Faculty & Staff E-news 12.6.16

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I am pleased that the university has now posted our Assistant Teaching Professor in Instructional Design and Technology and our Assistant/Associate Professor (tenure-line) position in Higher Education Administration, both beginning in the fall.  Please forward the links to colleagues you believe are qualified and interested in joining us on our mission.


Graduation is fast approaching, and I’m pleased to report that we have 52 students who applied for graduation (3 B.A., 39 M.A., 6 Ed.S., and 4 doctoral), with 34 committing to walk thus far.  I look forward to honoring our students’ accomplishments and thank those faculty and staff who have committed their participation to the ceremony on December 17.


I want to commend Ms. Rhianna Thomas on her recent publication:  Discovering our own whiteness. Perspectives and Provocations in Early Childhood Education, 3. Retrieved from: http://www.earlychildhoodeducationassembly.com/journals.html (Perspectives and Provocations is the journal of the Early Childhood Education Assembly, which works to support and integrate the efforts of NCTE constituents concerned with language and literacy issues in Early Childhood Education.)


Congratulations to Higher Education Administration Master’s student Karen King (Dr. Michelle Maher’s advisee) who was selected to participate in the Graduate Student Leadership Development Program. The year-long program is designed to develop or enhance leadership skills of students across the UM System, with students selected from their applications on a competitive basis.


A reminder that semester grades are due by 5 p.m. December 20.


We will suspend enews over the winter break, resuming again January 9.  In the meantime, I wish each of you a very happy holiday with friends and family and will see you in the New Year!