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The Standard.. Southeastern Louisiana University ...for Excellence College of Education and Human Development February 2007 Volume 2, Issue 4 Educators’ Honor Roll Inside this issue: Saturday, October 28 was a special day for fourteen Educators Honor Roll 1 individuals. They were honored as the first inductees Message from the Dean 1 into the College’s Educators Honor Roll. Each person placed a plaque with his/her name and picture and Generous Gift to College 1 the name(s) of the person(s) honoring them on the Conversations on Diversity 2 Honor Roll which hangs outside of the TEC Lecture Hall. Each was congratulated by Dr. Moffett who also Faculty Scholarly Work 2 Dr. Diane D. Allen, Dean, College presented each person with a paperweight replica of of Education and Human Development Pictures from Retired Faculty 2 the plaque. Approximately 60 family members and Luncheon friends crowded into the south lobby for the ceremony Message from the Dean and to congratulate the honorees. This will become Ribbon Cutting for Teacher & 3 If I have not had a chance to welcome you back for the Principal of The Year Gallery an annual celebration during Homecoming weekend. new year, let me take this opportunity to do so. The fall Those wishing to honor someone on the Honor Roll was a busy semester. This newsletter highlights a few Dean’s Administrative Council 3 should contact the Dean’s office. of these fall activities: Educators Honor Roll; Home- Notes coming; Conversations on Diversity. A number of re- Homecoming Reunion Committee This year’s honorees included: 3 tired faculty returned for a luncheon and lecture by Dr. Sonya Carr, Billups Endowed Professor in November. Message from the Director & 4 On December 13 area superintendents and South- CEDSAR Redesign Dr. Hunter Alessi Mrs. Gayle Miller eastern alums who were selected Louisiana teacher or Mrs. Ilda Cardozier Dr. Joseph Miller Department Head Appointed 4 principal of the year will be in the TEC to “cut the rib- Dr. Sally Clausen Dr. Randy Moffett bon” for the Teacher/Principal of the Year Gallery Outstanding Social Work Provider 5 outside the Kiva. This spring is promising to be as Mrs. Ginger Daughdrill Mr. Howard Nichols challenging. Most SPA reports are complete and ready Social Work Adv. Com. Luncheon 5 Dr. Elizabeth Evans Mr. Paul Simoneaux for submission by February 1. There will be many Conceptual Framework 5 activities related to writing our Institutional Report for Dr. Shirley Jacob Dr. Sarah Spence NCATE. In addition to fulfilling teaching responsibili- Awards/Scholarships and Notices 6 Ms. Vera Kinchen Mr. Pete Valenti ties faculty have been actively engaged in scholarly presentations and research activities. Several faculty are working with the Hammond magnet program at GENEROUS GIFT Eastside; with leadership candidates through the Wal- TO THE COLLEGE lace grant; with professional development for St. He- In 2005 Mr. and Mrs. Joseph lena; and with internship programs in teacher educa- Kleinpeter established the tion, educational leadership, counseling, social work, Carolyn Furca Kleinpeter and family and consumer sciences. Thanks for all you do to advance the mission of the College and Univer- Scholarship for students in sity. Family and Consumer Staff and faculty in the Dean’s office, in Teaching and Sciences. Mrs. Kleinpeter Learning, and in the Assessment office have been received her BS from very busy responding to questions about student fees Southeastern in 1966. Recently for PASS-PORT. I appreciate your patience in explain- the Kleinpeters added to the ing the fees to students and in fully implementing the scholarship with a generous gift Pictured above are (from left to right) Dr. Joseph Miller, Mrs. use of PASS-PORT in your courses. of Entergy stock. Donors such Gayle Miller, Dr. Shirley Jacob, Mr. Howard Nichols, Mr. As we move into a new semester and a new year, I Paul Simoneaux, Mrs. Ginger Daughdrill, Dr. Randy Moffett, as the Kleinpeters allow us to hope each of us will reflect on how fortunate we are to Ms. Vera Kinchen, Mrs. Ilda Cardozier, and Dean, Diane continue to offer and expand be working with such wonderful colleagues in a Col- Allen. Also honored were Dr. Hunter Alessi, Dr. Sally lege that is making a positive impact on southeastern our quality programs. Clausen, Dr. Elizabeth Evans, Dr. Sarah Spence, and Mr. Louisiana. Pete Valenti. Diane Allen Conversations