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Wednesday, May 22, 2013

Online education advocate chosen as AVC's 2013-14 Scholar in Residence

A scholar who has served as a driving force behind Antelope Valley College’s online instructional program has been chosen by his colleagues for the highest honor bestowed upon a faculty member.

Ty Mettler, representing Antelope Valley College's Academic Senate presents Dr. Ed Beyer with the Scholar in Residence Award.
Ty Mettler, representing Antelope Valley College's Academic Senate presents Dr. Ed Beyer with the Scholar in Residence Award.

Dr. Ed Beyer, a professor of computer information systems, was named Scholar in Residence for 2013-14 during a Faculty Recognition Day ceremony held Wednesday afternoon on the Lancaster campus.

With many of his colleagues gathered in the Fine Arts Quad, Beyer was called forward to receive the award.

Criteria for the annual award include the candidate’s ability to increase knowledge within a discipline, bring credit to the college, and serve as a “compassionate and skillful educator who opens visionary insights for students.”

Beyer, a graduate of AVC, came back to the college as a full-time instructor in 2000. He has a Bachelor of Science degree from Chapman University, a Master of Science degree from the University of Southern California, and a doctorate from Walden University.

Beyer was nominated for the award by faculty members in the Business, Computer Studies and Economic Development Division.

“Tirelessly and creatively, Ed reflects upon how to better reach and instruct today’s students,” faculty members wrote in their nomination.

“Ed has been one of the pioneers to bring validation to our continually growing distance education program. Through his direct efforts, AVC has adopted a course management system that provides students with a standardized learning environment that aids faculty in offering quality online access for both on-ground and online courses,” they wrote.

As Scholar in Residence, Beyer will conduct a public presentation in the next academic year and receive a stipend.