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April 7, 2009
Brenda Jones, Northwest instructor of marketing and management, will receive the Region 5 Teaching Excellence Award for 2009 this spring from the Association of Collegiate Business Schools and Programs. The award recognizes individuals who exemplify excellence in teaching business at the collegiate level.
Along with the other regional winners, Jones will be honored at ACBSP's annual conference June 26-29 in San Antonio with a medallion and a $100 cash prize. She is also eligible to receive one of two International Teaching Excellence Awards to be bestowed at the conference, one for teachers at baccalaureate/graduate degree-granting institutions and one for teachers at associate degree-granting institutions.
"Brenda has proven herself to be technologically savvy. She was given an online course that was not well developed and turned it around so that it has become one of the most sought-after electives for management majors," said Dr. Chi Lo Lim, chair of Northwest's Department of Marketing and Management. "Brenda's knowledge of incorporating technology into the classroom has also resulted in a grant for the development of another online course for the department," Lim said.
ACBSP is the only specialized accrediting body for business schools that presents an award recognizing excellence in teaching.
"It is more important than ever for business programs to produce graduates who are ready to enter the global marketplace," said Douglas Viehland, ACBSP executive director. "ACBSP has a mission to develop, promote and recognize best practices that contribute to continuous improvement of business education. Recognition of teaching excellence is one way we achieve this goal."
ACBSP currently has more than 585 members in 25 countries and eight regions. Region 5 comprises schools in Missouri, Kansas, Nebraska, Iowa, South Dakota, North Dakota and Manitoba, Canada.
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