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Path to Excellence

At CTLT, we operate under the assertion that good teachers are not born, they are made. They emerge from sustained work at developing, refining and updating teaching skills and knowledge. We also believe that all of us can be better teachers if we make it a priority in our professional work.

History

The “Path to Excellence” awards were created in 2007 to recognize departments whose faculty have collectively demonstrated exemplary levels of commitment to their ongoing professional development during a specific calendar year. Annual winners are the three departments with the three highest averages of faculty participation in professional development activities during the prior calendar year. Averages are calculated from CTLT’s participation database of professional development hours and on departmental FTE combining tenure-line faculty, non-tenure track instructors, and administrative professionals. Hours for civil service, graduate students, etc., are not included.

Awards are announced each year at the annual Teaching & Learning Symposium, which is held the week before the spring semester begins.

Awards Winners

Note: Each list also includes the complete departmental totals for that year

  • 2017
  • 2016
  • 2015
  • 2014
  • 2013
  • 2012
  • 2011
  • 2010
  • 2009
  • 2008
  • 2007

First place: Criminal Justice Sciences

Total Professional Development Hours: 588
Average Professional Development Hours: 33.1

Second place: Communication Sciences and Disorders

Total Professional Development Hours: 337
Average Professional Development Hours: 29.3

Third place: Mennonite College of Nursing

Total Professional Development Hours: 1120
Average Professional Development Hours: 25.3

Complete Departmental Professional Development Totals

DEPT HOURS FTE AVG HOURS
TOTALS 12152   12.5
CJS 588 17.8 33.1
CSD 337 11.5 29.3
MCN 1120 44.4 25.3
ECO 362 15.5 23.4
TCH 1535 65.8 23.3
COM 791 40.0 19.8
HLS 374 20.4 18.4
FCS 470 25.7 18.3
SED 792 45.3 17.5
KNR 617 36.8 16.8
PHI 188 12.0 15.7
ACC 429 28.7 15.0
AGR 243 16.6 14.7
PSY 472 35.3 13.4
IT 339 25.7 13.2
MQM 472 37.0 12.8
SOA 319 28.0 11.4
SWK 128 13.5 9.5
FIL 199 21.5 9.3
TEC 218 23.6 9.3
MKT 208 23.3 9.0
EAF 202 22.9 8.8
THE 215 25.9 8.3
CHE 192 24.9 7.7
ENG 331 48.2 6.9
GEO 84 15.3 5.5
POL 124 23.3 5.3
LAN 134 27.0 5.0
PHY 61 12.8 4.8
ART 127 33.8 3.8
HIS 109 29.5 3.7
MAT 162 52.1 3.1
MUS 163 54.8 3.0
BSC 47 27.1 1.7

First place: Family and Consumer Sciences

Total Professional Development Hours: 659.5
Average Professional Development Hours: 28.3

Second place: Communication Sciences and Disorders

Total Professional Development Hours: 387
Average Professional Development Hours: 23.9

Third place: Mennonite College of Nursing

Total Professional Development Hours: 921.5
Average Professional Development Hours: 21.3

Complete Departmental Professional Development Totals

DEPT HOURS FTE AVG HOURS
TOTALS 11232.5   11.4
FCS 659.5 23.3 28.3
CJS 387 16.2 23.9
MCN 921.5 43.3 21.3
CSD 237 11.4 20.8
KNR 714.5 34.8 20.5
ECO 327.5 16.0 20.5
ACC 594.5 29.4 20.2
TCH 1287 70.9 18.2
HLS 320.5 20.4 15.7
ITK 336 22.4 15.0
SED 699.5 47.3 14.8
POL 333 24.3 13.7
COM 530.5 39.0 13.6
AGR 207 15.9 13.0
LAN 336.5 27.3 12.3
EAF 249.5 22.0 11.3
PSY 366 36.5 10.0
SWK 143 14.5 9.9
MQM 341 36.3 9.4
THE 215.5 23.5 9.2
TEC 185 22.6 8.2
GEO 120 14.8 8.1
CHE 177 23.7 7.5
MUS 371.5 55.8 6.7
FIL 150.5 23.0 6.5
PHI 61 12.0 5.1
PHY 55 13.3 4.2
SOA 108.5 27.5 3.9
HIS 120.5 30.7 3.9
ART 128.5 33.9 3.8
ENG 182 51.8 3.5
MKT 69.5 21.8 3.2
MAT 132 51.1 2.6
BIO 41.5 28.3 1.5

First place: Health Sciences

 

Second place: Family and Consumer Sciences

 

Third place: Technology

 

Complete Departmental Professional Development Totals

DEPT HOURS FTE AVG HOURS
TOTALS      
HLS      
FCS      
TEC      

First place: School of Communication

Total Professional Development Hours: 1013
Average Professional Development Hours: 25.8

