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Creighton University Program for Students Receives National Award

Creighton University Program for Students Receives National Award

The Knowledge Community of The National Association of Student Personnel Administrators’ (NASPA) Student Affairs Professionals Working in and with Academic Affairs has awarded Creighton University its Promising Practices Award for 2008 for the University’s Faculty Partners Program.

The national award recognizes colleges and universities for outstanding partnerships between student affairs and academic affairs professionals. Creighton University is one of the first institutions of higher education in the nation to have such a program in place for students and their learning.

The Faculty Partners Program is designed to help students make important connections between their lives in and out of the classroom. Faculty Partners are faculty members who collaborate with colleagues in Creighton’s Division of Student Services to offer students additional academic advising, mentoring and support. The goal is to increase student interactions with faculty members and enhance students’ intellectual and personal development.

“With the opening of the Harper Center for Student Life and Learning next fall, we have a unique and dynamic opportunity to locate our Faculty Partners in office suites alongside their student service colleagues,” said Wayne Young, Jr., Ph. D., assistant vice president of Student Services for Student Learning. Creighton University and the Faculty Partners Program will be formally recognized at a NASPA conference in Boston, March 9-12.

The inaugural class of 2008-2010 Faculty Partners includes:

  • Nina Ha, Ph. D., assistant professor of English and Faculty Partner for the Office of Multicultural Affairs
  • Nainsi Houston, Ph. D., assistant professor of English and Faculty Partner for the Creighton Career Center
  • Rudi Mitchell, Ph.D., instructor of Native American Studies and Faculty Partner for the Office of Student Success.