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Now more than ever, a sound education is essential to success in
education research, technology and scholarly activities that are
development in the numerous education disciplines. As the college
challenges.


life. In 2006-07, the college made significant strides in innovative
enhancing school improvement, student achievement and leadership
enters its 101st year, we take this time to reflect on our successes and


UF College of Education at a glance
Departments
Counselor Education, Educational
Administration & Policy, Educational
Psychology, Special Education,
Teaching and Learning
Students 1,875
Undergraduate 748
Graduate 1,127
Faculty 116
Staff 59
Degree Programs
Majors 20
Concentration areas 45
Rankings (US News & World Report)
44th overall nationally
24th among public education schools
of the elite AAU institutions
1st among education colleges in
Florida


2006-07 Highlights

*The college's yearlong Centennial
Celebration culminated with a UF-
hosted national conference in St.
Petersburg on "Closing the Achievement
Gap Through Partnerships."

* A shared $10 million grant pairs the
college's Lastinger Center for Learning
with a prominent Miami foundation
in an all-out school-readiness effort
to prepare all Florida pre-schoolers
for success by the time they enter the
classroom.

*With $1.5 million in grant support from
the Howard Hughes Medical Institute,
the college has teamed with nine other
UF colleges in an ambitious initiative-


called Science for Life-to close the
critical gap in science education and
groom prospective scientists and
science teachers from among school-
aged and college students.

* As the nation marked the first
anniversary of one of the worst natural
disasters in history, a UF professor and
several students in Counselor Education
were on the ground in New Orleans,
helping locals with their first school year
after Hurricane Katrina.

* Some 400 teachers and administrators
from 18 school districts in North
Central Florida joined UF and PK.Yonge
Developmental Research School faculty


and student-teachers in Gainesville to
present their own classroom-based
research at the third annual Teaching,
Inquiry and Innovation Showcase,
staged by the college's Center for School
Improvement.

* For the sixth consecutive year, UF's
K-12 laboratory school, the PK. Yonge
Developmental Research School,
achieved an A rating on the Florida
Comprehensive Assessment Test (FCAT),
signifying its standing under state
guidelines as a High Performing School.

* Six UF education doctoral students were
named as Holmes Scholars for 2006.
The nationwide program awards several


dozen assistantships each year to enrich
the scholarly experience of minority
graduate students in higher education
fields.

* Our UF Alliance program provided
outreach and college access activities to
more than 1,000 middle and high school
students from Florida's most challenged
urban areas.

* A heightened focus on engaged
scholarship-cutting-edge research
and academic activities addressing vital
educational and social issues-spurred
faculty to forge many new partnerships
with public schools, school districts
and communities in transformational


school-improvement efforts throughout
Florida.

SOURCES OF REVENUE: FY 2005-06*

Total Operating Budget: $31.6 Million

1%


15%


State Appropriations * Grants and Contracts
Auxiliaries Gifts and Donations/
S Component Units
most current audited data








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RESEARCH: NEWLY FUNDED PROJECTS
by AGENCY TYPE
Total S6 34 million


Federal U
State 0
Local 0
Private


Faculty at the College of Education and its K-12


laboratory school, P.K. Yonge Developmental


Research School, together attracted $6.8 million last year in research and training grants-a
21 percent increase over the previous year. Generating more opportunities for multidisciplinary
research collaborations is the key to boosting grant support. By partnering with public schools,
school districts and communities, college-designated centers tackle some of the most critical
education issues of the day in areas such as school improvement, counseling and substance abuse,
second language and literacy development, educational assessment and professional development
for novice teachers. Seeking transformational change, our academic departments are strengthening
research efforts in online schooling, community college leadership, learning-challenged student
transition, social justice issues in counselor education and other vital areas.






2006-07 Research Highlights


Calming class bullies. Why can't Johnny learn
to read? Maybe he's too worried aboutthe class
bully mugging him for his lunch money. But
help is on the way: A $1.6 million federal grant
is allowing UF special education researchers
to develop a curriculum that helps students in
elementary and secondary schools deal with
aggressive behavioral issues.

UF's Institute of Higher Education received a
$1.6 million grant from the Lumina Foundation
for Education to create an inventive program
thatteaches community collegeadministrators
to make better use of the data they collect on
student achievement.


