CMU-OCASA Outstanding Research Award

About the award

The award is sponsored jointly by Central Michigan University (CMU) and Ontario College Administrative Staff Association (OCASA) to recognize the high quality of research being conducted in Ontario by CMU graduate students that impact the development of the colleges. This Outstanding Research Award will be presented annually to Ontario students in CMU’s Master of Arts degree in Education, with a Community College concentration, for conducting outstanding research related to Community Colleges in Ontario. Nominees are first selected by a CMU Committee with the OCASA review panel selecting the final recipients.

Past Recipients

Note: Job titles and colleges are noted at the time of award – both might have changed since that time.

2020

Allison Menegoni

Professor and Faculty Peer Mentor Liaison/Trainer Fanshawe College

2019

Mary Pierce

Dean, Faculty of Business, Information Technology and Part-time Studies Fanshawe College

2018

Heather Raikou

Academic Quality Officer, Georgian College

Capstone paper: 

The Co-Curricular Transcript as Evidence in Quality Assurance Assessments

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2017
Mary Alacqua Gow
Dental Hygiene Professor
Canadore CollegeClick here to view the media release
Capstone paper:
Evaluation of Nurses’ Knowledge, Attitudes, and Perceptions after Participating in an Oral Health Interprofessional Education Program
 
2016

Laurence Smith
Professor & Coordinator, McKeil School of Business
Mohawk CollegeClick here to view the media release
Capstone paper:
Usage Patterns of Course Videos by Business Students
2015

Anna De Grauwe
Career Advisor, Career Services; contract faculty, School of Interdisciplinary Studies and Employment Services
Durham CollegeClick here to view the media release
Capstone paper: 
College Faculty’s Perceptions of Career Information
2014

Andrew Thorton
Part-time faculty
Seneca College

 

 

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 Research Capstone paper: The Perceptions of Self-efficacy of Ph.D. Instructors Teaching Community College Students in Southern Ontario
2014 Honourable Mention
 

 

Sandra Linardi
Instructor, Faculty of Dentistry
University of Toronto

 

 Research Capstone paper: Comparison of Educational Credentials of Ontario Dental Hygiene Educators in Community Colleges, Accredited Private Career Colleges and Non-Accredited Private Career Colleges 
2013

Susan Heximer
MA Ed
Faculty Facilitator, Office of Organizational and Staff Development
George Brown College
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Learning from Training New Faculty in Outcomes-based Learning
2012

Kara C. Woods
Human Resources Assistant, Vice-President Human Resources and a Contract professor in the School of Business, IT & Management Durham College

FACULTY PERCEPTIONS OF MAJOR GROUP WORK ASSIGNMENTS
2011
Michelle Cole
Executive Assistant
Office of Vice-President, Student Affairs
Durham College
Student Perceptions of Faculty Classroom Practices that Influence Student Persistence
2010
Linda Croall
Professor
General Education and Access
George Brown College
Self-Determination through Indian Controlled Indian Education (Icie) at the Level of Higher Learning
2010 Honourable Mention
Bonnie Jasper
Chair, Health & Wellness Studies,
School of Community & Health Studies
Centennial Science & Technology Centre, Centennial College
Honouring a Students’ Identity in the Diverse Classroom
2009
Martha MacEachern
Professor
School Hospitality and Tourism
Georgian College
Impact of Structured Orientation Programs on the Teaching Practice of Part-Time Faculty in the Ontario Community College System
2009 Honourable Mention
Ruth Hickey
Manager, Open Learning Centre, Humber College 
 AN ONLINE STUDENT’S PERCEPTION OF INTERACTION IN AN ONLINE COURSE