning environment is an exceptional way for non-traditional students to successfully pursue their dreams and excel in them.”<br />Name: Angela Batterson<br />Course: Humanities in the Americas (HUM2450)<br />Professor: Kimberly Elliott<br />
Congratulations to our exceptional faculty award recipients for their efforts on behalf of our students!<br />Outstanding Faculty Award<br />Heidi Marshall<br />Jerry Shawver<br />Shannon Groff<br />Laura Jeffries<br />Robert Greene<br />Roland S. Kennedy Endowed Chair for Excellence in Instruction Supporting Business Education<br />Shawna Coram<br />
Open Campus Chats with Guest Experts<br />Talking with a nationally recognized author is easier than you think. Recently, Open Campus had the privilege of conversing with Dr. Lee Bolman, co-author of Reframing Academic Leadership, via Skype. Skype, a free internet tool, enabled faculty and staff to see, hear and address questions to Dr. Bolman during a 60-minute interview. Dr. Bolman discussed both realistic and practical strategies to help leaders adapt more easily to demanding, fast-changing, circumstances.<br />
Introducing … The Exceptional Faculty Experience<br />This “experience” will provide an environment that combines inspiring and motivating online support and state of the art resources in order to maximize educational quality.<br />Coming to FSCJ this Fall!<br />