IU School of Social Work is headquartered on the IUPUI campus with locations on 8 IU Campuses. The school also has the Department of Labor Studies
Professor Barry Cournoyer and Assistant Professor Khadija Khaja have been selected as the 2011 recipients of the School of Social Work Trustee Teaching Awards.
In making the announcement, School of Social Work Dean Michael Patchner, said, “Congratulations to them. Also, congratulations to other faculty who applied. Indeed we have some outstanding teaching happening at the School of Social Work.”
Dr. Cournoyer will leave the School of Social Work in May after 32 years and is considering his options on what to do next. Among other things he hopes to write a mystery novel with Ms. Taft, a retired social worker, as its protagonist. He is the author of The Social Work Skills Workbook, which is now in its 6th edition and is used at more than 150 schools around the country.
In 2010 Dr. Khaja accepted the Joseph Taylor Award for Excellence in Diversity Award last week on behalf of a multicultural teaching committee, the Multicultural Teaching Community of Practice (MTCOP). The committee was created after faculty members raised concerns about how to best reach all students on the IUPUI Campus. They were joined by other faculty members who saw that a diverse group coming together would best assist in developing an inclusive climate at IUPUI. Dr. Khaja was also selected as the Full-time Faculty “Newcomer” winner in the 2008 Women’s History Month Leadership Awards.
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