Starr Roxanne Hiltz, PhD, distinguished professor in the College of Computing Sciences at New Jersey Institute of Technology (NJIT), received at NJIT’s annual awards convocation today, a master teacher award.
Hiltz’s teaching and research on teaching have focused on developing learning networks and improving their effectiveness. In this mode of teaching (now frequently called asynchronous learning networks), online courses are built around collaborative learning in the form of discussion and group projects.
For this work, Hiltz, of Randolph, was named in 2000 one of “New Jersey’s Women of the Millenium” by the Easter Seals Foundation for “creating solutions and changing lives, in the field of educational technology.” She also received the 2004 Sloan-C award for "Most Outstanding Achievement in Online Teaching and Learning by an Individual.”
NJIT, New Jersey's science and technology university, enrolls more than 9,558 students pursuing bachelor's, master's and doctoral degrees in 120 programs. The university consists of six colleges: Newark College of Engineering, College of Architecture and Design, College of Science and Liberal Arts, School of Management, College of Computing Sciences and Albert Dorman Honors College. U.S. News & World Report's 2011 Annual Guide to America's Best Colleges ranked NJIT in the top tier of national research universities. NJIT is internationally recognized for being at the edge in knowledge in architecture, applied mathematics, wireless communications and networking, solar physics, advanced engineered particulate materials, nanotechnology, neural engineering and e-learning. Many courses and certificate programs, as well as graduate degrees, are available online through the Office of Continuing Professional Education.