Drs. Ethan Schilling, Mickey Randolph, and Candace Boan-Lenzo published a paper titled “Job Burnout in School Psychology: How Big is the Problem” in the journal, Contemporary School Psychology. This paper examines the extent of feelings of job burnout among school psychologists practicing in the Southeastern US and offers suggestions for preventing burnout and effectively intervening when such feelings occur in practitioners. For more information, go to: https://onlinelibrary.wiley.com/doi/abs/10.1002/pits.22154.
The college is considering alternatives to TaskStream, our electronic portfolio system. Demonstrations of two other systems will be held Thursday, December 10 in Killian 102. LiveText will present at 10 am and Tk20 will present at 1:30 pm. Faculty, staff, students, and school partners are encouraged to attend. Please provide your feedback on these alternatives through this survey: https://goo.gl/ojboRX.
The college welcomes the following new faculty and staff:
- Ethan Schilling – Assistant Professor of School Psychology
- Tom Ford – Professor, Psychology
- Holly Pinter – Assistant Professor, Elementary/Middle Grades Education
- Kelly Kelley – Assistant Professor, Special Education
- Tom Watterson – Assistant Professor, Health and Physical Education
- Rebekah Norris – UP Program Coordinator
- Kofi Lomotey – John & Deborah Bardo Distinguished Professor, Educational Leadership
- Yogita Abichandani – Assisant Professor, Human Resources
- Jessica Weiler – Assistant Professor, Master of School Administration
- Amanda Chapman – Instructor, Office of Field Experiences
- Judy Fleming – Academic Advisor, TRACS
Registration is open for the annual Break by the Lake Conference for Student Service Personnel to be held on Friday, September 27, 2013 at Lake Logan Episcopal Center in Canton, NC. The conference is a local opportunity for school counselors, school social workers, school psychologists, school nurses, resource officers, school administrators, community counselors, and many others in the educational and helping fields. CEU credits for NBCC licensure are provided. Registration begins August 12, 2013 through the Counseling Programs at Western Carolina University. Visit the website for more information: http://www.wcu.edu/6888.asp
The Education Recruitment Fair has been set for Tuesday, March 19 from 9 am until noon in the UC Grandroom. Students, alumni, and the general public interested in employment opportunities in regional school districts are invited. See the event webpage for more information: http://goo.gl/i6gzT
The graduate program in School Psychology has received full approval and national recognition of their program from their accrediting body, the National Association of School Psychologists. Their accreditation is in force through 2018.