Second place: Communication Sciences and Disorders

Total Professional Development Hours: 301.5
Average Professional Development Hours: 22.7

Third place: Mennonite College of Nursing

Total Professional Development Hours: 1057
Average Professional Development Hours: 22.1

Complete Departmental Professional Development Totals

DEPT HOURS FTE AVG HOURS
TOTALS 12,030   12.0
COM 1013 39.3 25.8
CSD 301.5 13.3 22.7
MCN 1057 47.8 22.1
THE 563 27.3 20.7
HLS 411.5 20.3 20.3
ACC 504 25.8 19.6
FCS 374 21.6 17.3
FIL 439.8 26.0 16.9
ECO 270 16.8 16.0
ART 498.5 34.3 14.6
ITK 324.5 22.4 14.5
TCH 1022 71.9 14.2
MQM 454 32.8 13.9
HIS 440 33.3 13.2
CJS 189 15.5 12.2
SWK 158.5 13.0 12.2
LAN 334.5 28.3 11.8
PSY 458.5 39.8 11.5
KNR 355 32.1 11.1
TEC 249 23.1 10.8
CHE 251 25.9 9.7
ENG 569.5 61.6 9.2
GEO 128.3 15.1 8.5
EAF 182.5 23.3 7.8
POL 189 26.6 7.1
MUS 368.5 54.3 6.7
BIO 164 26.2 6.3
SOA 160.5 28.5 5.6
SED 245 44.6 5.5
PHY 61 11.8 5.2
MKT 107 21.6 5.0
AGR 56 12.3 4.6
PHI 32 12.3 2.6
MAT 99 56.4 1.8

First place: Family and Consumer Sciences

Total Professional Development Hours: 461
Average Professional Development Hours: 19.8

Second place: School of Communication

Total Professional Development Hours: 562.5
Average Professional Development Hours: 16

Third place: Communication Sciences and Disorders

Total Professional Development Hours: 171
Average Professional Development Hours: 14.4

Complete Departmental Professional Development Totals

DEPT HOURS FTE AVG HOURS
TOTALS 7,693   7.7
FCS 461 23.25 19.8
COM 562.5 35.25 16
CSD 171 11.91 14.4
MCN 617.5 43.39 14.2
SWK 178 12.75 14
TEC 248.5 21.63 11.5
ITK 258 22.91 11.3
MKT 240 21.38 11.2
HLS 223 19.92 11.2
EAF 249 23.33 10.7
TCH 717 67.5 10.6
THE 319.5 31.5 10.1
GEO 149 14.84 10
MQM 282 33 8.5
AGR 111.5 14.42 7.7
CJS 104 15.25 6.8
FIL 164.5 24.25 6.8
ACC 164 24.5 6.7
SED 287 45.29 6.3
PSY 228.5 38.5 5.9
LAN 178 30.67 5.8
KNR 202.5 35.42 5.7
ENG 345.5 60.59 5.7
PHI 71 12.5 5.7
CHE 147 26.33 5.6
ART 190 37.75 5
SOA 144.5 29.33 4.9
BIO 137.5 28.42 4.8
POL 111 23.85 4.7
ECO 82 18.08 4.5
MUS 146.5 48.8 3
HIS 86 36.18 2.4
PHY 24 13 1.8
MAT 92.5 52.5 1.8

First place: School of Social Work

Dr. Diane Zosky, SWK director
Dr. Diane Zosky, Director
School of Social Work

Total Professional Development Hours: 325.5
Average Professional Development Hours: 19.1

Second place: Mennonite College of Nursing

Dr. Janet Krejci, MCN dean
Dr. Janet Krejci, Dean
Mennonite College of Nursing

Total Professional Development Hours: 824.75
Average Professional Development Hours: 17.2

Third place: School of Communication

Total Professional Development Hours: 738.5
Average Professional Development Hours: 16.1

Complete Departmental Professional Development Totals

DEPT HOURS FTE AVG HOURS
TOTALS 10,017   8.8
SWK 325.5 17 19.1
MCN 824.75 48 17.2
COM 738.5 46 16.1
HLS 345 21.9 15.8
CSD 256 17 15.1
FCS 396 29 13.7
CUI 833.5 80.2 10.4
CHE 264 26 10.2
POL 252 25 10.1
MQM 307.5 32 9.6
KNR 379 39.7 9.5
FIL 224.25 24 9.3
THE 327 35 9.3
CJS 182.5 20.3 9.0
SED 543.25 61 8.9
AGR 131.5 14.9 8.8
ACC 222.5 26 8.6
MKT 213 25 8.5
MUS 396 49 8.1
PHI 86.5 11 7.9
EAF 290.5 38 7.6
LAN 241.5 32 7.5
GEO 133 18 7.4
BIO 234.5 35 6.7
TEC 208 31.3 6.6
SOA 182 28 6.5
PHY 115 18 6.4
ART 239 39 6.1
ENG 365.5 67 5.5
HIS 198.5 40 5.0
PSY 219 46 4.8
MAT 219.5 54 4.1
ECO 51.5 17.5 2.9
ITK 71 27.4 2.6