Project RISE (Research in Inclusion and Systems
Change in Special Education), a UF effort
to prepare leaders in the areas of inclusive
education for students with severe disabilities,
topped the U.S. Department of Education's
list of funded projects for leadership training
last year. Project RISE, headed by Associate
Professor Diane Ryndak, 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.


Strengthening online learning. UF education
technology researchers, led by Associate
Professor Richard Ferdig, have developed the
first national database for virtual schools and
are publishing recommendations for best
teacher practice in online schools. These are
the first of several early advances to emerge
in year one of a five-year study designed to
evaluate and improve the effectiveness of
online education for students at virtual high
schools. AT&T Florida has generously assumed
funding of the $600,000 project after acquiring
Bell South--the original funding source-
earlier this year.










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Dean's Area


Verneston, Theresa,
Co-PI: Bowie, Michael
College Reach-Out Program (CROP)
State Community Colleges
$80,656


Educational Administration and Policy

Hagedorn, Linda Serra
Dual Pathways: Support and Training for
Achieving the Dream
Lumina Foundation for Education
$1,602,000











Poniuan, Luis
Co-PI: Sadler, Troy
Engaging Future Scientists: Assessing
Undergraduate Science Research Experiences
UF Division of Sponsored Research
$54,342


P.K. Yonge Developmental Rese
School

Vandiver, Fran
Title II, PartA Teacher and Principal Train
Recruiting Fund
Florida Department of Education


Vandiver, Fran
Title I Part A Education of Disadvantagec
Children and Youth, 2006-2007
Florida Department of Education
$

Vandiver, Fran
Innovation Fair Matchmaker
Florida Department of Education


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Lane, Holly & McLeskey, James
Project LITERACY: Literacy Intervention in Teacher
$27,105 Education for Reaching all Children and Youth
US Department of Education
$800,000

McLeskey, James
University of Florida/Springs Region Professional
102,364 Development Partnership
Florida Department of Education
$190,000


$40,000


McLeskey, James
State Personnel Development Grant
Florida Department of Education
$149,843

Ryndak, Diane
Project SCIPP (Significant Cognitive Disabilities
Personnel Preparation): A Multi-University
Consortium
US Department of Education
$800,000

Ryndak, Diane
Project FLIPP (Florida Low Incidence Personnel
Preparation):A Multi-University Consortium on
Severe Disabilities
Florida Developmental Disabilities Council
$95,000


Vandiver, Fran
Title IV, Safe and Drug Free Schools
Florida Department of Education
$3,088

Vandiver, Fran
Title V Part A, Innovative Programs
Florida Department of Education
$1,572



Special Education

Conroy, Maureen
Co-PI: Daunic, Ann
Investigating Functions of Prosocial Behaviors in
Children with Autism
National Institutes of Health
$139,538

Daunic, Ann
Co-PI: Mancil, Gregory
Investigation of Functional Communication
Training in Natural Settings with Children with
Autism Spectrum Disorder
Organization for Autism Research
$2,000

Crockett, Jean
Co-PI: Quinn, David
Project Excel
US Department of Education
$798,507

Jones, Hazel
Co-PI: Emery, Alice
Project Cycle: Changing Young Children's Lives
Through Education
US Department of Education
$785,559


School of Teaching and Learning


Bondy, Elizabeth
Bright Futures Project
City of Gainesville
$42,649











Pape, Stephen
Classroom Connectivity in Promoting Math and
Science Achievements
Institute of Educational Sciences
$196,461

Yeager, Elizabeth
CriticalAnalysis of Constitutional Issues with
Implications for Social Studies Methods Courses: A
Summer Institute
Center for Civic Education
$72,040


Individuals with Disabilities Education Act, IDEA,
Part B Entitlement 2006-2007
Florida Department of Education
$211,075


Smith, Stephen
Co-PI: Corbett, Nancy
Preparing Teachers for the Critical Shortage Area
of Emotional or Behavioral Disorders: Training of
High Incidence
US Department of Education
$788,168










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Dean's Area


Verneston, Theresa
Co-PI: Bowie, Michael
College Reach-Out Program (CROP)
State Community Colleges
$80,656


