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ANNOUNCEMENTS

Nominations for the MAS Award Now Open

Please consider nominating a faculty member for the SOE Mentoring, Advising and Supervising (MAS) Award!

Full-time tenured and untenured faculty (including lecturers, instructors, and clinical faculty) who have completed at least 3 years at UNCG are eligible for consideration for the Mentoring/Advising/Supervising Award. No person may receive a second award within 5 years.

Download award criteria and procedures here.

Complete the nomination form https://goo.gl/forms/4xUqehksYJMxJW1P2 by March 31!

 

Gate City Writes Workshop

 

Gate City Writes Young Writers’ Camp
 

 

2017 National Conference for College Women Student Leaders

UPCOMING EVENTS

 

Defining the Faculty Role in Student Success Workshop

Undoing the Isms

 

The 1st Annual Emergent Voices in Evaluation (EViE) Conference

Friday, March 31, 2017

Hosted by the Educational Research Methodology Department at the University of North Carolina at Greensboro

Keynote speaker: Dr. Jennifer Greene, the University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign

The 2017 theme is Broadening Voices in Evaluation, a focus intended to promote diversity and the novice evaluator’s dialogue, research, and practice. This conference will serve as a space where students with diverse backgrounds and experience can discuss theory and practice and share their unique work and studies.

Pre-Conference events (to be held on Thursday, March 30) include: 

  • Workshop: Dr. Jill Chouinard and Dr. Ayesha Boyce will lead a half-day workshop session on Culturally Responsive approaches to evaluation.
  • Networking: The conference will also feature a pre-conference networking event.

Please join us for this graduate student-led regional conference for graduate students and new evaluators. Professors are also invited to attend. Presentation formats include paper presentations, poster presentations, and round table discussions.

The call for proposal is open until February 15.

For more information about the conference and call for proposals, please see evie2017.weebly.com.

 

SOE End of Year Awards and Celebration

 

TECHNOLOGY UPDATES

Unlimited Qualtrics Surveys Now Available to Students

 

 

 

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The UNCG STEM Teacher Leader Collaborative (STEM TLC), led by Dr. Heidi Carlone and Dr. Jennifer Mangrum of the School of Education’s TEHE department, kicked off its first annual reception and Summit on March 14 and 15 at the School of Education. The STEM TLC is a growing network of elementary teachers, school administrators, and teacher educators committed to nurturing equity in science, technology, and engineering (STEM) and empowering teacher leaders with STEM education.

At the March 14 reception, community and school leaders joined the SOE to celebrate excellent elementary STEM teachers. Provost Dana Dunn welcomed everyone to the event and Tom Young, VF Corporation’s Senior Director for Talent Acquisition, spoke about the importance of the engineering education and life skills the STEM TLC program provides for its students.  Dr. Christine Cunningham, Vice President of the Museum of Science, Boston and Founder of Engineering is Elementary, served as keynote speaker with a talk entitled Everyone can engineer: Why all kids should study engineering—even before they can spell it. This presentation used a striking collection of candid short videos shot in classrooms around the country to show what engineering looks like at the elementary level, and how classroom engineering develops positive “habits of mind” that can support young students’ academic success in other subjects.

On March 15, STEM TLC hosted the inaugural cohort of 31 STEM Teacher Leader Fellows and their principals for a day of professional learning focused on cultivating STEM teacher leadership. The STEM TLC nurtures teacher leaders as professionals and change agents. Once teachers are confident in STEM, they become resourceful school-based advocates and experts. Learning activities focus on integrating teacher and school vision with engineering habits of mind, identifying and brainstorming ways to address common problems of practice with elementary engineering in high-needs schools, and networking with teacher leaders across the North Carolina Piedmont.

 

ANNOUNCEMENTS

Nominations for the MAS Award Now Open

Please consider nominating a faculty member for the SOE Mentoring, Advising and Supervising (MAS) Award!

