2005-2006 Faculty Awards

DARYL L. CANHAM (PROVOST FACULTY PROFESSOR AWARD)

Daryl L. Canham

Dr. Canham began working with the service learning model to provide community based care through the School of Nursing curriculum and the Without Walls Project in 1995. She developed the East San Jose Nurse Managed Centers Satellite sites, coordinated student/faculty teams to provide vision screening for the San Jose Unified School District kindergartens.

Dr. Canham is responsive to community needs as demonstrated by expansion of services to Town Park Tower (downtown San Jose ), Corinthian House (Campbell), and Jeanne D'Arc (downtown San Jose ). She has worked with the director at John 23rd to expand services in major events at the Center. She also has served as a role model for other School of Nursing faculty as they develop service learning components in their clinical settings.

MICHAEL FALLON (PROVOST LECTURE AWARD)

Thuy Le, Michael's Sociology 57 student, believes that he is a very influential professor in the major. Prof. Fallon believes in his students' efforts and achievements. He recommended from his course four students including Thuy who presented their final paper of learning experiences at the Tenth Annual Continuums of Service Conference in April.

He taught students to look at everything as a whole and see that we are all connected as individuals, communities, and institutions, creating synergy for positive social change. He recommended from his course four students including Thuy who presented their final paper of learning experiences at the Tenth Annual Continuums of Service Conference in April.

Michael Fallon

SHISHIR MATHUR AND MELINDA JACKSON (PROVOST FACULTY TEAM AWARD)

Shishir Mathur

Melinda Jackson

They worked with CommUniverCity and FWBT SNI staff to develop questions that would be useful in their work. They built leadership and creativity into their courses at their own initiative, creatively meeting a need identified by community partners.Students in URBP 204 and PolS 107 learned how to develop questions for public opinion surveys, administered the surveys themselves, assessed the statistically valid sample, analyzed the data, and helped prepare reports for the community.

Cumulatively, the surveys have provided benchmark data and measures of developments in the FWBT neighborhoods. The surveys have also contributed to the development of neighborhood priorities, assessed progress, and brought forth ideas for CommUniverCity projects.