Educational Administration and Policy

Hacedorn, Linda Serra
Dual Pathways:
Support and Training for Achieving the Dream
Lumina Foundation for Education
$1,602,000

Ponjuan, Luis
Co-PI: Sadler, Troy
Engaging Future Scientists: Assessing
Undergraduate Science Research Experiences
UF Division of Sponsored Research
$54,342


lCurrently Funded Projects


Individuals with Disabilities Education Act, IDEA,
Part B Entitlement2006-2007
Florida Department of Education
$211,07


Special Education


Brownell, Mary
Identifying High QualityProfessional
Development in Florida Reading 1st Schools:
Under What Conditions Can Large Scale Policy
Initiatives be Implemented to Benefit Teacher
Knowledge, Instruction Practices, & Student
Reading Gains
Florida State University
$76,696

Brownell, Mary


Vandiver, Fran
Title I PartA Education of Disadvantaged
Children and Youth, 2006-2007
Florida Department of Education
$102,364











Vandiver, Fran
Innovation Fair Matchmaker
Florida Department of Education
$40,000

Vandiver, Fran
Title IV Safe and Drug Free Schools
Florida Department of Education
$3,088

Vandiver, Fran
Title V Part A, Innovative Programs
Florida Department of Education
$1,572

Vandiver, Fran


Conroy, Maureen
Co-PI: Daunic, Ann
Investigating Functions of Prosocial Behaviors in
'5 Children with Autism
National Institute of Health
$139,538


Adams, Alyson
Best Practices in Family Literacy
Volunteer Florida
$20,000

Brownell, Mary


Koro-Liunqberq, Mirka
ADHD: Detection and Service Use
National Institutes of Health
$186,348


P.K.Yonge Developmental Research
School

Vandiver, Fran
Title II, PartA Teacher and Principal Training and
Recruiting Fund
Florida Department of Education


$27,105


Brownell, Mary
Building Capacity for Research in Teacher
Education: Project RITE
US Department of Education
$800,000


Co-PI: Quinn, David
Project EXCEL
US Department of Education
$798,507


Center on Personnel Studies in Special Education
(COPSSE)
US Department of Education
$4,250,000


Daunic, Ann
Co-PI: Mancil, Gregory
Investigation of Functional Communication
Training in Natural Settings with Children with
Autism Spectrum Disorder
Organization for Autism Research
$2,000


Preparing Reading Endorsed Secondary Special
Education (Project PRESS): Improving the
Preparation of Personnel to Serve Students with
High Incidence Disabilities
US Department of Education
$800,000

Conroy, Maureen
Center for Evidenced-Based Practice: Young
Children with Challenging Behavior
University of South Florida
$493,886

Conroy, Maureen
Evidenced-Based Practices to Address Social &
Behavioral Problems in Young Children with
Autism Spectrum Disorder
US Department of Education
$540,000










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Jones, Hazel
ProjectACE:
Autism Competencies for Endorsement
US Department of Education
$792,271

Jones, Hazel
Co-PI: Emery, Alice
Project Cycle: Changing Young Children's Lives
Through Education
US Department of Education
$785,559


Lane, Holly
ProjectABC:Access to Books for Children
US Department of Education
$540,000

McLeskey, James
CSPD Regional ESE Professional Development
Partnership/State Improvement Grant Projects
Florida Department of Education
$190,000

McLeskey, James
University of Florida/Springs Region Professional
Development Partnership
Florida Department of Education
$190,000
McLeskey, James
State Personnel Development Grant
Florida Department of Education
$149,843

Jeanne Repetto
Career Development and Transition Center
Florida Department of Education
$790,000

Ryndak, Diane
Project RISE: Researchers in Inclusion & Systems
Change in Special Education:A Program to
Prepare Leadership Personnel in Special Education
US Department of Education
$42,649


Ryndak, Diane
Project SCIPP (Significant Cognitive Disabilities
Personnel Preparation):
A Multi-University Consortium
US Department of Education
$800,000




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Ryndak, Diane
Project FLIPP (Florida Low Incidence Personnel
Preparation):A Multi-University Consortium on
Severe Disabilities
Florida Developmental Disabilities Council
$95,000


