TEMPE, AZ, May 30, 2019 — The Maricopa County Community College District is a recipient of the fifth annual “Promising Places to Work in Community Colleges” award, presented by the National Institute for Staff and Organizational Development (NISOD) and Diverse: Issues in Higher Education.
“We are honored to be recognized for our collective work around this very important issue,” said Dr. Maria Harper-Marinick, MCCCD Chancellor. “This award demonstrates our commitment to providing a diverse, inclusive, and welcoming atmosphere on campus for our students, faculty, and staff.”
“The Promising Places to Work in Community Colleges” award recognizes community and technical colleges based on their commitment to recruit and retain diverse students, faculty, and staff, create an inclusive campus environment, and the opportunity to participate in meaningful professional development and community service projects.
The Maricopa County Community College District is among 19 award-winning community and technical colleges recognized during NISOD’s International Conference of Teaching and Leadership Excellence, May 25 – 28, in Austin, Texas.
The conference included presentations by South Mountain Community College Vice President, Learning (Academic Affairs) Clyne Namuo and Senior Program Analyst Kyle Mitchell, “Collaborative, Inclusive Academic Master Planning at South Mountain Community College, a Maricopa Community College,” GateWay Community College Program Director Jeanne Dial, “Onboarding Clinical Instructors and Preceptors,” and Phoenix College faculty Scott Geddis, “The Power of Hope: Increasing Student Success.”
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The National Institute for Staff and Organizational Development (NISOD) is a membership organization committed to promoting and celebrating excellence in teaching, learning, and leadership at community and technical colleges. NISOD provides budget-friendly, high-quality, and faculty-focused programs and resources for community and technical colleges that want to make the most of their professional development dollars. For over 40 years, NISOD has aligned a wide array of benefits with the needs of our members, which explains why the American Association of Community Colleges named NISOD, “The country’s leading provider of professional development for community college faculty, staff, and administrators.” Visit nisod.org for more information about NISOD.
Since 1984, Diverse: Issues In Higher Education has been the nation’s premier publication covering the issues pertaining to underrepresented minorities in American higher education. Reaching more than 200,000 readers biweekly, Diverse has been recognized for its in-depth news coverage, provocative commentary, insightful special reports, and original research.
About Maricopa Community Colleges
The Maricopa County Community College District includes ten regionally-accredited colleges – Chandler-Gilbert, Estrella Mountain, GateWay, Glendale, Mesa, Paradise Valley, Phoenix, Rio Salado, Scottsdale, and South Mountain – and the Maricopa Corporate College, serving more than 200,000 students with two-year degrees, certificates, and university transfer programs.