Denver campus highlights faculty achievements

Columbia College-Denver

June 14, 2013

The Columbia College-Denver campus is very proud of the achievements of its faculty! The following are just some of the recent accomplishments of our esteemed faculty members:

Dennis Dunkin
Dennis Dunkin has taught English for our campus for 30 years. His teaching efforts recently were recognized through his nomimation for excellence in teaching at Front Range Community College. 

Jeff Benson, who teaches in the MBA program, hosted a workshop in May entitled "Flipped Learning for Institutions and Staff Training" to investigate innovative ways of applying flipped learning. The Flipped Learning Network describes this type of learning as what occurs "when direct instruction is moved from the group teaching space to the individual learning environment. Class time is then used for active problem solving by students and one-to-one or small gropu interactions with the teacher."
Jeff Benson

Guest presenters included Dr. Kari Arfstrom, executive director of the Flipped Learning Network, and Jerry Overmyer of the University of Northern Colorado. Benson currently is working on an article to be published by addressing flipped learning in the corporate setting. Benson also hosted a workshop in June exploring MOOCs (Massive Open Online Courses) and their implications for higher education.

Dr. Vlaidimir Zivkovic

Dr. Vlaidimir Zivkovic, a new addition to our campus, teaches geology and environmental science. Dr. Zivkovic recently was elected to the board for the Union Colony Preparatory Schools.
We are very proud of our outstanding faculty for all they accomplish both in and out of our classrooms!