$540,000

Smith, Stephen
Use of Cognitive-Behavioral Intervention for
Preventing/Remediating Anger, Aggression,
& Chronic Classroom Disruption: Research on
Treatment Exposure, Treatment Setting, Influence
of Teacher Variables, &Social Validity
US Department of Education
$539,956

Smith, Stephen
Universal Cognitive-Behavioral Intervention
for Elementary Students to Reduce Disruptive/
Aggressive Behavior
US Department of Education
$1,625,469

Smith, Stephen
Co-PI: Corbett, Nancy
Preparing Teachers for the Critical Shortage Area
of Emotional or Behavioral Disorders:
Training of High Incidence
US Department of Education
$788,168

School of Teaching and Learning

Bondy, Elizabeth
Bright Futures Project
City of Gainesville
$42,649

Ferdicq, Richard
Fathers as In-Home Trainers of Autistic Children
National Institute of Health
$45,594


Ferdiq, Richard
Teaching & Learning in
Collaborative Virtual High Schools
Learning Point Associates
$76,344


Ferdiq, Richard
Teacher Education Goes into Virtual Schooling
(TEGIVS)
Iowa State University
$14,000

Ferdiq, Richard
Establishing a Framework to Strengthen Virtual
High Schools:A Collaborative Initiative to Improve
Student Performance & Quality of Instruction
BellSouth Foundation
$600,000


George, Paul
Florida Public Education: The Middle Years
Helios Education Foundation
$63,800

Pape, Stephen


Classroom Connectivity in
Promoting Math and Science Achievements
Institute of Educational Sciences
$196,461


Yeaqer, Elizabeth
Critical Analysis of Constiutional Issues with
Implications for Social Studies Methods Courses:
A Summer Institute
Center for Civic Education
$72,040


Lane, Holly
Integrating Scientifically-Based Practices in Sindelar, Paul
Reading Education: Project InSPIRE Project INVEST: Optimizing Investments in Teacher
US Department of Education Preparation Alternatives
$800,000 US Department of Education









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Faculty
Thomasenia Lott Adams (Teaching &
Learning) Distinguished Service Award,
Florida Diagnostic and Learning Resources
System, for her work in online professional
development for educators teaching
mathematics out-of-field


Linda Behar-Horenstein (Ed Admin & Policy)
- UF Academy of Distinguished Teaching
Scholars
Mary Brownell (SpecialEd) UF Faculty
Achievement Recognition
Dale Campbell (EdAdmin & Policy) Council
for the Study of Community Colleges
Distinguished Service Award
William Conwill (CounselorEd) Meritorious
Service Award and Exemplary Diversity
Leadership Award, American Counseling
Association
James Doud (Ed Admin & Policy) John M.
Davis Distinguished Educational Leadership
Award, Southern Association of Colleges
and Schools'Council on Accreditation and
School Improvement
Danling Fu (Teaching & Learning) COE
Graduate Teacher of the Year; and, National
Council of Teachers of English Commission
on Composition
Michael Garrett (Counselor Ed) Fellow,
Association for Specialists in Group Work
Linda Serra Hagedorn (Ed Admin & Policy)
- Council for the Study of Community
Colleges Senior Scholar Award
Linda Cronin Jones (Teaching & Learning)
- COE Undergraduate Teacher of the Year
Thomas Oakland (Ed Psych) UF Faculty
Achievement Recognition honoree


Jeanne Repetto (UF Transition Center
atCOE) Donn Brolin Award, Council
for Exceptional Children for exceptional
leadership in transition assistance for
people with disabilities
Edil Torres Rivera (Counselor Ed) President
of the national Counselors for Social Justice
group
Paul Sindelar (Special Ed) Distinguished
Alumnus Award, University of Illinois
at Urbana-Champaign; and, UF Faculty
Achievement Recognition
Stephen Smith (SpecialEd) UF Research
Foundation Professor for the second time in
seven years
Theresa Vernetson (Dean's Office)
- Distinguished Service Award, Florida
Association for Staff Development

Students
Fatma Aslan-Tutak (Teaching and Learning,
doctoral) UF Outstanding International
Student Award
Katonya Bentley-Anderson (Counselor
Ed, doctoral) UF Multicultural Award,
recognizing minority students for academic
excellence and distinguished service in their
college or university
Vasa Buraphadeja (Teaching and Learning,
doctoral) Outstanding International
Student Award
Trent Daniel (EdAdmin & Policy, doctoral)
- 2006 FEA Teacher of the Year
David Hoppey (Special Ed, doctoral) COE
Outstanding Graduate Research Award


