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UNLV and the Women's Research Institute of Nevada, among others, host the panel discussion, "Equity in Education: Celebrating 40 Years of Title IX," on Thursday April 19, at 3 p.m., at the Carlson Education Building Hendrix Auditorium (CEB-HEA).
Title IX is the 1972 law that prevents people from being denied educational benefits based on gender. It helped spur the implementation of women's sports and scholarships programs. But 40 years later, do women still get equal benefits in education? How even is the playing field? Join us on Thursday as UNLV educators, leaders and coaches weigh in on the gender debate.
- Judith Sweet, Co-Director for the Alliance of Women Coaches
- Dr. Carol C. Harter, Executive Director Black Mountain Institute, UNLV Regents Professor & UNLV President Emerita
- Dr. Peg Rees, Executive Director, Public Lands Institute, Interim Vice-Provost for Educational Outreach and Professor of Geoscience
- Dr. Nancy Lough, Professor, College of Education, Department of Educational Psychology & Higher Education
On April 4, Department of Educational Psychology & Higher Education Professor Dr. Nancy Lough served as a expert panelist on a KNPR discussion on Title IX. The panel discussion is accessible in audio format through the KNPR website.
In addition to the KNPR broadcast, Dr. Lough will be participating in the discussion Equity in Education: Celebrating 40 Years of Title IX. The discussion is scheduled for April 19 in CEB Hendrix Auditorium from 3:00 PM to 5:00 PM. The event is sponsored by the UNLV College of Education, the Women's Research Institute of Nevada, Office of Diversity Initiatives, the Women's Council, Intercollegiate Athletics, Phi Alpha Theta History Honor Society, and the Nevada Humanities.
Department of Teaching & Learning Professor Dr. Jane McCarthy was featured on the home page of the Association of Teacher Educators where she delivered the "Distinguished Educator Lecture" at the Association of Teacher Educator's 2012 Annual Event Meeting that was held in San Antonio, Texas. Dr. McCarthy is also featured throughout the conference slideshow.
In the past, Dr. McCarthy has served as the Dean of the College of Education, Department Chair of the Department of Curriculum and Instruction, and Chair of the UNLV Faculty Senate. She has an extensive record of research and publication in the fields of school reform, classroom management, and effective teaching strategies for students in at-risk situations. She has been a faculty member at the University of Houston, Rice University, and a project director at Stanford University before coming to UNLV sixteen years ago. Dr. McCarthy is a member of numerous boards and committees.
The College of Education Newsletter Spring 2012 Edition is available for download in PDF format. The newsletter serves to provide an update about the College, as well as to contain information on the accomplishments of College of Education faculty, staff, and students during the Fall 2011 and Spring 2012 terms. Please enjoy.
NEW Masters and Doctoral Degree Emphasis in Career & Technical and Postsecondary Education
In response to market and student demand, which coincides nicely with President Obama's new Community College to Career Fund initiative, it is with great excitement that we announce our NEW masters degree programs and our NEW doctoral degree program in the College of Education. These new graduate programs that concentrate on Career & Technical and Postsecondary Education (CTPE) have been recently added to the new Department of Teaching and Learning.
The primary mission of the CPTE degree programs is to prepare educational leaders in advanced theory and practice, thus enabling them to better serve young adults and adults as they pursue careers and vocations in the workplace and in the community. The programs serve professional educators and trainers, counselors, administrators, and policymakers who are involved in public and private secondary, postsecondary and adult career and technical education.
The graduate programs are designed to prepare persons for careers in teacher education, research and evaluation, career and technical education administration, secondary and post-secondary teaching, local and state agencies (e.g., government), and public and private organizations (e.g., business/industry, consultants).
We are very excited about these new programs and are currently accepting applications to both degree programs for Fall 2012 admittance. The admission process and requirements (i.e., minimum GPA, GRE requirements for the doctoral program, etc.) are provided on the Graduate College website.
Kenny C. Guinn Memorial Millennium Scholarship
In 1999, the Nevada Legislature enacted Governor Kenny Guinn's Millennium Scholarship initiative into law. Section 396.911 of the Nevada Revised Statutes created the Millennium Scholarship Trust Fund, to be administered by the State Treasurer. Later that year, the Nevada System of Higher Education's Board of Regents adopted policy and procedure guidelines for the administration of the scholarship. Through the successful completion of a rigorous program of study at Nevada high schools, our state has seen a significant, positive impact-more than double the number of students are attending our colleges and universities since the program began. To read more about the scholarship, and to download the application, visit the The Governor Guinn Millennium Scholarship Program page. The deadline is April 1.
