Congratulations to graduate student, Kayleen St. Louis, of Student Affairs Higher Education. Ms. St. Louis is the recipient of the 2013 NASPA IV-West Colorado Rising Star Graduate Student Award. The Rising Star Award was created by NASPA IV-West to recognize achievement, involvement and potential in our emerging and future Student Affairs professionals. Each category can have a winner from each state in the region. The criteria for the Rising Star Award includes currently pursuing masters or doctoral work in a student affairs related degree program, with intention of pursuing a career within Student Affairs; involvement in campus activities and organizations; campus leadership and paraprofessional or intern employment within Student Affairs Division.
This year, the Department of Leadership, Research and Foundations will begin hosting a seminar series featuring research on education and educational policy from notable scholars across the nation. All faculty and students are welcome to attend. Please join us for the first installment of the seminar series on Wednesday, September 25.
The first seminar will be held in the Osborn Center, Room A321 (Daniels K12 room)
Wednesday, September 25th at 4:45PM – 6:15 PM
The speaker will be:
Deven Carlson University of Oklahoma
Department of Political Science
Dr. Carlson will discuss his paper: Schooling Decisions and Student Achievement Outcomes Under Interdistrict Open Enrollment
Motivated by a simple model of cross-district choice, this paper presents empirical analyses of three dimensions of Colorado’s statewide mandatory interdistrict open enrollment policy – the characteristics of participants, the schooling decisions that participants make through the program, and the relationship between interdistrict open enrollment participation and student achievement outcomes. Our analyses indicate that open enrollment participants disproportionately come from disadvantaged districts, although the students who participate are among the more advantaged within those districts. The analyses further suggest that students consider both quality and demographic composition of districts when making open enrollment decisions, although there is heterogeneity along racial/ethnic lines in some of the measures of these dimensions. Finally, we find open enrollment participation to have little effect on achievement outcomes for the full sample of participants, although there is some evidence that it has a negative effect on the achievement of Black students. We discuss the implications of these results for research and policy.
This link is available to review the document before attending the seminar: >>Carlson: Open Enrollment
Please mark your calendars for upcoming seminars:
October 9th – Jay P. Greene, University of Arkansas: Experimental evaluation of the effect of culturally enriching field trips.
October 23rd – Matthew Springer, Vanderbilt University: Monetary vs. Non-Monetary Incentives: Experimental Evidence from After-School Tutoring Student Attendance Interventions
Andrew (Andy) Franko graduated in 2008 from the University of Colorado – Colorado Springs with a MA in Curriculum and Instruction. Upon completing his College of Education's leadership course work and obtaining a principal’s license, he began his administrative career in 2008 as an Assistant Principal and Athletic Director at Falcon High School.
In 2010, Andy gained a Certified Athletic Administrator credential from the National Interscholastic Athletic and Activities Association by completing two years of course work and passing the CAA exam. In 2010, he became the Chief Administrative Officer at Banning Lewis Ranch Academy in Colorado Springs. During his tenure, Banning Lewis Ranch Academy has become one of the top performing schools in the Colorado Springs area.
In 2012, BLRA was recognized as a Governor’s Distinguished Improvement Award recipient. Andy was honored (2013) by Mosaica Education, Inc. - an operator of over 90 school programs, serving 19,000 students worldwide, as the companies top school leader. Andy continues to work for Mosaica Education at Banning Lewis Ranch Academy.
Welcome College of Education Students to the Fall - 2013 Semester! We’d like to invite you to stop by the College of Education, Student Resource Office during our Open House 4 September, 2013. We will have COE “SWAG”, snacks, and will also provide information about our annual COE PHOTO CONTEST (counseling student Dan Lemon won last year). The Student Resource Office is located on the 3rd floor of Columbine Hall (3010). The purpose of the “SRO” is to provide prospective enrolling and current students with support as they select, begin, and complete their degree programs in the College of Education. In this office you may inquire about anything related to the COE (admissions, appointments, registration, etc.). Whatever the question or concern, please contact us for assistance! We also have “comment cards” available outside of the office 24-7, so you can always let us know how we’re doing. Again, we hope you’ll stop by the Open House in the Student Resource Office tomorrow, (Wednesday, Sept. 4th, between 8:00 a.m. and 6:00 p.m.). COME MEET THE SRO STAFF!
Left to right: Cindy Zomchek, Carla Rupprecht, Elizabeth Burgin, Nicole Streeb, & Julie Jardon.
NEW BACHELOR OF INNOVATION: INCLUSIVE EARLY CHILDHOOD EDUCATION to begin this fall! Our Bachelor of Innovation in Inclusive Early Childhood Education (BI:IECE) program has been approved by the Board of Regents and will be offered this fall! There will be a group advising session on this exciting new degree program on Thursday, August 15 from 9am-11am in the University Center, Room 309. For additional information about this process, please contact the College of Education Student Resource Office (719.255.4996 or email@example.com).
