TRAVERSE CITY — Five Northwestern Michigan College instructors received 2014 Excellence Awards from the National Institute for Staff and Organizational Development for their teaching and leadership excellence in higher education.
Judy Chu, a communications teacher, was commended for her classroom instruction and for her leadership on a curriculum committee that designed coursework for the college’s most academically challenged students.
Humanities instructor Mella McCormic was noted for creating hybrid courses that combine face-to-face and online teaching. Nicholas Roster, a science and math teacher, was recognized for using new teaching and assessment techniques.
Writing Center coordinator Megan Ward and communications instructor Janet Lively were commended for co-directing NMC’s first-year writing program.
The National Institute for Staff and Organizational Development is a consortium of community and technical colleges that was formed in 1978.