Release Date June 28
Community Engagement - The Allied Health Programs at Brookhaven College coordinated an Open House on June 18th. This is the first time that the division has brought the programs together in a coordinated event and shown the full range of options available to students interested in health careers. Future students were welcomed with a tour of the Science and Allied Health Building, met with the professor, and consulted with academic and financial aid advisors. Though the turnout was small - approximately 20 potential students - Brookhaven College Dean of Nursing Mark Meyer felt the event was a success.
On June 14th, the Brookhaven College Outreach Office partnered with the Farmers Branch Fire Department to bring 20 middle school and high school students from the Farmers Branch Teen Fire Academy to the campus. Officers Vikki Ethington, John Klingensmith, Jason Brown, Toni Alcala, Erik Gauna and Gabriel Galvez from the Brookhaven College Police Department organized a car accident/crime scene investigation workshop for the students. Additionally, Alex Stadthagen, Leigh Ann Fields and Damon Johnson from the Brookhaven College Emergency Medical Technician and Paramedic programs provided emergency rescue workshops for the teens. Brookhaven College Outreach Coordinator Suzette Vaquera-Constantine coordinated the event, which provided a great opportunity for students to experience the services and programs the college offers.
Institutional Effectiveness - Nimmy Nair, Brookhaven College English professor, just earned Quality Matters™ designation for her English 1301 online course. The Quality Matters™ (QM) program is a faculty-centered, peer course review, quality assurance process vetted by faculty experts. The program aims to increase student retention, learning and satisfaction by implementing better course design for online courses. Nair's English class has been designed to meet the strict standards for excellence of the QM review. For several years, Brookhaven College has continued efforts to increase training opportunities for online instructors and encourage instructors to seek recognition from QM. The total number of QM-approved classes at the college is eight - ranging from nutrition, drama, psychology, astronomy, computer information technology, speech, business office systems and, now, English.
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