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March 15, 2006 VOL. 1 ISSUE 7


The coE-NEWS is an electronic newsletter produced monthly during the academic
year by the College of Education News & Publications Office to keep faculty and
staff up to date on College news and activities.

GOT NEWS? Don't be shy. Submit individual or unit news and calendar events of
Collegewide interest for publication consideration to news(@coe.ufl.edu. All
submissions must be in writing and include contact information for follow-up
questions.



IN THIS ISSUE:
> Dean's Message
> Top Stories
> Faculty-Staff Honors & Appointments
> Student Honors
> Publications & Presentations
> Announcements
> Calendar
> In the News
> Quick Links



DEAN'S MESSAGE

Best ideas flourish in 'blue-sky' culture
Dean Catherine Emihovich talks about building a culture of research within the
College of Education. (more)


TOP STORIES
Rose Pringle is Teacher of the Year for second time
Rose Pringle, assistant professor, School of Teaching and Learning, has been
named the 2006 College of Education Teacher of the Year. This is the second time
Pringle has received this award. She also holds the title for 2002. (more)

Editorial columnist Cynthia Tucker to speak at May 7 commencement
Nationally syndicated newspaper columnist Cynthia Tucker will be the featured
keynote speaker at the 2006 College of Education Spring Commencement on








Sunday, May 7, in the Stephen C. O'Connell Center on the University of Florida
Gainesville campus. (more)

COE researchers partner in collaborative teacher learning project
Mary Brownell, professor, Special Education, and several researchers from the
College of Education and the University of Virginia have teamed up to examine how
teachers who readily adopt instructional innovations acquired in teacher study
groups, professional development schools and other collaborative arrangements
differ from those who don't. Their research report appears in the latest edition of
Exceptional Children, the quarterly special-education journal of the Council for
Exceptional Children. (more)

PKY adds lacrosse, swim teams to sports programs
P.K. Yonge Developmental Research School has diversified its sports program with
the addition of boys' lacrosse and coed swim teams. Open to sixth- through 12th-
graders, the new teams are expected to increase the number of students taking part
in sports at the school. "I believe that participation is the start of a healthy lifestyle,
and I also believe that by playing a sport, the student athlete will learn skills that will
be invaluable in the real world, such as communication and cooperation," says Ellie
Elliot, PKY instructor. The season for the swim team begins in August. The lacrosse
team is playing now, with district matches and finals coming up in April.


FACULTY-STAFF HONORS & APPOINTMENTS
Science teaching journal honors assistant professor
Troy Sadler, assistant professor, School of Teaching and Learning, has been
chosen by the National Association for Research in Science Teaching (NARST) to
receive the 2006 Journal of Research in Science Teaching (JRST) Award for
"Patterns of informal reasoning in the context of socio-scientific decision making,"
an article he wrote with Dana Zeidler. The selection committee gave the article,
which appeared in JRST, 42(1), 112-138, the highest rating of all the articles
published in volume 42. Sadler will receive his award at the annual NARST meeting
in April.

Special Education professor receives CEC Teacher of the Year honors
Vivian Correa, professor, Special Education, has been named Merrill Teacher
Educator of the Year for 2006 by the Teacher Education Division of the Council for
Exceptional Children (CEC). The award recognizes Correa's work in teacher
education research and practice, as well as her service to the profession. Currently,
Correa is serving as co-editor of the journal Teacher Education and Special
Education and is a board member of the Teacher Education Division of the CEC.
Correa will receive the award at the CEC annual convention in April.

COE dean takes leadership role in Holmes research panel
Catherine Emihovich, dean, College of Education, has been appointed vice
president of research for the Holmes Partnership. Her role will be to collect and
disseminate research evidence on the impact by school-university partnerships
affiliated with Holmes on student achievement and school improvement, particularly
in high-poverty schools.


Counseling group names West-Olatunji president elect-elect








Cirecie A. West-Olatunji, assistant professor, Counselor Education, has been voted
president elect-elect of the Association for Multiculturalism Counseling and
Development, which is a division of the American Counseling Association (ACA). In
her new role, West-Olatunji will serve on the ACA governing council and act as a
liaison to other organizations with similar interests and goals to augment cultural
competency and awareness among counseling professionals and trainees by
facilitating the dissemination of research, mentorship and coalition-building activities.
She begins her term as president elect-elect in July and will shadow the current
president for one year. In July 2007 she will begin serving her one-year term as
president. She will complete her third year of service as immediate past-president.


STUDENT HONORS

Doctoral student wins Korean research award
College of Education doctoral student Seonjin Seo has been selected by the
University of Florida to receive the Korean Graduate Student Research Award for
her publication of research studies on various topics including instructional practices
for students with learning disabilities, personnel issues in special education and
international education. (more)

Counselor education students lend helping hands to community
The Alachua County Crisis Center recently honored dozens of counselor education
students and alumni for their volunteer service in a number of roles from telephone
counselors and trainers to care team associates and consultants. The Crisis Center
recognizes these students volunteer their time on top of their academic obligations
and is grateful for their help.

