Volume 6 Issue 1April 2002
CCC Announces Educational Technology Award Winners
Seven community college programs and faculty members were honored with Educational Technology Awards at the California Community Colleges Chancellors Office and Board of Governors Annual Conference in Burlingame on April 10.
These awards highlight programs and staff members whose contributions have helped the community colleges to keep their campus operations and educational programs in step with the technology revolution.
Excellence in Technology Leadership Award
The Excellence in Technology Leadership Award is the highest honor given by the Chancellors Office in Educational Technology. It recognizes extraordinary effectiveness, influence, statesmanship, and lifetime achievement within the field of higher educational technology management, on both individual campuses and within the California Community College system as a whole. This years Excellence in Leadership award winners are:
- Cheri Gray - Hartnell College
Gray, a 13-year Hartnell employee, has been an advocate for more effective use of technology at the college. She designed and implemented a training program to keep college staff current with new technology, and has been a strong member of and advocate for a technical user group that includes more than 25 percent of the community colleges in California. She also provides training and assistance to the college regarding the computer legacy system, and she successfully lobbied for an imaging system to archive required documents.
- Vivian Sinou - Foothill College
Since joining Foothill College as dean of Distance and Mediated Learning in 2000, Sinou galvanized the colleges program of online instruction. Under Sinous leadership, student participation in Foothills online classes grew significantly and Foothill developed a highly successful program of online instruction that meets the needs of faculty and students. It is now one of the strongest programs among community colleges in California and the nation.
Technology Focus Awards
Technology Focus Awards, which recognize exemplary technology initiatives that have identified and solved significant problems on campus, were presented to:
- San Diego Miramar College SDCCD Online, a program that quickly responds to requests from the military for online classes.
- Las Positas Colleges Online Associates Degree Pilot Program, a complete online degree program designed to meet the educational goals of full-time employed students.
- San Diego Community College Districts CurricUNET, a system that reduces duplicative clerical efforts and delays associated with the traditional curriculum development and approval process.
- Mendocino Colleges Teacher Toolkit Project, a set of online tools that makes it easy for faculty to create, post, and maintain homepages, course syllabi, course assignments and activities, course schedules and students grades.
Outstanding Contribution to TIPS News
The Chancellors Office award for Outstanding Contributions to TIPS News was given to Amit Schitai of Long Beach City College, for his article in the June/July 2001 issue.
The article outlined the colleges SALT (System Approach to Learning with Technology) Project, a simulation-based, interactive courseware program that helps entry-level students gain a basic understanding and working knowledge of computers.