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Sunday, November 01, 2015

Faculty Recognitions

William Holmes, assistant professor in WCE’s Department of Educational Leadership (EL), is a participant in UNCW’s Applied Learning Research Cooperative. The cooperative was created by the Center for Teaching Excellence and the Center for Faculty Leadership to provide faculty researchers with resources, information and support that will culminate in written products such as external grant applications, articles or book chapters by the end of the academic year.

Bill Sterrett, associate professor, EL, appeared on the Discovery Education "One Idea" segment to discuss the principal's role in working as a collaborative leader. http://blog.discoveryeducation.com/blog/2015/10/23/one-idea-with-bill-sterrett-ascd-author-educational-leadership-faculty-member-and-program-coordinator-at-the-university-of-north-carolina-wilmington/

Tamara Walser presented a keynote address for the Mid-Atlantic Chapter of the Medical Library Association annual conference in Asheville, NC on October 19. The title of the keynote was “The Role of Valuing in Evaluation.”

ETEAL Awards

Five Watson College faculty members were awarded ETEAL funding for spring 2016 initiatives: Recipients include:

Kevin McClure, assistant professor, EL for Research and Discovery

Project Summary: The Faculty Oral History project aims to capture the experiences of retired and transitioning UNCW faculty, gathering their experiences and wisdom through oral history interviews.

Amy Garrett Dikkers, associate professor, EL, Alicia Brophy, assistant professor, Department of Early Childhood, Elementary, Middle Grades, Literacy and Special Education (EEMLS) and Julie-Ann Scott, Communication Studies for Community Engagement and Service Learning

Project Summary: COM 211: Storytelling and Culture will be transformed from a basic university studies course into a performance troupe focused on social justice issues that will perform in downtown Wilmington for the large introductory lecture in COM Studies, for the Boys and Girls Club and for an afterschool program for at-risk middle school students. Higher Education Leadership Doctoral Candidates and honors students in special education, along with a local civil rights attorney will serve as experts in understanding the complexities of white, middle class identity in relation to at-risk populations.

Daisyane Barreto, assistant professor, Department of Instructional Technology, Foundations and Secondary Education (ITFSE), Sheri Anderson, Office of e-Learning and Tom Dorgan, ITS, Blackboard manager for Applied Learning Online

Project Summary: Students enrolled in the MIT 515 course will use a research-based evaluation rubric to review and assess existing online courses. From this experience, students will be able to apply the design concepts for online courses to their own course design and development, which is a requirement for this class.

Marsha Carr, assistant professor, EL for Applied Learning Online

Project Summary: This proposal provides an elective leadership course suited for graduate students at Watson College of Education, Cameron School of Business, School of Nursing or most colleges that promote building strong leaders in the community.

Staff Announcements and Recognitions

Melissa Newcity has joined the Watson College staff as administrative associate in the Office of Advising and Recruitment. Previously, she was the administrative associate for the Student Life and Orientation at Armstrong State University in Savannah, GA, where she grew up. When she is not working for Watson, she is volunteering with a local cat rescue and writing and performing her poetry in the community.

Kevin Thompson was featured in a “WE ARE UNCW” profile on November 10. Thompson is director of development for the Watson College, a position in UNCW’s Division of University Advancement. https://www.uncw.edu/profiles/thompson_kevin.html