Amber Mealey (Teaching and Learning)
- COE Outstanding Undergraduate
Professional Practice Award
Diana Melendez (Counselor Education,
doctoral) COE Outstanding Graduate
Leadership Award


Jolande Morgan (Teaching and Learning)
- COE Outstanding Undergraduate
Leadership Award
Amrita Mukherjee (Teaching and Learning)
- Outstanding International Student Award


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Philip Poekert (Teaching & Learning,
doctoral) UF Multicultural Award,
recognizing minority students for academic
excellence and distinguished service in their
college or university
Jennifer Raulerson (Teaching and Learning)
- COE Outstanding Undergraduate
Leadership Award
Stephanie Wignall (Teaching & Learning,
graduate student) COE Outstanding
Graduate Leadership Award

Alumni
Brian Dassler (MEd'02) 2007 Broward
County Public Schools Teacher of the Year
Mechelle De Craene (MEd '03) National
Leader of the Year finalist, Technology and
Learning Magazine
Margaret U. Fields (EdS'00, PhD '02, Higher
EdAdmin) Board president, Association of
Psychological Type International
Susan Homan (BAE'69, PhD 78) COE
Alumna Achievement Award
Mary Mimbs (BAE '80, MEd '82) Keystone
Heights Elementary School principal is one
of five Florida educators chosen for UF's
2007 Distinguished Educator Award
David Mosrie (EdD 76) -American
Association of School Administrators
Lifetime Achievement Award
Jane E. Myers (EdS 76, PhD 78, Counselor
Education) COE Lifetime Achievement
Award























With this publication, we are piloting a new format to give a quick
overview of all faculty and student accomplishments in 2006 2007,
along with a brief description of key initiatives and college highlights,
facts and figures about the UF College of Education, plus a donor honor
roll of giving. We hope this new report will provide a useful snapshot
and introduce people to what we believe is one of the best colleges of
education in the country, one that leads for change in a world where
change is essential.

An especially innovative feature of our college is the emphasis on
"engaged scholarship,'a model loosely based on Ernest Boyer's constructs
of the scholarship of discovery, synthesis, integration and application,
but with an even stronger emphasis on incorporating principles of
equity and social justice. These principles are embodied not just in
our partnerships with extremely diverse, high-poverty schools across
the state, but also in recruiting a diverse faculty and student body that
reflects the new demographic realities in Florida and the nation.We are
extremely proud of the fact that a commitment to these principles has
resonated so powerfully not only in faculty research, but also with major
foundations and private donors who choose to invest in our cause and
our programs.

While achieving high rankings on the traditional criteria of SAT/GRE
scores, acceptance rates, and peer assessments is important, what
matters more to us is making a meaningful difference in families' lives,
and improving conditions in schools and communities. We encourage
the development of a rich, learning-centered, collaborative culture
among students, faculty and citizens where the purpose of education
is to teach people how to live, not to become educated to earn a living.
All these elements are woven together to link scholarship, teaching, and
service for all students who will be the next generation of leaders to re-
engage the public in their civic commitments.


engaged scholarship iioui i Oiiginal iCseaichI and academic activities done foi the public good that contribute
directly to improved schools and increased student leaning oi address impoi rtant social and community issues.


Engaged scholarship-academic activities
transformation of the College's research,
reaching out to improve lives. It's about
agencies to provide equal access for all to
narrows the boundaries and gaps between

Some of the year's most noteworthy efforts
the College's 5th annual Scholarship of
received by College faculty and students:


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designed to effect positive change in education and society-is a core principle of a faculty-led
teaching and public service programs. Engagement means developing a sense of responsibility and
building connections with schools, families, school districts, community groups and government
the best education possible. By engaging our minds and each other, the College fosters acceptance and
races, cultures, gender and classes.

in engaged scholarship by educators and students from UF and local public schools were celebrated at
Engagement Banquet in April. Here is a sampling of the 2007 Scholarship of Engagement awards


Department Faculty Award
Counselor Education
MaryAnn Clark
B.O. Smith Research Professor
Clark and her doctoral students are engaged
in multinational research examining male
underachievement in public education
across cultures. She also works extensively
with local schools.

