Pace University Receives 2002 Sloane-C Award for Excellence in Online Student Satisfaction

Pace University’s School of Computer Science and Information Systems (CSIS) has been selected to receive the 2002 Sloan-C Award for Excellence in Online Student Satisfaction for its National Coalition for Telecommunications Education and Learning (NACTEL) Program. The NACTEL Program at CSIS has made it possible for hundreds of employees of four major phone companies and two unions to earn associate degrees in telecommunications online.

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New York, NY – October 7, 2002 – Pace University’s School of Computer Science and Information Systems (CSIS) has been selected to receive the 2002 Sloan-C Award for Excellence in Online Student Satisfaction for its National Coalition for Telecommunications Education and Learning (NACTEL) Program. The NACTEL Program at CSIS has made it possible for hundreds of employees of four major phone companies and two unions to earn associate degrees in telecommunications online.

This award recognizes CSIS for its efforts to implement and share an improvement system based on a continuous stream of student feedback to refine student services, pedagogy, and curriculum. It is one of five awards in a new category designed to recognize excellence in the various approaches and methods posted on the Sloan-C Effective Practices Web site. To help make quality education online part of everyday life, accessible and affordable for anyone, anywhere, at any time, in a wide variety of disciplines, Sloan-C shares effective practices online at http://www.sloan-c.org/effectivepractices.

“We are delighted that our students and members of the NACTEL team are being recognized for their efforts to continuously improve and refine the online program,” said Susan M. Merritt, dean of the School. “The feedback from students and the quality of response from faculty and staff has been outstanding.”

The award will be presented to CSIS at the Eighth Sloan-C International Conference on Asynchronous Learning Networks, November 8, Orlando, FL.

Sponsored by the Alfred P. Sloan Foundation, Sloan-C is primarily a consortium of accredited higher education providers and organizations that develop equipment, tools and infrastructure support for the delivery of online education.

The School of Computer Science and Information Systems at Pace University aspires to innovative leadership in preparing men and women for meaningful work, lifelong learning, and responsible participation in a new and dynamic information age. The School does this through a broad spectrum of educational programs on campuses in New York City and Westchester County and at other locations with community and corporate partners.

Pace is a comprehensive, independent university with campuses in New York City and Westchester County, and a Hudson Valley Center located at Stewart International Airport in New Windsor. Nearly 13,500 students are enrolled in undergraduate, graduate and professional degree programs in the Dyson College of Arts and Sciences, Lubin School of Business, School of Computer Science and Information Systems, School of Education, Lienhard School of Nursing and Pace Law School.

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