ANNUAL REPORT 2002–2003
                Submitted by W. Charles Read, Dean

                              August 15, 2003

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                 SCHOOL OF EDUCATION
                ANNUAL REPORT 2002–2003
                                August 15, 2003

                Key Accomplishments in Support of
                     the University’s Priorities

I. Promote Research

Progress for 2002-03

 •   The School of Education houses three major research centers: the Wisconsin Center
     for Education Research (WCER), the Center on Education and Work (CEW), and the
     Wisconsin Center for the Advancement of Postsecondary Education (WISCAPE).
     Research conducted in these centers touches on all aspects of education, from the
     improvement of first-grade mathematics to the effects of career education on student
     achievement to the study of equity and diversity in higher education. Following are
     selected achievements of the past year:

        •   A new WCER project, “Systemwide Change for All Learners and Educators”
            (SCALE), is working to reform math and science education, pre-K through
            12, through a partnership with the University of Pittsburgh, the Los Angeles
            Unified School District, Denver Public Schools, Providence Public Schools,
            and the Madison Metropolitan School District. Funded by the National
            Science Foundation (NSF), SCALE brings together mathematicians,
            scientists, engineers, social scientists, and education researchers and
            practitioners to improve student achievement in math and science. The $35
            million, five-year award is the largest given by NSF to create math-science
            partnerships and among the largest awards ever received by UW–Madison.

        •   CEW is conducting the program evaluation component of a State
            Improvement Grant (SIG) project, “Improving Results for Children with
            Disabilities,” for the Wisconsin Department of Public Instruction (DPI). The
            evaluation focuses on how DPI is using $1.5 million in federal support each
            year over a five-year grant period to strengthen services provided to pre-K
            through grade-12 students with disabilities in all Wisconsin school districts.

        •   WISCAPE launched two major research projects in 2002–03. The center’s
            “Pathways to Alumni Involvement” project is a two-year study examining the
            motives and patterns of alumni support for UW! Madison, with the goal of

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            designing more effective strategies for promoting alumni service, advocacy,
            and philanthropy.

        •   The second WISCAPE research project, “Staffing the Research University,”
            examines the role of academic staff at UW–Madison, asking how the growth
            of academic staff has affected the management and leadership of today’s
            research university.

 •   Research activities in the School are not limited to major centers, but involve
     significant pursuits by individual faculty members in academic departments:

        •   In the Department of Kinesiology, associate professor Peter van Kan was
            awarded a new four-year National Institute of Health (NIH) grant for research
            on motor control. Also, faculty members Gary Kraemer, Gary Diffee, Greg
            Cartee, and Mary Schneider are principal investigators of continuing, multi-
            year NIH grants.

        •   Geoffrey Borman, assistant professor of educational administration, received
            a 2002–03 National Academy of Education/Spencer Foundation Postdoctoral
            Fellowship. Borman will study the consequences of attending elementary
            schools which have high concentrations of poor students.

        •   Jerlando Jackson, assistant professor of educational administration, received a
            Minority Faculty Research Award from the University of Wisconsin System's
            Institute on Race and Ethnicity. Jackson will examine the decisions of
            university and college administrators to remain in leadership positions.

        •   David Williamson Shaffer, assistant professor of educational psychology, was
            awarded a National Academy of Education/Spencer Foundation Postdoctoral

 •   The arts are also an integral component of the School’s research enterprise. Of
     particular note are two programs that expanded the audience for creative work, as
     well as a building project that will greatly benefit future endeavors:

        •   This spring the Dance Program hosted the four-day Great Lakes American
            College Dance Festival, which presented 83 works in seven concerts, and was
            attended by 450 dance students and faculty from 22 colleges.

        •   Throughout the year, visiting artists Cameron Martin, Al Held, and Suzanne
            Caporael created prints at Tandem Press, a printmaking studio affiliated with
            the Department of Art in the School of Education. Each artist gave public
            lectures and/or critiqued student work. All the lectures were videotaped and
            copies have been archived at the art department and UW library.

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        •   The Department of Art began planning for the Warehouse Remodeling
            Project, which combines the art foundry and art glass lab into a new facility
            that will replace two dilapidated structures from the 1940s. The project was
            approved in July 2003 by the State Building Commission at $971,000.