Full-time tenured and untenured faculty (including lecturers, instructors, and clinical faculty) who have completed at least 3 years at UNCG are eligible for consideration for the Mentoring/Advising/Supervising Award. No person may receive a second award within 5 years.

Download award criteria and procedures here.

Complete the nomination form https://goo.gl/forms/4xUqehksYJMxJW1P2 by March 31!

 

Gate City Writes Workshop

 

Gate City Writes Young Writers’ Camp
 

 

2017 National Conference for College Women Student Leaders

UPCOMING EVENTS

Professional Preparation Workshop

Defining the Faculty Role in Student Success Workshop

Undoing the Isms

 

The 1st Annual Emergent Voices in Evaluation (EViE) Conference

Friday, March 31, 2017

Hosted by the Educational Research Methodology Department at the University of North Carolina at Greensboro

Keynote speaker: Dr. Jennifer Greene, the University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign

The 2017 theme is Broadening Voices in Evaluation, a focus intended to promote diversity and the novice evaluator’s dialogue, research, and practice. This conference will serve as a space where students with diverse backgrounds and experience can discuss theory and practice and share their unique work and studies.

Pre-Conference events (to be held on Thursday, March 30) include: 

  • Workshop: Dr. Jill Chouinard and Dr. Ayesha Boyce will lead a half-day workshop session on Culturally Responsive approaches to evaluation.
  • Networking: The conference will also feature a pre-conference networking event.

Please join us for this graduate student-led regional conference for graduate students and new evaluators. Professors are also invited to attend. Presentation formats include paper presentations, poster presentations, and round table discussions.

The call for proposal is open until February 15.

For more information about the conference and call for proposals, please see evie2017.weebly.com.

 

FACULTY AND STUDENT ACCOMPLISHMENTS

Two CED alumni and one faculty member are authors of articles just published in the March 2017 issue of Counselor Education and Supervision:

  • Gulsa Kemer and L. DiAnne Borders are coauthors (with Nedim Yel) of “Expert supervisors’ priorities when working with easy and challenging supervisees.”
  • Jodi L. Tangen is author of “Attending to nuanced emotions: Fostering supervisees’ emotional awareness and complexity.”

CED faculty, students, and alumni are well represented in the April 2017 issue of Journal of Counseling and Development!

  • Amanda L. Giordano, Craig S. Cashwell, and Kelly King are coauthors (with others) of “Collegiate sexual addiction: Exploring religious coping and attachment.”
  • W. Bradley McKibben, Lindsey K. Umstead, and L. DiAnne Borders are the authors of “Identifying dynamics of counseling leadership: A content analysis study.”
  • Sejal M. Barden is lead author of “A national survey on multicultural competence for professional counselors: A replication study.”

 

DEVELOPMENT UPDATES

We would like to thank the Sara Smith Self Foundation for their gift of $25,000 to support the Luther Winborne Self Fellowship Fund. This marks the 25th anniversary of the scholarship which supports doctoral students demonstrating financial need in the School of Education.

We would also like to thank the J.M. Smucker Company, Tim Smucker, and Richard Smucker for $30,000 gift in support of the Haggai Academy. The J.M. Smucker Company and Tim and Richard Smucker have been long time supporters of the THA Foundation under the leadership of Tom Haggai. These gifts represent the completion of a commitment made to Dr. Haggai, but also a belief in the mission of the Haggai Academy. The Haggai Academy will provide financial and professional support to selected non-traditional students preparing to become licensed elementary school teachers as well as address the growing shortage of classroom teachers in other levels of education.

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Congratulations to Dr. Shawn Spurgeon, who was awarded the CED Alumni Excellence Award at the Initiation Ceremony for the Upsilon Nu Chi Chapter of Chi Sigma Iota, held on March 3, 2017.

Shawn Spurgeon, PhD, LPC-MHSP

Dr. Shawn Spurgeon earned his doctorate in Counseling and Counselor Education from UNCG in 2002. He has been a Counselor Educator for 15 years and is currently an Associate Professor and Program Coordinator for Clinical Mental Health Counseling at The University of Tennessee, Knoxville. Dr. Spurgeon has worked in a variety of community mental health settings for 18 years and is a Licensed Professional Counselor in North Carolina and Tennessee.

