The Hough Post: March 16, 2016

March 16 Hough Post

University of Arkansas – Pine Bluff 23rd Annual Mary E. Benjamin Conference on Educational Access – Literacy Across STEM Areas

As has been our practice in the past, COE will support faculty to present papers at the Mary E. Benjamin Conference at the University of Arkansas, Pine Bluff. The conference will be held on April 20, 2016. This year’s conference is focused on literacy skills needed for students to master STEM subjects in preparation for college and career readiness. Proposals are due on or before March 19, 2016.  Submit Here

The Dean has set aside $2,500 to cover the cost of registration and travel for any COE faculty who present at the UAPB conference. In years past, this amount covered the cost for several faculty to car pool to Pine Bluff, present, and return the same day. In 2014, nine faculty took advantage of this opportunity. Would be terrific to support this number of faculty (or more) again in 2016.

MSU COE MOU with University of Arkansas – Pine Bluff

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Dr. Jacquelyn McCray, Interim Vice Chancellor for Academic Affairs, Dr. George Herts, Interim Dean, School of Education, and others at the University of Arkansas, Pine Bluff, met with Dean Hough and Associate Dean Gilbert Brown on Monday to discuss ways to operationalize the two institutions’ Memorandum of Understanding.

Rebecca Smotherman, CLSE, Receives Award

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Rebecca Smotherman, Instructor – Counseling, Leadership and Special Education, with her family. Rebecca received the Southwest MO School Counselor Post-Secondary Counselor of the Year award!

Faculty Search Updates

James Satterfield will join the Department of Counseling, Leadership and Special Education as department head this fall.  James is currently an associate professor, Department of Leadership Counselor Education, Human and Organizational Development at Clemson University.

Brittany Whittenberg will join the Department of Childhood Education and Family Studies this fall as an assistant professor in the Child Life program. Brittany is currently finishing her Ph.D. at the University of Texas, Austin.

Jeni Hopkins will join the Greenwood Laboratory School this fall as the secondary school guidance counselor.  Jeni is currently a counselor and coach at Hillcrest High School, Springfield Public Schools.

Pamela Correll will join the Department of Reading, Foundations & Technology this fall as an assistant professor of literacy. Pamela is currently an instructor at Georgetown College in Kentucky and is completing her Ph.D. at the University of Kentucky.

Russ Brock will join the Department of Counseling, Leadership & Special Education this fall as a clinical instructor. Russ will teach courses in the Educational Leadership program and serve as the SWRPDC coordinator of programs. Russ is currently a field service representative for the Missouri School Board Association.

CAEP Information

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Online registration for the 2016 Spring CAEP Conference closed on February 24. But on-site registration is still be available at the conference. | Programming available. | San Diego, CA | Mar 23-25, 2016.

Is your state interested in convening providers and inviting CAEP to come and present? Topics such as CAEP Standards and Process, Quality Assessments, and Program Review / Feedback Option. Contact: Lauren Alexander.


Call for Service | Join CAEP’s Volunteer Corps–apply by March 18, 2016! Several volunteer positions are available, with six types to choose from–find one that matches your expertise. | Learn more here | Share the message!

Advanced-Level Programs: When Should I Include Them? | All self-study reports due after Sept. 1, 2017 need to include advanced-level programs. Self-study reports due before Sept. 1, 2017 do not. If your site visit date is in fall 2017, you do not need to include advanced-level programs because your self-study report will have been completed several months before Sept. 1, 2017.


Upcoming EPP Webinars | A refresh of the five CAEP Standards webinars is underway. Here are the upcoming live webinars:

  • Tuesday, March 29, 2016 | 5:00 p.m. EDT | Standard 3
  • Monday, April 25, 2016 | 5:00 p.m. EDT | Standard 4
  • Thursday, May 26, 2016 | 5:00 p.m. EDT | Standard 5

Archived EPP Webinars | All of the webinars from 2015 have moved to our Youtube channel. You can still access all of them on this video playlist (tip: save the playlist to your Youtube account to access the videos any time, plus you’ll get the newest ones automatically). The two most recent archived webinars:

Guidelines for Plans: Phasing in Accreditation Evidence | This resource will help EPPs understand CAEP’s expectations for phase-in plans that began in 2015.

CAEP Weekly & Monthly Email Updates | Subscribe to these weekly mailings; monthly mailings with more narrative and resources also available: Sign up.


New State Partnership Agreements | Four states have signed partnership agreements with CAEP. Welcome California, Indiana, Maine, and New Jersey!

CAEP is developing a comprehensive plan for further study of and reflection on Standard 3 with the goal of reaching sound, reasoned, and deliberate conclusions. | For more information: CAEP Standard 3 (click the ‘Resources’ tab).

Looking for work? | Check out the educator preparation jobs at CAEP and elsewhere.

Council for the Accreditation of Educator Preparation

1140 19th Street, NW, Suite 400

Washington, DC 20036

main phone: 202.223.0077

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Students from Japan Visit Dean Hough

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Dean Hough met with Japanese exchange students from Gunma University on Friday, March 6, 2016.  The students were participating in a three-week cultural language program through the MSU English Language Institute.  Pictured with Dr. Hough and the Japanese students are Dr. Keiko Uehara, a Gunma University professor who accompanied the students, and Kelsey Goin, ELI Special Programs Coordinator.

Upcoming COE Meetings / Events

March 17, 2016           Leadership Council, 9:00 – 10:30 a.m., Hill 314

Doug Sampson will be in attendance to discuss the summer 2017 move from Hill Hall to PCOB and the Glen Isle Shopping Center, 1514 S. Glenstone Ave.  This will be an opportunity for faculty and staff to share ideas for space renovations.

March 18, 2016           COE Budget Committee, 8:00 – 9:30 a.m., Hill 314

March 22, 2016           Legacy of Learning – Preparing for the Future in Kansas City

600 – 8:00 p.m., Marriott Country Club Plaza, 4445 Main Street

April 12, 2016             Legacy of Learning – Preparing for the Future in St. Louis

6:00 – 8:00 p.m., Sheraton Westport Plaza Hotel

To keep you fully updated, a reminder that notes / minutes from meetings are posted on the COE website within one week.


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