Robert Funk, Construction Electrician Instructor, is this year's recipient of RRC's Mervin Maxwell Award. He earned this recognition for completing the Certificate in Adult Education (CAE) program in a manner that demonstrates a commitment to life-long learning and professional development, and that supports the distinctive ideals of adult learning.
This award was established in February 2009 to honour the memory of Mervin Maxwell, a dedicated long-term Instructor and the first Coordinator in the CAE program at Red River College.
Mervin was a well-respected adult educator who spent his career educating teachers. His passion for his work stemmed from the belief that knowledge and skills related to teaching and learning are as equally important as subject area expertise.
I asked Rob about the impact the CAE had on his development as a professional educator. Rob pointed to three key changes:
Well said, Rob. Congratulations!
Please join us in congratulating Rob on this recognition. Click on the “sign in" button at the top right, enter your RRC credentials, and join the conversation. What positive impact has the CAE had on your development as a professional educator?
Photo: Robert Funk (center) with Kurt Proctor, Chair of Teacher Education and Judy McGuirk, CAE Program Coordinator.