JCCC instructors chosen for national teaching excellence award
March 13, 2017
OVERLAND PARK, Kan. – Two local educators will be honored for teaching and leadership by the National Institute for Staff and Organizational Development (NISOD).
They will be recognized at the NISOD International Conference May 27-30 in Austin, Texas.
Chun works with students in JCCC’s English as a Second Language program. “Students show much dedication to their studies under Beth’s guidance,” wrote nominator Judy Gordon, receptionist for JCAE. “Beth makes every class session stimulating, productive and fun. Students come in smiling and leave smiling.”
Bailes was nominated by Irene Schmidt, foreign language faculty. Schmidt was a judge for an exhibition presented by students in World Mythology class, which Bailes organized.
“In the process of reviewing the extensive criteria, I gained a new appreciation for the work and enthusiasm I heard from students with regards to their topics of presentation. Many students also commented on how much they loved their professor,” she wrote.
Since its inception in 1978, NISOD has emphasized the importance of teaching and leadership excellence in institutions of higher education. NISOD has worked to serve, engage and inspire teachers and leaders through conferences, publications, web services, partnerships, programs and more.
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