SLCC Professor Don Gren Receives ACBSP Teaching Excellence Award

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As a regional Teaching Excellence award recipient, Gren will be considered for the 2012 ACBSP International Teaching Excellence Award, and will be honored at the 2012 ACBSP Annual Conference held from June 15-18 in Baltimore, Md. The Accreditation Council for Business Schools and Programs recognizes individuals each year who exemplify teaching excellence in the classroom.

Don is dedicated to improving the courses he teaches. His energy is tireless, and his drive and passion to produce nothing short of excellence enviable.

SLCC professor of management Don Gren has received the 2012 Teaching Excellence Award for the Western Council of Business Schools and Programs (ACBSP Region 7). As a regional recipient, Gren will now be considered for the 2012 ACBSP International Teaching Excellence Award, to be announced in June.

The Accreditation Council for Business Schools and Programs recognizes individuals each year who exemplify teaching excellence in the classroom. ACBSP is the only specialized accrediting body for business schools that presents an award recognizing excellence in teaching. Applications are open to the entire membership.

Gren will be honored at the 2012 ACBSP Annual Conference held from June 15-18 in Baltimore, Md. Gren is one of two International Teaching Excellence Award recipients to be announced at the Salute to Regions luncheon.

“Don is dedicated to improving the courses he teaches. His drive to attain a ‘paperless’ state has been instrumental in his ongoing efforts to find creative and effective ways to reach students, instill knowledge and convey information,” said Andreas Fleckenstein, Division Chair, Management, Marketing and Culinary Arts at Salt Lake Community College. “His energy is tireless, and his drive and passion to produce nothing short of excellence enviable.”

The Associate Degree Commission of ACBSP established the International Teaching Excellence Award in 1995 to recognize outstanding classroom teachers. In 2002, the Baccalaureate Degree Commission created a similar award to recognize excellence in teaching at the baccalaureate degree level.

“The job market simply demands that business programs produce graduates ready to enter the global marketplace,” said Douglas Viehland, ACBSP executive director. “ACBSP has a mission to develop, promote and recognize best practices that contribute to continuous improvement of business education. Recognition of teaching excellence is one way we achieve this goal,” he stated.

ACBSP currently has more than 1,051 member campuses in 50 countries and ten regions.

About the College: Salt Lake Community College is an accredited, student-focused, urban college meeting the diverse needs of the Salt Lake community. Educating and training more than 62,000 people each year, the College is the largest institution of higher education in Utah. The College has 13 sites, an eCampus, and nearly 1,000 continuing education sites located throughout the Salt Lake valley. Courses are offered during both traditional and accelerated semesters, during the daytime, evenings, and weekends. Personal attention from an excellent faculty is paramount at the College, which maintains a student-to-teacher ratio of less than 20 to 1.

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