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Elizabeth Bennett Wins Distinguished Faculty Member Award

Elizabeth Bennett, faculty member in the School of Communication, Humanities & Social Sciences (CHSS), wins top distinction for 2017-2018.
Elizabeth Bennett Wins Distinguished Faculty Member Award
From left, CNM Governing Board Member Michael Canfield, Board Member Annette Chavez y De La Cruz, Distinguished Faculty Winner Elizabeth Bennett, Board Member Nancy Baca and Board Chair Pauline Garcia.

Jan 24, 2018

Elizabeth Bennett, a full-time faculty member in the School of Communication, Humanities & Social Sciences (CHSS), wants her students to feel both challenged and supported, and this philosophy is what drives her approach to teaching, course design, and professional development. It’s part of the reason she earned CNM’s top overall distinction for full-time faculty members for 2017-18.

All of her courses revolve around questions of power, culture, and human dynamics, and they are designed to encourage her students to become reflective, critical thinkers. Elizabeth believes that teaching is about community engagement and activism. One of her teaching goals is to encourage positive social change at both the individual and community levels.

Elizabeth continues to develop as an instructor through participation in national and regional associations and was chosen as the Central Region Representative to the Committee on Community Colleges where she works alongside instructors from the United States, Mexico, and Canada. Elizabeth is always engaged in activities that promote student success, including creating the CHSS Major Mixer, serving on the Graduation Inspiration Committee, and doing high school outreach. Simply put, Elizabeth is a phenomenal instructor.