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Tuesday, December 15, 2020

Faculty Honored for Dedication to Student Support During Virtual Instruction

Harris and Vasquez
Frank Harris III and Marissa Vasquez

Assistant Professor Marissa Vasquez and Professor Frank Harris III in the Department of Administration, Rehabilitation and Postsecondary Education are among 12 recipients of San Diego State University's Faculty Forward Awards, recognizing their agility and dedication to student support during the COVID-19 pandemic. The honor, presented by Faculty Advancement and Student Success and the Center for Teaching and Learning, celebrates the extraordinary dedication, collaboration and innovation of faculty offering courses virtually in fall 2020.

Vasquez and Harris worked together to develop a single comprehensive assignment to assess student learning in their two doctoral courses. Students were asked to design a campus approach to address the equity issue of their choosing, and present this approach in a one-hour, publicly accessible training webinar for education leaders. This ambitious project is a powerful and scalable example of public scholarship.

 Read the full story at SDSU NewsCenter.