Jolly receives Staff Star Award

Sushma Jolly receives the December 2016 Staff Star Award from CEHS Staff Council President Nancy McConkey.

Jolly receives Staff Star Award

23 Jan 2017    

CEHS Staff Council President Nancy McConkey has announced Sushma Jolly as the December Staff Star Award recipient. Jolly is an instructional design technology specialist for the college. Among her duties are supporting faculty who teach online courses through Canvas and Blackboard. Her nominators were complimentary of her ability to improve the online learning process.

“She has excellent interpersonal skills showing her caring attitude to all she meets,” said one nominator. “Her quiet demeanor helps to place the focus on her client, their needs and how she can help them. She is an outstanding instructional designer. She helps each instructor determine how to use technology to teach in an interactive and effective manner. She gives the instructor many ideas and then helps him/her set up their online classroom so it will work for the content being taught. She will also troubleshoot problems and is always on hand to help when there are issues.

“She is particularly adept at helping to design strategies that help students interact with their professor and with each other. In addition, she helps the instructor design the class so it is easy to manage and administer. This also translates to helping the course be student-friendly. Her skills are invaluable to a novice at distance education as well as to the experienced educator offering continual new ideas for the course.”

“Sushma Jolly is sincerely dedicated to CEHS’s success,” said another nominator. “Not only is she warm and welcoming in disposition, she is consistently positive in all aspects of her work and life. Her unique ability to pay close attention to detail, adjust quickly, and educate others is rare and captivating. It is clear she has a passion for reaching out to others and simplifying their lives in any way possible.”

Congratulations to Sushma Jolly for receiving the December Staff Star Award. To nominate a staff member for a future award, please visit the Staff Council webpage to fill out the online nomination form.


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