Two Faculty Set to Earn Tenure at NOCCCD Board of Trustees Meeting Tonight
Two Cypress College faculty members -- Tina Johannsen and Jane Walker -- from the Health Science Division will be recognized tonight by Trustees for the North Orange County Community College District as the pair are poised to earn tenure.
Johannsen, an instructor in the Psychiatric Technician program, and Walker, who teaches Nursing, will be honored at the April 23, 2013 Board meeting. Trustees that evening are also expected to consider official action conferring tenure on the instructors.
Johannsen has worked at Cypress College for 6 years. Her teaching career began with her working as a mentor, before taking on adjunct faculty assignments, and eventually her full-time faculty position.
Her campus activities and committees include: Curriculum Committee, 3 years; United Faculty Board Member, 2 years; Special Program Review Committee; Sr. Day volunteer; and Parent Night. She makes jewelry, donating proceeds to Straight Talk, where she has worked as a therapist for the past 7 years.
Johannsen is an active member of Kiwanis, La Mirada chapter, and has served as the treasurer for the California Association of Psychiatric Technician Educators for last 5 years.
She earned her associate's degree in Business Management & Real Estate, bachelor's in Sociology, a master's in Counseling, and is a Licensed Psychiatric Technician.
Walker started at Cypress College in August of 2009 as a full-time instructor in the Nursing Department.
She served on the Master Planning Committee during the 2009-2010 academic year, and has been active in her department's Quality and Safety in Nursing Education (QSEN) Committee. She currently serves on a Nursing Department curriculum-revision committee to incorporate the QSEN standards into the program.
Prior to earning her position at Cypress College, Walker was a Labor and Delivery nurse/Perinatal nurse at Irvine Regional Hospital, Corona Regional Hospital, UCI Medical Center, and at various other Southern California hospitals. She also worked as a School Readiness Nurse for the Fullerton School District under California's First Five Initiative from 2008-2009.
She earned an associate's degree in Nursing, a bachelor's in Psychology, master's in Nursing with an education in nursing, has completed a third of the courses on a second master's in Marriage Family Child Counseling, and continues to earn continuing education units in general nursing, perinatal nursing, and education to stay current and help her students have the most recent evidence for their practice.
Related: View the 2013 Tenured Faculty Brochure.
Posted by Marc S. Posner