The HR Consulting Initiative in the MSHR program- is pleased to collaborate with the North Carolina Center for Nonprofits to offer nonprofit Members of the Center pro bono expertise on a variety of human resources topics and issues. The North Carolina Center for Nonprofits’s mission is to educate, connect, and advocate for NC nonprofits. It has 1,480 nonprofit members. To date, over 610 Master’s in HR students have provided free HR consulting to over 200 organizations nationwide. For more information, go to HRconsulting.wcu.edu.
Dr. Ellie Blair’s recently published text, “By the light of the silvery moon: Teacher moonlighting and the dark side of teachers’ work” is the recipient of the American Educational Studies Association 2018 Critics Choice Book Award. AESA is an international group of noted scholars in the foundations of education
Acting Provost, Dr. Carol Burton, has appointed Dr. Resa Chandler, Health and Physical Education faculty member, as Chief Faculty Marshal. Faculty Marshals are senior members of the faculty who are nominated by the academic deans based on their outstanding service to the institution, excellence in teaching, and the respect of their faculty colleagues. They serve the institution as official ambassadors at university events including commencement and convocation.
Health and Physical Education Faculty, Justin Menickelli, Dan Grube & Sarah Lowell publish study. The results of their study, “Convergent Validity of a Low-Cost Accelerometer with a Research-Grade Pedometer in a Physical Education Setting”, were published in the International Journal of Physical Education, Fitness and Sports.
Dr. Jennifer Barrett-Tatum and Dr. Lori Caudle, published an article,”Implementing new literacies instruction and design through a cross-institutional peer review process with pre-service early childhood educators” in the journal of New Horizons in Education. Jennifer Barrett-Tatum was also awarded the WCU Faculty Research and Creative Activities Grant, and will be presenting, Navigating Retention Policies, Perspectives, and Practices at the Literacy Research Association in November.