“COE Bear Tracks”
May 7, 2021
Volume 1, Number 4
College of Education Plan—Next Steps
Last week in a university town hall meeting, the Long Range Plan Steering Committee provided an overview of the four themes that comprise the foundation for the plan. These themes will guide the work of the university over the next five years. In the January COE meeting, I asked faculty to discuss the four themes and share work that you are already doing related to these themes as well as ideas for things you would like to do.
I took all of your feedback and combined and condensed these ideas into a manageable list of possible College of Education goals. This summer, I will convene a group of faculty recommended by department heads to further refine these goals for the college.
We will hold our 2021 college meeting on Friday, August 20 from 10:00-12:00 in Hill Hall 001. During that meeting, we will share the College of Education goals for our plan. I will then ask each department to convene in a breakout room in Hill Hall to generate ideas for department specific goals and actions. Departments will be asked to refine and finalize their departmental goals and actions by the end of the fall 2021 semester. This collaborative work will result in a college plan that will guide our decisions through 2026.
– Dr. Barri Tinkler, Interim Dean
New CLSE Department Head
The College of Education welcomes the new Department Head of Counseling, Leadership, and Special Education, Dr. Marjorie Shavers. Dr. Shavers completed her Ph.D. in Counselor Education at the Ohio State University, and she is currently the Senior Leader for Graduate Programs at Heidelberg University. Dr. Shavers will be joining us beginning August 1.
Class Modality Definitions
Earlier this semester, Provost Einhellig charged a committee with revisiting the University’s class modality definitions to provide clarity for students and academic departments. These definitions have now been reviewed and approved. These definitions will not affect the Fall 2021 scheduling. The university will use these definitions to guide scheduling practices for Spring 2022.
COE Academic Advisor Opening
The Professional Education Services office has posted an opening for an Academic Advisor.
ATLL Professional Developer Opening
The Agency for Teaching, Leading, and Learning (ATLL) has posted an opening for a Professional Developer position. The position will be open until Friday, May 21, 2021.
COE Faculty and Staff News
CLSE Faculty Conduct COVID Pandemic Survey with Educators in Missouri
A team of researchers from MSU-COE Department of Counseling, Leadership and Special Education Drs. Jon Turner, Ximena Uribe-Zarain, Kennedy Ongaga, and Kelly Wynne, surveyed teachers across the state about teaching during the pandemic. Their work was highlighted in the Springfield News-Leader.
- Missouri teachers have felt stressed, ‘attacked’ during pandemic, statewide survey shows. Read more…
- 1 in 10 Missouri teachers thinking about calling it quits, survey shows. Read more…
The faculty have been interviewing about their work…Here is the MissouriNet Radio Interview with Jon Turner.
Cheating in the time of COVID: -19: An ongoing study
University Communications published a story about research conducted by Dr. James Sottile and Dr. Bonni Behrend. Are college students cheating more in virtual school?
Center City Counseling Clinic
The Center City Counseling Clinic is an important resource for the university and community. During this semester alone, the clinic provided 820 counseling sessions.
Join Clinic Director Robin Farris for a virtual tour of the clinic:
The 2021 Annual Frank Einhellig Graduate Interdisciplinary Forum – May 1
Congratulations to the following COE students for being recognized for Outstanding Presentations at the Annual Graduate Interdisciplinary Forum:
- Lisha Kraft – Counseling & Assessment
- Matthew James, Heather Campie – Elementary Education
- Hannah Peak, Apryl Meyers, Taylor West, Sierra Chitwood – Student Affairs in Higher Ed
- Erica Cain – Teacher Leadership
- Melanie Bond Willenbrock – Early Childhood & Family Development
It is hard to believe we are nearing the end of the semester and the end of, hopefully, one of the hardest years we will encounter as educators. Despite these challenges, we have several outreach items to highlight this month as faculty, staff, and administrators continue to build partnerships with P-12 schools and communities. We lead off with news from the Elementary Education Program on the Teacher Placement Day held in West Plains on March 30. Read more…
Outstanding Beginning Teachers
Congratulations to Kaitlin Voss and Marcus Bullard who have both been recognized as MACTE 2021 Outstanding Beginning Teachers.
Carthage District Hires
Two graduates of our Educational Administration programs were recently hired as administrators for Carthage School District. See more…
The ATLL continues to provide training…
- Friday, May 14 – 5:00 pm, JQH Arena (capacity is limited to 4 guests per student)
Bear POWER Graduation Events
- Friday, May 14
- 11:00 am – 12:00 pm Graduation Celebration – Phelps Grove Park Pavilion
- 5:00 pm Commencement Ceremony – JQH Arena
COE 2021 College Meeting
- Friday, Aug 20 – 10:00-12:00 Hill Hall 001
COE Alumni Initiative
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