Doctoral Student Kyle Kaalberg Highlighted For His Work With UNLV Cares
Department of Teaching & Learning doctoral student Kyle Kaalberg was interviewed by a local station (Channel 8) for his work with UNLV Cares. Kyle is the acting Vice President at the UNLV Cares Food Pantry.
UNLV Cares is a student organization that is an entity separate from UNLV, but provides a support system for any UNLV community member who may be struggling due to devastating budget cuts. Well over 100 were served during the first two months of 2012, with hundreds served during the fall semester. It is a discreet system where individuals associated with UNLV may receive non-perishable food items. UNLV Cares is located across from campus on the second floor of the Promenade Center, and relies solely on food donations from the campus. Within the next few weeks, UNLV cares will be able to accept cash donations as well. Donations are essential to the sustainability of this organization, and anyone wishing to donate can use the drop boxes located around campus or email firstname.lastname@example.org to have food pickedup. To learn more about UNLV Cares, visit the UNLV Cares Facebook page.
National Writing Project Receives $11.3 Million Grant
In her role as Director of the Southern Nevada Writing Project, Professor Marilyn McKinney's work and research connect her with 196 other writing project sites across the country through the National Writing Project (NWP). Recently, Dr. McKinney participated with NWP site leaders to review site reports and create an online resource of promising practices gleaned from the reports; upon her return she heard good news. The U.S. Education Secretary Arne Duncan announced the award of nearly $24.6 million for three grants to improve student achievement by increasing the effectiveness of teachers and principals. Funded under the Supporting Effective Educators Development (SEED) program was the National Writing Project. Based in Berkeley, Calif., the NWP will use its $11.3 million grant to train 3,000 K-12 teacher-leaders in the teaching of writing, who will then conduct professional development for teachers in local schools and districts in all 50 states. They are expected to reach some 12,000 students during the 2012-13 school year. The training will be conducted at intensive summer institutes for teachers on university campuses as well as through online programs. Another focus of the National Writing Project grant is to provide at least 30 hours of professional development in writing instruction throughout the school year for teachers serving high-need students in 100 schools and districts across the country. Though the SNWP is not a direct recipient of the funding, Dr. McKinney's team will benefit from this national award.
Professor Larry Ashley To Be Awarded The International Association Of Addiction And Offender Counselors: Addictions/Offender Educator Excellence Award
Professor Larry Ashley, of the Department of Educational & Clinical Studies, is to be awarded The International Association Of Addiction And Offender Counselors (IAAOC): Addictions/Offender Educator Excellence Award. The award acknowledges an individual who has demonstrated an outstanding commitment to the field of addictions/offender issues through teaching. In addition to receiving the award, Professor Ashley will be honored at the Annual Awards Ceremony at the 2012 American Counseling Association Annual Convention in San Francisco. Congratulations, Professor Larry Ashley!
Congratulations to the COE graduate students that participated in GRIPS – "Graduate Research in Preparation Symposium" at the Bennett Professional Development Building last Friday afternoon. Pictures from the event are available online.
The purpose of this annual symposium is to provide a forum for graduate researchers in each department of the College of Education to share the results of their research with fellow students, faculty, and others interested in education in Nevada. This symposium included both oral and poster presentations. Topics included the consideration of specific artifacts, the development of pedagogies, the design and use of technologies, and incorporation of resources available for related research. Poster presentations will be made available and posted on the COE website.
Conducting research as a graduate student is an enriching experience that can provide meaningful exposure to problem solving and prepare the student to successfully enter and adapt to the academy or society upon graduation. Exposure to research is also one of the most effective means to motivate students and stimulate interest in others in graduate education.
Also, a thank you to Drs. Susan Miller and Doris Watson for their organizational skills and dedication to the success of this event.
