Goodwin Science Chairman Receives Teaching Award

April 7, 2005

Lawrence Roberge, Associate Professor and Science Department Chairman at Goodwin College, received a 2005 Award for Innovative Excellence in Teaching, Learning and Technology. Winners were selected for their highly creative contributions to teaching, learning and technology at their respective colleges and universities.

Roberge delivered a talk at the conference entitled “Classroom Lecture Applications Using Microsoft Producer.”

Being in Florida to accept his award and deliver his talk didn’t interfere with Roberge delivering his morning lecture Thursday to students at Goodwin. That lecture, on Gastrointestinal and Genitourinary infections, was also delivered in real time via Microsoft Producer.

The Center for the Advancement of Teaching and Learning sponsors this annual conference that emphasizes the use of innovative strategies, such as interactive and cooperative learning, combined with the use of technology to support higher education learning. About 900 faculty representing the major academic fields from colleges and universities throughout the world attended.

About Goodwin College
· Goodwin College was founded in 1999 when it was licensed by the State of Connecticut Department of Higher Education to offer classes leading to an Associate in Science Degree in office technology, computer technology, and medical assisting.

· Goodwin’s history dates to 1963, with the founding of the Data Institute. It now serves more than 1,000 students. The Fall 2004 class was the largest ever, with much of the increase due to the College’s new nursing program, which was approved in June 2003. Goodwin’s first nursing class will graduate in 2005.

· College officials recently unveiled plans to build a major new riverfront campus on 400 acres of riverfront in East Hartford.

· Goodwin College was accredited by the New England Association of Schools and Colleges in March 2005. Goodwin is also accredited by the national Accrediting Council for Independent Colleges and Schools. In addition, many of the school’s individual programs are certified by specific professional educational bodies.

· Goodwin also became a non-profit institution in 2004. Former owner Mark Scheinberg, who bought the school as the for-profit Data Institute in 1981, remains as president.