The Whee Teach Living-Learning Community has been named the Community of the Month for the entire state of North Carolina by the NC Association of Residence Halls. This is the first time a living-learning community has received this recognition. The Whee Teach Living Learning Community is designed to provide a holistic college experience by combining classroom learning, co-curricular activities, and a residential learning community. There are approximately 75 current members and the 2013-14 goal is to add 75 new freshman.
Several faculty were nominated or awarded university level honors at the recent WCU awards ceremony:
- Russell Curtis – nominee for Board of Governor’s Award for Excellence in Teaching
- Heidi Turlington – nominee for Chancellor’s Distinguished Teaching Award
- Bob Beaudet, Carrie Rogers & Nancy Luke – nominees for the SoTL Scholar Award
- Alvin Malesky – winner of the Jay M. Robinson Award for eTeaching
Congratulations to our faculty!
The college’s Honors and Awards ceremony was held April 10th in the UC Grandroom. Two alumni were honored as Peak Performers: Myra Watson, Instructor in our Birth to Kindergarten program, and Amanda Northrup, elementary teacher in Haywood County. A large number of students were honored for earning awards and scholarships, and Faculty and staff received awards for teaching, research, and service.
The Office of First Year Experience has shared that thirteen faculty and staff of the college have been nominated as Exemplary Advocates by the Class of 2016. The nominees are Kia Asberg, Leo Bobadilla, Kim Corzine, Windy Gordon, Janice Holt, Erin Myers, Maurice Phipps, Holly Pinter, Mickey Randolph, Aubrey Ray, David Scales, Debby Singleton, and Jenny Stewart.
The American Association of Colleges for Teacher Education (AACTE) has released a report about the state of teacher preparation. The report notes that teacher education programs nationally are admitting academically competitive students and incorporate extensive clinical experience in schools.
For more information, see the press release.