Department Faculty Award
Educational Administration & Policy
Dale Campbell
professor
Research reports by Campbell have drawn
public attention to a critical leadership
gap in community colleges and he is
working with college administrators on new
strategies for resolving the looming staff
shortage.


Department Faculty Award
Educational Psychology
Nancy Waldron
associate professor
Waldron's novel approach to identifying and
supporting struggling learners has allowed
P.K. Yonge Developmental Research School
at UF to provide a model program that likely
will be replicated by schools throughout the
nation.


Department Faculty Award
Special Education
Holly Lane
associate professor
Lane is working with several school districts
to increase awareness of early intervention
strategies in preschool-aged children to
prevent failure in reading and behavior.


Department Faculty Award
School ofTeaching and Learning
Maria Coady
assistant professor
Coady, a bilingual and second language
specialist, often takes her students on field
trips to Florida's migrant farm communities,
studying factors that affect the children's
educational experiences. She developed
a home literacy initiative for the Spanish-
speaking children to support their English
language and literacy development.


College Faculty Award
Lastinger Center for Learning
Don Pemberton
director
Pemberton helped secure a $5 million
dollar grant from the Kellogg Foundation to
develop "ready schools" for preK- grade 3
elementary school children in the Miami-
Dade school district.


Graduate Student Award
Tyran Wright
doctoral student in special education
While pursuing her doctorate with a
specialization in reading, Wrighthas
emerged as a tireless leader in the college's
school-improvement and reading reform
programs.


P.K. Yonge Faculty Award
School of Teaching and Learning
GriffJones
assistant in science education
For 20 years, Jones' teaching methods and
course design in his hands-on science labs
at P.K. Yonge served as a model for other
laboratory schools and general science
programs across the state.


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nationally ranked academic programs cited in the current
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one of several career paths from which students may choose. The college
advanced degree programs, offered within five distinct academic units. The
various education disciplines since its founding in 1906. The college has three
U.S. News rankings: counselor education (No. 2), special education (4) and


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New Scholarships & Fellowships, 2006-07

John F.and Marjorie J.Alexander Scholarship

Thomas and Anita Harrow Scholarship Fund

David and Brian Marshall Memorial Fund

Robert B. Primack Social Foundations
of Education Fellowship

Sanibel Leadership Association Scholarship

Michael John Solich ProTeach Scholarship


Revamping the Ed.D. degree. UF is one of 20 U.S. education colleges
tapped by the Carnegie Project on the Education Doctorate for a three-
year effort to strengthen the Ed.D. degree to better meet students' needs
and the research community standards of the 21st century.The Ed.D., or
educational doctorate, is the professional doctoral degree in the field of
education much like the J.D. is the professional degree of law and the
M.D. is the professional degree in medicine. Some academics question
whether Ed. D. programs offer the properfocus and training on research,
while practitioners may question whether the research focus prepares
them for their practice. UF's College of Education is joining a high-profile
group of universities to rethink the Ed.D. degree, to better differentiate
it from the Ph.D. and to better serve the educational needs of students
who plan to be practicing educators.


Faculty and Student Diversity. The racial and ethnic mix of college
faculty has increased significantly during the past few years, thanks to
a strong commitment to diversity by the dean and faculty. Of 47 new
faculty hires since 2003, 16 are faculty of color, including six appointed
for the current academic year. Overall, minorities hold 19 percent of
the 116 full-time faculty positions at the college, up from 16 percent in
2005. Our advanced-degree programs attract students from across the
nation and around the world. Enrollment of Asian and African-American
graduate students remains constant, while our Hispanic enrollment is
rising, thanks in part to new online degree programs offered to teachers
in our partnering South Florida school districts. About 15 percent of our
graduate students have ethnic minority backgrounds. Such diversity
in race, nationality, age and prior work experience of our students
yields an insightful exchange of ideas, beliefs and cultural experiences
that improves their educational experience and boosts the relevance
and impact of our research and scholarship activities in today's global
society.