 •   Through its multimedia production services, the Instructional Media Development
     Center (IMDC) helps units campuswide and beyond to share the benefits of their
     research and expertise. Its projects in the past year included, among others:

        •   “Cystic Fibrosis Carrier Screening: What a Pregnant Woman Should Know
            about Testing for CF Carrier Status During Pregnancy,” a multimedia CD-
            ROM produced for a UW–Madison and Meriter Hospital program.

        •   “Hormone Replacement Therapy: A Decision Aid,” a CD-ROM produced for
            Dr. Marilyn M. Shapira with support from a Department of Veterans Affairs
            Health Services research grant.

        •   “PACT Program Training for Mental Health Professionals,” a series of
            training videos developed for the Wisconsin Department of Health and Family

Plans for 2003-04

 •   Increase our capacity for research in higher education policy by filling the vacant
     position and using WISCAPE to enhance and encourage research of national

 •   Advance the plans for a new education research building that will dramatically
     increase the space we have available for externally-funded research.

 •   Conduct a successful search for a new director of WCER , attracting the best possible

II. Advance Learning

Progress for 2002-03

 •   During 2002–03, several units within the School developed programs that will
     significantly advance learning in Wisconsin’s K–12 schools:

        •   CEW’s Advanced Placement Distance Education Consortium was developed
            to deliver AP courses to students who do not now have access to them.
            Beginning in fall 2003, the project will use state teleconferencing facilities to
            provide “real-time” AP classroom instruction at 28 Wisconsin schools to 184

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            high school students. The project is supported by the U.S. Department of
            Education with matching funds from UW–Madison.

        •   At WCER, associate professor Brian Bottge's research aims to help
            adolescents with learning disabilities learn mathematics in inclusive
            classrooms. He developed CD-ROM multimedia mathematics lessons to set
            up problems students can try on their own. Ultimately, Bottge intends to
            demonstrate how theory can guide instruction to uncover mathematics skills
            that middle school students with disabilities already have, and to enhance
            these skills with contextualized problems.

        •   WCER senior scientist Norman Webb is helping the Milwaukee Public
            Schools design a major data-system upgrade. The system will help district
            administrators, principals, and teachers access and use student-achievement
            data to make informed decisions that bear on systemic reform. In a related
            project, Webb and law professor William Clune are working with four urban
            districts to produce research findings that describe concretely how more
            effective use of information can improve the educational process and student
            learning in reading, mathematics, and science.

        •   The Department of Curriculum and Instruction collaborated with the Office of
            Education Outreach to develop the Certificate Program for Mentoring Initial
            Educators, which will provide experienced teachers with training in
            mentoring. The program aims to create effective mentors whose guidance and
            support will help novice teachers succeed in the classroom and stay in

        •   The Department of Educational Administration launched its Master
            Administrator Capstone Certificate with a pilot class in the summer of 2003.
            In the new program, school leaders enhance their administrative skills by
            collaborating on problems of practice. Participants may also use the program
            for Wisconsin relicensure as Master Administrators. Assisting in this project
            are the Office of Education Outreach, state professional associations for
            administrators, and state leaders in educational administration.

        •   The Office of Education Outreach received a two-year grant to develop an
            Instructional Technology Coordinator Master’s Degree Program, which is
            aimed at practicing teachers who want to earn a master’s degree that can be
            applied to licensing under PI34. About 90 percent of the program will be
            offered online so that teachers can participate while they continue

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 •   The School also expanded learning opportunities for its own undergraduate and
     graduate students by offering new programs and research collaborations:

        •   The Department of Counseling Psychology created two new courses that help
            undergraduates develop the communication skills needed to live and work
            successfully in a culturally diverse society.

        •   The Educational and Psychological Training Center offered a comprehensive
            predoctoral psychology internship that placed interns at many medical and
            educational facilities in Wisconsin through the Wisconsin Internship
            Consortium in Professional Psychology.

        •   The School provided many research opportunities for its students. For
            example, 15 current graduate students and recent graduates in the Department
            of Kinesiology were co-authors of manuscripts in peer-reviewed journals in
            the last year.

