A mathematics professor at the Miami Dade College Kendall Campus received the Outstanding Faculty Award during the annual Connections Conference of the Florida College System for her innovative and exceptional work performed in response to Florida’s developmental education reform.
Professor Alina Coronel has been teaching mathematics for eight years at the Kendall Campus. She was nominated for the award for her innovative contributions to student achievement including advising students and collaborating with colleagues to integrate best practices in academic advising.
She spearheaded college-wide efforts towards the planning, implementation and evaluation of the MDC developmental education curriculum. Her accomplishments resulted in the creation and adoption of online modules for course competencies, content, and supplemental auxiliary support for more than 200 videos created collaboratively with other MDC faculty.
The Outstanding Faculty Award recognizes and honors the innovative and exceptional work performed in response to Florida’s developmental education reform. Faculty members instrumental in one or more of the following areas were nominated: academic advising, instructional and curriculum re-design, instructional delivery enhancements leading to improved student success, meta-major academic pathway advising, professional development, tutoring and learning support.
In 2013, Coronel was the recipient of the Charles A. and Carrie Mastronardi Endowed Teaching Chair, one of the college’s most distinguished and valued traditions. The annual program recognizes outstanding faculty who continuously strive to accomplish MDC’s mission.