Baggett Named Advocate for Online Student Success

Dr. Ryan Baggett, coordinator for the EKU Online Homeland Security program and associate professor with the EKU College of Justice & Safety, received the Faculty Advocate for Student Success award at the first-ever eCAP Awards held by the EKU Office of eCampus Learning on December 10, 2015.ryan-baggett-homeland-security-online-professor

Baggett teaches both online and on-campus. He has been part of the online Homeland Security program since it was launched in 2011.  

He was nominated by a recent graduate of the EKU Online Homeland Security undergraduate program, Kristen Preston. Kristen wrote in her nomination, “Dr. Baggett truly went above and beyond to help me through the graduate admission process. He was the catalyst for my decision to pursue a master’s degree.”

Regarding the award, Baggett noted, “It was an honor to be nominated for the inaugural award in this category alongside so many outstanding faculty members that teach in the EKU eCampus program. Further, to be nominated by a student as an advocate for online student success is very meaningful to me. In the end, quality faculty advising and daily interaction with students (whether they are online or on-campus) is key to student retention and overall success.  It is a fundamental responsibility of all faculty members who teach in higher education and is a common practice in the EKU Homeland Security program.” 

The Homeland Security program’s advising team was also recognized. Assistant Online Coordinators Steve Emmel and Lindsay Greenwell received nominations for the Undergraduate Program Advocate for Student Success award. Instructor Pam Collins was nominated for the Excellence in Online Teaching award.

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Published on January 08, 2016