“COE Bear Tracks”
April 1, 2021
Volume 1, Number 3
Diversity and Inclusion Taskforce Update
Here are the working groups of the COE Diversity and Inclusion Taskforce. Feel free to reach out to your departmental representatives if you have ideas for the work of the task force.
Bear POWER Graduation Events
COE Faculty and Staff News
COVID-19 Survey Sent to Public School Teachers Across Missouri
Counseling, Leadership and Special Education faculty members, Drs. Jon Turner, Ximena Uribe-Zarain, Kennedy Ongaga, and Kelly Wynne, conducted a survey asking public teachers across Missouri if they would sign up to get the COVID-19 vaccine. The following article was in the Springfield News-Leader on March 12, 2021.
Listening Like an Anthropologist: Why deep listening matters for trans* allies
Matt Scott, COE Academic Advisor, presented a forum on March 25 focused on experiences of the trans community. The session was for faculty and staff seeking to expand their understanding of students who identify as trans and the unique challenges they face in academic environments.
Faculty Morale Survey
Dr. Ximena Uribe-Zarain, Asst. Professor, CLSE, is chair of the Committee for Faculty Concerns. The Committee recently shared the Faculty Morale Survey Report with the Faculty Senate. Ximena led this effort and Dr. Pam Correll, Asst. Professor, RFT, assisted with the analysis and report writing.
2020-2021 FCTL Teaching Award for Excellence in Online Training
Dr. Ching-Wen Chang, Professor, Reading, Foundations and Technology, was awarded the 2020-21 Faculty Center for Teaching and Learning Award (FCTL) for Excellence in Online Teaching. She was recognized for…(read more)
2020-2021 FCTL Teaching Award for Excellence in High Impact Practices
Dr. Annice McLean, Senior Instructor, Reading, Foundations, and Technology, was awarded the 2020-2021 Faculty Center for Teaching and Learning Award (FCTL) for Excellence in High-Impact Practices. She was recognized for…(read more)
The Child Life Student Advisory Group
Missouri State’s undergraduate and graduate child life programs are home to 70+ students. With both programs rapidly growing, faculty are constantly looking for new and innovative ways to better serve students. One of the initiatives implemented by faculty this year is the Child Life Student Advisory Group (CLSAG)…(read more). Here is the March Newsletter for CLSAG.
Welcome to our new Outreach section in Bear Tracks
The purpose of this section is to highlight COE endeavors in the areas of recruitment, retention, and partnerships. The exciting news is that faculty and staff are designing and implementing successful outreach efforts, however, sometimes their efforts are not always known outside their programs. Read more…
Creating a Pathway to Graduate School
The University has a new partnership with Central State for accelerated master’s programs. Read more…
MSU – COE Class of ’97 A+ teacher, Laurie Poe
Anyone who has been involved with Gainesville Junior High in the last decade is probably well acquainted with the positive personality and bright smile of junior high math teacher Laurie Poe. Read more…
Dr. John Mulford, Elementary Ed Program Alum
Springfield Public Schools announced that Dr. John Mulford will take over as the next deputy superintendent of operations for the school district. Read more…
Joshua Tracy, 2015 Early Childhood Education Graduate
Joshua Tracy, a 2015 graduate of the Early Childhood Education program at Missouri State, was named one of five recipients for the Turner Award for Excellence in Teaching Reading in the Springfield Public School District. Read more…
The ATLL continues to provide training…
Continuous Improvement Seminars
(All will be held via Zoom)
- Fri, April 23 – 10-12 pm
- Fri, May 7 – 10-12 pm
- Apr 1 – No Classes, Offices Open
- Apr 2 – No Classes, Offices Closed
University Virtual Town Hall
- April 9, 2021 – 3-5 pm
COE Alumni Initiative
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