Lisa Sharp receives Friend Award for innovative advising in online education

April 13, 2018

Lisa Sharp, an academic adviser for early childhood education students at Iowa State, has been honored for improving advising for distance education students living around the world who are enrolled in a new online bachelor’s degree program. Sharp received a 2018 Friend of the Great Plains IDEA Award for improving communication among advisers and students across all seven universities who are working together in the Great Plains Interactive Distance Education Alliance to offer a program that prepares students to work with diverse groups of young children, families, and communities in a global society. The degree program is known by different names at various member universities. Students who enroll through Iowa State work toward the early childcare education and programming degree.

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Name: Carla Peterson or Gayle Luze
Phone: 515-294-4045
Department: in human development and family studies