2017 WNYBUG Catalyst Award Winners

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It is with great pleasure that we announce the 2017 recipient of the WNYBUG Catalyst Award for Teaching and Learning - Mary Ann Hobar from Hilbert College.


In Mary Ann’s nomination, it was noted that recruitment efforts to increase potential enrollment in the Forensic Science/Crime Scene Investigation Program at Hilbert College by creating a complete online version of FS101 Introduction to Forensic Science course for summer 2017 was very successful.  It was also highlighted that these efforts were significant because the course was designed to accommodate BOCES students who were unable to attend traditional classroom sessions, but who were coming to Hilbert for the fall 2017 semester under an articulation agreement. This gave access to the course for the students who would be entering the Forensic Program and allowed them to become familiar with the aspects of online education and all of the various tools available in Blackboard.


Congratulations, Mary Ann!


It is with great pleasure that we announce the 2017 recipient of the WNYBUG Catalyst Award for Professional Development - Brooke Winckelmann, Mike DiFonzo, Todd Benzin from Buffalo State College.


In your nomination, it was noted that "Brooke, Michael and Todd are dedicated staff who are willing to provide a variety of training options that meet the need of the diverse campus community. The most recent opportunity is the self-service resources that is an organization in Blackboard called RITE Professional Development". It was also highlighted that during the 2016-2017 academic year, Instructional Design & Training offered 204 workshops that were held on campus or virtually through Blackboard Collaborate with a total of 716 participants. In total these workshop offerings awarded 259 badges that led to 38 certificates being completed by faculty and staff within this blackboard organization.


Congratulations, Brooke, Mike, and Todd!