 •   In the area of higher education, public events organized by WISCAPE during
     2002–03 contributed to several important areas of inquiry, and enabled researchers,
     policymakers, administrators, and many others to interact:

        •   “The Making of Learning Communities” conference celebrated the 75th
            anniversary of Alexander Meiklejohn’s Experimental College. Nationally
            recognized scholars joined UW faculty, administrators, alumni, and students
            to explore key issues related to the role of learning communities: what are
            they, how do they affect the undergraduate learning experience, and how do
            they relate to the larger campus?

        •   Framed by the upcoming re-authorization of the Higher Education Act, the
            conference on “Optimizing the Nation’s Investment: Persistence and Success
            in Postsecondary Education” featured national speakers along with
            participants from an array of local educational organizations.

        •   “Moving from Fiscal Constraint to New State-University Partnerships”
            featured two nationally recognized higher-education leaders in a discussion of
            the challenges created by the continuing decline in state funding for public

        •   “State Strategies for Promoting Access and Retention in Postsecondary
            Education” addressed issues concerning the roles of and connections among
            state-level stakeholders – governors and legislators, public and private sector
            groups, and educational systems and institutions – as they seek to maximize
            persistence to degree completion.

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 •   The PEOPLE (Precollege Enrichment Opportunity Program for Learning Excellence)
     Program is designed to prepare minority and disadvantaged middle and high school
     students for college. School of Education faculty, staff, and graduate and
     undergraduate students have played a central role in providing curriculum designs,
     academic assessments, and instructional and logistical support to the program, which
     is a major element of PLAN 2008 to increase campuswide diversity. In 2003, the
     program is serving 293 middle school students from Madison and 303 high school
     students from Madison, Milwaukee, Waukesha, Racine, and the Ho-Chunk Nation.
     Forty-four graduates of the PEOPLE program will enroll on our campus this fall.

 •   The School’s faculty and staff continue to find new ways to use technology as an
     instrument of contemporary and multidisciplinary learning:

        •   In the 2002–2003 school year, the School of Education graduated its first two
            full cohorts of students with completed electronic portfolios, fulfilling the
            Department of Public Instruction’s new licensing requirement. This was
            accomplished more than a year ahead of the state deadline. This milestone
            achievement was coordinated by Educational Placement and Career Services
            with the help of many faculty and staff, who helped students learn to
            document how they have met state performance standards.

        •   The Center for Instructional Materials and Computing (CIMC) offered 163
            “Week’s End Workshops” designed to help faculty and staff integrate
            technology into their classrooms and offices. The CIMC also created new
            Web resources that include “Education Funding Resources,” online tutorials
            to guide students in the use of UW System Search, and a weblog on education
            issues for librarians.

        •   Andy Winterstein, assistant faculty associate in kinesiology, worked with the
            IMDC to produce a multimedia learning module/learning library. The
            module, titled “Injury Assessment: A Special Tests Learning Module,” was
            chosen for the National Athletic Trainers Association Educational Multimedia
            Committees Software Production Award in the non-commercial category.

 •   Faculty fostered the advancement of learning through their service on national
     committees and task forces:

        •   Tom Kratochwill, professor of educational psychology, chaired a national task
            force designed to bring evidence-based strategies to the practice of
            psychology in the schools.

        •   William Reese and Adam Gamoran, professors of educational policy studies
            (also history – Reese, and sociology – Gamoran), were elected to the National
            Academy of Education.

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        •   Francis Schrag, professor of educational policy studies, was elected President
            of the Philosophy of Education Society.

 •   Faculty from the Continuing Adult and Vocational Education (CAVE) program and
     the Department of Educational Administration jointly prepared a proposal to integrate
     CAVE as a program of study into Educational Administration. The units reached an
     agreement on their mutual scholarly interests and on a structure to ensure that CAVE
     remains a viable area of graduate study at UW–Madison.

Plans for 2003-04

 •   Obtain full academic approval for integrating the CAVE graduate program into the
     Department of Educational Administration and make the necessary changes in
     program and personnel.

 •   Complete the process of integrating electronic portfolios into every professional
     certification program. This includes training current faculty, staff, and students and
     establishing a sustainable structure.