First place: Health Sciences

Dr. Marilyn Morrow, HLS chair
Dr. Marilyn Morrow, Department Chair
Health Sciences

Total Professional Development Hours: 398.25
Average Professional Development Hours: 16.9

Second place: Communication Sciences and Disorders

Dr. Ann Beck, CSD chair
Dr. Ann Beck, chair
Communication Sciences and Disorders

Total Professional Development Hours: 269.5
Average Professional Development Hours: 16.5

Third place: Agriculture

Dr. Aslihan Spaulding, AGR
Dr. Aslihan Spaulding
Agriculture

Total Professional Development Hours: 193
Average Professional Development Hours: 12.9

Complete Departmental Professional Development Totals

DEPT HOURS FTE AVG HOURS
TOTALS 8,053   7.1
HSC 398.25 23.6 16.9
CSD 269.5 16.3 16.5
AGR 193 15 12.9
MKT 306.5 24.8 12.4
COM 557 46.8 11.9
FCS 287.5 25.7 11.2
POL 277.5 25.2 11.0
MQM 368.5 33.1 11.0
EAF 458.5 41.9 10.9
SWK 209.5 19.2 10.9
MCN 463 43.1 10.7
SOA 255.5 30.8 8.3
C&I 624 79.3 7.9
THE 278.5 36.8 7.6
TEK 229 30.6 7.5
KNR 277.25 38.6 7.2
PHI 81 11.8 6.9
GEO 108.5 16.8 6.5
FIL 158.25 25.5 6.2
CJS 107.5 17.8 6.0
PSY 249.5 45 5.5
MUS 27 50.2 5.5
SED 336.75 61.7 5.5
PHY 93 18.3 5.1
HIS 199 41.1 4.8
ACC 123 25.8 4.8
ECO 81.75 17.3 4.7
BIO 153.5 34.5 4.4
ENG 270 66.5 4.1
CHE 99.5 25.5 3.9
ART 148.5 39.6 3.8
ITK 99.25 27.1 3.7
LAN 109 30.6 3.6
MAT 154.5 54.8 2.8

First place: Health Sciences

Dr. Marilyn Morrow, HLS chair
Dr. Marilyn Morrow, Department Chair
Health Sciences

Total Professional Development Hours: 419.75
Average Professional Development Hours: 19.3

Second place: Communication Sciences and Disorders

Dr. Ann Beck, CSD chair
Dr. Ann Beck, Department Chair
Communication Sciences and Disorders

Total Professional Development Hours: 336.5
Average Professional Development Hours: 17.5

Third place: Marketing

Tim Longfellow, MKT chair
Tim Longfellow, Department Chair
Marketing

Total Professional Development Hours: 317.5
Average Professional Development Hours: 14.3

Complete Departmental Professional Development Totals

DEPT HOURS FTE AVG HOURS
TOTALS 7,726   6.9
HSC 419.75 21.8 19.3
CSD 336.5 19.2 17.5
MKT 317.5 22.2 14.3
AGR 191 15 12.7
FCS 330.5 26.1 12.7
SWK 199 18.3 10.9
CJS 169.5 17 10.0
MCN 462.5 46.7 9.9
GEO 146 16.8 8.7
ECO 160.5 18.5 8.7
ACC 234 27.4 8.5
EAF 345.25 41.3 8.4
FIL 186 23.5 7.9
MQM 227.5 30.5 7.5
PHI 95 13 7.3
COM 316 44.3 7.1
KNR 274.5 38.6 7.1
TEK 212.5 31.9 6.7
ITK 185 28.7 6.4
POL 147 23 6.4
LAN 172.5 28.7 6.0
SOA 180 30.1 6.0
MUS 252 47.1 5.4
C&I 441.25 82.7 5.3
ENG 299.5 61.2 4.9
SED 272.75 56.5 4.8
HIS 197 41.8 4.7
BIO 164 34.9 4.7
MAT 253 55.9 4.5
PSY 173 43.5 4.0
CHE 98 24.7 4.0
THE 117.5 36.7 3.2
PHY 51.5 19 2.7
ART 98.5 40.2 2.5

First place: School of Social Work

Total Professional Development Hours: 310
Average Professional Development Hours: 17.7

Second place: Family and Consumer Sciences

Total Professional Development Hours: 360
Average Professional Development Hours: 14.8

Third place: Geography/Geology

Total Professional Development Hours: 214
Average Professional Development Hours: 11.9