In a separate event, more than 20 students raised over $150 to purchase food to
prepare dinner for residents of St. Francis House homeless shelter. The students
then worked in concert to fix a meal of lasagna, salad and desserts.


PUBLICATIONS & PRESENTATIONS

Following is a sampling of recent faculty and graduate student publications
and presentations in the College:

> Linda Hagedorn, chair, Educational Administration and Policy, has the following
new publications:
"Transcript Analyses as a Tool to Understand Community," Journal of
Applied Research in the Community College (2005), 13(1), Fall. 45-57.
"Native Hawaiian Community College Students: What Happens?"
Community College Journal of Research and Practice (2006), 30(1), 21-40.
(Co-written with Lester, J., Tibbetts, K., and Moon, H.S.)
"Transfer Between Community Colleges and Four-Year Colleges: The All
American Game," Community College Journal of Research and Practice
(2006), 30-(3), 223-242. (Co-written with Moon, H.S., Cypers, S., Maxwell,
W.E. and Lester, J.)








> Campbell, Dale F., "The New Leadership Gap: Shortages in Administrative
Positions," Community College Journal, 76(4), 10-14. Campbell is a professor in the
Department of Educational Administration and Policy.

> David Quinn, assistant professor, Educational Administration and Policy, co-
presented "Data-Driven Decision-Making: Preparing Leaders, Documenting
Readiness and Gauging Implementation" at the annual convention of the University
Council for Educational Administration held in November.

> Linda Behar-Horenstein, professor, Educational Administration and Policy, has
the following publications:
"Looking into Classrooms: Student Achievement, Student Absenteeism,
Teacher Efficacy, and Teacher Instruction of Highly Mobile Students in
Specialized and Traditional School Settings," Curriculum and Teaching
(2005), 20, 15-39. (Co-author with Anusavice, S.H.)
"Improving patient care through patient-family education programs," Hospital
Topics (2005), 83, 21-27. (Co-author with Guin, P., Gamble, K., Hurlock, G.,
Leclear, E., Philopose, M., Shellnut, D. Ward, and Weldon, J.)
"Looking into classrooms: Teachers' use of models of teaching," Educational
Practice and Theory (2005), 27(1), 49-66. (Co-author with Seabert, D.M.)
"A case study examining instructional practices at a U.S. dental school,"
Journal of Dental Education (2005), 69(6), 639-648. (Co-author with Mitchell,
G.S. and Dolan, T.A.)


ANNOUNCEMENTS
College sponsors faculty workshop on diversity
All Education faculty are invited to join Shari Robinson as she facilitates a March 24
workshop titled "Fostering Diversity and Success in Academia Through Faculty
Development." The workshop, which is sponsored by the Faculty/Student
Recruitment, Retention and Development Task Force, will draw on JoAnne Moody's
work on faculty diversity and provide information on academic advancement and
practical strategies for mentoring. The workshop will run from 8:30 to 10 a.m. in the
Terrace Room of Norman Hall. Register by e-mail to Michael Bowie at
mbowie(@coe.ufl.edu.

Nominations sought for Staff Member of the Year
The deadline to submit nominations for College of Education Staff Member of the
Year is March 31. Full-time USPS and TEAMS employees who have been
employed in the College for at least one year are eligible for the awards.
Nominations will be accepted from faculty or staff, and self-nominations are allowed.
Nomination forms and two letters of recommendation should be submitted to Ric
T'Felt in Norman 121. Electronic submissions may be sent to rict(@coe.ufl.edu. Two
award winners will be announced at the April 27 Staff Appreciation Luncheon.

Sunshine State Universities hosting reception at AERA conference
College of Education faculty members attending this year's AERA conference in San
Francisco are invited to the Sunshine State Universities reception from 7 to 9 p.m.,
Sunday, April 9, in Room 132 of Moscone Center North. There will be hours
d'oeuvres and a cash bar.


State Chancellor Rosenburg to visit COE April 28








Mark Rosenburg, the new chancellor of the State University System (SUS), will be
meeting with faculty and staff at 11 a.m. on Friday, April 28, in the Terrace Room of
Norman Hall. Rosenberg is visiting each college of education in SUS to learn more
about educational issues and concerns at the state university level. This will be a
good opportunity to voice ideas about the steps the College should take to meet the
state's educational needs. Contact Jodi Mount, imount(@coe.ufl.edu or 392-0728,
ext. 250, if you plan to attend.

UF Relay for Life team looking for cancer survivors
The Survivor Committee of the UF Colleges Against Cancer is currently registering
UF faculty, staff and student cancer survivors interested in taking part in the second
annual American Cancer Society Relay for Life on March 24 and 25 at the O'Connell
Center. These survivors will be honored during opening ceremonies at the Relay for
Life and a dinner reception following the event. Relay for Life is an overnight event
designed to celebrate survivorship by raising money to help the American Cancer
Society save lives, helping those who have been touched by cancer and
empowering individuals to fight this disease. E-mail the Relay for Life '06 Survivor
Committee at UFRelay Survivor@yahoo.com to register or share thoughts and
ideas about the Relay, or about what UF Colleges Against Cancer can do to help.