on Diversity Faculty Scholarly Work, continued.... Paul Simoneaux, Paul Goodwin and Gwen Traylor have agreed to serve on a committee to plan for the Conversations on Diversity lec- Dr. Frederick Dembowski, Professor & Head, Department of ture series and activities for Fall 2007. Paul Simoneaux will chair the Educational Leadership & Technology received a Fellowship to committee. Walmart is providing a grant to help support the week- attend the “Global Education Summit,” at Prome- long activities. If you would like to serve on this committee, please thean/Wolverhampaton University in London, UK, October 7-12. contact Dean Allen or Mr. Simoneaux. The pictures below are from Also attending were representatives from over 29 countries and November’s Conversations : (1) Ms. Angela Davis; (2) Dr. Ronald focused on emerging technologies in education. Rochon; and (3) Dr. Paige Schulte. Dr. Thomas DeVaney, Associate Professor, Educational Leader- ship & Technology; Dr. Robert Hancock, Assistant Professor, Educational Leadership & Technology, “Technology Skills, Avail- ability, and Attitude of Graduate Students Enrolled in Online Pro- grams” Dr. Rayma Harchar, Assistant Professor, Educational Leadership & Technology; Dr. Kathleen Campbell — Assistant Professor, Educational Leadership & Technology, “Reaching Out to a Rural School in Crisis: An Action Research Study” and, “A Study of Single-Sex Classes in Coeducational Middle Schools” Ms. Denise Holly, Art Teacher, Laboratory School has been selected as the 2007 National Elementary Art Educator of the Year. She will receive her award at a conference in NYC in Faculty Scholarly Work March. Ms. Wendy Jacocks, Instructor, Teaching & Learning visited Dr. Diane Allen, Dean, College of Education and Human Development Reggio Emilia in Italy to study the preschools. has been appointed to a state task force on special education. Dr. Debbie Johnson, Associate Professor, Counseling & Human Dr. Gwen Autin, Assistant Professor, Teaching & Learning, “Project Development; Dr. Gail McMillon, Assistant Professor, Counseling PRISM—HQT Producing Results in Science and Mathematics for Middle & Human Development, along with a student, Naesha Moore, School Teachers” have published an article, “The Future of Housing,” in the online journal, Undergraduate Research Journal for the Human Sci- ences, volume 6. Dr. Kathleen Campbell, Assistant Professor, Educational Leadership & Technology; Betty Porter, New Orleans; Michelle Haj-Broussard, Dr. James Kirylo, Assistant Professor, Teaching & Learning; McNeese, “Storm Sagas: The Displacement, Return and Resurgence of Edward Shaw, University of South Alabama. “The Student Mid-South Educational Researchers in the Wake of Hurricanes Katrina Teacher Journey: Voices from the Field” and Rita” Dr. James Kirylo, Assistant Professor, Teaching & Learning; Dr. Ann Nauman, Professor, Educational Leadership & Technology, Dr. John Crain, Provost and Vice-President for Academic Affairs has “School Reform, Newspaper Reporting, & Shaping Public Opin- been appointed to the Blue Ribbon Commission. The focus of the Com- ion” mission this year will be special education. Dr. Johan van der Jagt, Assistant Professor, Teaching & Learn- ing, “The Impact of the Loss of Technology on Graduate Students Due to Hurricane Katrina” Pictured below (from left) are: Dr. Cynthia Tricou, Dr. Clea Parker, Dean Diane Allen and Dr. Sonya Carr, Professor and Billups Endowed Professor in Special Education On November 6, 2006, Dean Diane Allen hosted a luncheon for retired faculty. Pictured above are: (from left to right), Dr. Cynthia Tricou, Dr. Clea Parker, Dean Diane Allen, Dr. Sonya Carr (speaker), Ms. Sandra Baily- Simmons, Assistant Dean Dr. Bill Neal, Dr. Patsy Causey, and Dr. Bryan Schisler. After lunch, Dr. Sonya Carr, Professor and Billups Endowed Professor, shared research with the group. Page 2 Retired Faculty Luncheon, November 6, 2006 Ribbon Cutting for Teacher/Principal of the Year Gallery On December 13 Dean Diane Allen hosted area super- intendents and representatives of the Louisiana Teachers and Principals of the Year who are also Southeastern graduates. Honorees, Melody Bonnette, LA Overall Teacher of the Year 1999; Suzanne Buras, LA Middle/Junior High Teacher of the Year 2003; Bar- bara Forshag, LA Overall Teacher of the Year 2001; John Swang, LA Middle/Junior High Teacher of the Year 1991; Milton Skorlich, LA Principal of the Year and 2000 National