BPCC’s Open Campus wins national award

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BPCC’s Allison Martin, director of Institutional Effectiveness Initiatives, is presented with the Terry O’Banion Shared Journey Exemplary Practice Award from Tyjaun Lee, PhD, president of the National Council on Student Development.

BPCC Open Campus™ has been selected as the GOLD recipient of the 2016 Terry O’Banion Shared Journey Exemplary Practice Award from the National Council on Student Development (NCSD).

Allison Martin, director of Institutional Effectiveness Initiatives, accepted the award Monday at the NCSD 2016 Conference in New Orleans.

The Terry O’Banion Shared Journey Exemplary Practice Award designates exemplary practices aimed at furthering student development in community colleges. The award was named after the past President of the League for Innovation in the Community College and one of the most recognized and esteemed leaders of student development in higher education in the United States.

Through this special application process, nominees present details of an existing or new program in terms of its goals, implementation approaches, and outcomes. Only the most outstanding proposals are selected, and designated as Gold, Silver, and Bronze recipients. Programs given these awards are deemed outstanding because they are highly innovative and model best practices in the field, and because the evidence of effectiveness includes compelling results over time.

The award letter stated that BPCC’s Open Sourcing Developmental Education initiative demonstrates:

  • Response to a significant need relating to student services/student development
  • Significant impact on student outcomes, based upon verifiable data
  • Innovative or creative delivery
  • Replicability of the program at other colleges

“We are extremely honored to be the GOLD recipient of the Terry O’Banion Shared Journey Exemplary Practice Award,” says BPCC Chancellor Dr. Rick Bateman, Jr. “This award exemplifies the dedication that BPCC is to student success and development. Our Open Campus™ team continues to find innovative and creative ways to implement world-class programs for the many students we serve.”