Lone Star College-North Harris professors, Bryan Barrows and Jacqueline Davis-Gilmore, were recently awarded the 2009-2010 Classroom Research Scholar Award from the Lone Star College System. The award was given in recognition of their dedication to classroom research and the improvement of teaching and learning.
For the past year, Barrows and Davis-Gilmore, both of whom are speech professors, conducted student and faculty opinion surveys related to speech instruction. They are now expanding their research and have also begun work on a book based on their findings.
They also presented at their work, Speech Communication As A Primary Motivator For First Year Students, at the Symposium on Classroom Research: Assessment, Teaching and Engagement Strategies.
The research was part of the Classroom Research Initiative Project (CRIP) supported by the Achieving the Dream, the multi-year, national initiative to help more community college students succeed.
Lone Star College-North Harris is located at 2700 W.W. Thorne Drive, one-half mile south of FM 1960 East, between Aldine-Westfield and Hardy Roads. For more information about the college, call 281.618.5400 or visit LoneStar.edu/NorthHarris.
With more than 69,000 students in credit classes for fall 2010, and a total enrollment of more than 85,000, Lone Star College System is the largest institution of higher education in the Houston area, and the fastest-growing community college system in Texas. Dr. Richard Carpenter is the chancellor of LSCS, which consists of five colleges including LSC-CyFair, LSC-Kingwood, LSC-Montgomery, LSC-North Harris, and LSC-Tomball, six centers, LSC-University Park, LSC-University Center at Montgomery, LSC-University Center at University Park, Lone Star Corporate College, and LSC-Online. To learn more visit LoneStar.edu.