Dean Kim Winter has been selected as one of 17 deans nationwide to be part of the 2017 Deans for Impact cohort. The year long programing equips fellows to lead educator-preparation programs that are more data-informed and outcomes-focused. The 2017 fellowship begins in July with a four-day, in-person learning experience at Southern Methodist University and continues over the next year. Read more at https://deansforimpact.org/seventeen-deans-awarded-impact-academy-fellowship/
Dr. Gayle Wells, along with colleagues in the College of Health and Human Sciences, has published a journal article entitled “Implementation of Competency Based Educational Strategies into a First-Year Seminar for InterProfessional Healthcare Science Majors” in the Internet Journal of Allied Health Sciences and Practice.
WCU’s Birth to Kindergarten Program was ranked in the top 10 in the nation by thebestschools.org. The online Bachelor in Early Childhood Education degree programs were ranked based on the quality of the program, types of courses offered, the faculty, awards, rankings and reputation, including the reputation for effectively providing online degree programs. See the entire ranking here: https://thebestschools.org/rankings/best-online-early-childhood-education-bachelors-degree-programs/
Dr. Andrew Bobilya recently published a paper with Dr. Wally Rude from Ambrose University in Calgary and Dr. Brent Bell from the University of New Hampshire. The study explored the impact of first-year college student participation in an outdoor orientation program at three different colleges and universities in the U.S. and Canada and was published in the latest issue of the Journal of Outdoor Recreation, Education and Leadership (JOREL).