coE-CALENDAR

MARCH 15
Teacher Inquiry Workshop
8 a.m., P.K. Yonge Developmental Research School
Contact: Nancy Dana, 2-0728, ext. 276

MARCH 21
Recruitment, Retention, and Multicultural Affairs workshop
Featuring Edil Torres Rivera speaking on "Social Justice: Teaching Peace
Education"
6 p.m., Terrace Room
Contact: Shirl Caliste, 2-5242, ext. 25

Houghton Mifflin Company Book Fair
10 a.m., Terrace Room

MARCH 23
Education College Council meeting
6:30 p.m., Terrace Room
Contact: Theresa Vernetson, 2-1058, ext. 400

MARCH 24
Faculty Professional Development workshop
"Fostering Diversity and Success in Academia," featuring Shari Robinson, facilitator
8:30 a.m., Terrace Room
Contact: Michael Bowie, 2-9195, ext. 29, mbowie(Scoe.ufl.edu

Alumni Lunch and Lecture
Featuring Mary Brownell speaking on "A High-Quality Teacher for Every Child With
A Disability"








11:30 a.m., Terrace Room
Contact: Jodi Mount, 2-0728, ext. 250

MARCH 30
Education College Council meeting
6:30 p.m., Terrace Room
Contact: Theresa Vernetson, 2-1058, ext. 400

APRIL 3
Recruitment, Retention, and Multicultural Affairs Workshop
6 p.m., Terrace Room
Contact: Shirl Caliste, 2-5242, ext. 22

APRIL 6
Education College Council meeting
6:30 p.m., Terrace Room
Contact: Theresa Vernetson, 2-1058, ext. 400

APRIL 9
AERA Conference: Sunshine State Universities Reception
7 p.m., Moscone Center North, Room 132
Contact: Dean's Office, 2-0728, ext. 226

APRIL 12
Staff Council meeting
9 a.m., Terrace Room
Contact: Sabrina McLaughlin, 2-0726, ext. 262

APRIL 13
Education College Council meeting
6:30 p.m., Terrace Room
Contact: Theresa Vernetson, 2-1058, ext. 400

APRIL 19
International Center Workshop for Teachers of Alachua County
8 a.m., Terrace Room
Contact: David Akombo, dakombo@ufl.edu

APRIL 20
Scholarship of Engagement Banquet
With Provost Janie Fouke as guest speaker
5:30 p.m., Emerson Alumni Hall Ballroom
Contact: Jodi Mount, 2-0728, ext. 250

APRIL 21
Alumni Lunch and Lecture
Featuring Linda Behar-Horenstein speaking on "The Role of Classroom Observation
Research"
11:30 a.m., Terrace Room
Contact: Jodi Mount, 2-0728, ext. 250


Alumni Association Jimmy Buffet Cover Band Concert








Followed by Urban Meyer Pep Rally
6 p.m. (concert); 9 p.m. (pep rally)
Contact Jodi Mount, 2-0728, ext. 250

"Annie" musical
7 p.m., P.K. Yonge Performing Arts Center
Contact: 392-1554, ext. 260 for ticket information

APRIL 22
Orange-and-Blue Barbecue and Game
Hosted by the College of Education and Alumni Association
11 a.m. (barbecue); 1:30 p.m. (game)
Contact: Jodi Mount, 2-0728, ext. 250

"Annie" musical
7 p.m., P.K. Yonge Performing Arts Center
Contact: 392-1554, ext. 260 for ticket information

APRIL 23
"Annie" musical
2 p.m., P.K. Yonge Performing Arts Center
Contact: 392-1554, ext. 260 for ticket information

APRIL 28
SUS Chancellor address
Mark Rosenberg, new chancellor of the State University System, will be speaking
with faculty and staff on educational issues at the state level.
11 a.m., Terrace Room
Contact: Jodi Mount, imount(@coe.ufl.edu, 2-0728, ext. 250


IN THE NEWS

The following "media hits" from News & Publications news release distribution and
media inquiries have occurred recently:

> Art Sandeen, professor, Educational Administration and Policy, was quoted in a
Gainesville Sun story on plans to institute federally mandated standardized testing
at colleges and universities in the United States. The article may be viewed online at
www. ainesville.com/apps/pbcs.dll/article?AID=/20060219/LOCAL/202190352/1078
/news.

> Dorene Ross, professor, School of Teaching and Learning, was quoted in an
Ocala Star Banner story on the passage of the E-Comp (Effective Compensation)
plan calling for the top 10 percent of teachers being paid 5 percent or more if their
students do well on the FCAT and other standardized tests. The article headlined
"Teacher bonus plan draws fire" may be viewed online at
www.ocala.com/apps/pbcs.dll/article?AID=/20060223/NEWS/60223005/1001/news0
1.

> Catherine Emihovich, dean, and Dorene Ross, professor, School of Teaching and
Learning, were quoted in a March 6 Gainesville Sun article describing the range of









education bills the Florida Legislature will be facing in this year's legislative session.
The article headlined "Educators express concerns over range of bills" may be
viewed online at
www. ainesville.com/apps/pbcs.dll/article?AID=/20060307/LOCAL/203070329/1078
/news,



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