Kaye Bedell our fearless leader…what a great role model and mentor in nursing and in vocational education and training. What a great role model for directorship in an Associates Degree Nursing Program
FULL-TIME FACULTY CRITERIA:
- Outstanding contribution to student learning & success
- Active in curriculum meetings – rep for ALLIED HEALTH
- Dept chairman for ALLIED HEALTH
- Representative for administrative hiring committees for BTPS Division
- Received the November 2008 ROP CHAMPION AWARD for:
- Serving as a champion for children
- Promoting ROP students / programs
- Develops & nurtures partnerships
- Focuses on quality improvement
- Very efficient in meeting time-lines
- Responsive to ROP student / program needs
- Attention to detail & accuracy – always!
- Team player / supports colleagues
- Demonstrates enthusiasm for lifelong learning
- Participates in special projects
- ALWAYS FAIR with unbiased judgment!
- rewrote the curriculum for the 3-YEAR RN CAREER LADDER, it was approved by the BRN BOARD & now implemented for FALL 2009.
- Shares in writing grants for staff & curriculum development for nursing and allied health fields. Also very active in mentoring grant-writing with Larry Moeller for other departments like the Liberal Arts & Sciences
- Teaches 2 sections of AH 3 – Life Span & 4 sections of AH 190 – “WORK-EXPERIENCE COOPERATIVE” for vocational training
- Mentors and guides other nursing program directors who are new to the field in associates degree nursing programs
- Instrumental in facilitating a BRIDGE PROGRAM from Assoc. degree in nursing to Bachelor’s degree in nursing (presently working with SJSU & CSUMB)
- THE FOUNDER AND CREATOR OF THE “3-YEAR LVN-RN CAREER LADDER” – used as a model step curriculum, recognized by the Board of Registered Nursing & Board of Vocational Nursing in CALIFORNIA
- California Assoc Degree in Nursing Programs consultant
- Facilitated the adoption of the “Champions Nursing Scholarship” granted to 2 nursing students every year who are actively enrolled in the ADN program at Gavilan College
- CAMPUS INVOLVEMENT
- Faculty and dept chair member-employee of Gavilan College for 25+ years
- Holds a MSN & FNP title as well as directorship title
- GCFA COMMITTEE – VP
- CURRICULUM COMMITTEE – AH CHAIR
- DEPT CHAIR – ALLIED HEALTH
- Involved with Articulation Committee
- Mentors & guides members on the Gavilan College Health & Safety Committee
- ROP CHAIRPERSON – for ALLIED HEALTH
- Instrumentally involved in the 16-week semester revisions for GAVILAN COLLEGE
- Represents fair & equity for balance of privileges and rights for full & part-time faculty
- Mentors new and returning part-time faculty both in allied health and other departments
- Willingly serves as a health consultant for other depts. within the Gavilan College Community
- COMMUNITY INVOLVEMENT
- Community resource and rep for the SAN BENITO COUNTY HEALTH CARE & COMMUNITY SERVICES – PUBLIC HEALTH & ROP
- BASC – Bay Area Simulation Committee Member – CLINICAL SIMULATION TRAINING
- CCPS – clinical placement & health care needs assessment for shortage areas in Nursing
- Mentors faculty members in ALLIED HEALTH who serve on community service teams: “Rotocare,” EMS for the bi-county, public health, Red Cross
- Prior to directorship, worked as a family nurse practitioner at Hazel Hawkins Memorial Hospital, serving and surveying the community needs for SAN BENITO COUNTY
- facilitated Gavilan College Allied Health involvement in the SAN BENITO COUNTY PANDEMIC FLU & BIOTERRORISM EXERCISE - 2008
- THERE ARE COMMITTEES AND BOARDS THAT KAYE BEDELL SERVES ON…more than we can account for
SHE IS STUPENDOUS!!! What more can we say…SHE IS GREAT! And we honor her!
Kimberly Smith is an outstanding leader on campus in the Writing Center, in the community with her partnership with South County Housing, and in the state, as the lead coordinator of the Northern California Writing Center Association Conference, which was hosted at Gavilan in 2009. Kimberly lobbied to have Gavilan host this prestigious conference, which draws several hundred faculty and writing center staff from all over the country, from both four year and two year institutions. Representatives of all the local UCs and CSUs were present, as well as private universities like Stanford and Santa Clara. After securing Gavilan’s position as host, Kimberly worked non-stop to coordinate the staging of the conference – publicity, recruitment of keynote speakers and presenters, registration, signage, security, room and equipment arrangements, refreshments, and on, and on. Because of her ability to involve students and faculty in cooperative and productive team-work, the conference was a great success and a valuable learning experience for all involved.
Kimberly has shown the same talent for engaging and inspiring in both her coordination of the Writing Center and her teaching. She trains her staff of Writing Assistants to work in classrooms, labs and with drop in students from all disciplines. Additionally, Kimberly serves the community with her off-campus drop-in writing and tutoring course for parents, teens, and children in Gilroy, doing everything from tutoring services to recruiting volunteers and encouraging colleagues to contribute books and art supplies to the program. This course is truly meeting a need in an area where parents may have difficulty supporting their children in completing school work.
Her commitment extends beyond the classroom, beyond the English Department, to the heart of our mission of serving the students and community. We are fortunate to have this phenomenal teacher at Gavilan.
Jessica Gatewood is both an excellent teacher and leader in the campus’ First-Year Experience program. She also contributed to the Northern California Writing Center Association conference. As a part-time faculty member, Jessica has gone above and beyond in her involvement with planning successful student success seminars for at-risk students at Gavilan. She meets regularly with other faculty, including counselors, to plan curriculum and interventions to meet the needs of our most vulnerable students. Jessica also initiates and regularly participates in philosophical and pedagogical conversations, including conducting a workshop to discuss the issue of plagiarism and academic integrity with her colleagues. Jessica is a true asset to her students, her colleagues and Gavilan at large.