Dr. Chiquita Howard-Bostic was the 2015-2016 recipient of Shepherd University's "Outstanding Teacher Award", a faculty excellence award and most significant honor conferred upon Shepherd faculty. The outstanding teacher award is given to a Shepherd faculty member who shows a willingness to explore new teaching and learning initiatives, enjoys strong student support, and embodies excellence in all aspects of the profession. Howard-Bostic is also the 10th person to be featured on the READ poster in Scarborough Library, a program modeled on the American Library Association’s Celebrity READ Posters in which famous people pose with their favorite book to encourage reading.
Howard-Bostic's teaching philosophy encompasses an instructional design and production of a learning environment that accommodates different learning styles. Her students are granted the necessary tools to reinforce their capacity to learn, internalize, or initiate forms of social change. Her writing assignments provide an out-of-the-box style of integrating essential employment and research skills that should be valuable throughout your professional experience. Assignments are also structured to correspond with lectures, course readings, and on-line discussion projects. These assignments offer a creative way of imparting knowledge, validating intellectual thought, and applying theory to salient historical and current events. Course syllabus templates are available below for review to explore Howard-Bostic's recommended best practices for syllabus construction:
|General Sociology/Intro to Sociology (PDF)||Intro to Criminal Justice (PDF)||Intercultural Communications (PDF)|
|Gender Relations||Criminology (PDF)||Introduction to Psychology|
|Minority Group Relations||Juvenile Delinquency (PDF)||Abnormal Psychology|
|Social Inequality||Gender and Crime (PDF)||Human Relations (PDF)|
|Social Stratification (PDF)||Capstone: Internship in SOCI and Criminal Justice (PDF)||Social Problems|