On April 9, 2012, the College of Education and Allied Professions will launch its first Blog sponsored by the College Diversity Committee and facilitated by Lewis Isaac. The Blog is open to all students and faculty in our college. It will be accessible through an “organization” on blackboard. People participating in the blog will have access to a recent New York Times article, as well as, to some other resources. Our guest blogger, Lewis Isaac, will post his comments on the article and interact with faculty and students via the blog. The blog will give faculty and students, both residential and distance , an opportunity to participate in a “diversity dialogue” that is asynchronous. The Blog will run for a 2 week period to give faculty and students plenty of opportunity to participate. Lewis Isaac will be responding to posts on the blog.
Several students from our college will present their work at the WCU Graduate Research Symposium on March 22.
Teaching Hispanic Students: Through Project-based/Student Directed Learning
Presenter: Cheryl Wright; Sponsor: Dr. Frederick Buskey
An Assessment of Students’ Environmental Sustainability Literacy at Western Carolina University
Presenter: Sarah Burkhardt, Annaleise Camacho, Becca McGrath; Sponsor: Dr. Cheryl Daly
The Entry Experiences, Challenges, and Mediating Strategies of Public School Superintendents
Presenter: David M. Sutton; Sponsor: Dr. Meagan Karvonen
Students in the Parks and Recreation Management course “High Adventure Travel and Outfitting” created guides on enjoying outdoor activities in the WCU area. See the article in the Reporter for more information.
Several people from our college will make presentations at the 29th Annual North Carolina Teacher Education Forum in Raleigh NC held later this week. The forum is a place for those in public and private universities in North Carolina to gather and discuss teacher education. Those presenting include James Taruasi and David McCord of Psychology; Dale Carpenter, Nancy Luke, and Carrie Rogers of the School of Teaching and Learning; Kurt Frederick and Janice Holt of TRACS; Kathleen Topolka-Jorissen of Human Services; and Renee Corbin, Director of Assessment.