Distinguished Principal of the Year from Louisiana; and William Simpson, 1986 National Distinguished Principal of the Year from Louisiana From left, are Melody Bonnette, Suzanne Buras, Barbara Forshag, Dean Diane Allen; John S. Swang, Milton Skorlich, and joined Dean Allen in cutting the ribbon to officially open William Simpson. the gallery of their pictures outside of the KIVA. Dean’s Administrative Council Notes At its January 10 meeting the • Promotion and Tenure Issues graduates. The group discussed Dean’s Administrative Council dis- ways we might recruit and retain stu- • Reassigned Time for Faculty cussed the following topics: dents. Also discussed were budget • Homecoming 2007 issues, new promotion and tenure • Marketing of the College • Workshops guidelines, the PASS-PORT fee, • Background Checks for students grant workshops available from the The Department Heads, Dean Allen, • Faculty Awards and Assistant Dean Neal met on Office of Sponsored Research, and • NCATE January 24. A major topic was enroll- the possibility of a summer camp for ment figures for the Spring which are Taiwanese students. • Smoking Restrictions down for undergraduates and up for Homecoming Reunion Committee Homecoming 2007 will mark the 80th anni- versary of the Alumni Association. The Col- lege of Education and Human Development will host a reunion of alumni on November 10, 2007. A committee of alumni, current students, retired faculty, and current faculty will plan a fun day of activities, including the Educators Honor Roll and a tailgate party. If you would like to help with the planning, Homecoming 2006 pictures above: (Left) Dr. Allen Pictured above (Left) Fans please contact the Dean. and College Ambassadors with baskets containing enjoying food, music, balloons and face paint- Southeastern items that were raffled to raise funds for ing. (Top Right) Graduate Assistant Manatee departments. (Right) Southeastern fans enjoying the wins raffle for huge Southeastern lion! music and atmosphere at our tent! Page 3 Message from the Director CEDSAR Redesign Dear COEHD Colleagues; CEDSAR is currently critically evaluating its mission, its current service to constituents, and overall effectiveness as it relates to Dr. James Kirylo has shared the responses you made to his survey on the professional development of faculty of the three depart- CEDSAR. I am very grateful to all of you who took the time from your ments in the College of Education and Human Development. busy schedules to give us your feedback. Your comments will go a long The present interim director is taking this opportunity to publi- way toward giving us some sense of direction in guiding the present and cize the functions and offerings of CEDSAR. Some of the ser- future activities of CEDSAR. vices presently offered to all faculty in the College are: 1. assistance with portfolio preparation for third-year re- I should like to clear up some misconceptions and perhaps fill in some view and tenure/promotion; gaps in your knowledge by giving you a brief overview of the facilities and resources presently available. 2. collaboration with faculty in research projects; 3. services such as proof-reading and typing for publica- There is a room reserved for the use of faculty: TEC 246(entry code tions and NCATE reports; 1038). In this room there are four (4) computers, all equipped with 4. a room containing a library of supporting research SPSS and other research- relevant software. Also in this room is a mini- sources (journals, books, writing manuals, handbooks library of journals (mostly from the Dean, but we would welcome any for journal writers giving sources, etc.) and computers others that you would like to provide) and empty file drawers (horizontal equipped with research software; files) just begging for your research materials. It would be a wonderful 5. publication of grant proposal opportunities and offer of place to get together for a cooperative research project! writing assistance; CEDSAR has a very respectable library of relevant books, the majority 6. professional improvement workshops (Faculty Forum) of which are presently undergoing the cataloging process (they will be 7. CEDSAR as a clearing house wherein those who seek bar coded for circulation and listed for access) downstairs in the lab collaboration with colleagues can meet; school library. In that collection we have provided all the materials re- 8. "New Faculty Forum" as a type