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.
Carrie Rogers and Roya Scales will present the results of their study of 2011 Interns’ perceptions of themselves as leaders. Based on a comprehensive analysis of responses to the Teacher Leadership Essay (EE6), they will offer insights into our graduates’ conceptions of leadership and of this electronic evidence. The presentation will be held March 26 at 4:00 in Killian 202.
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 from WCU and NC A&T describe their experiences in the eleventh annual Rural-Urban Exchange (RUE) as they visit communities, public schools and university campuses that are very different from those with which they are familiar. The goals of the RUE include providing teacher-education students at WCU substantial field experience in urban communities where they interact with P-12 students from diverse ethnic, racial, socioeconomic and language groups. This program also supplies teacher-education students at NC A&T with significant field experience with students in rural communities.
In addition, the RUE provides students at WCU and NC A&T opportunities to work with university and public school faculty who provide valuable skills and preparation for working with diverse students in our schools. For more information, contact John Habel at 227-3367 (email@example.com) or Tom Oren at 227-3290 (firstname.lastname@example.org).
The WCU bookstore will hold an author reading and signing event for Hal Herzog’s recent book, “Some We Love, Some We Hate, Some We Eat: Why it’s so hard to think straight about animals.” Herzog, professor of psychology, will read an excerpt from the book and be available to sign copies. The event begins at 3 PM on Wednesday, March 14, 2012.