Jesse M. Redlo, Co-Editor of the journal Research and Teaching in Developmental Education, recently completed his Doctor of Education (Ed.D.) in Leadership, specializing in Instructional Leadership, with a 4.0 GPA from the American College of Education. Please join us in congratulating Dr. Redlo as he continues to follow his passion of teaching and scholarship.
Congratulations to longtime NYCLSA member Stephanie Lawhorne, Director of the Reading & Study Center at SUNY Morrisville. Stephanie is the recipient of the 2019-2020 Chancellor’s Award for Excellence in Professional Service.
To all of those who follow NYCLSA, please see the below message from NOSS with their tip of the week:
Dear NOSS members,
I would like to take a moment to share this great article that came across my desk, sent by Eddie Castaneda, a dear colleague at UTEP.
At UTEP, many conversations are occurring on how to help and support faculty during this unprecedented time. I assume those conversations are taking place at your institutions as well. Leaders, as well as faculty and staff, are discussing such things as the impact on the tenure and promotion process, the inability to conduct research, the effect on faculty evaluations, and concerns over hiring. Will departments still be able to hire adjuncts, post-doctoral students, or T.A.’s? These questions loom large in our windows. Through it all, though, EQUITY must guide decision-making.
I wish you all well, enjoy reading this article.
There are plenty of other tips available on NOSS's website, so please be sure to visit it for any assistance with designing your curriculum and teaching practices through these challenging and ever-changing times.
By Sharon Green
NYCLSA is pleased to announce that Tianna Hunt, a junior at Niagara County Community College, is the 2020 winner of our Promising Student Award. Tianna, a Liberal Arts & Science major, hopes to transfer to a four-year college to pursue a nursing degree.
Tianna, who returned to school after an eight-year absence, initially struggled. She credits her developmental reading class for "helping her tremendously" to prepare for her future classes. Tianna now has a 3.5 GPA and was accepted into Niagara County Community College's Honors Institute. See http://niagaracc.suny.edu/honors/.
Tianna was nominated for this award by NYCLSA member Pamela Lange, Reading and Honors Coordinator at Niagara County Community College. Pam was impressed that Tianna sought help from her instructors, other students, and reading tutors on campus. Pam praised Tianna's "tenacity and determination" in seeking the assistance she needed.
Pam pointed out that as a first-generation college student, Tianna has always needed financial support. NYCLSA is pleased to be able to help Tianna. She plans to use this $300 award to pay for the extra expense of an Honors course that is not part of her nursing program.
Thank you to NYCLSA members Maureen Maas-Feary of Finger Lakes Community College, Michelle Bogdan of Medaille College, and Lindsay Masters of Daemen College for serving as judges.
Developmental education professionals seeking to expand their knowledge and develop programming should consider applying for the McGraw-Hill Scholarship for the Kellogg Institute 2020. Applications are due by January 15th, so be sure to get them in as soon as possible!
More information on funding options for the Kellogg Institute can be found at Appalachian State University's website: https://ncde.appstate.edu/kellogg-institute/funding-sources