Complete Departmental Professional Development Totals

DEPT HOURS FTE AVG HOURS
TOTALS 7,697   6.8
SWK 310.25 17.5 17.7
FCS 360 24.4 14.8
GEO 214 18 11.9
COM 470.5 42.6 11.0
MCN 466.75 43.3 10.8
MQM 310.75 30 10.4
LLC 291.75 28.2 10.3
POL 253.5 25.4 10.0
EAF 421 42.9 9.8
CSD 166.25 17 9.8
HSC 218 22.6 9.6
MKT 208 24.4 8.5
SED 430 54.1 7.9
SOA 227.25 31.5 7.2
C&I 563 81.4 6.9
ACC 186.25 28 6.7
CJS 103.25 16.9 6.1
KNR 210.5 37.4 5.6
AGR 73.75 14.5 5.1
MUS 244.5 49.5 4.9
FIL 118.75 24 4.9
MAT 254.5 53.5 4.8
THE 169.25 35 4.8
ENG 333.85 70.3 4.7
ECO 84.5 18.8 4.5
BIO 132 29.8 4.4
PSY 192.75 43.6 4.4
HIS 152.5 38.9 3.9
CHE 102 28.1 3.6
MIL 122 35 3.5
ITK 84 30.3 2.8
TEK 77.25 29.6 2.6
PHY 43.5 18.1 2.4
ART 85.75 41.8 2.1
PHI 15.5 13.5 1.1

First place: Mennonite School of Nursing

Total Professional Development Hours: 868
Average Professional Development Hours: 20.9

Second place (tie): Educational Administration and Foundations

Total Professional Development Hours: 651
Average Professional Development Hours: 16.0

Second place (tie): School of Social Work

Total Professional Development Hours: 280
Average Professional Development Hours: 16.0

Complete Departmental Professional Development Totals

DEPT HOURS FTE AVG HOURS
TOTALS 7,762   6.9
MCN 868.5 41.6 20.9
SWK 280.5 17.5 16.0
EAF 651 40.6 16.0
MKT 301.5 22.3 13.5
CSD 199.5 16.3 12.2
LLC 317 28.8 11.0
COM 449 41.6 10.8
GEO 173.5 16.8 10.3
HCS 221.5 22.3 9.9
SOA 242.5 30.3 8.0
SED 391.5 49.8 7.9
FCS 185 26.1 7.1
MQM 214.5 33.5 6.4
K&R 209.5 34.8 6.0
FIL 129.5 22 5.9
POL 153 26.6 5.8
C&I 454 77.7 5.8
TEK 158.5 29.7 5.3
CJS 90 17.5 5.1
ACC 134 26.5 5.1
ENG 338 69.9 4.8
ART 206 43.8 4.7
MIL 149 34.00 4.4
CHE 105 24.5 4.3
PHY 79 19.1 4.1
ITK 115 28.8 4.0
MAT 186 51.1 3.6
PSY 160.5 44.1 3.6
HIS 138 39.1 3.5
MUS 153.5 45.6 3.4
ECO 57 16.8 3.4
BIO 117 36.7 3.2
THE 84 30 2.8
PHI 32 13.8 2.3
AGR 18 14.8 1.2

First place: Mennonite School of Nursing

Total Professional Development Hours: 554
Average Professional Development Hours: 13.8

Second place: School of Social Work

Total Professional Development Hours: 241
Average Professional Development Hours: 13.7

Third place: Criminal Justice Studies

Total Professional Development Hours: 146.5
Average Professional Development Hours: 9.6

Complete Departmental Professional Development Totals

DEPT HOURS FTE AVG HOURS
TOTALS 6,347   5.5
MCN 554.5 40.2 13.8
SWK 241 17.6 13.7
CJS 146.5 15.3 9.6
MKT 199.5 21.9 9.1
C&I 643.5 71.9 9.0
MUS 375 43.7 8.6
CSD 130.5 16.0 8.2
EAF 300.5 41.6 7.2
HSC 159 22.2 7.2
LLC 198.5 29.6 6.7
SED 323 48.1 6.7
POL 166.5 26.0 6.4
COM 220.5 40.3 5.5
THE 174 31.6 5.5
ENG 330 63.3 5.2
ITK 152.5 29.6 5.2
MAT 249 49.8 5.0
TEK 128 27.9 4.6
MIL 152.5 34.0 4.5
MQM 136.5 31.5 4.3
FCS 109 26.1 4.2
HIS 170 40.1 4.2
BIO 157 37.4 4.2
AGR 56 13.8 4.1
KNR 123.5 33.3 3.7
ART 152 43.3 3.5
SOA 97 29.0 3.3
ACC 86 27.0 3.2
PSY 133.5 43.8 3.1
CHE 74.5 25.3 3.0
PHY 58 19.3 3.0
ECO 43 18.3 2.4
FIL 51.5 22.3 2.3
GEO 32 16.3 2.0
PHI 23 13.0 1.8
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