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Northwest Missouri State University


Faculty Awards

College Dean's Awards

The Dean's Faculty Award Program recognizes superior faculty performance in each of the three traditional areas of academic responsibility: teaching, research and service.  Booth College of Business and Professional Studies also recognizes performance in a fourth category, student support. The College of Education and Human Services recognizes faculty for performances in leadership and collaboration.  All full-time faculty holding a board-approved appointment in the University are eligible for the awards.

2015-16 Deans' Award Recipients

Booth College of Business and Professional Studies

Teaching Jason Offutt Communication and Mass Media
Research Dr. Tiebing Shi Business
Service Dr. Chi Lo Lim Business
Student Support Brian Swafford Communication and Mass Media

 College of Arts and Sciences

Teaching Diana Linville  Mathematics, Computer Science& Info System

Research

Jose Palacios Perez English and Modern Languages
Service Pat Immel Fine and Performing Arts

College of Education and Human Services

Teaching Karen  From Health Science and Wellness
Service  Dr. David Kiene Professional Education
Leadership Dr. Linda Sterling Behavioral Sciences

 

Governor's Award for Excellence in Education

The Governor's Award for Excellence in Education is presented annually to an outstanding faculty member from each of Missouri's four-year higher education institutions. Recipients are selected based on several criteria: effective teaching, effective advising, service to the university community, commitment to high standards of excellence, and success in nurturing student achievement. Northwest's winner is announced in the fall and receives the award at a reception in Columbia the following spring.

2016 Governor's Award Recipient

Diana Linville

The Governor's Award for Excellence in Education is presented annually to an outstanding faculty member from each of Missouri's four-year higher education institutions. Recipients are selected based on criteria that includes effective teaching, efffective advising, service to the University community, commitment to high standards of excellence, and success in nurturing students achievements.

Below are excerpts from her nomination materials:

Diana Linville is highly respected by both faculty and students for her teaching abilities and her work ethic. She takes courses to improve her understanding and skills so she can teach higher-level courses than those for which she was originally hired. Her sections are the first to fill, and she spends countless hours in her office offering help to students.

She acts as the curriculum coordinator for the three courses that form the foundation of undergraduate computing. She is a master at documenting the content of courses and then delivering consistent curriculum to the dual credit program. She hires almot all teaching assistants for the courses and trains these students to help in the classroom.

She has developed dual credit courses websites for programming languages and recruited schools that will be offering dual credit next year. She presented a teaching unit about Scribbler Robots at Northland CAPS and is participating in a group that wil develop a dual credit course, Foundation of Computer, to be offered  at Northland CAPS next year. She has participated in curriculum develpoment at Horace Mann Laboratory School and developed units on Scratch Jr. which Horace Mann instructors and parent may use. She developed  AppInventor curriculum for a Goggle CS4HS grant; the material was used in Massive Open Online Course (MOOC), and the curriculum was used by K-12 teachers.