Lakewood, WA – Sally Gove, who teaches English at Clover Park Technical College was, selected as one of five Washington community and technical college faculty members to receive the 2009 Anna Sue McNeill Teaching, Learning, and Assessment Award during the Pacific Northwest Higher Education Teaching and Learning Conference, held in May in Wenatchee.
Sally Gove, English, Clover Park Technical College, engages developmental writing students through collaborative learning activities, using creative techniques and technology to meet her students’ needs and prepare them for future study and work. For example, Gove created a Ning social network for her classes. She records and sends students MP3 files with her personalized feedback.
“Sally Gove is well-deserving of the 2009 Anna Sue McNeill award for her outstanding contributions to teaching, student learning, and assessment at Clover Park Technical College. Our goal is to graduate well-educated individuals who will become the top employees for our workforce community and Sally does an amazing job of providing the educational opportunities needed to do that. Our students and our community are well-served by her efforts,” said Lori Banaszak, Vice President for Instruction.
Award recipients were selected based on accomplishments in teaching, student learning and assessment; versatility and willingness to take risks; enthusiasm about their own learning; continued education and current research; and contributions to the teaching profession. The award was named in honor of longtime assistant coordinator of Assessment, Teaching and Learning at the State Board for Community and Technical Colleges, who retired in early 2007.