Dr. Spurgeon is a proven, dedicated leader. He has served as the faculty advisor for the Upsilon Theta chapter of Chi Sigma Iota, as well as the President of Chi Sigma Iota International, President of the Southern Association of Counselor Educators and Supervisors (SACES), and President of the Association of Assessment and Research in Counseling (AARC). He was the first recipient of the Courtland C. Lee Multicultural Excellence Scholarship Award. In addition, he has served on the editorial board of the Journal of Counseling Research and Practice and The Professional Counselor.

Dr. Spurgeon’s research interests include: African American males and wellness throughout the lifespan, professional counselor identity development, adverse childhood experiences, and resiliency in foster children.

Thank you, Dr. Spurgeon, for your many meaningful contributions to the counseling field. You are an inspiration!

ANNOUNCEMENTS

Faculty Regalia Requests and Commencement RSVP Due Friday

Commencement will be here before we know it! This year, the School of Education ceremony will be at the Greensboro Coliseum Fieldhouse (formerly the Pavilion) on Friday, May 12 at 6 p.m.
 
We ask that faculty arrive at Meeting Room 3A in the Special Events Center by 5 p.m. the day of the ceremony. Faculty will be joined by platform party guests, as well as alumni award winners, and refreshments will be provided. 
 
Please RSVP by Friday, March 10 using this form.
 
The Dean’s Office will provide rental regalia for any faculty who requests it – please let Laura Caroline know by March 10.
 

 SOE Advisory Board

The SOE Advisory Board met Friday, February 24, 2017.  The meeting was led by Board Chair, Dr. Jean Camp (Former SOE Faculty and Alumna), and featured presentations from Dean Randy Penfield and Board Governance Chair, Dr. Donna Peters (SOE Alumna) on the SOE Strategic Plan and Advisory Board Structure and Committees.  The Advisory Board is made up of members of the education, business, public service, and alumni community and serves as a resource to the Dean.  The Board is looking forward to an exciting year ahead!

 

Gate City Writes Workshop

 

Gate City Writes Young Writers’ Camp
 

 

2017 National Conference for College Women Student Leaders

UPCOMING EVENTS

Professional Preparation Workshop

Defining the Faculty Role in Student Success Workshop

Undoing the Isms

 

The 1st Annual Emergent Voices in Evaluation (EViE) Conference

Friday, March 31, 2017

Hosted by the Educational Research Methodology Department at the University of North Carolina at Greensboro

Keynote speaker: Dr. Jennifer Greene, the University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign

The 2017 theme is Broadening Voices in Evaluation, a focus intended to promote diversity and the novice evaluator’s dialogue, research, and practice. This conference will serve as a space where students with diverse backgrounds and experience can discuss theory and practice and share their unique work and studies.

Pre-Conference events (to be held on Thursday, March 30) include: 

  • Workshop: Dr. Jill Chouinard and Dr. Ayesha Boyce will lead a half-day workshop session on Culturally Responsive approaches to evaluation.
  • Networking: The conference will also feature a pre-conference networking event.

Please join us for this graduate student-led regional conference for graduate students and new evaluators. Professors are also invited to attend. Presentation formats include paper presentations, poster presentations, and round table discussions.

The call for proposal is open until February 15.

For more information about the conference and call for proposals, please see evie2017.weebly.com.

 

 

TECHNOLOGY

Latest Dangerous Phishing Attack Targeting UNCG, 3-1-17

 

Important Updates to MyCloud for Faculty and Staff

New MyCloud Virtual Desktop Available for Students

Coming in April – New Developments with Adobe Creative Cloud & Mobile Printing

FACULTY AND STUDENT ACCOMPLISHMENTS

Dr. Simone Lambert, a CED alum, has been elected the 67th President of the American Counseling Association (ACA).  Dr. Lambert will begin her president-elect term onJuly 1 of this year, and then will serve her term as president starting July 1, 2018.  ACA is “the world’s largest association exclusively representing professional counselors in various practice settings,” and has 56 charted branches in the U.S., Europe, and Latin America.

