Campus: San José State University -- April 25, 2005
Lecturer Is First Recipient Of New Teaching Award At San
José State University
San José State University has named Susan McClory, coordinator of
Developmental Mathematics in the College of Science, as the Outstanding Lecturer
for 2004-05. This new award, recently established by the university, recognizes
excellence in facilitating student learning, commitment to students, and
contributions beyond teaching.
"Ms. McClory has an outstanding record of teaching, mentoring students and providing
leadership in developmental mathematics," said interim President Don W. Kassing.
"Her service to the university and to her profession is well recognized by students,
faculty and administrators. She exemplifies excellence in helping students learn
A faculty member since 1980, McClory is responsible for developing a highly
successful SJSU remedial mathematics program that accommodates a large number of
students in a highly personalized manner. She interfaces with first-year students
from the time they are accepted into the university until the time they have
completed any remedial requirements. In addition, McClory advises incoming students,
their parents and families on the significant remedial education requirements
established by the California State University system.
Besides her direct work with students, McClory currently serves the university and
students as academic senator for the College of Science and as chair of the Senate
Student Success Committee. She also serves as a member of the Instruction and Student
Affairs Committee, the Enrollment Management Task Force and the Early Assessment
Program Committee, just to name a few. She provides staff training on remediation
issues, and is currently working on a set of teaching tips for faculty using the
McClory is actively involved in professional organizations, including the National
Association for Developmental Education and as past president of the Southwest
Association for Developmental Education. She has presented numerous papers,
participated in workshops and panel discussions, and published several articles.
An alumna of SJSU, McClory received both her master's and bachelor's degrees from
the university in mathematics.
Contact: Nancy L. Stake at (408) 924-1166