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coE-News: November 15, 2006 VOL. 2 ISSUE 3

Published: Nov 15th, 2006 •• Category: coE-News


NOV. 15, 2006

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Looking Ahead to the Next Century
Dean Catherine Emihovich reflects on the final events in this year’s Centennial Celebration, and looks over the horizon to the challenges facing education in the coming decades. (more)

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Major Middle School Overhaul in the Works?
Is it time to rethink the way middle schools are organized and run? Distinguished Professor Paul George, a founding figure in the middle-school movement, recently completed a study of the current state of middle schools in Florida for the Helios Education Foundation. (more)

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COE Professor Helps Revise State Math Standards
Associate Professor Thomasenia Adams was one of approximately 40 academics from around the country selected to revise the Florida Department of Education’s standards for mathematics. (more)

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UF Inclusion Grant Named Top Federal Funding Priority
Project RISE, a UF effort to prepare leaders in the areas of inclusive education for students with severe disabilities, was the No. 1 ranked leadership training proposal on the U.S. Department of Education’s grant list this year. RISE will receive $800,000 over the next four years for its plan to prepare leaders to conduct research in services for students with severe disabilities and facilitate change in educational services for these students. (more)

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The following is a sample of recent faculty and graduate student publications and presentations.

  1. Garrett, M. T. (with Nassar-McMillan, S., McFall-Roberts, E. and Flowers, C.) (2006).  Effects of skin color upon African American adolescent females’ ratings of peers and self. Journal of Humanistic Counseling, Education and Development, 45, 79-94. 
  2. Garrett, M. T. (with Curtis, R. and Looney, R.)  (2006). Revisiting obsessive-compulsive disorder from a transpersonal perspective: A road to enlightenment?  The Journal for the Professional Counselor, 21, 61-72.
  3. Hagedorn, L.S., & Prather, G. (2006) Transitions within the Community College: Pathways to Access and Inclusion. Journal of Applied Research in the Community College, 13, (2), 167-176.

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EAP Professor to Receive SACS Leadership Award
Professor James Doud is this year’s recipient of the John M. Davis Distinguished Educational Leadership Award, presented by the Southern Association of Colleges and Schools’ Council on Accreditation and School Improvement. The award is one of the highest honors offered by the organization, and is given to educators and researchers who have made a significant impact on the educational profession and have a reputation for innovation in educational change and development. Doud will accept the award at the annual SACS CASI conference in Atlanta, Dec. 9-11.

Alliance Faculty Speak at Princeton, National Conference
Veterans Day weekend was a busy one for faculty and scholars of the UF Alliance. Director Bernard Oliver, Lecturer Wanda Lastrapes and graduate assistants Sophie Maxis and Diana Melendez presented a paper, “University-School Partnerships that Make a Difference for African American Children,” at the National Alliance of Black School Educators Conference in Orlando on Nov. 9.

Oliver also traveled to Princeton University to speak at a nationwide forum on college accessibility for low-income students. Held Nov. 8-10, the forum was titled “Opening Doors and Paving the Way,” and was sponsored by the Goldman Sachs Foundation and the Princeton University Preparedness Program.

EAP Director Speaks at Major Conferences
Professor Linda Serra Hagedorn, director of the department of Educational Administration and Policy, was invited to speak at two conferences in Washington, DC this month. Hagedorn spoke in a workshop titled “Pathways to the Doctorate for Development Officers” at the annual conference of the Council for Resource Development Nov. 1-3. She spoke on the topic “Additional Research Needed: Success in Postsecondary Education” at the National Postsecondary Education Cooperative’s annual conference, also held Nov. 1-3 in the nation’s capital.

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PKY Establishes Board of Trustees
P.K. Yonge Developmental Research School has established a Board of Trustees, including a number of prominent graduates, to provide wisdom and expertise to help the school fulfill its vision. Board members include Dean Catherine Emihovich, PKY Director Fran Vandiver, PKY Distinguished Faculty Member Babs Dalsheimer and the following PKY alumni:

  • Johnny Arnette (Class of ’52)
  • Thomas E. Bronson, Chair (’54)
  • Paula DeLaney (’71)
  • Dan Dennison (’65)
  • Doug Dickey (’50)
  • Joe Dunlap (’51)
  • Jimmy Horner (’75)
  • Henry “Tip” Graham (’67)
  • Jack May (’54)
  • Bob Wallace (’74)

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A recent sampling of “media hits” from the College of Education:

Gainesville Sun – Associate Professor Sondra Smith-Adcock, Professor Harry Daniels, Counselor Education (10/17/06)
A recent study by Daniels and Smith-Adcock, suggesting that Florida suffers a shortage of bilingual school counselors, was featured in The Sun’s weekly “Chalkboard” column. The column is available here.

