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    Connections - September 2010

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    In addition to the articles published in this issue of Connections, you may view all recent news releases on the College of Education's News Release Web site.

    david monkDean's Message

    Some Reflections on Shared Governance


    College News

    carlise.jpgCollege Staff Visit Grounds of Carlisle Industrial Indian School

    The trip was sponsored by the College’s Diversity and Community Enhancement Committee to provide staff with a professional development and diversity awareness opportunity.

    greg kellyKelly Succeeding Peck as Associate Dean

    Greg Kelly, head of Department of Curriculum and Instruction in the COE, has accepted an invitation to become the College's next associate dean for research, outreach, and technology, succeeding Kyle Peck in that position.

    neon website

    New Activities at the Aerospace Education Services Project

    PEPPPEPP Celebrates 20 Years of Preparing Urban Youth for College

    The Penn State Educational Partnership Program is a statewide early intervention initiative that encourages underrepresented youth to pursue their full academic potential. 

    Stephanie KnightCollege Faculty Are New Editors of Journal of Teacher Education

    JTE is the premiere journal for teacher education, providing a vital forum for considering practice, policy, and research in the field.

    Lights on signA Seven-Year Old's Bright Idea

    Next time you're passing Chambers Building in the dark, take a look at the sign at the northeast entrance to Chambers. You'll be able to see it...and the sidewalk...thanks to a seven-year old boy.


    Faculty and Staff News

    EdmondsonEdmondson to Chair University’s Administrative Council on Undergraduate Education

    ACUE is the University’s principal advisory agency on matters that impact undergraduate education.

    Michael MooreMoore Named Senior Fellow by European Distance and E-Learning Network

    EDEN grants the title of Senior Fellow in recognition of Moore's contributions to the development of open, distance, and e-learning in Europe.

    David LeeLee Works with Missionaries to Help Build Zambia’s Infrastructure through Education

    The humanitarian effort through State College Christian Church is helping to train teachers how to be better instructors.

    New Faculty Appointments

    Four new faculty members have joined the College this fall.

    Preston Green ThumbnailSeven Faculty Members Receive Promotion/Tenure

    The P&T process is a rigorous review of the faculty members' scholarship of teaching and learning; research and creative accomplishments; and service to the University, society, and the profession.

    Recent Staff Changes

    Keep up with other staff comings and goings in the College.

    Congratulations Faculty and Staff

    Recent achievements of Vicki Spadaccio, Jackie Edmondson, Frank Rusch, Murry Nelson, Rose Baker, David Passmore, and graduate student Ki Seok Jeon.

    Faculty Research

    Review the latest faculty/staff presentations, publications, grants, and grant proposals.


    Student News

    Leanne WalterLeanne Walter Serves as 2010 College of Education Student Marshal

    The College of Education named Leanne E. Walter as its Summer 2010 student marshal. She led her class at the commencement ceremony in August.

    2010–2011 Humphrey Fellows Focus on Higher Education Studies

    Fourteen international professionals are participating in this year’s Hubert H. Humphrey Fellowship Program at Penn State.

    Kelly Duncan Serves Internship in Office of U.S. Senator Robert Casey

    Duncan was among the first cohort of students who graduated recently from the Educational and Public Policy program.

    Ten Graduate Students Receive Fellowships to National Summer Data Policy Institute

    These students comprise nearly one-sixth of the 61 Fellowships that were awarded nationally this year by the Institute.

    higher ed in review thumbnailCollege of Education Graduate Students Publish Seventh Volume of Higher Education in Review

    The peer-reviewed journal advances scholarly discourse in the field of higher education while providing experience in academic publishing to aspiring higher education scholars. 

    eh20351.jpgAmerican Indian Leadership Program Student Profile: Lynda Hadley

    As the AILP celebrates its 40th anniversary, we are examining the impact of the program by profiling some of the people whose life AILP has changed.

    acheampong.jpgLearning So He Can Teach in the Workforce: The Driving Aspiration of Philip Acheampong

    This WFED doctoral candidate left a teaching career in Africa in order to seek ways to improve the education profession.

    Congratulations Students

    Recent achievements of Jason Gines, Katie Reed, Rick Shearer, and Hyung Joon Yoon.

    Student Research

    Review the latest presentations delivered by graduate students.



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