The EKU Online degree programs in Corrections and Juvenile Justice were well represented at the first-ever eCAPS Awards held by the EKU Office of eCampus Learning on December 10, 2015. The awards were created to recognize achievements in student services, instruction and course design. Outstanding students were also honored at the event. Lucy “Lou” Martin was recognized for her understanding of the unique needs of online students. She received three nominations for the Advocate for Student Success award in the undergraduate program category. One of those was from EKU Online Corrections student Jamie Snapp, whom Martin assisted when she enrolled at EKU as a transfer student. “She went above and beyond,” wrote Snapp. “She made me feel like I was the only student she had.” The Excellence in Online Teaching Award was created to recognize innovative approaches to teaching, faculty-student engagement and learner satisfaction. Several of the program’s instructors were nominated by their students:
- Dr. Betsy Matthews, CRJ 313 – Criminal Justice Ethics and COR 321- Delinquency Interventions
- Dr. Irina Soderstrom, COR 828 – Mental Health and Substance Abuse Issues in the Correctional Setting
- Prof. Lucy “Lou” Martin, COR 201 – Introduction to Corrections
- Prof. Tim Matthews, COR 311- The Juvenile Justice System
Mike Johnson, the instructional designer for the EKU Online master’s degree program in Justice Policy and Leadership, was nominated for the Excellence in Instructional Design award for innovative course design as well as exemplary faculty and student support. To learn more about EKU’s 100% online degrees in corrections, visit http://corrections.eku.edu/.