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06-04-2010 -- CCAC team wins second innovation award
PITTSBURGH-A team at the Community College of Allegheny County
(CCAC) that developed a system to effectively survey students
online has won a second award for innovation.
CCAC's Survey of Student Opinion (SOSO) team has been recognized
as one of 50 Innovation of the Year Award winners by the League for
Innovation. The group also won a CCAC President's Innovation Award
The team created an anonymous, secure and efficient assessment
system for students in online courses. The system replaced
surveying online students by email, which had a very low student
participation rate. The new survey showed a 30 percent increase in
student participation. It enables students to participate actively
with honest and constructive feedback on their experiences with
online courses and teaching. The feedback from students helps
instructors improve their teaching, which subsequently benefits
The SOSO team includes Kris Birch, Dwight Bishop, Donald
Broderick, Justin Busch, Mark Czapko, Frances Dice, Je X. For, Carl
Francolino, Jason Lander, Ronald Logreco, Leelavati Murthy,
Augustine Obiaku, Mary Kate Quinlan, Kris Roka, Mark Spano, Brenda
Trettel, Ping An Wang and Rochelle Yakin.
The Innovation of the Year award, now in its 28th year, was
devised as a way to recognize significant innovations reflecting
capstone achievements and the continuing renewal of the spirit of
innovation and experimentation upon which the League for Innovation
was founded. The award is designed to recognize faculty, staff and
administrators at member colleges who have designed and implemented
a significant innovation. Granting this award provides a venue for
showcasing these innovations and the dedicated community college
educators who are working to create new programs, improve processes
and enhance the opportunities available in their communities.
The League for Innovation is an international organization
dedicated to catalyzing the community college movement. The
organization hosts conferences and institutes, develops web
resources, conducts research, produces publications, provides
services and leads projects and initiatives with its member
colleges, corporate partners and other agencies in its continuing
efforts to make a positive difference for students and
About CCACThe Community College of Allegheny County is the largest
institution of postsecondary higher education in Pennsylvania. The
college serves 30,000 credit students through 170 degree and
certificate programs and offers thousands of lifelong learning
non-credit and workforce development courses to 35,000 students
annually. Incorporating a learning-centered environment committed
to the future of the region, CCAC continues to expand its reach
through innovative programming and accessible instruction offered
via convenient day, evening, weekend and online courses. With four
campuses and six centers serving Allegheny County and surrounding
communities, CCAC endeavors to fulfill its mission to provide
affordable access to quality education and offer a dynamic, diverse
and supportive learning environment that prepares the region's
residents for academic, professional and personal success in our
changing global society.