Celebrate Learning! Fall 2015 (Vol 7, issue 1) - Page 17

College Teachers Do. Colleagues from all campuses and a broad representation of the disciplines met to explore the findings of Professor Bain and to discuss the applicability of those findings to their own teaching. mentoring and goes the extra mile to meet students’ learning needs. She offers an optional face-to-face orientation to her courses (online or classroom) to help individual or small groups with blackboard, course set-up, instructor expectations, and to review sample assignments. Because her online students cannot always travel to the Northeast Campus, Chrystie meets her students on another TCC campus, at Barnes and Noble bookstores, or their workplace to help them with course orientation, tutoring, and assignments. Amanda served, for over a decade, as the chair of the Northeast Campus Master Teacher Workshop ad hoc faculty group. She has led discussions in the NEC reading group and presented many times over both pedagogical and technological topics at Convocation, CTLC, Renew the Magic, and Stayonference. She also served the TCC Faculty Association as a division representative, treasurer, secretary, and three-time president. In addition, Amanda helped established the Academy for Teaching Excellence to meet the needs of new faculty, and to date, she is the only continuously serving member. If that weren’t enough, she has judged at the National /International convention and taken students, one of whom is now a colleague on the Metro Campus, to a Dallas convention. She even taught knitting through NEC’s Student Activities. To further her own commitment to student learning, Chrystie attends numerous conferences each year to keep current on global, national, and local mental health issues. Recently, she completed training in the international program Mental Health First Aide. One of her particular passions is suicide prevention/intervention. She attends the ODMHSAS conference on Suicide Prevention each summer, and she is a certified suicide intervention trainer through the national QPR (Question Persuade, Refer) program. For the past six years, Chrystie has conducted QPR suicide intervention trainings for her students and their family, friends, and coworkers. She trains approximately 100 individuals per year. Participants who complete the training gain certification as QPR Gatekeepers. Amanda, clearly two awards over a span of thirty-seven years can never adequately express the appreciation you deserve for your commitment to TCC’s students and faculty. From all of the faculty and students whose lives you have enriched, thank you for thirty-seven years of exceptional service. In addition to all of her above accomplishments, Chrystie has twelve years of experience as a practicing school psychologist and still maintains her Oklahoma certification. She is a member of the Society for Teaching of Psychology and the American Psychological Association, and she recently presented on Carol Dweck’s Mindset at the CELTsponsored Sand