Dec. 10, 2013
GALESBURG—Jill Johnson, associate dean of social and business sciences at Carl Sandburg College, has been selected as a recipient of the 2013 John and Suanne Roueche Excellence Award from the League for Innovation in the Community College.
The John and Suanne Roueche Excellence Awards celebrate outstanding contributions to teaching, leadership and learning by community college faculty and staff. Johnson was nominated for the honor by Linda Lee, associate director of educational technology and innovation. Johnson and other recipients of the award are invited to be recognized during the League’s conference March 2-5 in Anaheim, Calif.
“I am very honored to have been nominated,” Johnson said. “There are a lot of wonderful faculty at our institution, and others as well, that are breaking out of the traditional box of lecture and finding new and innovative ways to teach, while at the same time maintaining the integrity of the course. There is a paradigm shift happening in education right now, and I am very proud of whatever small part I may play in this movement.”
The League for Innovation in the Community College is a consortium of more than 750 community colleges and universities worldwide that is dedicated to catalyzing the community college movement. Founded in 1968, the League hosts conferences and institutes; develops web resources; conducts research; produces publications; provides services; and leads projects and initiatives with member colleges, corporate partners and other agencies to make a difference for students and communities.