Congratulations to our new grant recipients! 

  • Dr. Bob Henson, Department of Educational Research Methodology: “Development of Accessible IRT-Based Models and Methodologies for Improving the Breadth and Accuracy of Item Option-Scored Diagnostic Assessments” supported by funds from the U.S. Department of Education
  • Dr. Anthony Chow, Department of Library and Information Studies:”Contract with VAWnet: User analysis and redesign of web site architecture (Phase IV)” sponsored by the National Resource Center on Domestic Violence
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Current Library and Information Studies student Terah Kelleher was just named recipient of the Mertys Bell Scholarship from the North Carolina Community College Library Association. This is a $500 scholarship awarded to a library student working toward an associate, bachelor’s, or master’s degree in the library and information studies field. Terah is a proud graduate of Guilford Technical Community College.

Jarrian Jefferson (’14) recently accepted a position as Digital Learning and Outreach Librarian at the State University of New York College of Technology at Canton (SUNY Canton).

Mendy Ozan (’11) has taken a new position at the Levine Cancer Institute. Mendy will be working on a consumer health education web-based library at the Institute.

Amanda Click (’08) and Claire Walker are co-authors with Meggan Houlihan of an article entitled, “The Internationalization of the Academic Library: A Systematic Review of 25 Years of Literature on International Students”, in March 2017 College & Research Libraries, vol. 78, no. 3, p. 328-358, doi:10.5860/crl.78.3.328.

Congratulations to all!

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ANNOUNCEMENTS

Nominations for SOE Commencement speakers due Friday

Commencement will soon be here and we are beginning our search for our student speakers at the ceremony. We are calling on you to make nominations for seniors and graduate students who will be graduating this year who you think have compelling stories to tell and aren’t afraid to speak in front of a crowd!
 
Please send the names and email addresses of your nominees to lcspell@uncg.edu by Friday, March 3. Nominees will be asked to write a draft of their proposed speech and deliver it to a small committee who will select the final speakers.
 

Nominations for SOE Alumni Awards close today!

We are thrilled to announce we will seek nominations for our alumni awards not only from faculty and staff this year, but from community members, friends of the SOE, and yes, alumni! We encourage anyone in our community to submit nominations for deserving classmates and friends, and we also encourage self nominations. The four awards we give are Early Career, Distinguished Career, Outstanding Achievement, and Distinguished Service.

We are accepting nominations through the end of today. You may find a description of the awards and submit nominations through this form.

The awards will be given at the SOE commencement on May 12 at the Greensboro Coliseum, where the winners will be members of the platform party.

 

Working Papers in Education Workshops

 
Hello graduate students in the School of Education at UNCG! You are invited to attend workshops throughout the semester to learn more about all facets of publishing in academic journals in general and within the UNCG Working Papers in Education Journal specifically. On Tuesday, March 7 from 3-5pm in SOEB 301, we will discuss author and editor relations and how to give and respond to feedback. It’s a great opportunity to gain experience with publishing and get to know students across different departments in the School of Education. Hope to see you there and contact Dr. Jamie Schissel <jlschiss@uncg.edu> with any questions.
 
About the journal: Working Papers in Education is an annual, peer-reviewed, online journal managed by graduate students of the University of North Carolina at Greensboro’s School of Education. It is committed to providing a venue for UNCG School of Education graduate students to share their research and contribute to academic dialogue. The journal publishes full-length conceptual, methodological, and empirical papers in education research. See <https://libjournal.uncg.edu/index.php/wpe/index> for more information, including the articles published in 2015 and 2016. 