Equity in Education: Celebrating 40 Years of Title IX
Thursday, April 19, 2012 3:00 to 5:00 pm
Panel Discussion, reception to follow
Hendrix Auditorium, William D. Carlson Education Building (CEB)
This event looks back at the progress and challenges of the forty years since Title IX passed in 1972. While Title IX is widely known as the law supporting women's athletic teams, the legislation also dramatically improved the experiences of all women in education. Title IX prohibits discrimination based on sex in education programs and all activities that receive federal financial assistance. Some of the forms of discrimination that Title IX prohibits include sexual harassment, the failure to provide equal opportunity in athletics, and discrimination based on pregnancy. In 1972, before Title IX, women earned less than ten percent of law and medical degrees, and just 13% of doctoral degrees. Today, women earn nearly half of all law and medical degrees, and over half of all doctoral degrees.
The panelists will examine the impact of Title IX, its history, and its continued relevance. The speakers have a range of experiences in university administration, athletics, education, and the sciences.
The UNLV College of Education, the Women's Research Institute of Nevada, Office of Diversity Initiatives, the Women's Council, Intercollegiate Athletics, Phi Alpha Theta History Honor Society, and the Nevada Humanities sponsor the event.
The College of Education is pleased to announce an exciting event coming to UNLV. The first annual Gayle A. Zeiter Children's Literature Conference will take place on Saturday, March 17! Our featured authors this year will be Pat Mora (author of such award-winning titles as Tomas and the Library Lady and Dona Flor), and James Ransome with his wife, Lesa Cline-Ransome (collaborative team behind such star-reviewed books as Before There Was Mozart and Words Set Me Free). This is a fantastic opportunity to hear from award-winning authors/illustrators at a local event! Registration is $10.00 for students and $20.00 for non-students. Registration is good for the entire conference, which will go from 8:00 am - 2:00 pm. For more information, or to register for the conference, please go to the Gayle A. Zeiter Children's Literature Conference site.
The UNLV College of Education is pleased to announce the call for nominations for the College of Education Alumnus/a of the Year Award, the highest and most prestigious award given by the UNLV Alumni Association. The award is designed to recognize a UNLV College of Education alumnus or alumna who has made an impact on UNLV through the significant contributions made to society in professional fields or through personal achievements. The award is not based on accomplishments achieved during the current year but on contributions over his or her lifetime. Nominate an alumnus/a now. The last day to submit nominations is April 15, 2012.
The Dave Rice Foundation will partner with the UNLV Center for Autism Spectrum Disorders headed by Director Dr. Peggy J. Schaefer Whitby and Associate Director Dr. Shannon Crozier. Dr. Whitby was mentioned during the press conference video posted on the News 3 website at about nine and a half minutes into the video. Dr. Shannon Crozier contributed comments related to services that the center provides. The comments can be viewed at: Las Vegas Review Journal website.
Dr. Jane McCarthy of the Department of Teaching & Learning is highlighted in the College's second scholar stories entry.
Dr. Michelle Carro hired to serve as the clinical director of the UNLV PRACTICE
Dr. Michelle Carro will serve as clinical director of the new UNLV PRACTICE. The PRACTICE is a collaborative venture between the College of Education and the College of Liberal Arts. The PRACTICE was created to provide optimal learning experience for advanced educational and mental health clinics and will also serve the UNLV community as well as the region. Dr. Carro earned her Ph.D. in clinical psychology from the University of Vermont in 1997. Following completion of her internship at the University of California San Diego School of Medicine, she moved to Las Vegas, where she has been a practicing psychologist since 1999. She was recruited to join the UNLV Clinical Psychology Doctoral Program as the Associate Director of Clinical Training in 2004. Dr. Carro has strong generalist clinical training with particular interests in children, families, and psychological assessment of attention deficit disorders, learning disabilities and other neurodevelopmental or acquired emotional, cognitive and behavioral impairments. She is also devoted to professional service and maintaining strong ties between the University and the community of practicing clinicians. As an active member of the Nevada Psychological Association, she has served as the Public Education Coordinator, Legislative Committee Chair, Southern Region President, and Executive Board President for two terms. She is currently President of the Nevada Psychological Association Training Consortium Executive Board. She was honored by the association for "Outstanding Advocate for Psychology" in 2004, 2008 and 2011, and received the James Mikawa Award for Outstanding Psychologist in 2009. She has also served the state psychology licensing board as an examiner and test-item developer. In July 2011 Governor Sandoval appointed her to the licensing board as a full member.
