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Mariann Hawken Receives Employee of the Quarter Award

Hawken helped lead the Course Materials Initiative for UMBC

May 8, 2017 1:08 PM
DoIT would like to congratulate Mariann Hawken, eLearning Coordinator for ITNM, on receiving Employee of the Quarter (EOQ). The program recognizes the outstanding qualities and contributions of employees towards departmental and UMBC’s goals and mission

Terry Cook, Senior Associate Vice President for Administrative Services, nominated Hawken for the award. “I think it is noteworthy that her nomination is not submitted by someone in her own division,” said Cook. “This speaks volumes to the impressiveness of her qualities and contributions.” 

“...She did not hesitate to investigate the issue, identify options to solve them, and take the necessary steps to resolve the matter.”


Hawken has been instrumental in spearheading the implementation of the Course Materials Initiative (CMI), an effort to provide students with more affordable course materials and integrating them via Blackboard. She took the lead working directly with Vital Source, the digital platform provider, in integrating the course materials from 4 different publishers in Spring 2016. Hawken also proactively developed and conducted training for faculty by creating a training webinar that was easily accessible for faculty members. 
 
“When issues arose, she did not hesitate to investigate the issue, identify options to solve them and take the necessary steps to resolve the matter.” said Cook. 

In Fall 2016, CMI rolled out its second phase, extending from 12 courses to 23 courses, with multiple sections and nearly 30 faculty members. Hawken was there to provide the required training and technical support they needed. 

“...went above and beyond, and her participation enabled a successful launch of this initiative…”


Hawken continues to make suggestions to improve the CMI, and her efforts have helped position UMBC to be ahead of the curve with digital content.  “Mariann went above and beyond, and her participation enabled a successful launch of this initiative to be achieved and be expanded,” said Cook. “The Bookstore could not have done so without her!” 

Hawken will receive a check for $500, a special parking space, and one day of administration leave. Congratulations to Mariann Hawken on her EOQ award!

Pictured is Mariann Hawken holding her Employee of Quarter award. 

For more DoIT Employee of Quarter recipients, read about David Sylva, Pamela Raley & Ed Kelly, and Jeremy Gude.

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