Tenure granted

By Caitlin Langley
March 25, 2004

Shawn Rice

Two of Cabrini College’s faculty recently were granted tenure. Tenure is a promotion of sorts in that the professors each earned the title of Associate Professor. In order to get tenure the professors are evaluated and graded on their performance. There are three main parts: what they have done in their courses, why they are a valuable member of the community, and what kind of scholarly work they have done.

The professors that were granted the promotion were Dr. Kimberly Boyd and Dr. Maria Elena Hallion.

Boyd was an Assistant Professor of Biology and moved up to Associate Professor of Biology. She has been at Cabrini for five years. She is one of Cabrini’s biology professors and is spear-heading the creation of the new science building. She is excited about the building and hopes that it will bring in more science majors.

Boyd is part of the freshmen learning community, where she teaches literature from the perspective of science and evolution. The English teacher she is paired with teaches the same literature but from the English point of view. All freshmen are required to take it. She is also starting an “Integrated Science Ed course” where as an education major you need to know the sciences, and the course system at Cabrini does not allow for that. As a result she is creating a 10 credit course where all the sciences are studied and also are tough to the future teaches on how to teach the sciences.

Dr. Maria Elena Hallion works in the exercise science and heath promotion department and has also been at Cabrini for six years. She teaches six required courses for the major and works with the seniors to get them an internship. She networks and works to give the seniors a wide variety of places to go to serve their internship.

She also works with “American College Sports Medicine,” which produces journals. She worked to get Cabrini the site of certification for sports science. The major at Cabrini was changed to exercise science and health promotion because she believed that the name better encompassed the various job descriptions this major could be. She looks at “heath promotion” an “the umbrella of the health job world.”

Posted to the Web by Shawn Rice

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