Dr. William Cross Selected to Receive the Distinguished Elder Award at the 2013 National Multicultural Conference & Summit
Dr. William Cross, of the Department of Educational & Clinical Studies, has been selected to receive the Distinguished Elder Award at the 2013 National Multicultural Conference & Summit. The Distinguished Elder Award is given to professionals who have provided "years of hard work and service in challenging existing paradigms within psychology". The 2013 event will be held in Houston. Congratulations, Dr. Cross!
The College of Education Newsletter Winter 2011 Edition is available for download in PDF format. The newsletter serves to provide an update about the College, as well as, contain information on the accomplishments of College of Education faculty and staff members during the Summer 2011 and Fall 2011 terms. Please enjoy.
Dr. Linda Quinn of the Department of Teaching & Learning is highlighted in the College's first scholar stories entry.
With the recent reorganization of the College of Education, the Higher Education graduate degree programs are now housed within the Department of Educational Research, Cognition & Development. The Higher Education program faculty includes Dr. Vicki Rosser, Dr. Mario Martinez, Dr. Doris L. Watson & Dr. Nancy Lough. The Higher Education program offers both a Master's of Education and a Doctorate of Philosophy. Admission dates for the program are October 15 for spring admission (M.Ed. only), February 1 for Fall Admission, and March 15 for Summer Admission (M.Ed. only).
College of Education Advising & Field Placement Center
The COE Undergraduate Advising Center and the COE Office of Field Experiences has merged to become the COE Advising and Field Placement Center. The new Advising and Field Placement Center is located in CEB 221.
The new Advising & Field Placement Center site is located at: http://education.unlv.edu/afp/
You can still access the COE Advising Center site at: http://education.unlv.edu/advising/
and the COE Field Placement (Field Experiences) site at: http://education.unlv.edu/ofe/
Orientation meeting dates and times for Practicum One, Practicum Two, and Student Teaching for Special Education & Early Childhood Education majors.
- ECE 491, ECE 781 and EDSP 491 orientation will be held on Wednesday, August 24 at 9:00 a.m. in CEB 133
- ECE 483 and EDSP 487 orientation will be held on Wednesday, August 24 at 11:00 a.m. in CEB 133
Dr. Warren Glenn Hioki, Educational Leadership Graduate, Appointed By President Obama As A Board of Trustees of the Christopher Columbus Fellowship Foundation
President Barack Obama recently appointed Dr. Hioki as a member of the Board of Trustees for the Christopher Columbus Fellowship Foundation. Dr. Hioki graduated with his Ph.D. in Educational Leadership.
Founding COE Dean Passes Away
We regret to announce that Dr. Anthony Saville, an Emeritus Dean and Professor of the College of Education, passed away on Tuesday, June 28, 2011. Dr. Saville was born in 1929 in Montreal, Canada. He earned his Bachelor's degree from Illinois State University and his Master's and Ed.D. from the University of Missouri. After stops at Fresno State and Bowling Green State University, he and his wife came to Las Vegas. In 1967, the Nevada Southern School of Education became the UNLV College of Education with Dr. Saville serving as its Founding Dean. He continued in that role for 11 years as a leader and strong promoter of education issues and ideals. In his career at UNLV spanning the years 1967-1998, Dr. Saville authored numerous manuscripts for scholarly journals and books. He was an expert in the areas of stress management, conflict management and time management and served as a well-known consultant to schools and higher education systems throughout the nation.
College of Education Reorganization
The UNLV College of Education has been reorganized from six departments into three departments. To find out about more about the programs offered through each department, please visit the Academic Programs page.
Former COE Faculty Member Passes Away
Former COE faculty member Dr. Agnes Lockette has passed away. Dr. Lockette was originally hired by CCSD as an elementary teacher. In 1972, Dr. Lockette had the opportunity to serve as a UNLV Department of Education Professor. She was a professor from 1972-1984. She will be missed by all.
Drs. Randy Astramovich and Wendy Hoskins: Key Figures In The Founding Of The Association for Child & Adolescent Counseling
Dr. Randy Astramovich spearheaded the establishment of the Association for Child & Adolescent Counseling and is now serving as Founding President. This is the first time a UNLV Counselor Education faculty member has served as president of a national counseling organization. Dr. Wendy Hoskins is serving as Treasurer.