Lehman Faculty recognized

June 9, 2008 | News

Lehman College Provost Mary Papazian honored librarians Kachuen Gee and Robert Farrell at the college’s annual Faculty Recognition Luncheon on May 14. Professor Gee and Mr. Farrell were recognized, together with fourteen other Lehman faculty members, for excellence in research, teaching and service. Professor Gee shared the honor for research excellence with Professor Sheau-Yueh (Janey) Chao of Baruch College, who collaborated with her on the research project.

Research
KACHUEN GEE – GENEALOGY OF THE YUAN SHIKAI FAMILY IN CHINA
Head of Technical Services Kachuen (Carol) Gee received a PSC-CUNY Grant to travel to China during October 2008 to research the history of her distinguished grandfather, Yuan Shikai, the first President of the Republic of China (1912-16). Accompanied by Baruch professor Janey Chao, Professor Gee visited major cities, toured historical museums and research archives, assembling material on her prominent family which had scattered after Mao Zedong established the People’s Republic of China in 1949.

Professors Gee and Chao plan to publish a book documenting the genealogical history of the Gee family, which spans the history of 20th century China.

Service
ROBERT FARRELL – ASSESSMENT COUNCIL
The Library’s Coordinator of Information Literacy and Assessment Robert Farrell demonstrated innovative and proactive leadership of the College’s fledgling Assessment Council. Under his direction, the council developed procedures for facilitating program-level learning objectives.

Mr. Farrell surveyed the extensive literature, evaluated best practices at peer institutions, and worked to energize and empower the council. He developed a strategic plan to promote an ongoing culture of assessment. His efforts resulted in Lehman’s successful meeting of Standard #14 on Student Learning Outcomes at the recent Middle States accreditation site visit.