Presentation Garners International Award for River Valley CC

Presentation Garners International Award for River Valley CC

Best Practices in Online Teaching Presentation Garners International Award for River Valley CC

Although one of the nation’s smaller college business programs, River Valley CC’s Business and Computer Technologies department showed it can compete on a world stage and take away top honors.
 
The Accreditation Council of Business Schools and Programs, which validates business programs nationwide, gave the International “Best of Regions Excellence Award” to RVCC Professor Mike O’Connell and Associate VP Lisa Hayward-Wyzik, for their presentation entitled “Best Practices in Online Teaching:  Strategies for Effective Student Engagement.”  RVCC was the only community college represented among the finalists, in a field that included the University of Notre Dame and the University of Heidelberg (Germany).
 
“People in New Hampshire should know that right here in the state, their local community colleges are offering outstanding opportunities that are affordable and highly student-centered,” said O’Connell.  
O’Connell is chair of RVCC’s Business and Computer Technologies department.  Hayward-Wyzik is the Director of RVCC’s academic center in Keene.  View the presentation here.