of orientation for newly quested by faculty: APA and other writing manuals, a new edition of hired tenure-track faculty; a fully catalogued library of Cabels (on order), as well as books specific to certain subject areas or bound resource books. academic interests. We expect to add some grant money source infor- mation soon. Department Head Appointed It is unfortunate that CEDSAR does not have the budget to sponsor Dr. Shirley Woods Jacob has been ap- such things as major workshops; however, the Center for Faculty Excel- pointed head of Southeastern Louisiana lence does have the necessary funds and does provide monumental University’s Department of Teaching numbers of professional development activities for faculty. Their notices and Learning in the College of Educa- come to every faculty member's personal computer and all notices from tion and Human Development. CFE ;and, any other opportunity notice that is forwarded to CEDSAR by the Dean is posted in room 246. In addition, several departments on A member of the Southeastern faculty campus offer grant proposal writing courses (information available on since 1991, Jacob holds a doctorate in request). education from the University of South- ern Mississippi in Hattiesburg. She is a native of Livingston Parish and a resi- We are "between secretaries" right now, so our offer to type NCATE dent of St. Tammany Parish. She is a Louisiana certified reports and other documents must be suspended until a replacement is teacher in the areas of English, Spanish, speech, and gifted found. You are invited to submit your manuscripts or reports for proof- education. She is also certified as a supervisor of student ing if you like and the door is still open to any of you needing help or teachers, parish supervisor and in the field of principalship. advice for third-year review or promotion/tenure. If you are looking for a “We are pleased to have someone with the extensive educa- collaborator for research, come let us know about your project. We'll try tional background and abilities that Dr. Jacob brings to this to find you a partner or two. position,” said Diane Allen, dean of the College of Education and Human Development. “She serves as a valuable mentor to many Southeastern students who aspire to be teachers.” CEDSAR UPDATE: We are happy to announce that Ms. Melissa Jacob has accepted the Administrative Assistant position in A member of Who’s Who Among College Teachers, Jacob is CEDSAR! Melissa has worked on the Southeastern campus for 13 a recipient of the Gamma Beta Phi Outstanding Teacher years. You may reach Melissa by phone at # 5019; or, by email at: Award and was recently inducted into Southeastern’s email@example.com. Teacher Education Honor Roll. She is the author of two book editions and numerous articles in national professional jour- Ann Nauman nals. Her research interests include classroom management, new teacher induction, mentoring and best classroom prac- tices. Volume 2, Issue 4 Page 4 Outstanding Social Work Provider 2006 Honoring Jeanne Voorhees The Southeastern Social Work program annually recognizes an outstanding service provider in the Florida Parishes. The 2006 Outstanding Social Services Award was recently pre- sented to Jeanne Voorhees, center, who was the executive director of the New Horizon Youth Service Bureau for more than 30 years until her retirement last August. Making the presentation were, left, Dr. Heidi Kulkin, Social Work Program coordinator, and, right, Maurice Badon, Child Welfare Program coordinator. Social Work Advisory Committee Luncheon On January 12, 2007 the faculty in the Social Work program in Robert Couvillon, Office of Community Services, Linda the Department of Counseling & Human Development hosted Deamer, District Supervisor, Office of Community Services, their external Social Work Advisory Committee for lunch. Mr. Tammy Earles, SLU Headstart Director, Debbie Fleming, Maurice Badon and faculty in the program shared information Council on Aging, DeAnn Gruber, Regional Office of Public about coursework and internships with the committee. Two Health, Bonnie Grumpert, Manager, Office of Addictive current students, Amy Dunn and Arianna Moore, told the Disorders, Reginald Hunter, Hammond, Mike Ibert, Director, guests about the impact their courserwork and internships Rosenblum Mental Health Clinic, Sue Meyers Kennedy, have had on their career goals. Faculty members on the Prevention Coordinator, Florida