Six Barton instructors earned the Distinguished Instructor Award for the 2015-2016 school year for their efforts in the classroom.
The winners are:
Jo Harrington, Math Instructor at the Barton County campus
Crystal E. Buck, Music, Theatre and Film, German and English as a Second Language Instructor at the Fort Leavenworth campus
Callie Hansen, Psychology Instructor at the Fort Riley campus
Rose Smith, Certified Nurse Aide Instructor at the Barton County Campus
Alissa A. Duncan, Communications, Theatre and History Instructor at the Fort Riley Campus
Kathryn Boeger, Instructor and Coordinator of Business and Accounting at the Barton County Campus
The Distinguished Instructor Award for full-time faculty was created in 1984 to recognize teaching excellence. Faculty members are nominated by their peers and then evaluated by a committee including Barton students, a previous Distinguished Instructor Award recipient, members of the Barton Foundation, Board of Trustees and community members. The committee considers each instructor’s contributions to teaching and learning, the college mission and the community.
In 2003, the President’s staff recognized the many contributions of Barton’s associate faculty members by establishing the Distinguished Instructor Award for associate faculty as well.
A plaque reflecting the names of the award recipients is displayed in Barton’s Office of Instruction and Student Services.