 •   Advance the plans for a new art building that will bring together the now widely
     scattered programs within that large department.

III. Accelerate Internationalization

Progress for 2002-03

 •   During 2002-03, WCER researchers collaborated with educators in Australia,
     Austria, Canada, Germany, Namibia, Netherlands, Russia, and South Africa:

        •   Peter Hewson is helping to manage collaborative efforts of the South Africa
            National Research Foundation and the U.S. National Science Foundation.
            The collaboration began in 1997 to develop links between South African and
            U.S. science and mathematics education researchers on topics such as
            doctoral-student education. South African students report that their doctoral
            work at U.S. universities has helped them progress in their research.

        •   Thomas Romberg is working with researchers at the Freudenthal Institute in
            the Netherlands to revise, update, and augment the middle school curriculum:
            "Mathematics in Context: A Connected Curriculum for Grades 5–8,"
            published by Encyclopaedia Britannica. In addition, Romberg is working
            with Freudenthal researchers on a mathematics-education project called
            Classroom Assessment as the Basis for Teacher Change (CATCH), also for
            grades 5–8.

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 •   Fostering an understanding of other cultures through the arts is an important element
     of the Dance Program. Its 2002–03 initiatives included:

        •   An Alumni World Dance Concert with a special guest from India. Also a
            World Dance Concert, part of the American College Dance Festival, that
            featured 50 guests from Taiwan.

        •   Madison’s first Asian Performing Arts Festival with guests from Korea,
            Indonesia, and Cambodia.

        •   Creation of the African/African Diaspora Performance Ensemble, which
            presented three performances with guests from Africa. The ensemble was
            founded by Professor Claudia Melrose.

 •   The Department of Educational Administration co-sponsored a conference on
     international education titled “Education across Six Continents: Teaching and
     Curriculum for a Global Society.” The conference was extremely well-received, and
     a second conference is planned for 2003–04.

 •   Kathleen Horning, director of the Cooperative Children’s Book Center, currently
     serves as president of the United States Board on Books for Young People, the U.S.
     branch of the International Board on Books for Young People, headquartered in
     Geneva, Switzerland.

Plans for 2003-04

 •   Bring to fruition our nascent affiliation with the Institute of Education at the
     University of London and the Faculty of Education at the University of Melbourne.

 •    Enhance the opportunities we offer for student teaching abroad, linking them to the
     University’s study abroad programs and ensuring security, high-quality supervision,
     and cost-effectiveness.

IV. Amplify the Wisconsin Idea

Progress for 2002-03

 •   Because of special outreach efforts by individuals and various units, the School has
     been able to share advances in education with people in Wisconsin and beyond. For

        •   On March 2, the Sunday “Crossroads” section of the Milwaukee Journal
            Sentinel featured a front-page op-ed article co-authored by Dean Read of the
            UW–Madison School of Education and Dean Thurman of the

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            UW–Milwaukee School of Education. The 1,800-word article discussed the
            two schools’ efforts in urban education, and reached a wide audience – the
            Journal Sentinel is Wisconsin’s largest and most influential newspaper, with a
            Sunday circulation of 435,000.

        •   Tim Gattenby, assistant faculty associate in kinesiology, was selected as the
            recipient of the Robert Heideman Award for Excellence in Public Service, a
            campuswide award for academic staff. Tim was honored for his ongoing
            efforts to make physical activity accessible to individuals with a wide range of
            physical abilities.

        •   Mary Schneider, professor of occupational therapy, collaborated with UW
            Continuing Education to spearhead a very successful two-day conference in
            September 2002 titled, “Sensory Integration: Attachment, Autism, and
            Praxis.” The conference attracted more than 250 teachers and therapists.

        •   CEW’s 17th annual Careers Conference, “Learning to Work…Working to
            Learn,” drew 1,200 educators, career professionals, administrators, and others
            from across the nation for the three-day professional-development program.
            Participants came from 29 states and elsewhere, including American Samoa
            and Guam. In more than 150 sessions, participants explored innovative
            programs and educational practices for career preparation and development in
            a challenging economy.

