Staff and Department Updates
section, a new addition to Transitions, is designed to keep us all
informed of COEHS faculty and staff activities. Department Chairs will send
out a call for items to be included each month, so please share information
about your recent activities.
SPED, was recently appointed by Andy Phillips, Interim Associate Vice
Chancellor for Academic Affairs, to serve on the university committee which
will be preparing the UW-Eau Claire accreditation self-study for the Higher
Learning Commission (HLC) of the North Central Association visit in 2009.
Steve is a peer reviewer for HLC, which accredits institutions of higher
education in 19 states. The university will fund his trip to the HLC-NCA
Conference in Chicago in March.
C&I, will be working on another U.S. Department of Education ESEA
Improving Teacher Quality for grant which COEHS was awarded $64,814. Karen
Horan, art education emerita, is the principal investigator for this
visual literacy project.
CSD, received a course development award from Academic Affairs this
semester to develop a CSD undergraduate course in basic audiology as an
online course for summer.
SPED, received $39, 538 in funding for an U.S. Department of Education ESEA
Improving Teacher Quality grant entitled M-zone: Enchancing teachers of
mathematics’ ability to accommodate students with language-based
learning disabilities. This grant will bring teachers of mathematics
together to work collaboratively with special education teachers to acquire
effective methodologies for addressing the language needs of students with
language-based learning disabilities.
and faculty preparing their faculty/student collaborative research posters
now have access to poster printing/plotting in LTS. This opportunity is
being funded through combined resources from the Interim Provost, the College
Deans, and beginning next year Differential Tuition.
Minds for 21st Century Challenges: A Campus and Community
Discussion about University Education—February 27
event, coordinated by Don Christian, Dean of Arts and Sciences, is scheduled
6:30-8:30 p.m. Monday, February 27 in the Two Rivers Ballroom, Plaza Hotel.
The goal of this event is to provide a forum for discussion about what
really matters in a college or university education in a highly
competitive, rapidly changing, knowledge-based economy and society. An
excellent panel of speakers will frame the issues from various
Literacy Conference—March 10
UW-River Falls is hosting an
OPID-sponsored conference on Quantitative Literacy on March 10 from 9:30
a.m. to 3:00 pm. The conferene synopsis describes Quantitative Literacy as
mathematics in context and the invited speakers will address ways to
integrate QL into their curricula through various strategies by sharing
their experiences in developing, implementing and assessing QL programs. Pre-registration
is required by Feb. 24. Contact Don Leake email@example.com to register.
mark your calendar for the College Scholarships and Awards Celebration and
4:00-5:30 p.m., Wednesday, April 26,
the shortest month of the year…can spring be far behind?