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Heartland honors two with Outstanding Faculty Awards

April 20, 2020

Heartland Community College has recognized both a full-time and part-time faculty member with an Outstanding Faculty Award.

Dr. Wayne Bass is the recipient of the 2020 Outstanding Full-Time Faculty Award.

Bass is a faculty member in the Liberal Arts and Social Sciences teaching humanities and religious studies. He has collaborated with other Humanities faculty on program and curriculum design, and developed several new courses. Working with HCC librarians, he also has developed a specialized research guide for his courses. 

In 2018, Dr. Bass was one of a few Heartland instructors chosen to help pilot innovative delivery methods for summer courses. He developed an online six-week version of Humanities 203: Non-Western Humanities. The course was well received by students and was presented at Heartland’s spring kick-off event as a successful model for future innovative delivery courses. 

Dr. Bass is one of the founding members of the International Education Committee, has built a global studies sequence option for Heartland students and has been active in giving presentations for his colleagues across the college. 

Dr. Janet Titus is the recipient of the 2020 Outstanding Part-Time Faculty Award.

Dr. Titus teaches Psychology in the Liberal Arts and Social Sciences area at Heartland Community College.  She incorporates active learning, an emphasis on connecting learning to students’ real world experiences, high expectations supported by high support, and a healthy sense of humor to help her students navigate the fundamental principles of Psychology.  

Dr. Titus' list of accomplishments reveals her to be a life-long learner with a genuine desire to actively engage with her academic community. Her involvement at HCC is also impressive in the level of professional development and “giving back” with which she has engaged.  

The Outstanding Faculty Award recipients will be recognized during the April 21 Board of Trustees meeting, which will be held via teleconference.

Written by: Steve Fast