GCC’s Judith Littlejohn Appointed to FACT2 Council

Recognition Matters Series Highlights Notable GCC Accomplishments

Batavia, NY-  Genesee Community College is proud to announce the appointment of Judith M. Littlejohn to the State University of New York (SUNY) Faculty Advisory Council on Teaching and Technology (FACT2). SUNY FACT2 is a collaborative advisory body to the Interim SUNY Provost, Grace Wang, Ph.D.

Littlejohn, GCC’s instructional designer, will begin her three-year term on the FACT2 Council in July 2018 and will represent the community college perspectives in advising the SUNY Provost office. The purpose of the FACT2  Council is to:

  • Improve the learning environment and expertise of faculty and instructional support staff;
  • Enhance the teaching and learning process through the use of technologies;
  • Increase networking, collaboration and sharing of best practices; and
  • Advocate for appropriately equipped and designed learning spaces.

“The entire leadership team at GCC is very proud to have Judie representing community colleges on the FACT2 Council. Throughout her service to the College, she has continually shown a deep interest and dedication to staying abreast of new developments within teaching and learning technology,” Dr. Craig R. Lamb, GCC’s dean for distributed learning said. “She also helps ensure our institution as well as the SUNY system overall maintains the highest quality in the online teaching and learning environment.”

Littlejohn’s career at GCC began as a testing center associate in 2000. She quickly advanced to the department of online learning where she worked for ten years developing online curriculum, coordinating online learning functions and acted as an advocate for inclusion of opportunities for diverse student populations. In 2015, Littlejohn became an Instructional Designer.

Honored for “Outstanding Peer Support” by participants in the Emerging Technologies Massive Open Online Course (#EmTechMOOC) in 2018, Littlejohn has also been the recipient of the SUNY FACT2 Award for Excellence in Instruction at Community Colleges in 2016, and a SUNY Chancellor’s Award for Excellence in Professional Service in 2014. She earned two A.A.S. degrees in Instructional Model Making and Commercial Art – Graphic Design from GCC in 1993, a B.S. in History in 2010, and her M.A. in American History and World History in 2013, both from SUNY College at Brockport. She also holds a Graduate Certificate in Instructional Design from the University of Wisconsin Stout, which she earned in 2015. Littlejohn resides in Elba, NY with her husband, Martin and daughter, Amanda Littlejohn. Judith Littlejohn, her daughter Amanda, and daughter Laura (Littlejohn) Hare of Lockport are all GCC graduates.

The announcement of Littlejohn’s FACT2 appointment kicks off a new series of GCC news and information entitled “Recognition Matters,” which will highlight the ongoing accomplishments of the College’s faculty, staff and students. The new program intentionally plays on the dual meaning of the word “matters.” College officials are excited to feature the wide body of employees whose daily dedication to their jobs continues to foster the institution’s “beyond expectations” brand identity.  

For more information, contact Marketing Communications Associate Director Donna Rae Sutherland at (585) 343-0055 ext. 6616, or via email: dsutherland@genesee.edu.

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Editor’s Note:

A photograph of Judith Littlejohn, courtesy of GCC, is available at: 

http://marketing.genesee.edu/images/Judith_Litttlejohn.jpg

For the new GCC Recognition Matters logo, go to: 

http://marketing.genesee.edu/images/Recognition_Matters_logo.jpg

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