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SAN DIEGO, Oct. 16, 2020 /PRNewswire/ -- Martin McAuliffe, J.D., Associate Professor of Social and Criminal Justice at Ashford University, is the recipient of the 2020 Excellence in Support Service Award from the Association for Distance Education and Independent Learning (ADEIL), a professional association for those engaged or interested in distance education.
McAuliffe has taught at Ashford since 2005, when he joined the University as an adjunct faculty member teaching online criminal justice, law, ethics, history, and introductory courses. In 2012, he became a full-time associate professor teaching criminal justice, law, and ethics. During his tenure at Ashford, McAuliffe has led efforts in curriculum review and redesign, including assisting with the Master of Science in Criminal Justice program review process; faculty evaluation, coaching, and mentoring; and collaboration in the development of new courses, degree programs, and specializations.
Each year, ADEIL seeks nominations for the Excellence in Support Service Award from a nominee's peers and members of ADEIL. Nominations are then evaluated by the ADEIL Awards Committee in areas that include innovation in course development or program administration; collaboration and team work; improvement of program management or processes; and, impact on students, faculty, or programs.
McAuliffe's colleagues noted that "he possesses a commitment to bring the best to everyone he meets, whether a student or a member of the faculty, staff, or administration. He does an outstanding job equipping others for success."
The award was announced on October 16, 2020 during ADEIL's 28th annual conference United Together: Enhancing the Quality of Online Learning.
About Ashford University
Ashford University is a recognized leader and innovator in distance learning and online education. Ashford is designed to meet the needs of working students, offering programs most often sought by those whose primary educational goals relate to developing professional and career-relevant competencies. Flexible schedules, innovative delivery, and accessible academic support tools help working students balance busy lives with academic studies. Ashford offers associate, bachelor's, master's, and doctoral degree programs. For more information, please visit www.ashford.edu, www.facebook.com/ashforduniversity, or www.twitter.com/AshfordU.
The Association for Distance Education and Independent Learning (ADEIL) is a professional association for anyone engaged in or interested in distance education. The goal of the organization is to provide professional development opportunities as well as opportunities for collegiality and interaction.
Ashford Media Contact: Pat Ogden
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