Tuesday, January 14, 2014

Weaver to be considered for emeritus distinction

The governing board of the Maricopa County Community College District will review David Weaver, Chandler-Gilbert Community College physical sciences and engineering faculty, for emeritus distinction at their Jan. 28 meeting.

Weaver was submitted for consideration by Physical Sciences and Engineering Division Chair Brad Bates. In the nomination he states, “David Weaver has been an exceptional instructor, educational leader and innovator his entire career at Maricopa. David’s professional objectives have always been to improve numeracy and scientific thinking locally and globally. He has had a remarkable career and has earned the honor of emeritus distinction.”

Weaver, who retired in December, taught college physics, electronics, semiconductor manufacturing, study skills, computer programming, computer art, and a general studies capstone course over the last 32 years.

He also worked with K-12 teachers to improve their abilities to teach math and science and he has given hundreds of lectures and workshops to colleagues locally, regionally and nationally on a wide range of topics including active learning strategies, project-based physics, computational physics and uses of instructional technologies.

Weaver has served as a division chair, occupational program designer and director, occupational dean, faculty senate president, member and chair of the Williams Campus Instructional Technology committee, chair and co-chair of district-wide instructional technology initiatives, curriculum design facilitator, staff development coordinator, district-wide chair of the physics instructional council, president, vice president, two-year college representative, and section representative of the Arizona section of the American Association of Physics Teachers, chair of the Two Year College Committee of the national AAPT, among other positions.

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