Degree programs and enrollment

Counselor Education (173 total enrollment)
School Counseling and Guidance
Marriage and Family Counseling
Mental Health Counseling

Educational Administration & Policy (186)
Educational Leadership
Higher Education Administration
Student personnel in Higher Education

Educational Psychology (95)
Educational Psychology
Research and Evaluation Methodology
School Psychology

School of Teaching and Learning (1,201)
Curriculum and Instruction
Early Childhood Education
Elementary Education
English Education
Foreign Language Education
Foundations of Education
Mathematics Education
Reading Education
Science Education
Social Studies Education

Special Education (220)
Special Education


COLLEGE TOTAL 704 1,875


Degrees Students
Awarded Enrolled


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With dwindling state support and stiff competition for federal research funds, the College of
Education must rely more than ever on private charitable giving to address the most critical needs
of education and enhance our national standing as one of America's best education colleges. Thanks
to the concern and generosity of our donors, though, fiscal 2006-07 was another outstanding year
for the College.


The College received $3.2 million in charitable gifts, private grants and
bequests from 2,707 alumni and friends. Fred and Christine Shewey made
the year's largest single gift by an individual, donating $600,000 to fund
middle grades education research.

Endowments and annual gifts enabled the College to award nearly
$1.6 million in scholarships and fellowships to 144 of its top students.
Contributions also funded the creation of seven new scholarships and
fellowships, enabling students to pursue their life dreams in specialty
areas including educational administration, foreign language teaching,
social studies, educational psychology, counselor education and social
foundations of education.

The College evaluated its most critical needs and set its fundraising goals
for UF's record $1.5 billion capital campaign. The public phase of the
campaign kicked off in September and runs through 2012. Our campaign
goals reflect our commitment to transform all levels of education-from
cradle to college to career advancement. Our top fundraising priority calls
for renovating and expanding historic Norman Hall to create an education
research and technology complex, where researchers from multiple
disciplines would adapt the latest information technologies to transform
how education has been traditionally defined and delivered.

We have an ambitious agenda, but we believe it is achievable with the
strong support of our loyal alumni and friends of education.


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Each year, thousands of alumni, friends and corporate benefactors provide vital financial support
to the College through charitable contributions. To you, our donors, your generous giving has
supported scholarships, research,teaching, special programs and major strategic initiatives thatare
transforming how education is delivered. Thanks to you, fiscal 2006-07 was another outstanding
year for the College of Education! We acknowledge each of you for your outstanding loyalty,
generosity and leadership. A complete Honor Roll of Giving is available online at www.coe.ufl.
edu/HonorRoll.* We are especially grateful to the following Dean's Leadership Circle of individual
and organizational donors who contributed $1,000 or more during the past academic year (July
1,2006-June 30, 2007). The leadership and support expressed in your giving allow our College to
continue as one of the nation's premier education colleges.

* The Honor Roll of Giving was compiled as accurately as possible from university records, but occasionally, errors can occur. If
there are any discrepancies, please contact the College of Education Development Office at (352) 392.0728, ext. 600, or toll-free
at (866) 773.4504, ext. 600; or via email at development@coe.ufl.edu.



Dean's Leadership Circle (2006-07) $1,000 + Annual Gifts


LIFETIME MEMBERS

William & Robbie Hedges
Alien &Delores Lastinger
Frederick & Christine (d) Shewey
W.K. Kellogg Foundation
Wachovia

CORPORATIONS & FOUNDATIONS

$100,000 or MORE
Early Childhood Initiative Foundation
The Education Foundation of Collier County
W. K. Kellogg Foundation
The Lastinger Family Foundation
Wachovia Foundation

$50,000 to $99,999
The Jim Moran Foundation, Inc.
School Board of Putnam County

$10,000 to $49,999
Immokalee Foundation, Inc.
Mercantile Bank
Naples Children & Education Foundation
The Phelps Foundation Trust
Pointe Charitable Foundation, Inc.
Frances C. &William P. Smallwood Foundation

$1,000 to $9,999
Beta Chapter-Chi Sigma lota
Federated Department Stores Foundation
Florida Educational Legislative Liaisons
Harris Corp. Foundation, Inc.
Jack's Barbeque of Minneola
Marsh & McLennan Cos., Inc.
W. M. Palmer Co., Inc.
Sanibel Leadership Assn.
School Board of Dade County
State Farm Cos. Foundation
Wachovia


