Faculty & Staff E-news 11.10.14

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As previously mentioned, the SOE will be offering two Winter Intersession courses from December 22, 2014 – January 16, 2015. Let me clarify that courses offered, Adolescent Development and Educational Psychology, are UNDERGRADUATE (400-level) offerings. Graduate students may enroll but only if they have permission from their faculty advisors to take these courses at the 400-level. Registration details will be provided soon.

It is with regret that I formally announce Dr. Rob Leachman’s intent to leave the SOE as of January 1. His experience and insights have been assets to the School when he served as program director of the UMKC Northland (2009-12) and as program director of Continuing and Professional Education (CPE) since then. He also has served as an adjunct professor for ELPF since 2010. Please join me in thanking him for his dedicated service and wishing him well in future endeavors at a reception on December 2nd from 3-4 p.m. in room 307.

Looking further ahead, please save the date of December 12th for a Strategic Action Plan Update and Celebration at Grand Street Café. Details will be forthcoming.

And, it’s time to get your shopping mojo on! Continuing the SOE tradition of serving those in need, the Culture and Climate Committee has again secured a list of deserving foster children’s Christmas lists with the hope that SOE faculty and staff will again find it in their hearts to provide gifts. We have names and wish lists for 20 children aged nine months to age 6 and five teenagers aged 16-18. Shopping will need to be completed by December 8th. Details will be available after this week Wednesday.

If you have not yet submitted an RSVP (password: pdsession) for the professional development workshop following the November 21st faculty meeting (12-2 p.m. in room 307), please do so. The meeting is designed to help us understand the guidelines for ‘evidence’ that CAEP has provided.  Dr. Jake Marszalek, Dr. Patty McHatton and Ms. Carol Sargent will be presenting. All faculty are needed to be a part of this very important discussion as it is critical that we have a shared understanding of what is needed for our Spring 2018 visit.

Stay warm . . . we could see light snow this week!