Eleanor Wilson’s first CCV class in 1989 was Microcomputer Applications. She taught in South Burlington, adding other courses over the years, and also served on advanced standing committees evaluating student Assessment of Prior Learning portfolios, and on several college committees and task forces.
In 2001 she relocated to North Carolina, but was recruited to teach Financial Accounting online, a class she continued to teach through the fall 2012 semester.
One of CCV’s most respected instructors (she received the Teaching Excellence Award in 2009), Eleanor will retire this fall after 21 years of dedicated teaching. Her colleagues honored her on October 12, 2012 at the Center for Online Learning fall semester kickoff dinner.
“Eleanor Wilson is living proof that great teaching is, in many respects, the same online as it is on ground. In both domains, Eleanor has supported and challenged her students, encouraging collaborative learning and providing individualized help when needed,” said Dean of Academic Technology Eric Sakai. “Accounting is a difficult discipline to teach online, but Eleanor has found ways to engage her students and make complicated material accessible to them. All of us at CCV–especially her students–will miss her enthusiastic and dedicated presence as an online teacher.”