Granite State College is proud of its faculty. Each year up to two faculty members are selected to receive the College's Distinguised Faculty Award and 10 faculty are selected to participate in the annual Academic Technology Institute (ATI).
Distinguished Faculty Award
The annual Distinguished Faculty Award acknowledges faculty who have made outstanding contributions to the teaching/learning process at Granite State College. This award recognizes distinguished teaching and other notable achievements such as curriculum development, assessment of prior leaning, creating community connections, and mentoring.
CRITERIA FOR THE AWARD
Criteria for the award emphasize a strong combination of the following characteristics:
- Excellence in teaching at Granite State College
- Extraordinary responsiveness to individual student needs, both in supporting and in challenging individuals
- Demonstration of the faculty member’s own role as a lifelong learner
- A minimum of 5 academic years teaching* at Granite State College *need not be consecutive years
- Service to the College (e.g., committee work, creating community connections, etc.)
2016 Distinguished Faculty Award
Jonathan D. Kipp, CSP, CRM
As a faculty member in undergraduate and graduate studies with a primary focus in management and leadership, Jonathan Kipp brings his expertise and passion for student success to the classes he teaches and also serves as a trusted faculty mentor. He holds a master’s degree in Public Administration and a BS in Business Administration from the University of New Hampshire. He has published and presented on his work related to risk management and is a certified safety professional and risk manager. Professor Kipp has served as a lead faculty member for select management courses at Granite State College, and in this capacity he led a collaborative effort with a team of faculty to enhance course design and delivery. He has been an early adopter of an open education (OER) course textbook and volunteers on select committees to provide a faculty perspective that is focused on students. Professor Kipp’s dedication to student success is evident in student feedback that commends him on developing engaging, rigorous learning experiences and for being highly accessible and supportive to students. Granite State College is proud to work with a motivating and inspiring field expert like Professor Kipp, and it is our honor to present him with the 2016 Distinguished Faculty Award.
Prior Dinstinguished Faculty Award Recipients
- 2016, Jonathan D. Kipp
- 2015, Faby Gagne
- 2014, Mary Beth McNicholas
- 2013, Christine Tate
- 2012, Daniel M. Gardoqui
- 2011, Craig D. Nevins
- 2010, Barbara Krol-Sinclair and Carrie Gendreau
- 2009, Kay Enwright and Audrey Kanik
- 2008, Fran Rancourt and James Trotzer
- 2007, Gail Poitrast and Claudia L. Michael
- 2006 Paul Carter and Daniel Poor
- 2005, Susan Dame and Beth Roth
- 2004, Bill Cuff and Barbara Benham
- 2003, Robert McPherson and Elizabeth Crockford
- 2002, Jeannemarie Thorpe and Natalie Golden
- 2001, Patricia Erwin-Ploog and Steve Hickoff
In 2011, the USNH Academic Technology Steering Committee founded the annual Academic Technology Institute (ATI) as a way to bring faculty together to explore and find solutions about how to integrate technology into their courses to transform their pedagogy and course design. Each of the 4 institutions (GSC, KSC, PSU, UNH) selects 10-15 faculty from diverse disciplines to participate in this four day event.
At the ATI, faculty explore the pedagogy and tools as well as new thinking around using technology in the classroom. In addition, faculty are given the opportunity to interact and work together with their colleagues across the institutions.