INFORMATION FOR PROSPECTIVE TEACHER CANDIDATES: Students planning to enter the Teacher Education Licensure Program (TELP) or Alternative Licensure Program (ALP) need to attend a Group Advising Session before scheduling an individual advising appointment. GROUP ADVISING SESSIONS: Post-Baccalaureate Program: Tuesday, Aug. 6, 2013 at 5:00 PM in the University Center, Room 122 and Wednesday, Aug 14, 2013 at 5:00 PM in the University Center, Room 122. Undergraduate Programs: Friday, Aug 9, 2013 at 12:00 PM in the University Center 307. Upon completion of your group advising session, please contact the College of Education Student Resource Office (SRO) to set up your formal transcript evaluation and advising appointment. Please also initiate or continue to work on the application process for these programs to ensure your timely admission. For additional information about this process, please contact the College of Education Student Resource Office (719.255.4996 or firstname.lastname@example.org). Students planning to enter the Undergraduate or Graduate Special Education degree programs or endorsements should contact the College of Education Student Resource Office (719.255.4996 or email@example.com). *Students planning to enter to the UCCS Teach program (Math and Science focus) should contact Vickie Newkirk, Program Coordinator (719.255.3446, firstname.lastname@example.org)
On Thursday, the CU Board of Regents approved a UCCS request to offer a four-year Bachelor of Innovation in Inclusive Early Childhood Education. The degree will provide students with core skills necessary to teach and care for all young children and adds courses in written and oral communication, problem solving, business, entrepreneurship, and technology. The degree will be a collaborative effort between the UCCS College of Education, College of Business and College of Engineering and Applied Science. UCCS leaders believe future educators will benefit from collaborations with business and engineering students and learning varied approaches to problem solving. Students will complete a 120 credit hour curriculum that prepares them for licensure by the State of Colorado in Early Childhood Education and Early Childhood Special Education. Individuals with those certifications may work with children from birth through grade three in public school systems and in private or home-based childcare centers. Article Courtesy of the Communique
Gazette Telegraph Article 2013: http://gazette.com/uccs-colorado-college-offer-new-education-degrees/article/1503928
Colorado Springs Business Journal Article 2013: http://csbj.com/2013/07/30/uccs-to-offer-new-bachelors-degree/
Congratulations to Dr. Corinne Harmon, faculty member for the Leadership, Research and Foundations Department. She has been named a Daniels Ethics Fellow for the 2013-2014 academic year. Campus wide, only six faculty are chosen for this award, which carries a stipend and focuses on active engagement of students.
Dr. Leann Morgan, Assistant Professor in the Counseling and Human Services Department, was recently awarded the Engaged Scholarship Grant through Colorado Campus Compact (CCC) for her service-learning proposal, “Counseling Student Outreach: Engaging Recent Veterans in Career Development.” Reviewers were impressed with the project’s focus on identified community needs and its implications for creating visibility around services learning on the UCCS campus. The national peer-review selection process for Fall 2013 is extremely competitive. This grant supports and strengthens community engagement in teaching and research through the development of reciprocal campus and community partnerships, the promotion of student learning, and the increase of visibility and legitimacy of community engaged work in higher education. Engaged Scholarship Grants are awarded in three categories: service-learning course construction or development, community-engaged research, and community engagement impact research.
Dr. Linda Button, instructor for the Curriculum and Instruction Department recently received high scores in the Quality Matters(QM) pilot program. The Review Team awarded her a 92 out of 95 possible points for the course CURR 5002 Issues, Models, and Theories of Curriculum Design. Dr. Button was one of four faculty across campus to participate in the Quality Matters pilot program. Each faculty member submitted a course that had been previously taught and each course was reviewed by a team of reviewers that were Certified Peer Reviewers in the QM program. Each member of the Review Team thoroughly examined her course based on the eight general and forty one specific standards in the Quality Matters rubric. Quality Matters (QM) is a leader in quality assurance for online education and has received national recognition for its peer-based approach to continuous improvement in online education and student learning.
Alumna Mary Wilson, a 2012 graduate of the Educational Leadership, Research, and Policy Ph.D. program, co-authored an article, Testing the Relation Between Fidelity of Implementation and Student Outcomes in Math. Other co-authors , Dr. Lindy Crawford, Dr. Dick Carpenter, Dr. Megan Schmeister and Ms. Marilee McDonald. The article has been published in the journal, Assessment for Effective Intervention and was chosen as article of the year for the journal. To view the abstract or download the PDF visit: http://aei.sagepub.com/content/37/4/224.abstract
Many students come back from spring break well-rested and tanned. Students in the Alternative Break Program came back with stories. The Alternative Spring Break Program, a club at UCCS led by Sarah Elsey, invites students to participate in community service during break. This year, 17 students volunteered over spring break and split into two volunteer groups – one went to Denver and the other to Cheyenne Wyoming. Read about this Spring Break's Service-learning projects highlighted in the Scribe.
