CSUCI Nursing Professor among 26 recognized by the California State University for innovation and leadership

CSU Chanel Islands News

Aug. 29, 2018 — CSU Channel Islands (CSUCI) Associate Professor of Nursing Jaime Hannans, Ph.D., RN, is among 26 faculty members in the CSU system to be recognized for their distinct contributions to their individual campuses.Hannans is among those receiving a Faculty Innovation and Leadership Award from the California State University Chancellor’s Office. A selection committee comprised of faculty, students, and staff members reviewed 366 nominations from the 23 campuses.“World-class CSU faculty are leading the charge as our university continues its remarkable progress in improving student learning and degree completion,” said CSU Chancellor Timothy P. White.“These exceptional recipients demonstrate leadership in their respective fields and incorporate cutting-edge techniques into curriculum.”Hannans was nominated by CSUCI President Erika D. Beck, Ph.D., and had five letters of recommendation from colleagues.“Dr. Hannans has not only demonstrated innovation within her own teaching and department,” Beck said. “She is an innovation leader for our campus. She steps outside of traditional boundaries to meet the needs of students and has been instrumental in developing a culture of open communication and sharing among faculty, while always keeping student success and innovation at the forefront of her efforts.”The awards, some of which were awarded to campus teams, recognize faculty leaders who have developed and implemented innovative practices that significantly improve the success of the students. Award recipients were from all disciplines, from accounting to social work to mathematics or, as in Hannans’ case, nursing.“I’m just really honored to be recognized,” Hannans said. “We have a campus of phenomenal faculty, and I would not have been able to do this without them to help me expand the potential of each program.”Among Hannans’ many projects was her work on textbook affordability and the development of two no-textbook “Z” Degrees with Associate Professor of Communication Jacob Jenkins, Ph.D. “Jaime is one of the most curious …

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