By Carrie Click.
Educators Dr. Kimberly Harding and Erin Donovan have been named 2015 full-time and adjunct, respectively, Faculty of the Year for Colorado Mountain College’s online learning department.
Harding, who also teaches science at the college’s residential campus at Spring Valley, was noted for developing and delivering an outstanding online version of the Human Pathophysiology course. A student who nominated her said, “I learned more in her class than I thought I ever could. Her teaching style helped me to learn more about my learning style, which I now know requires variation, challenge and adequate stimulation – all of which her class provided, electronically!”
Karen Kaemmerling, assistant dean of instruction, said in Donovan’s nomination that she “is collaborative with her peers, positive with her students and energetic with new projects.” Beyond Donovan’s dynamic online classroom, she also eagerly volunteers for new projects such as being
a lead instructor in anthropology and developing assessments for the anthropology program. In addition to her online courses, Donovan also teaches at the college’s Glenwood Center in Glenwood Springs.
Each year, students, staff and faculty of Colorado Mountain College nominate one outstanding full-time and one adjunct faculty member from each of the college’s seven campuses and the online learning. From those honorees, senior administrators then select a collegewide award recipient in each of the two categories, representing the span of the college’s 12,000-square-mile service area.
Colorado Mountain College 2015 Faculty of the Year
Every year employees and students at each of Colorado Mountain College’s campuses nominate adjunct and full-time faculty members for the Faculty of the Year Award. From those campus-level honorees, senior administrators then select a collegewide award recipient in each of those two categories.
Collegewide and Edwards full time: Carol Koch, Spanish
Collegewide and Edwards adjunct: Cynthia Bell, business
Aspen adjunct: Steve Stefferud, emergency medical technician
Breckenridge and Dillon full time: Joyce Mosher, English and communication
Breckenridge and Dillon adjunct: Mark Palz, written communication
Carbondale, Glenwood Springs, Spring Valley full time: Derek Johnston, photography
Carbondale, Glenwood Springs, Spring Valley adjunct: Klaus Kocher, photography
Leadville and Buena Vista full time: Roger Coit, emergency medical services and outdoor education
Leadville and Buena Vista adjunct: Danielle del Castillo Shelton, geography
Online learning full time: Kimberly Harding, science
Online learning adjunct: Erin Donovan, anthropology
Rifle full time: Dave Ruffley, history
Rifle adjunct: Gretchen (Greta) Jorgensen, science
Steamboat Springs full time: Steve Craig, mathematics
Steamboat Springs adjunct: Lee Cox, mathematics