Parishes Human Services Advisory Committee include: Dr. Heidi Kulkin, Dr. Lolita Authority/Addictive Disorders Services, Sarah Kent, Boykin and Dr. Bonnie Ahn. Other staff members on the Greensburg, Kathy Legg, Hammond Health Unit, Sharon Committee are Ms. Corie Hebert and Mrs. Jane Moncrief. Martin, OCS Foster Parent, Cindy Pechon, Hammond, Members of the Community Relations Committee are: Stephanie Schulte, Executive Director, Chamber of Shannon Anderson, Director, Office of Family Support, Kevin Commerce, Keith Bob-Semple, North Lake Community Brad, Lallie Kemp Hospital, Trai Collins, CASA Supervisor, Development Coordinator, and Linda Starns, Director, Positive Steps. Conceptual Framework The COEHD’s Conceptual Framework provides direction for the development of effective professionals. It is a living document that continuously evolves as opportunities and challenges emerge. The four components of the CF are the institutional standards used for candidate assessment in undergraduate and graduate programs. They are Knowledge of Learner (KL), Strategies and Methods (SM), Content Knowledge (CK), and Professional Standards (PS). Diversity and Technology are in- cluded in the assessment process as themes that are integrated throughout all programs in the educational unit (diversity) (technology). Volume 2, Issue 4 Page 5 Five education students earn Clausen Scholarships Southeastern Louisiana University College of Education and Human Development Cate Teacher Education Center Room 1018 SLU 10671 Hammond, LA 70402-0671 Phone: 958-549-2217 Fax: 985-549-2070 Email: firstname.lastname@example.org Preston B. Allison Distinguished Graduate Scholar Award Recipient, Catherine Frances Saragusa From left, Denise Savoy, Krystal Battaglia, University of Louisiana System President Sally Clausen, Revé Link, Cynthia Butler, Southeastern Dean of Education and Human Development Diane Allen, and Shannon Hill. Five Southeastern education students have been awarded University of Louisiana System Foundation scholarships. The Tom and Kyle Clausen Scholarships, valued at $750 each, were presented to the Southeastern students, to provide financial help College of Education & Human Devel- and professional development. The System will follow the students as opment Student Ambassadors they enter the classroom and provide support to ensure they have the tools needed to be successful, to help them stay in the profession . . . on the job at the Fall 2006 Hooding Ceremony. and to enable their students to achieve high standards. "These honorees represent a high caliber of new teachers entering With Ms. Saragusa are: Dr. Frederick classrooms today," said UL System President Sally Clausen. "By Dembowski, Dr. Anthony Armenta, and offering them assistance in their critical years of teaching, the System Dr. Diane Allen Dean is assisting in their success as well-prepared teachers in Louisiana schools." "We are extremely proud to have five recipients of the Clausen Scholarship," said Southeastern College of Education and Human Development Dean Diane Allen. "They are exemplary students and UPCOMING EVENTS: fine examples of the high quality teachers we prepare at Southeast- ern." Daylight Savings Time Begins -- Sunday, March 11 The scholarships were established in memory of Thomas Clausen, Early Registration for Summer Sally Clausen's brother, and his son Kyle. Thomas Clausen, who 2007 -- March 19-22 began his career as a teacher, served as Louisiana's Superintendent of Education from 1984 to 1988. Prior to his death from cancer, Early Registration for Clausen and his family established a scholarship fund to recognize Fall 2007 -- April 2-5 Graduating Graduate Student outstanding teacher candidates and encourage them in their careers. receives her hood from De- partment Head Shirley Jacob, and Dean Diane Allen No Smoking No Smoking Southeastern Louisiana University will host “Grad Fair,” the university’s “one-stop shopping” opportunity for May 2007 graduating seniors, March 8-9 at the Alumni Center. Signs have been placed around the Teacher Education Center indicating that the entire perimeter of the building is a no smoking area. Please assist us in enforcing this new rule if you see smok- Grad Fair hours are noon-5 p.m. on March 8, and 9 a.m.-3 ers congregated around entrances to the building. Thank you for p.m. on March 9. For additional information, call Leader- ship Development/Student Activities at 985-549-2233. your help.