Campus: CSU Chico -- August 24, 2005
Academic Technologies Receives Award For Excellence
Academic Technologies at California State University, Chico has been given
the New Media Consortium (NMC) 2005 Center for Excellence Award for outstanding
achievement in the application of technology to learning and creative
Each year the NMC, an international consortium of colleges, universities and
museums, recognizes member institutions with its highest honor. CSU, Chico was
recognized at the annual meeting in July for their "creative, technical, and
artistic support of its campus community."
"We appreciate recognition of the work we do," said Kathy Fernandes, director of
Academic Technologies at CSU, Chico. "The award could not come at a better time.
The last four years have seen considerable budget constraints, and the staff has
continued to maintain integrity and high quality in everything they do."
"The Center of Excellence Award celebrates the innovation and creativity that is
part of the fabric of every member institution," said Larry Johnson, NMC executive
officer. "The NMC colleges recognized this year represent the best of our field,
and each has had a tremendous history of accomplishments."
Academic Technologies is responsible for the integration of technology into CSU,
Chico's learning and teaching environments, including integrating course/learning
management systems and presentation technologies into the curriculum; faculty
development, training and support; media services (video, photography, Web site
development and graphics), and distance education delivery.
Academic Technologies' accomplishments include an animated video to teach Italian
language and culture, a DVD on Exemplary Online Instruction, a video and display
for a California cultural center and other state departments, an animated,
three-dimensional graphic model of the CSU, Chico campus and development of a
special effects camera that travels along a cable.
The University of Texas at Austin and Wesleyan University also received the
Contact: Joe Wills, 530-898-4143, Kathy Fernandes, 530-898-6112