NKU has introduced unit awards as part of the annual Academic Affairs Faculty and Staff Honors and Awards. These are designed to reward academic units (schools, departments, etc.) for excellent work accomplished as it relates to Success by Design: NKU's new strategic framework. Congratulations to the following units!
"Our Math/Stats faculty are not just taking students on field trips, but rather connecting our current students directly with the many NKU math/stats alumni in the workforce, in our region’s top companies. The careers course they are creating will formalize efforts that have been growing organically through faculty efforts in project-based learning with local companies and through ongoing connections with the large numbers of successful alumni in the region. The department’s work is not just about career readiness, but also about community engagement all wrapped into a package that benefits our students AND the region."
"In just 18 months, the Department of Biological Sciences’ Cadaver Experience has established partnerships with 29 local educators, 27 schools, and 4 summer camps and will have provided 1,468 students with hands-on, practical experience that they would not have otherwise received by the end of this academic year. As a steward of place, the Cadaver Experience has served 13 Kentucky schools, 9 Ohio schools and 2 Indiana schools. Our faculty ensure that the programming meets learners where they are and has served students from graduate school to traditional and vocational high schools."
"During the review, the committee was impressed with how all the programs in the school showed evidence of embracing a culture of assessment and that assessment was used to improve learning. Programs in the school were innovative in terms of multiple forms of assessment (direct and indirect; pre-and post-tests, etc.) to be able to determine the best ways to improve student success, and it seems that there was wide participation among the faculty within the school."