Florida Today – Professor Harry Daniels, Counselor Education (11/09/06)
Daniels was quoted in a story on the shortage of bilingual counselors in Brevard County schools. The story is available here.

Gainesville Sun – P.K. Yonge Developmental Research School Principal Fran Vandiver (10/21/06)
Vandiver was quoted in an article on PKY’s recent two-day training session on how to deal with potential school shootings.

Independent Florida Alligator – Retired Professor Art Sandeen (10/20/06)
Sandeen, who was UF’s vice president for student affairs at the time of the 1990 Gainesville student murders, was quoted in a story about local memory of the murders.

Independent Florida Alligator – Events Coordinator Jodi Mount (10/26/06)
Mount was quoted in a story on the COE haunted house held in Norman Hall the weekend before Halloween.

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NOV 17

Grand Guard by the Alumni Association
Noon -1 p.m., Digital Worlds Institute
Contact: Jodi Mount, 392-0728, ext. 250 or jmount@coe.ufl.edu

NOV 23-24


NOV 24

P.K. Yonge Alumni – All School Reunion
6-9 p.m., Paramount Plaza Hotel
Contact: Shirley Ann Scarabino, 392-1554, ext. 221 or shirleys@pky.ufl.edu


OER-sponsored Brown Bag: Transition Center Overview and Research Collaboration Opportunities
Hosted by Jeanne Repetto, Special Education Associate Professor and The Transition Center’s Director.
Noon – 1 p.m., 158 Norman Hall
RSVP by Wednesday, Nov. 22 to anapuig@coe.ufl.edu


Unified Student Early Childhood Association Winter Celebration Social
9 p.m.-midnight, Reitz Union Grand Ballroom
Contact: usecauf@yahoo.com.




COE Faculty and Staff Holiday Luncheon
11:30 a.m.–1 p.m., Savannah Grande
Contact: Jodi Mount, 392-0728, ext. 250 or jmount@coe.ufl.edu

DEC 11

Faculty Policy Council Meeting
2 p.m., 158 Norman Hall
Contact: Buffy Bondy, bondy@coe.ufl.edu

DEC 15

Fall Advanced Degree Commencement
Advanced Degrees Only
2 p.m., O’Connell Center
Contact: UF Registrar’s Office, 392-1361

DEC 15

Florida Distinguished Educators Event
Contact: Jodi Mount, 392-0728, ext. 250 or jmount@coe.ufl.edu

DEC 16

Fall Commencement Ceremony
10 a.m., O’Connell Center

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USECA to hold Winter Celebration Social Dec. 1
All UF affiliates are invited to the Unified Student Early Childhood Association’s Winter Celebration Social, to be held 9 p.m.-midnight Dec. 1 at the Reitz Union’s Grand Ballroom. Attire for the event is semi-formal. For more information, contact usecauf@yahoo.com.

Share a Slice of 2006 with COE Time Capsule
If you were going to send an item to your great-grandkids to show them what life is like in 2006, what would that item be? An iPod? An Iraq veteran’s combat boots? A copy of the FCAT?

Now is your chance to weigh in. The College of Education will bury a time capsule at Norman Hall on Dec. 7. Organizers of the event are seeking suggestions for items to be included in the capsule. If you have a good idea, or an item you’d like to contribute, send your suggestions to ec1107@ufl.edu.

Jonathan Kozol to Headline International Education Conference in Tampa
Celebrated author Jonathan Kozol and 2006 National Teacher of the Year Kimberly Oliver will be among the headliners at the annual international conference of the Association for Childhood Education International in Tampa, to be held May 2-5, 2007. For more information on registration or submitting papers, go to the ACEI website here.

Publicize your event campuswide in InsideUF
Is your unit or UF organization planning an event or presentation that other UF faculty or staff are invited to attend? If so, there’s a new outlet for getting the word out across campus. A new campuswide newsletter called InsideUF is published every Tuesday by UF University Relations as an insert in the Independent Florida Alligator newspaper. It contains news and feature stories of faculty and staff activities and honors, as well as calendar items, guest columns and photos. An online version is also available, with a link on the UF home page.

COE News & Publications is already feeding appropriate college news and columns to InsideUF, and you are encouraged to work with the N&P editorial staff to coordinate your submission of news or calendar items. We, of course, want to promote your news and events to our own college family and friends, too. Check out InsideUF’s writing and editing guidelines at: http://news.ufl.edu/insideuf/submissions/. The deadline for submissions is at least 10 days before publication, and contact information must be included.

InsideUF is specifically targeted to university faculty and staff. If UF students are your intended audience, then you’re better off submitting your news to the Independent Florida Alligator itself.

Contact COE News & Publications (news@coe.ufl.edu) for more information or to obtain assistance in publicizing your news and upcoming events.

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Dean: Catherine Emihovich
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Tara Goodin, Student Writer
Marta Pollitt, P.K. Yonge