 •   The School’s External Relations Office sponsored free public lectures during the year
     that provided a broad audience with information on education-related issues:

        •   In collaboration with WAA, the School provided the featured speaker for the
            November On the Road program in Appleton. Jeffrey Braden, professor of
            educational psychology, spoke on assessment to more than 100 alumni and
            community members, and was quoted in a front-page article the following day
            in The Post-Crescent, the major daily newspaper in the Fox Cities.

        •   Stanford University professor Linda Darling-Hammond provided the keynote
            address on “Creating Schools That Work: The Challenge of Educational
            Excellence and Equity,” for the School’s annual American Education Week
            celebration in November. The lecture, available on the School’s Web site as
            an archived video, attracted more than 300 K–12 educators and School
            faculty, staff, and students.

        •   The School honored seven distinguished alumni at its May Alumni Weekend
            program, which featured a public address by alumni-award recipient Linda
            McNeil, professor of education at Rice University. Her timely address, “Who
            Speaks for Children in a Standardized World,” attracted area K–12 educators
            as well as School alumni and current faculty and staff. The presentation is
            posted on the School’s Web site as an archived video.

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 •   Throughout the year, the Cooperative Children’s Book Center (CCBC) provided
     outreach to educators, librarians, parents, and others interested in children’s and
     young adult literature:

        •   The CCBC sponsored free public lectures by children’s authors Kevin
            Henkes, Lois Ehlert, Nancy Garden, and editor Arthur A. Levine. Both Lois
            Ehlert and Nancy Garden’s appearances were in conjunction with the First
            Annual Wisconsin Book Festival.

        •   CCBC-Net, the CCBC’s listserv devoted to the discussion of children’s and
            young adult literature, now has nearly 2,000 subscribers worldwide, and is
            generally considered the best online discussion in the field.

 •   Various units and individuals in the School engaged in special outreach efforts for the
     K–12 school community:

        •   The Center for Instructional Materials and Computing (CIMC) developed and
            facilitated a five-week course, “Teaching and Learning Online,” as part of the
            Dane County Online Learning initiative. Also, CIMC director Jo Ann Carr
            and staff collaborated with the Madison Metropolitan School District to
            extend technology and information literacy to Madison-area schools by
            participating in the Hewlett Packard Foundation Mobile Technology project at
            Cherokee School and by serving on the Technology Committee at Lincoln
            Elementary School.

        •   David Williamson Shaffer, assistant professor of educational psychology,
            collaborated with the Neighborhood House Community Center in Madison to
            develop two educational programs for underserved youth. He also
            collaborated with the Verona Public schools to develop weekend enrichment
            programs for their students.

        •   Jin-Wen Yu, associate professor of dance, received a major grant from the Ira
            and Ineva Reilly Baldwin Wisconsin Idea Endowment to conduct a three-year
            project, “Dance and Community,” which will introduce dance as a culturally
            expressive form to hundreds of K-12 students.

        •   The Office of Education Outreach (OEO) partnered with the UW–Madison
            Regional Consortium (a collection of nine regional sites located across
            Wisconsin) to develop and present professional-development opportunities for
            K–12 educators. The sites are strategically located to serve educator
            populations previously not served by UW–Madison programs. Programs are
            developed by OEO and delivered via face-to-face, videoconferencing, Internet
            courses, television, and other technologies.

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        •   OEO enrolled more than 1,200 precollege students – 18 percent from
            minority populations – in its three enrichment programs: College for Kids,
            Technology and Arts, and the Saturday Enrichment Program. In addition to
            quality precollege learning experiences for participants, these programs also
            offered professional development for educators and administrators. In this
            summer’s College for Kids program, 41 UW–Madison instructors and
            community professionals offered workshops, 322 fifth graders attended, and
            27 “teachers of the gifted” received practicum credit.

 •   WCER began disseminating its research in new ways in order to serve a wider

        •   Major projects are developing their own Web sites to disseminate their
            research. In addition to the center’s new projects (DiME, CCE Center,
            SCALE, and CIRTL), a couple of established projects have created sites,
            including Deborah Vandell's elegant "Early Child Care & After-School Care"
            site, and Tom Kratochwill and Jeff Braden's attractive "TxUtility: Enhancing
            Treatment Utility in Instructional Consultation Problem Solving" site.

