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Class Notes: Local educator named one of nations top 300 professors
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One of the nation’s best professors teaches in Gainesville, according to the nationally renowned Princeton Review.
Well, Oakwood actually.

Michallene McDaniel, an associate professor of sociology at Gainesville State College, was named to the top 300 list, published earlier this month.

McDaniel has been teaching at Gainesville State since 2001 and has her bachelor’s in sociology from the University of North Florida and her master’s, along with her doctorate, from the University of Georgia.

Before joining the Gainesville State staff, she taught at UGA and the University of West Georgia.

“This listing is additional confirmation and solidification of what we already knew about Michallene,” said Al Panu, vice president for academic affairs at Gainesville State.

“She is a distinguished teacher, and we are delighted that she has received this recognition which serves to validate in one more way her teaching excellence. She exemplifies the type of teaching we strive for at Gainesville State College and hope to be recognized for.”

She is currently ranked in the “Top 25 Highest-Rated Professors” nationwide, based on a list compiled by ratemyprofessors.com.

Professors on the top 300 list are chosen by a survey of students at thousands of colleges based on their classroom experiences.

Using info from ratemyprofessors.com, The Princeton Review narrows down a list of 42,000 to 1,000 and reaches out to administrators and students on each campus to inquire about the professors.

The list constitutes less than .02 percent of the roughly 1.8 million post-secondary teachers across the nation.

North Georgia maintains business accreditation

The business school at North Georgia College & State University will retain an accreditation only about 5 percent of business schools in the world claim.

The Mike Cottrell School of Business will keep its accreditation by The Association to Advance Collegiate Schools of Business, an accrediting body for business schools that was founded in 1916.

“AACB-accredited schools are considered the top business schools in the world,” said Dr. Richard Oates, acting dean.

“The accreditation process evaluates a business school’s mission, operations, faculty qualifications and programs to ensure that the school meets or exceeds the education expectations of students and potential employers.”

The Mike Cottrell School of Business hosts 950 undergraduate and graduate students, making it the most popular program on campus. To gain a renewal, the school must go through a review every five years, in which the program must demonstrate a continued commitment to 21 quality standards.

Those standards include: faculty qualifications, strategic management of resources, interactions of faculty and students and continuous improvement and achievements, among others.

Lee Johnson covers education issues for The Times. Share your thoughts, news tips and questions with him:
ljohnson@gainesvilletimes.com
facebook.com/TimesLeeJohnson

One of the nation’s best professors teaches in Gainesville, according to the nationally renowned Princeton Review.
Well, Oakwood actually.
Michallene McDaniel, an associate professor of sociology at Gainesville State College, was named to the top 300 list, published earlier this month.
McDaniel has been teaching at Gainesville State since 2001 and has her bachelor’s in sociology from the University of North Florida and her master’s, along with her doctorate, from the University of Georgia.
Before joining the Gainesville State staff, she taught at UGA and the University of West Georgia.
“This listing is additional confirmation and solidification of what we already knew about Michallene,” said Al Panu, vice president for academic affairs at Gainesville State.
“She is a distinguished teacher, and we are delighted that she has received this recognition which serves to validate in one more way her teaching excellence. She exemplifies the type of teaching we strive for at Gainesville State College and hope to be recognized for.”
She is currently ranked in the “Top 25 Highest-Rated Professors” nationwide, based on a list compiled by
ratemyprofessors.com.
Professors on the top 300 list are chosen by a survey of students at thousands of colleges based on their classroom experiences.
Using info from ratemyprofessors.com, The Princeton Review narrows down a list of 42,000 to 1,000 and reaches out to administrators and students on each campus to inquire about the professors.
The list constitutes less than .02 percent of the roughly 1.8 million post-secondary teachers across the nation.

North Georgia maintains business accreditation
The business school at North Georgia College & State University will retain an accreditation only about 5 percent of business schools in the
world claim.
The Mike Cottrell School of Business will keep its accreditation by The Association to Advance Collegiate Schools of Business, an accrediting body for business schools that was founded in 1916.
“AACB-accredited schools are considered the top business schools in the world,” said Dr. Richard Oates, acting dean.
“The accreditation process evaluates a business school’s mission, operations, faculty qualifications and programs to ensure that the school meets or exceeds the education expectations of students and potential employers.”
The Mike Cottrell School of Business hosts 950 undergraduate and graduate students, making it the most popular program on campus. To gain a renewal, the school must go through a review every five years, in which the program must demonstrate a continued commitment to 21 quality standards.
Those standards include: faculty qualifications, strategic management of resources, interactions of faculty and students and continuous improvement and achievements, among others.

Lee Johnson covers education issues for The Times. Share your thoughts, news tips and questions with him:
ljohnson@gainesvilletimes.com
facebook.com/TimesLee
Johnson

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