The Hough Post
October 7, 2016
Volume 5, Number 6
COE Homecoming Events – Mark your Calendar…
Friday, October 14 – One-Room School House Scholarship Event (recipient: Kristin Ruhl)
1:30 p.m. – One-Room School House – west of Greenwood Laboratory School
The MSU Class of 1966 will be in attendance – Refreshments will be served
Saturday, October 15 – COE Tailgate at Bearfest Village – 11:00 a.m. – 1:30 p.m.
2016 Fall Showcase – September 24th
The Fall Showcase was held Saturday, September 24th. High school students and families were given information and guidance to help them as they navigate through the process of selecting their future college home.
SAHE Graduate Student’s Travel Awards for Peer-Reviewed Presentations
Dr. Gilbert Brown appreciates the SAHE faculty’s success in encouraging students to make peer-reviewed presentations at regional and national conferences. SAHE’s Cohort Nine students are some of these high achievers! COE’s Graduate Student Travel Award and the Graduate College’s Award Travel Fund are making it possible for our students to make peer-reviewed presentations at the following upcoming conferences:
|Christina Davis||Student Affairs Administrators in Higher Education (NASPA) conference in St. Louis, MO November 15-17, 2016.|
|Alyssa Johnson||Student Affairs Administrators in Higher Education (NASPA) conference in St. Louis, MO November 15-17, 2016.|
|Dustin Braddish||ACPA Midwest Conference in Kansas City, MO October 2-4, 2016|
|Jeanette Diaz||ACPA Midwest Conference in Kansas City, MO October 2-4, 2016|
|Kimberly Brake||NACADA Conference in Atlanta, GA October 5-8, 2016|
|Regan Baker||NACADA Conference in Atlanta, GA October 5-8, 2016|
COE Fall Faculty Meeting – Mark Your Calendar – RSVP by October 28th
College of Education Fall Faculty Meeting – Friday, November 11, 2016
8:00 – 11:30 a.m. – Kentwood Hall, Crystal Room
700 E. St. Louis Street
Breakfast will be served
Parking: Use the lot northwest of Kentwood Hall. There are 51 parking spaces for guests. Additional parking is available at Bear Park North on Elm Street. Another option is to take the shuttle.
RSVP by October 28th to Sharon @ firstname.lastname@example.org
Greenwood Homecoming Thank You from the Athletic & Debate Booster Club
Greenwood Homecoming events were last weekend and were well attended. Check out the pictures on the attached Homecoming Thank You from the A&D Booster Club. Go Jays!
Wise and Well Health Benefits Fair – October 18th
Informational booths for faculty, staff, and students. Click on below for more information.
Effective October 1, 2016, Juli Panza was reclassified as the coordinator, professional education advisement. Juli’s duties include:
- Supervising academic advisors, graduate assistants, support staff, and work study students.
- Management duties include completing exempt staff’s ADPs, approving time off, and scheduling office assignments.
- Continuing to serve as a professional advisor with a reduced advising load.
- Advise the Associate Dean for Student Affairs to determine whether dismissed students are eligible for reinstatement.
- Serving as the liaison with internal COE stakeholders including the Childhood Education and Families Studies for Early Childhood, Elementary, Middle School Education, and Special Education. Also, the Director of Secondary Education, and the Education Preparation Provider.
- Functioning as external office liaison with campus-wide stakeholder units including the Registrars Office, Office of Admissions, University Advisement, and Adult Student Services.
- Other duties as assigned.
Karla Ferguson was hired on October 5th as our new assistant field experiences and certification coordinator. She is working closely with Kim Dubree and other staff in those offices under the direct supervision of Dr. James Sottile.
Candace Fairbairn, clinical instructor, Childhood Education and Family Studies, will retire effective November 1, 2016. Candace has been a part of the MSU College of Education student teacher supervision team since 1994. Most recently, she has been assisting Dr. David Brown with management and oversight of interns, master teachers, and teachers in residence. Candace also took the lead as our College point person with regard to MoPTA. She will be missed!
The RFT department head position should be posted on Monday, October 10th. The search committee will begin reviewing applicants on December 1st. Committee members are: Becky Swearingen, chair, Alex Jean-Charles, Steve Hinch, Tuesda Roberts, Deanne Camp, David Goodwin, and Linda Garrison-Kane. The new department head will start on August 1, 2017, with an opportunity to transition into the position by working with Dr. Cathy Pearman, RFT faculty, et al., between May and July 2017, depending on availability.
CEFS is currently searching for two assistant professors, an associate professor, and a clinical instructor in elementary education; an assistant professor for early childhood education, and an assistant professor for the child and family development program.
In previous Posts, we have noted a number of retirements that will take place by August 2017. While some faculty and staff searches are underway or have recently been finalized, we have received six
Requests for Positions from academic units across COE. Per our Strategic Hiring Plan processes, the Budget Committee will review these requests on October 21st to recommend how much on-going salary funds to set aside for same. The Faculty Advisory Council will meet on October 26th and rank order the six RFPs. The COE Leadership Council will meet on October 27th and make recommendations to the dean. At this time, we are calculating the on-going salaries budget that will be available beginning August 2017. I trust we will be able to identify additional funds to enable the College to add two new positions from the RFPs submitted for consideration.
Keep Calm and October On,