Congratulation to the following College of Business faculty/staff members who were recognized for their contributions to the college in the areas of culture of caring, creativity & innovation, and coaching:
- Kristy Lauver, Chair of the Marketing and Management Department, is the 2019 recipient of the Culture of Caring Award. This accolade recognizes an individual who consistently demonstrated outstanding personal and professional service to COB employees, students and/or their parents.
- Jennifer Johs-Artisensi, Department of Management and Marketing, is the recipient of the 2019 College of Business Creativity and Innovation Award. The award is presented to a faculty or staff member who developed new or improved processes that allowed the college to operate more effectively and/or better serve its students and other stakeholders.
- Julia Lehman Caldwell, Instructional Design and Online Course Support Team, is the recipient of the 2019 College of Business Coaching Award. The award is presented to an employee who improved the performance of students, faculty and staff through effective guidance, advising or mentoring.
2019 Award Recipients
Coaching Award: Julia Lehman Caldwell, Instructional Design and Online Course Support Team
The Coaching Award, is presented to a College of Business faculty or staff member who improved the performance of students, faculty, and staff through effective guidance, advising, or mentoring.
This year's winner is Julia Lehman Caldwell, Lead Instructional Designer in the Instructional Design and Online Course Support Team. Nominators focused on the many ways in which Julia helps individuals and teams improve performance and reach their goals.
As the project manager for the conversion to Canvas, she "ensured a smooth transition to ... our new learning management system." This involved all aspects, including setting standards, documentation, and troubleshooting the conversion of over 80 fully online courses.
The MBA Consortium Module 1 instructors, working on updating their course, said she, "moved our planning forward in positive ways." Being a, "skilled communicator, she was able to deliver critique and offer ideas without adversely affecting our team's willingness to participate and share ideas."
Julia meets weekly with iDocs instructional designers, offering support and ideas and setting goals. She addressed problems by asking questions. "Through it all, she's listening for connections she can make, for alignment between strategies and goals. Based on what she's heard, she always has an idea or suggestion." One nominator said, "I definitely think that I have developed greatly as an instructional designer under Julia's guidance."
She has been characterized as a "quiet leader ... often asking questions that help us all consider how our efforts align back to our program goals and will ultimately make the program better."
Once again, we'd like to congratulate Julia Lehman Caldwell, this year's recipient of the Coaching Award.
Creativity Award: Jennifer Johs-Artisensi, Management and Marketing
The Creativity & Innovation Award, is presented to a College of Business individual who generated novel and valuable ideas and used the ideas to develop new or improved processes, methods, systems, programs, or services. The award recognizes creative ideas that improved the college and made UW-Eau Claire a better place for students, faculty or staff.
Jennifer Johs-Artisensi, professor in the Management and Marketing Department, is this year's recipient of the Creativity & Innovation Award. Colleagues mentioned the many ways in which she has improved and promoted the HCAD program.
As the primary contact for National Association of Long Term Care Administrator Boards (NAB), Jennifer has "helped ensure our continued accreditation. She also had the foresight to have the HCAD program go up early for the new Health Services Executive (HSE) accreditation through NAB. . . As a result, our students are eligible for the expanded HSE licensure exam that makes their transition between states and lines of service more fluid, making our students more marketable to future employers."
Additionally, in her role with NAB, Jennifer created an online preceptor training program, which is used nationally. She also succeeded in getting continuing education credits for those who take the course. This training is now required for the preceptors who work with our HCAD students, reducing "the headaches we experience daily. . . with preceptors not knowing what to do or how to help their student. . . and greatly improv[ing] the student experience."
One colleague wrote, Jennifer "is thoughtful, strategic, and works collaboratively in all she does."
Once again, we'd like to congratulate Jennifer Johs-Artisensi, recipient of this year's Creativity and Innovation Award.
Culture of Caring Award: Kristy Lauver, Management and Marketing
The Culture of Caring Award, is presented to an individual who consistently demonstrated outstanding personal and professional service to College of Business employees, students, and/or their parents. Simply put, this individual made the College of Business a more inviting place to work, learn, and visit.
Passion, integrity, dedication, ingenuity, and advocacy are just some of the words used to describe this year's winner of the Culture of Caring Award: Kristy Lauver, Chair of the Management and Marketing Department.
She applies a personal touch by "popping her head into various offices of colleagues to see hoe they are doing and to. . . see if there is anything she can do to facilitate success for them."
Taking that a step further, another nominator wrote, "How do you know what drives and motivates your employees? Kristy asks. . . then uses [those] answers to improve individual work experiences by allowing employees to explore their passions."
she is a tireless champion of her department. "I am convinced that no one could have done a more effective job of hiring the adjuncts and other staff. . . needed to fill the gaps over the past several years so that our students were able to get all the classes they needed to graduate," wrote another.
In sum, one colleague wrote, "I cannot believe that she's still up on her feet, fighting for her department (one of the largest in the University) and for her students (again, one of the largest student bodies on campus), with energy that she brings to work week after week, and can still be pleasant. . . and. . . caring."
Once again, on behalf of the College of Business, we'd like to congratulate Kristy Lauver, this year's Culture of Caring Award recipient.