Missouri State University

2009 SUCCESSability Award

Janice Hendrix is the 2009 SUCCESSability Award Recipient

 

2009 Star Awards

 

"I have continued to revise my philosophy and made sure that my beliefs match my actions. I try to do the same things with all students.  I want to make sure that I get to know the persons in my class.  I want to understand where they came from and where they are going. I want to provide ways that I can include everyone in the discussion whether it be in pairs, in small groups or large.  I model respect in my class for everyone’s opinion, and I expect everyone else to do the same.  If someone needs help getting from point “a” to point “b”, physically or cognitively I try to make sure that it is looked into and problem solving is used if need be.  If I see persons outside of class I wave or say hello—even if they do not respond (a generational thing).  I respect the students whether they have use of their legs or whether they have control over their arms, or can see the board or need more time for a test or if they need to be encouraged."

~ Janice Hendrix


"Throughout my college career Jan has been great help to me whether I am taking a class of hers or not. When I am taking one of her classes if I don't understand something, Jan takes the time to sit down with me and talk me through whatever I don't understand. I try to do my best at letting my teachers know that I am not going to be in class before class starts. If Jan didn't hear from me she always contacted me to make sure I was okay. She always asked if there was anything she could do to help me out. When I'm not in one of her classes she always stops to talk to me.  I am nominating Jan because I believe she goes above and beyond to help her students any way she can."

~Student

 

2009 Nominees

Dr. Mary Harges - Modern and Classical Languages

Dr. Paris Depaepe - Counseling, Leadership and Special Education

Janice Hendrix - Childhood Education and Family Studies

Dr. John Schmalzbauer - Religious Studies

Michelle Hulett - Computer Information Systems