Charles Minken was awarded the status of Professor Emeritus at Sheridan’s Convocation Ceremony on June 6th

Each year at Convocation, Sheridan Senate confers the Professor Emeritus Status to a retired faculty member who has retired after a minimum of ten years of full-time service, made contributions to Sheridan which are generally accepted as being significantly beyond the norm, and has an exemplary record of service as judged by the President and conferred by Senate. The granting of emeritus status is also based on an exemplary record of performance in one or more of the following areas: teaching effectiveness, professional contribution, and service and support to the Sheridan and its communities.

On June 6th, PSB Professor Charles (Chuck) Minken was granted the Professor Emeritus status during the Convocation Ceremony at Mississauga’s Living Arts Centre. In 2014, Chuck retired after 12 years of service within the Faculty of Business (now the Pilon School of Business). Chuck’s full bio can be read below.

Charles (Chuck) Minken

Chuck Minken retired in July 2014 after 12 years as a professor in the Faculty of Business (now the Pilon School of Business). Chuck was an innovative and progressive teacher who had a significant impact on business education at Sheridan. He was an early adopter of new methods of teaching, and was notable for encouraging students to reflect, ask questions, problem-solve and develop ideas. Chuck was instrumental in helping develop the case study approach to learning that is now an integral methodology used in Sheridan’s Honours Bachelor of Business Administration degrees and graduate certificates.

In 2004, Chuck took on the coordinator role for the International Business graduate certificate, and simultaneously initiated the development of Sheridan’s first business degree – in global business management. In 2011, he led a multidisciplinary faculty team in the development of five Bachelor of Business Administration degrees.

Chuck’s teaching style was highly successful, as reflected in the 90% student satisfaction rate he routinely received from the students in his courses. He went above and beyond to foster unique opportunities for students to further their learning, connecting with Han University in the Netherlands to create a student exchange agreement, and facilitating a similar arrangement with Limerick Institute of Technology in Ireland. His persistence and focus on students also led to an agreement with the DeGroote School of Business at McMaster University which allowed Global Business Management students to apply to McMaster’s accelerated MBA program.

Chuck’s energy, passion and dedication had a transformative effect during his years at Sheridan, both
on the students who were fortunate to have him as a professor, and on the quality of business education that the Pilon School of Business continues to deliver today.

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