Excellence in Education Award Finalists


The VCCS Office of Professional Development and the New Horizons Executive Committee are thrilled to announce the 2016 Excellence in Education Award finalists. Thirteen projects were chosen by the New Horizons Awards Committee as finalists, out of a total of 27 projects nominated.

Congratulations to the finalists, and to all those who were nominated for an award! A complete listing of finalists and nominees by category is available below.

Instructions:

  • Click on a Category Name tab to view projects in that category.
  • Click on the title of a project to view detailed information.
  • Click the CLOSE button in the top right corner of a project to return to the main page.


Tab 1: Best Practices...

Best Practices in Teaching Face-to-Face, Online, and Hybrid

The Excellence in Education (EIE) Award: Best Practices in Teaching Face-to-Face, Online, and Hybrid provides individuals or teams an opportunity to showcase their use of a technology-based idea, tool, or process created for direct use in the classroom or online.

Finalists

Project Title College Campus
Developing Concurrent Educational Opportunities for Advanced Manufacturing John Tyler Community College, Chester Campus
Cooperative Learning for Distance Learning (CL4DL): A New SCALE Patrick Henry Community College
Students for Nelsonite: PVCC’s Quest for a State Rock Piedmont Virginia Community College
Using Program Assessment to Build Successful Capstone Portfolio Courses for ART and PHT Programs Thomas Nelson Community College, Hampton Campus

Additional Nominees

Project Title College Campus
An Interdisciplinary Approach: Using Hip-Hop Pedagogy to teach Survey of African American Literature Danville Community College
Achieving Excellence in Business Education with the Case Method Reynolds Community College, Henrico Campus
Short Service Learning Projects for Student Success: Retention, Engagement and Deep Learning John Tyler Community College, Midlothian Campus
The Spanish Basics Workshop Series: A Faculty, Staff, and Student Learning Community Paul D. Camp Community College, Suffolk Campus
Community Concepts – Bringing Healthcare Teaching/Learning to the Community Rappahannock Community College, Warsaw Campus
Coastal Ecology at VHCC Virginia Highlands Community College
Biotechnology and Guided Inquiry Design Learning: Innovative Pedagogy Meets Science as a VWCC Career Studies Certificate Virginia Western Community College

Tab 2: Improving Student...

Improving Student Success – Institutional

The Excellence in Education (EIE) Award: Improving Student Success – Institutional recognizes individuals who may not directly teach students, but have nonetheless positively affected student success.

Finalists

Project Title College Campus
Blue Ridge Promise Blue Ridge Community College
Career Connect Blue Ridge Community College
Science 299 – A Successful Model for Capstone Research in Science at Piedmont Virginia Community College Piedmont Virginia Community College
Pre-College Preparation and Academic Enhancement Program Southwest Virginia Community College
The Summit Center: Replacing Community College Competition with Collaboration to Create a New Destination for Student Learning and Achievement Wytheville Community College
Virginia Highlands Community College

Additional Nominees

Project Title College Campus
Multidisciplinary Crisis and Disaster Proposal Germanna Community College, Fredericksburg Campus
The Virginia Rosenwald Initiative John Tyler Community College, Chester Campus
Test Drive the Online Learning Experience John Tyler Community College, Chester Campus
Effective Use of Laboratory Kits for Teaching Chemistry 101 and 102 Off-Site Lord Fairfax Community College, Middletown Campus
Finding Success: A Fun, Positive Approach to Developing Student Relationships Piedmont Virginia Community College
Investing the Community College Library in Dual Enrollment Student Success Rappahannock Community College, Glenns Campus
SeaPerch STEM Summer camp Rappahannock Community College, Warsaw Campus

Tab 3: Innovative Use...

Innovative Use of Technology in the Face-to-Face and Online Classroom

The Excellence in Education (EIE) Award: Innovative Use of Technology in the Face-to-Face and Online Classroom provides individuals or teams an opportunity to showcase their use of a technology-based idea, tool, or process created for direct use in the classroom or online.

Finalists

Project Title College Campus
Enhanced Delivery of Instructional Automotive Analysis & Repair Demonstrations Blue Ridge Community College
Creation of Original Interactive Lessons for Introduction to the Theatre John Tyler Community College, Midlothian Campus
SPARC-E: Introducing Solar-Powered Technologies in the Classroom and Beyond Mountain Empire Community College
Decreasing Student Performance Anxiety and Increasing Clinical Confidence through Practice with Virtual to Lab Simulation Paul D. Camp Community College, Franklin Campus

Special thanks to Follett, presenting sponsor of the New Horizons 2016 Excellence in Education Awards.

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