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Washington college president and instructor win Pacific Region trustee awards

August 04, 2015

Two Washington state community college educators received regional honors from the Association of Community College Trustees on July 29. Dr. Linda Kaminski, president of Yakima Valley Community College, was named 2015 Pacific Region CEO award winner. Dr. Ryann Leonard, psychology and criminal justice faculty at Big Bend Community College in Moses Lake, earned the 2015 Pacific Region Faculty award. >>

author: Katie Rose

Community and technical college staff recognized for open educational resource research for Washington students

April 22, 2015

State Board for Community and Technical College staff members Boyoung Chae and Mark Jenkins will be recognized tomorrow by the Open Education Consortium for their research of faculty using open educational resources (OER) in their classrooms. The Open Education Consortium named Chae and Jenkins winners of one of the organization’s 2015 Open Research Award for Open Education Excellence for their report “A Qualitative Investigation of Faculty Open Educational Resource Usage in the Washington Community and Technical College System: Models for Support and Implementation” which was released in January. The awards will be presented during the organization’s Open Education Global 2015 conference in Banff, Alberta, Canada. >>

author: Katie Rose

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