Friday, August 29, 2008

Something exciting

Last summer I worked with people in my class to write a paper and then we were able to send it to a journal to publish. It was published early this year. I received an email yesterday that said that our article has been selected to win the 2008 Marlowe Froke Outstanding Publication. This is what they sent us about the award:

2008 Marlowe Froke Outstanding Publication Award

The Association for Continuing Higher Education initiated the Outstanding Publication Award in 2002. The ACHE Board voted to name the award in honor of Marlowe Froke, first editor of The Journal of Continuing Higher Education. This award recognizes the most outstanding published article in The Journal of Continuing Higher Education in a given year. It allows ACHE to honor quality research and/or information relevant to continuing higher education.

The award selection committee initially rated articles on the basis of both content and style. They then selected the article that they thought stimulated the reader to think, provided new ideas, showed innovation, and contributed to the profession.

This year marks the seventh year that the Marlowe Froke Outstanding Publication Award has been given. The 2008 award winners are Jeff E. Hoyt, Scott L. Howell, Lee J. Glines, Cary Johnson, Jonathan S. Spackman, Carrie Thompson, and Chandler Rudd. The title of their article is “Assessing Part-Time Faculty Job Satisfaction in Continuing Higher Education: Implications for the Profession.” It appeared in the Winter 2008 issue of The Journal of Continuing Higher Education.

In selecting this article as the award recipient, the committee noted:

The winning article addresses a critically important topic as continuing higher education as well as higher education in general depend increasingly on the talents and satisfaction of a part-time faculty workforce. The authors conducted a high quality, extensive, and useful literature review on satisfaction of faculty in general and part-time faculty in particular, which alone adds to our knowledge about how to work with and support part-time faculty in our programs. The methods employed were appropriate to the research questions and addressed the research problem at a high level of sophistication. The authors draw extensively from their findings to highlight several important implications for continuing higher education practice.

This was really a surprise and something exciting about some of the fun things I get to do.

Monday, August 25, 2008

New Semester?

Since I've been told that I'm bad for only posting once a semester, I'll try to post a little bit more.

I was able to go to California with Mom and Dad and we had such a fun time. It was great to be with them and to also see Amy's family. It was great fun! We also got to go to Sea World (Shampu, Shampu) and the beach. It was so nice! Thank you Mom and Dad and Amy and David for hosting us there!

Over the weekend I was also able to clean house and do laundry. I guess I need to do my room next. ;) I'll work on it!

Anyway, I'm back at work today trying to finish up everything that needs to be done before school starts. I can't believe it's already time. The summer just flew by!
Love you all!