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John Squires Faculty Innovator of the Year from the American Association of Community Colleges

It is with pride and celebration that we share an excerpt from the recent Community College Daily article AACC honors visionary work of six community colleges for “their exceptional work toward advancing the┬ástudent success agenda:”

John Squires, an associate math professor and head of the math department at Chattanooga State Community College in Tennessee, won in the new Faculty Innovation Category. In the course of three years, Squires assisted with the redesign of 12 math courses at the college. Squires worked with faculty to produce quality resources for each course, including videos and PowerPoints. Because of his efforts, developmental math student success rates at the college have increased from 48 percent to 65 percent and college math success rates improving from 66 percent to 73 percent.

“I’m extremely proud of the work my faculty has done. This is shared by all the faculty and administration. It’s a team effort,” Squires said.

Winners were selected by a committee of the AACC board of directors. Eighteen finalist colleges also were recognized at the Awards of Excellence Gala.

Community College Daily is published by the American Association of Community Colleges.

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