        •   The center’s working-paper series is up and running, with 13 research papers
            posted on its Web site so far.

 •   All three recipients of the 2003 Principals of the Year Award – named by the
     Wisconsin State Department of Public Instruction and the Association of Wisconsin
     School Administrators – have degrees in educational administration from our School
     of Education.

 •   The External Relations Office completed a major survey that was designed to help
     staff better understand alumni perceptions of the School and University, and alumni
     preferences regarding communications from the School. The survey was mailed to
     1,600 randomly selected alumni, and attained a 54 percent response rate. Survey
     results are being analyzed to help the School connect and communicate more
     effectively with its alumni.

Plans for 2003-04

 •   Complete the business plan, funding, and announcement for the proposed new
     program of services to school districts, obtaining gift support to make them

 •   Strengthen the new certificate programs for teacher mentors, IT coordinators, and
     master administrators.

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V. Nurture Human Resources

Progress for 2002-03

 •   WCER is committed to mentoring graduate students and new faculty. For example,
     10 out of the 34 proposals submitted this past year were by newcomers, including
     three proposals submitted by graduate students to WCER's Student-Initiated Research
     Projects competition.

 •   In collaboration with the McBurney Disability Resource Center, CEW began work on
     a three-year project to ensure Web access for students, faculty, and staff at
     postsecondary institutions. The "Electronic Accessibility for All" program will
     provide technical assistance to those who create and maintain Web content. In year
     one, the project will target the UW-Madison campus; year two efforts will aim at all
     42 of Wisconsin's state-sponsored colleges, universities, and technical schools; and
     year three will expand to include a national audience of postsecondary institutions.

 •   The Office of Testing and Evaluation (T&E) developed an interactive Web site for
     use with McBurney students who need to request alternative exams. The Web site
     enables the student, the instructor, and T&E to communicate about special testing
     needs of individual students. This is one more way in which the office has tried to
     make the student's experience at UW–Madison a more personalized one.

 •   The Southeast Recreational Facility (SERF), which is administered by the School of
     Education and is the most heavily used recreational facility on campus, opened its
     $6.6 million addition in June. The three-story addition includes four basketball
     courts, a group fitness studio, and a cardio center.

Plans for 2003-04

 •   Complete the approval of and implement the new principles for admission to teacher
     education programs.

 •   Conduct successful searches for our critical faculty vacancies, especially those in
     teacher education that have proven difficult in recent years.

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                      Appendix: List of Faculty Changes

                    NEW TENURE TRACK FACULTY, FALL 2003

Patricia Burch (Asst)                             Educational Policy Studies
Lisa Colbert (Asst)                               Kinesiology
Kimberly Howard (Asst)                            Counseling Psychology
Mitchell Nathan (Assoc) [fall 2004]               Educational Psychology
Sadhana Puntambekar (Asst) [Jan. 2004]            Educational Psychology
Philip Scruggs (Asst)                             Kinesiology
Kurt Squire (Asst)                                Curriculum and Instruction
Julia Wilbarger (Asst)                            Kinesiology–OT

                      FACULTY WHO ARE LEAVING, FALL 2003

Jeffery Braden(8-12-03)                             Educational Psychology
Louis Brown (1-9-03)                              * Rehab Psychol & Special Education
Gregory Cartee (1-8-04)                             Kinesiology
Allan Cohen (9-30-03?)                            * Educational Psychology and T&E
George Cramer (8-9-03)                            * Art
Mindy Kalchman (8-24-03)                            Curriculum and Instruction
Gerald Olson (1-8-04)                             * Curriculum and Instruction
Andrew Porter (8-15-03)                           * Educational Psychology and WCER
Jodi Saunders (7-27-03)                             Rehab Psychol & Special Education
Jacob Stampen (8-24-03)                           * Educational Administration
Patricia Wolleat (7-13-03)                        * Counseling Psychology

                       RETENTION EFFORTS DURING 2002-2003

Gregory Cartee                                    Kinesiology
Andrew Porter                                     Educational Psychology and WCER

* retirement

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