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April 24, 2009

You're reading coE-News, an electronic newsletter produced monthly during the academic year by the College of Education News
& Communications Office to keep faculty, staff and students up-to-date on college news, activities and achievements. Click here
to view the online version of this edition.

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up questions.

Dean's Message

Top Stories

News & Notices

Awards & Appointments




PK Yonge News

In the News

Notable Quotable

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all education is the ability to make
yourself do the thing you have to do,
when it ought to be done, whether
you like it or not."

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Dean's Message

On rankings, faculty productivity and optimism

The U.S. News rankings of America's Best Graduate Schools, announced earlier this week, brought some
satisfying news for several COE academic programs-including a major "first" for our Educational
Administration program. (See related story on the rankings below, under Top Stories.) Additional cause
for hope and optimism in these historic, dismal economic times can be found in the impressive list of
faculty achievements and key initiatives cited in the Dean's Annual Report to Faculty. By capitalizing on
our strengths, we can tap into new revenue sources to help us cope with the budget reductions we face.

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Top Stories

No surprises, but painful cuts still forecast in UF's'worst-case' budget plan

The University of Florida's "worst-case" budget plan announced April 16 held no major surprises for the
College of Education, but the final swing of the budget ax still figures to leave some deep cuts in the
college's finances and programs. (more)

COE programs maintain Top 5 rankings

UF's counselor education and special education programs maintained their Top 5 positions in their
respective specialties in the rankings of U.S. News Media Group's 2010 edition of America's Best
Graduate Schools, which was released Thursday, April 23. Counselor Education retained the third spot
from last year's survey, and Special Education was fifth in its specialty--nearly matching last year's No. 4
ranking. UF's Education Administration program also made the rankings, holding the No. 26 position.
Congratulations to the faculty, staff and students in these high-achieving units! The College of Education

ranked 54th overall among 278 U.S. education colleges--one spot lower than last year. Florida State and
Miami, tied at No. 41, were the only Florida education schools ranked among the Top 50. UF, though,
S was the state's only education college with any top-10 academic programs in their specialties. To view
the complete Education rankings, click here to visit the U.S. News Web site and follow the "Education
Rankings" links.

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Fri, May 1
Distinguished Educators Award
Contact: imount@coe.ufl.edu

Sat, May 2
Advance Degree Commencement
10am, O'Connell Center

Sat, May 2
COE Bachelor Degree
1pm, Center for the Performing Arts
Contact: jmount@coe.ufl.edu

Thurs, May 7
Tampa Bay Education Alumni
El Camino: Latino Youth Educational
Pathways Luis Ponjuan
6-8pm, Tampa Bay Performing Arts
Center, Maestro's Restaurant
Contact: imount@coe.ufl.edu

Sat, May 16
International Gator Day
Chair, Danny Wuerffel

June 28 July 2
InterAmerican Congress of
Guatemala City, Guatemala

Fri, Sept. 4
COE's African American
Anniversary Dinner,
"The Golden Year of Change"
6-9pm, UF President's House
Contact: Dr. Bowie mbowie@coe.ufl.

Fri., Sept 11
Faculty Welcome & Recognition
4:30-6pm, Location: TBD
Contact: imount@coe.ufl.edu

Wed., Sept 23
COE Deans Serving Ice Cream-
Welcome Back for COE Students
2:45-4pm, Norman Courtyard
Contact: imount@coe.ufl.edu

Thurs., Oct 15
Faculty Research & Engaged

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News & Notices

Global Connections: The College of Education Goes Worldwide (first in a series)

"Teaching students about the world is not a subject in itself, separate from other content areas, but
should be an integral part of all subjects taught. We need to open global gateways and inspire students
to explore beyond their national borders. "Guest columnist John Bailey (above, with the whole world in
his hands), an assistant scholar in the School of Teaching and Learning, uses this quote to introduce his
first in a series of articles on the COE's international academic offerings and activities. This first
installment offers a mini-profile of Professor Linda Lamme's International Children's Literature course.

ProTeach students promote children's books to local libraries

As part of Professor Linda Lamme's course in children's literature,
UF ProTeach student Kathy Warner (MEd '09) (pictured, right)
describes a selection from her list of favorite children's books to a
group of Alachua County Library staff members. Warner is one of
four ProTeach students serving a practicum this semester at either
the library or a local public school media center. Each student
compiled a list of favorite books on a special topic of interest and
created flyers on the books for library patrons. They then
presented their book summaries April 15 to library staff. (Photo
special to coE-News by Debbie O'Donnell)

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Awards & Appointments

Daniels honored for (literally) setting new standards in counselor education

Harry Daniels, UF professor of counselor education, is a co-recipient of the 2008-09
Robert O. Stripling Award for Excellence in Standards, given through the Association of
Counselor Education and Supervision (ACES). The national award is named for one of UF's
early giants in the field of counselor education who was best known for his pioneering
work in the professional credentialing of counselors. (more)

Staff Members of the Year: Brian Lane, Patty Lefevers

One is a main cog in the college's vital grant application operation. The other has been a stabilizing force
during her department's reorganization implemented over the past year as part of the university's budget

Scholarship Showcase
5-7pm, Best Western Gateway Grand
Contact: imount@coe.ufl.edu

Fri., Oct 16
COE Alumni Gathering to watch
the Homecoming Parade
11:30 a.m., Mellow Mushroom
Contact: jmount@coe.ufl.edu

