Academic Affairs weekly update 4-2-10

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					                            Academic Affairs 2010
                                  An Academic Affairs weekly newsletter, co-sponsored by
                                  MU-ADVANCE, featuring updates on program events,
                                  projects, and faculty achievements.

                            W E E K L Y              U P D A T E
News: Campus Conversations Continue                            Friday, April 2, 2010

The Campus Conversations will continue with an additional four sessions, focusing on the revi-
sions to the Tenure and Promotion processes and the elements and priorities that will contribute
to the Academic Master Plan. More...

Meet the Faculty: Dr. Karen Mitchell

Dr. Karen Mitchell is a Professor in the Department of Mathemat-
ics. With the goal of strengthening math education statewide, Dr.
Mitchell designs innovative methods and curricula that help teach-
ers at all levels better prepare WV students in the subject. She
currently teaches Trigonometry, Math Materials and Methods, and
the special topics course The History of Mathematics for Teach-
ers. In addition, Dr. Mitchell spearheaded the committee that es-
tablished the upcoming Academic Festival at MU. More...

Faculty Publications and Presentations: Mitchell Receives “Chair” Award

                                       Dr. Karen Mitchell received the 2010 Distinguished Ser-
                                       vice Award, also known as “The Chair” award, from the
                                       West Virginia Council of Teachers of Mathematics. This
                                       award recognizes and honors a math educator who has
                                       persistently worked toward improving math education in
                                       WV. Dr. Mitchell is a long-time advocate for K-12 edu-
                                       cation in the state, making outreach her priority.

 Resource: Academic Festival
 The inaugural Academic Festival at Marshall University will be held April 23 and 24, 2010, at
 various locations across campus. This festival will provide an opportunity to present and share
 Marshall faculty and students’ scholarly successes to alumni, the campus community, and
 potential students. All visitors are welcome.

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