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Provost is Guest Speaker at Watson College Open Meeting

Monday, November 18, 2013

Provost Denise Battles was the guest speaker at the Watson College of Education Open Forum

Provost Denise Battles was guest speaker at the Watson College of Education Open Forum on Sept. 25. She provided updates on strategic initiatives of the academic affairs office. Topics included the University Studies Curriculum, the Quality Enhancement Plan ETEAL (Experiencing Transformative Education through Applied Learning), the Summer Innovation Task Force, the university’s Strategic Action Plan and a new initiative launched this fall focusing on Undergraduate Student Success. Questions and open discussion followed. Issues discussed focused on recent legislative changes impacting education, strategic plan elements related to teacher recruitment and teacher quality, new General Administration policies and efforts to increase diversity among the student population at UNCW.

 2013-14 Advisory board membersAdvisory Board Holds First Fall Meeting

The first 2013-14 meeting of the Watson College Advisory Board was held Sept. 17. The purpose of the advisory board is to directly inform community members about Watson’s programs, activities, accomplishments, challenges etc., and to garner input about the Watson College and ways it can perhaps improve. The board is comprised of members from local schools, social service agencies and related settings. At the meeting board members formed three committees in support of the college. New committees include: Teacher Education, Student Life and Advancement.

Front (L-R): Sabrina Hill-Black, Ed Pruden, Dean Kenneth Teitelbaum, Karen Baker, Jennifer Booher, Louise Hicks and Deloris Rhodes; Middle (L-R): Daryl Dockery, Michael Cobb and Edelmira Segovia; Back (L-R): Lia Marino, Beth Metcalf, Linda Lytvinenko, Shelia Sokolinsky, and Clancy Thompson; Not in photo: Tim Markley, Dawn Vickers and LaTanya Pattillo