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Emeritus Faculty: Stephen Govedich

Education

B.S.W., Colorado State University

B.A., California State University

M.A., California State University

At A Glance

Started 1981
Classes Taught Human Sexuality, Introduction to Psychology, Introduction to Sociology, Personality Development, Psychology of Personal Growth, Social Problems, Suicide & Crisis Intervention, Western Civilization
Department Psychology/Sociology
Retired 2003

Bibliography

Govedich, Stephen C. III. Attitudes Toward the Appropriate Functions of Higher Education in Relation to Academic Major. MA thesis. California State University, Sacramento, 1970. Print.

Yavapai College Career

Mr. Steve Govedich taught at Yavapai College from 1981 to 2003. During his twenty two years of service at Yavapai College he was an instructor of Psychology and Sociology courses, and a Liberal Studies Core instructional team member for a variety of Connections and Western Civilization courses (Evolution and Creation, Science and Pseudoscience, Guns and American Culture, Space Exploration and American Culture, and AIDS the Modern Plague). He developed and taught four new courses:

  • PSY 240 - Personality Development
  • PSY 262 - Suicide and Crisis Intervention
  • PSY/SOC 130 – Human Sexuality
  • PSY 172 – Introduction to Parenting.

He also served as the Social Science Coordinator, General Education Coordinator, Division Chair, and finally as Divisional Assistant Dean for Liberal Arts. In addition to his instructional and administrative duties, he was continuously active in the Faculty Association and served on numerous ad hoc committees in service to the college community. His lengthy list of accomplishments below attests to his commitment to teaching and service to Yavapai College.

Committee Work:

  • Compensation Committee – 2 years
  • Curriculum Committee- 2 years
  • Early Childhood Education Advisory – 2 years
  • Facilities Planning – 2 years
  • Faculty Association President  1984-85, 1989-90, 1990-91
  • Faculty Affairs 11 years – 6 as Chair
  • Faculty Senate – 5 terms
  • Financial Aid Advisory – 5 years
  • Honors Advisory Committee – 5 years
  • Institutional Effectiveness – 3 years
  • Instructional Council (by various names) - 8 years
  • ITS – 2 years
  • Judicial Review – 1 year
  • NCA Accreditation Work
    • 1985-86 – Steering Committee Member
    • 1993-94 – Systems Committee Co-chair
    • 2002-03 – Criterion 4 Committee Member
  • Planning Council – 2 years
  • Sociology Articulation Task Force – from its inception to 2003

Other College Activities:

  • Completed 40 hour Superior Court Mediator training program – 2003
  • Completed Covey training – 1995
  • Completed Sabbatical – 2000-2001
  • Facilitated development of Liberal Arts Assessment Plan - 2001-2002
  • Facilitated major instructional policy manual revision as chair of Faculty Affairs Committee
  • Organizer and Moderator for Candidate Forum for College Governing Board candidates
  • Participated in planning for team taught Connections and Western Civilization programs 1988-89
  • Title III Project – Computerized study guides for Psychology and Sociology courses
  • Western Civilization Instructional Team Member  1989 – 2003
  • Writing Across the Curriculum Project – 1991-1992

Presentations:

  • Team Teaching Workshop 2001
  • Information Literacy – 2002
  • Technology and Human Values Workshop – 2002
  • Connections Workshop – 2003
  • Suicide Prevention Presentations 

Community Service:

  • Member Prescott Audubon Society – 20 years
  • Member Prescott Astronomy Club – 6 years
  • Humboldt Unified School District Board – 4 years
  • Arizona National Guard – 3 years
  • Prescott Concerned Citizens Hotline – 1 year
  • Judge for Business Skills Day Parliamentary Procedure competition – 2 years

Awards:

  • Designated “Outstanding Instructor” by Student Government – 1993
  • NISOD Excellence Award - 1994

Mr. Govedich was recognized for his contributions to the college and named Emeritus Faculty May, 2009

Oral History Interview

Additional Information

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