Dr. Julaine Field and Dr. David Fenell both presented at the ACA Conference, March 21-24, 2013. Dr. Field presented with colleagues, Jered B. Kolbert, and Laura Crothers during a 90 minute presentation on, Whole-School Methods to Address Bullying. The purpose of the session was to discuss and teach school counselors the elements of effective whole-school approaches to address bullying. Dr. David Fenell's presentation, Counselors Helping Combat Veterans and Their Families by Doing What We Do Best included description of psychological problems encountered by returning veterans along with several current approaches to help them. He included how counselors can help veterans and their families using contextual normalization theory, and approach that capitalizes on the core skills of professional counselors.
Thursday, April 11th during the 29th National Space Symposium, the Space Foundation will be conducting the 2013 Space Career Day at the International Center of the Broadmoor Hotel. It is open to graduate and undergraduate students enrolled in science, technology, engineering and mathematics (STEM) degree programs and transitioning members of the military. This event is the leading source of information regarding current and future career opportunities, internships, industry trends and upcoming workforce needs. If you are interested in more information or wish to register, please click on the link, http://www.nationalspacesymposium.org/education/space-career-day
Space Career Day is limited to the first 300 registrants.
Put it on your calendar today, March 22, 2013! Caspa Job Fair!! The UCCS College of Education/CASPA Teacher Job Fair registration is now open! The Early Bird cost to attend will be $15 and payment is expected at the time of registration. Early registration closes March 20. It will be held in Berger Hall and the Gallogly Events center at UCCS from 8am to 5pm. Districts who normally participate in this job fair are from the Southern Colorado area, such as Academy 20, Canon City RE-1, Colorado Springs 11, Elizabeth C-1, Falcon 49, Fountain 8, Harrison 2, Pueblo City 60, Pueblo County 70, Widefield 3 and many more!
COE Counseling students Beth Brooks, Karen Fiedler, Jayme Waddington, and Katharine Zink recently received notification that their article, Minors’ Rights to Confidentiality, When Parents Want to Know: An Ethical Quandary, has been accepted for inclusion in ACA’s VISTAS 2013, Issue 2. The article will be included as a significant contribution to the ACA VISTAS database and the counseling profession’s body of professional knowledge and resources. As authors for VISTAS, these students received an invitation to attend ACA’s annual VISTAS Contributors’ Reception to be held from 6:00–8:00 p.m. on Thursday, March 21, 2013, in the Hall of Mirrors Ballroom at the Hilton Cincinnati Hotel.
The College of Education has received a grant in collaboration with Colorado Springs School District 11 and Harrison School District 2 to develop a professional development program called, Improving Literacy fo Young English Learners: Professional Development for Educators in Southern Colorado. The grant was submitted by three College of Education faculty from the Department of Curriculum and Instruction, Barbara Frye, associate professor, Angela Bell, assistant professor, and Leslie Grant, associate professor. They will serve as the grant’s principal investigators. Funds for this project were provided by a grant from the Elementary and Secondary Eduation Act 2001, Improving Teacher Quality, Title II Program administered by the Colorado Department of Higher Education. The program is being developed in order to create professional development opportunities for in-service teachers to become better prepared to meet the literacy needs of young English Learners (ELs) in the southern region of Colorado. By providing a sustained program of workshops, discussions, online resources, and an intensive summer institute, along with structured observation sessions, guidance and support will be given to teachers who interact daily with ELs in grades Pre-K through 3, providing ongoing opportunities for them to not only build their knowledge base regarding ELs’ language and literacy development, but also to implement, assess, and reflect on the instructional changes in their classrooms. For additional information about this grant see the Feb. 7 Communique article.
The Chi Sigma Iota held their new member induction and research poster competition 1 February 2013. Students presented their research to a packed house. Dr. Joe Wehrman, Dr. Rhonda Williams, and Dr. Jim Saunders judged the competition. The winners of the 1st Place ($250) prize were Brooke Kallstrom and Allison McCoy, 2nd Place ($100) went to Kristin Huber and Jenna McCarty, and 3rd Place ($50) went to Kari Meyers.
Dr. Marcus Winters, Assistant Professor in the Department of Leadership, Research & Foundations, has been recognized on the annual list of the Edu-Scholar Public Presence rankings, which is "designed to recognize those university-based academics who are contributing most substantially to public debates about K-12 and higher education." The author of the list (Rick Hess) calculates an index that takes into account scholarly citations and coverage of one's work in the media. While not an official governmental list, the ranking is pretty well known. Dr. Winters made the cut this year and tied for #111 in the overall ranking of professors across the nation. Hess also posted top 10 rankings by certain categories.
In particular, he ranked only assistant professors, and Dr. Winters ranked #2 in the nation among assistant professors.
Here's the link for the overall rankings:
Here's the link to the list by assistant professors: