Nicholls State University presented 10 awards to its faculty and staff during the spring 2023 University Convocation on Wednesday, Jan. 11, 2023. The event featured opening remarks by Nicholls State University Provost and Vice President for Academic Affairs Dr. Sue Westbrook and Nicholls President Dr. Jay Clune.
“This semester, we look forward to not only changing the lives of the students we teach, mentor and care for today but the lives of their children and the generations that will follow them ,” Dr. Jay Clune, University President said.
During the ceremony, Assistant Vice President of Institutional Effectiveness, Access and Success Renee Hicks announced Nicholls’ future implementation of Nicholls State University + EdSights. The program features a Tillou chatbot program.
Tillou is a behaviorally smart SMS chatbot that checks in with students about their experiences at Nicholls in order to support and engage them, reaching out at key points in the semester to help students be successful and make the most of their college experience. Tillou will be available to students 24/7 to answer any questions about Nicholls.
The program can help the university support students, answer their questions and communicate important information throughout the school year creating an avenue for student feedback and a virtual community. Tillou’s first message to students will take place on Tuesday, Jan. 24, 2022.
The awardees for the Academic Affairs Award for Teaching Excellence are:
The Student Affairs “Apple” Awardees included:
To learn more about Nicholls’ campus events for spring 2023, visit https://www.nicholls.edu/