UC&M Receives Two Awards
University Communications & Marketing recently received a Silver Keystone award from the Central Pennsylvania Public Relations Society of America (PRSA) for their work on “The Inauguration of a President and King.” Janet Kacskos, APR, Fellow PRSA and director of communications; Kate Hartman, assistant director of communications; and John Cheek, director of web & creative services were on hand to pick up the award at the Dixon University Center on Nov. 19. The judges comments for the entry included, “fantastic media results, both nationally and internationally.”
UC&M also recently won a “NED” award. The Neographics 2019 Franklin Award of Excellence was given to Millersville’s John Cheek in the category of “Announcements & Invitations, 4+ Colors” for the Inauguration of President Wubah. The announcement and invitations were printed by The Standard Group.
Dr. Nandedkar Receives Teaching Online Certificate
Dr. Ankur Nandedkar, assistant professor of management, in Millersville University’s new College of Business, recently earned a prestigious Teaching Online Certificate from Quality Matters (QM). The three-month certification program was administered in an online format and required participants to successfully complete a series of seven workshops. Nearly all the costs associated with the certification was covered by various grants he was awarded at Millersville University.
Quality Matters is a nationally recognized nonprofit organization whose mission is to promote and improve the quality of online education and student learning nationally and internationally through development of current, research-supported and practice-based quality standards and appropriate evaluation tools and procedures. The dedicated QM staff works together virtually from cities all over the United States to support quality assurance in online pedagogy. Since its inception, more than 1,300 colleges and universities throughout the world subscribed to the QM program to improve the quality of online courses. QM has trained more than 52,000 education professionals on online course design standards, and certified thousands of online and blended courses.
Nandedkar said, “As a professor inclined towards traditional and online pedagogical innovations, I enjoyed this great opportunity for professional development. I thank the faculty grants committee and administrators at MU for their support; and can’t wait to apply the knowledge that I gained to online business administration degree completion program at MU.”