Jun 07
Greetings and Congratulations from New Orleans!

Amanda and I arrived safely in New Orleans last night (amid a flooding advisory and a tornado watch)! We are looking forward to presenting on Sunday morning at the Teaching Professor Conference about our blog, Faculty Fridays.

When we began this blog two years ago we envisioned a community of Instructors helping each other become better Instructors. Our specific mission was to celebrate and nurture good teaching – which we define as teaching for learning.

So, let's do some celebrating!

Cathy Skene.jpgWe're thrilled to highlight the recipient of the 2019 Red River College Students' Association Teaching Award of Excellence.

Congratulations to Cathy Skene! Read more about why her students nominated her for this prestigious award here.

I particularly appreciated this reminder from Cathy: “As adult learners, they (our students) bring a great deal of knowledge with them. It's necessary to acknowledge and incorporate what they already know. We all learn from one another."

As I prepare for the fall, what a great reminder of my role as Instructor and learner. Thanks Cathy.


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Amanda and Janine! Good luc...

Amanda and Janine! Good luck with your presentation in New Orleans. I know how hard you work in preparing your Faculty Friday features and I'm sure the attendees at the conference will recognize and appreciate what a great resource you've developed.
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  • Harv Mock
 on 6/7/2019 8:50 AM

Glad to hear you two made i...

Glad to hear you two made it there safely! Have a great conference and I know you'll be rockin' it on Sunday!
Congratualations to Cathy, what a wonderful honor!
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  • Ruth Lindsey-Armstrong
 on 6/7/2019 8:57 AM

Faculty Fridays is a great ...

Faculty Fridays is a great way to connect with colleagues across campuses! Congratulations, Cathy! She is well deserving. She gave me useful feedback on my assignments in a CAE course I took from her.

Have fun in Nola! Hopefully you'll have time to check out Frenchman Street & the jazz there :)
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  • Sherry L Seymour
 on 6/7/2019 9:25 AM

Great to hear that you are ...

Great to hear that you are presenting in New Orleans! Enjoy the moment:)
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  • Derek Ryan Kochenash
 on 6/7/2019 9:25 AM

Love this.New Orleans is a ...

Love this.New Orleans is a fabulous place and I can think of no better city to gather and share best teaching practices! Congratulations Cathy!!
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  • Andrea McCann-Suchower
 on 6/14/2019 11:20 AM