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 and succeed."

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 common textbook.

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

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