Barton employee published in national publication

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Barton English Instructor Michael Vick

June 17, 2020
Story by Joe Vinduska
Courtesy photo submitted

Barton English Instructor Michael Vick recently had an article published in “Innovation Abstracts” magazine by the National Institute for Staff and Organizational Development (NISOD). NISOD is a membership organization committed to promoting and celebrating excellence in teaching, learning, and leadership at community and technical colleges.

Vick’s article “The Tailored and Balanced Approach” discusses the teachings of adult education pioneer Malcolm Knowles and the idea that teaching adults should be different than approaches at teaching younger students and must also acknowledge how students’ diverse backgrounds can affect learning.

Vick said he chose this topic to increase awareness about adult education in more specific ways.

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Dean of Academics Brian Howe said the administration and college as a whole are excited about the article and Vick’s commitment to extending his efforts beyond the classroom.

“It’s very encouraging to see Mike take it upon himself to write this piece and create more awareness for adult education,” he said. “We are very proud of him and very glad that he is a part of this institution.”

The article can be found here: The Tailored and Balanced Approach.

For more information, contact Vick at or (785) 317-5518

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