Outstanding Educators honored at reception
The 2016 Outstanding Educators and Adjunct Faculty of the Year were honored on Thursday, April 28, at a reception where they were given plaques and accolades.
Annie Clement and Shelli Arneson were elected to receive the 2016 Outstanding Educator Award.
Clement and Arneson were nominated by faculty, students, and staff and completed a comprehensive portfolio of their work and accomplishments at RCTC in order to be considered for this honor. The Outstanding Educators’ teaching portfolios are statements about who they are as educators. The portfolio makes visible the work that they do in planning instruction, teaching, and improving student learning. Nominees’ portfolios are reviewed for teaching philosophy; content expertise and professional growth; teaching strategies and materials; standards of assessment of student learning and performance; and service to students, profession, institution and Minnesota State Colleges and Universities (MnSCU) system.
Amanda King was named this year’s recipient of the Outstanding Adjunct Faculty of the Year award.
King, a chemistry instructor, “uses a wide variety of teaching strategies and materials in her classes to help ensure all students are engaged in the learning process.” Described by her students as an instructor with a unique ability to present complex chemistry concepts in a manner her students can easily grasp, she uses every tool available to her to deliver high-quality instruction. Amanda is also described as a very caring instructor who shows respect and understanding for all students and wants everyone to do well.
Congratulations to Annie, Shelli, and Amanda!