Gate City Writes Workshop

 

Gate City Writes Young Writers’ Camp
 

 

2017 National Conference for College Women Student Leaders

UPCOMING EVENTS

Defining the Faculty Role in Student Success Workshop

Undoing the Isms

 

The 1st Annual Emergent Voices in Evaluation (EViE) Conference

Friday, March 31, 2017

Hosted by the Educational Research Methodology Department at the University of North Carolina at Greensboro

Keynote speaker: Dr. Jennifer Greene, the University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign

The 2017 theme is Broadening Voices in Evaluation, a focus intended to promote diversity and the novice evaluator’s dialogue, research, and practice. This conference will serve as a space where students with diverse backgrounds and experience can discuss theory and practice and share their unique work and studies.

Pre-Conference events (to be held on Thursday, March 30) include: 

  • Workshop: Dr. Jill Chouinard and Dr. Ayesha Boyce will lead a half-day workshop session on Culturally Responsive approaches to evaluation.
  • Networking: The conference will also feature a pre-conference networking event.

Please join us for this graduate student-led regional conference for graduate students and new evaluators. Professors are also invited to attend. Presentation formats include paper presentations, poster presentations, and round table discussions.

The call for proposal is open until February 15.

For more information about the conference and call for proposals, please see evie2017.weebly.com.

 

 

TECHNOLOGY

Important Updates to MyCloud for Faculty and Staff

New MyCloud Virtual Desktop Available for Students

Coming in April – New Developments with Adobe Creative Cloud & Mobile Printing

FACULTY AND STUDENT ACCOMPLISHMENTS

Congratulations to our new grant recipients! 

  • Gabriela Stein, Psychology; Laura Gonzalez, Counseling and Educational Development; Andy Supple, Human Development and Family Studies; & Stephanie Coard, Human Development and Family Studies

          Promoting Dialogues: Racial/Ethnic Socialization in Racially/Ethnically Diverse and Immigrant Families

  • Christine Murray, Counseling and Educational Development; Rick Bunch, Geography; & Xiaoli Gao, Mathematics

          Identifying High-Risk and Underserved Neighborhoods for Interpersonal Violence and Abuse in Greensboro Using GIS and Big Data Analysis

 

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The UNCG School of Education is seeking to address its core purpose – changing lives through advancing access to life’s opportunities – through a new initiative, Impact Through Innovation (ITI). ITI aims to put ideas into action, connecting SOE faculty with the broader community through innovative and collaborative projects. ITI leverages ideas that emerge within the SOE to create tangible programs, services, and products that address our most pressing social needs.

Through ITI, SOE faculty and students can benefit from consultation to optimize the impact of their academic pursuits, education and training on applying an innovation mindset in their work, networking with community organizations to impact the direction and scope of educational research and scholarship, and funding to support innovation.

Current Board Members include:

  • Staton Noel III, Director, Office of Innovation Commercialization, University of North Carolina at Greensboro
  • Matthew Rascoff, Associate Vice Provost for Digital Education and Innovation at Duke University
  • W. Noah Reynolds, Coleman Entrepreneur in Residence, The Bryan School of Business & Economics, University of North Carolina at Greensboro
  • Susan M. Safran, Chair of the Board of Trustees, The University of North Carolina at Greensboro
  • J. Scott Young, School of Education, Dean’s Fellow of Innovation

More information, including how to apply for ITI services and support, is available at soeinnovation.uncg.edu.

For any questions please contact Scott Young at jsyoung3@uncg.edu.

Presentations about Impact Through Innovation will be given at SOE functions over the coming weeks.

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Three ERM graduate students, Cherie Avent, Aileen Reid, and Adeyemo Adetogun, presented at the Conference on African-American and African Diasporic Culture and Experience on February 22nd, 2017. Their panel presentation title was And Still I Rise: Lived Experiences of Prominent and Emerging Black Evaluators. They are working with Dr. Ayesha Boyce on this research and she served as the panel moderator for the panel. The purpose of this research is to examine experiences of prominent and emerging Black program evaluators in the 20th and 21st centuries. Initial findings from this study compared and contrasted lived experiences of Black evaluators who are diverse in gender, age, years of experience, and nation of origin.

 

 

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