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reduction plan. Meet Brian Lane and Patty Lefevers, this year's COE Staff Members of the Year. (more)

UF honors college's 2009 Outstanding Young Alumni

A Lake Mary fourth-grade teacher who combines class assignments with community
service opportunities for her students, and a 2005 doctoral graduate who now oversees
the College of Education's critical accreditation process have been named the college's
2009 Outstanding Young Alumni by the UF Alumni Association. Education graduates
Jamee Cagle Miller (BAE '01, Med '02) and Elayne Colon (MAE '02, PhD '05) received their
awards April 18 at UF's Outstanding Young Alumni Awards Banquet. (more)

Terzian adds elite'UFRF Professor' designation as latest honor

College of Education
University of Florida
Catherine Emihovich

News & Communications
Director and Editor-Writer:
Larry Lansford

Information & Instructional
Prentiss Lee Ladkani

P.K. Yonge Correspondent:
Marta Pollitt

The academic honors keep rolling in for Sevan Terzian, associate professor and coordinator of UF's social
foundations of education program. Chosen last year as UF Teacher of the Year and as Undergraduate
Teacher of the Year by the College of Education, Terzian recently received the prestigious designation of
University of Florida Research Professor. (more)

UF selects Algina as top mentor, dissertation advisor

James Algina, longtime professor of research and evaluation methods, has been selected for the
universitywide 2008-09 Doctoral Dissertation Advisor/Mentoring Award. The honor recognizes excellence,
innovation, and effectiveness in doctoral dissertation advising. (more)

Counselor Ed student wins Diversity Research Award

Rachel Goodman, a doctoral candidate in counselor education, has received the 2009 Dr. Daya and Mrs.
Usha K. Sandhu Multicultural Counseling/Diversity Student Research Award from the Association for
Multicultural Counseling and Development, a division of the American Counseling Association. The award
recognizes students who have embarked on research in the area of multicultural counseling.

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Mistier, B. J., & Sherrard, P. A. D. (2009). Ecosystemic perspective: An interview with Peter A. D.
Sherrard. The Family Journal, 17, 77-88.

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A UF education research team recently presented their
National Science Foundation-funded work as part of a major
address at the National Education Association Women's
Summit in Washington, D.C. The five researchers--faculty
members Rose Pringle (P.I.), Thomasenia Adams, Cirecie
West-Olatunji, Diane Archer-Banks, and doctoral student Katie
Milton--reported on their NSF study in which they are
examining ways African-American girls are steered away from
science, mathematics and other technical subjects. (Pictured,
from left, are West-Olatunji, Pringle and Adams.) Adams also
presented the group's work recently at the annual meeting of
the National Council of Supervisors of Mathematics, comprised
mostly of mathematics supervisors, coaches and curriculum resource teachers.

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Dissertation topics of spring grads reveal hot education issues

Interested in learning what vital education issues our spring 2009 doctoral candidates tackled in writing
their dissertations and earning the right to place "Ph.D." or "Ed.D." after their names? If so, then check
this out: Ph.D. candidate Erik Black (in Curriculum and Instruction) evaluated the influence of family
involvement in a child's achievement in online coursework; James Porter (Mental Health Counseling)
studied how gender and other social factors influence a child's tendency to defend victims of school
bullying; and David Horton (Higher Education Administration) assessed how student-athletes in
community colleges compare with their non-athlete peers in persistence and academic success. To see
the dissertation topics of all 22 spring doctoral graduates, click here.

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P.K. Yonge News

P. K. Yonge Presents Ragtime

Ragtime, opened on Broadway on January -
18, 1998, christening the brand new Ford -
Center for the Performing Arts and
garnering 13 Tony Award nominations, the
most of any show that season. It paints a
nostalgic and powerful portrait of life in the
turn-of-the-century America. Based on E.L.
Doctorow's distinguished novel, Ragtime .'
intertwines the three distinct stories that iiS L
poignantly illustrate history's timeless
contradictions of wealth and poverty, freedom and prejudice, hope and despair, and love and hate.

It draws upon traditional Jewish folk sounds to color the haunting music and yearning lyrics of the
immigrants, Vaudeville's outrageous style to capture the spectacle of Evelyn Nesbit, and Joplin and Jazz
to invoke the enlivened spirit of Harlem.

For our production of Ragtime, we have procured the original Tony-nominated costumes from the
Broadway show. With the addition of a full 20-piece orchestra, incredible sets and an award-winning cast
of over 60 PK students, Ragtime promises to be our biggest, most elaborate production ever. Order your
tickets now to secure your seat with our reserved seating plan.

Show Dates

Friday, May 1, 2009 I 7:00pm
Saturday, May 2, 2009 | 2:00pm & 7:00pm
Thursday, May 7, 2009 | 7:00pm
Friday, May 8, 2009 I 7:00pm
Saturday, May 9, 2009 I 2:00pm & 7:00pm

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In the News

EDUCATION WEEK Catherine Cavanaugh (Education Technology)-March 18, 2009

Dr. Cavanaugh was quoted extensively in an in-depth article headlined: "Experts
Debate Cost Savings of Virtual Education." The article refers to her upcoming report
written for the Center for American Progress, which addresses the timely issue of the
costs of virtual courses. Dr. Cavanaugh offered data indicating that the average per-
pupil cost of online learning ($4,300) in the 14-state study was less than half of the
per-pupil cost for a traditional public school. According to the article, Cavanaugh's
research focuses on the role that virtual courses could play in expanding learning time


less expensively."

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