Carisse Berryhill, GSLIS adjunct faculty member, has received the 2012 WISE Excellence in Online Teaching Award. This year marks the third time she has received this honor, following recognition in both in 2007 and 2009.
Berryhill is currently a professor of library science and associate dean for Digital Initiatives, Special Collections and University Archives at the Abilene Christian University (ACU). She began teaching an online course on theological librarianship in 2005 as part of a collaborative effort between GSLIS and the American Theological Library Association. The latter organization recruited Berryhill to teach the course and helped her develop course content.
Berryhill’s teaching excellence is reflected in the following excerpt from the ACU press release:
“Her foresight in course design and delivery paired with her deeply nurturing approach to teaching make the entire semester a delight,” one of Berryhill's students told the award committee. “She is passionate and articulate about her subject, generous of time and spirit and committed to her students' growth in knowledge about the profession.”
WISE is a consortium of leading schools in the information field that have extended their reach outside the traditional classroom to broaden the educational opportunities available to their students. The WISE Consortium uses advanced technology as a means to enrich LIS education and foster relationships among students, faculty, and universities, through course sharing and cooperative pedagogical training.