$500 to $999
BAE Systems
Charry Kitchens, Inc.
ConocoPhillips Inc.
J.P. Morgan Chase Foundation
NAACP Alachua County Branch

$250 to $499
Compass Bank

$100 to $249
The Coca-Cola Co.
GEICO Philanthropic Foundation
Home Depot, Inc.
Lake Sumter Community College
Foundation Inc.
Lockheed Martin Corp.
NewYorkTimes Co. Foundation
Procter &Gamble Co.
Publix Super Markets Charities, Inc.
Roche
Simmon Grove Bethelite Baptist Church
Sylvan Learning Center

INDIVIDUALS

$100,000 or MORE
Johnny L. & Betty M. Arnette
Allen & Delores Lastinger
Alice Primack
Frederick & Christine (d) Shewey

$50,000 to $99,999
Henry & Diane Graham
James (d) &Janice Moran
T.Terrell & Neva Sessums


$1,000 to $9,999
Barbara & Richard J. Anderson IV
Johnny & Betty M. Arnette
Jeanette Bailey
Christopher Brkich
Thomas & Connie Bronson
Charles & Eileen Costigan
Harry & Diane Daniels
Catherine& Ronald Emihovich
Joseph & Joanne Fleece
Douglas& Joyce Forth
Jeffrey Gorrell
Herman & Helen Harms
Maxwell & Doris King
Karen & Charles Koegel Jr.
Thomas & Josie McClelland
Lindsay Mickler & John Elbare
John & Nancy Mullett
Norman & Margaret Nelson
Bernard and Eileen Oliver
Herman & Barbara Packard
Leslye Pennypacker
Louetta & Pete Peterman
Walter & Bonnie Pike
Francisco Rabell
Paco Rabell
Elizabeth Riker
Karen & Richard Scarborough
Brenda &William Selph
Joseph Traba Jr.
William &Theresa Vernetson
Marjorie & James Waggoner
Genevieve Walker
Jim R.White
Willa & Edward Wolcott
Elizabeth Yeager


Alumni &Giving Summary
Total Gifts Amount
Total Number Gifts
Total Number Donors
Total Alumni Donors
Total CoE Living Alumni
Total CoE Alumni in UF Alumni Association


$10,000 to $49,999
Marjorie &John Alexander Jr.
Robert & Linda Gidel
Donald & Helen Gilbart
Lincoln & Lillian Hall
James Horner
Carlos & Maite Martinez
Windy McGuire
Carol Meyer
Marilyn &WilliamThomas


$3,241,195
2,355
2,707


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Early-Childhood School Readiness
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early-childhood educators and other
faculty specialists are partnering with
public schools, school districts and
communities to expand research-proven
school-readiness programs-first in
Miami-Dade County schools and then
throughout Florida.The program is
designed to smooth the transition to
school for the alarming number of
children who are likely to start school
unprepared.

Statewide School Improvement -Three
College-wide centers each focus on
different aspects of school improvement,
and all have expanded their reach.The
Lastinger Center for Learning, known for
developing new models of teaching and
learning, more than doubled its statewide
network in 2006-07 and now partners
with 40 high-poverty elementary schools.
The UF Alliance, already paired with six
inner-city high schools in Jacksonville,
Orlando and Miami, has extended its
college awareness and access initiatives
into 15 middle schools in Florida's three
largest cities.The UF Center for School
Improvement, which provides specialized
professional development to educators
mainly in the 15 school districts of North
Central Florida, has finalized plans to
partner with Alachua County middle
schools to study issues associated
specifically with the teaching of young
adolescents.


Teacher Preparation and Retention
- TI: addie;; [he ria[i.:r. l:".: [ea. :lei
shortage, the College is maintaining its
renowned teacher preparation programs
and instituting several alternative
strategies. We are complementing
our existing, four-semester alternative
certification program in elementary
education with a new, state-approved
Educator Preparation Institute-an
accelerated, one-year certification
program designed for college graduates
with non-education majors.To help
school districts keep the qualified and
experienced teachers they already have,
our new online degree courses and
professional development opportunities
provide easy access for practicing
educators in any Florida school district.

Bolster Graduate Studies The College
of Education is placing heightened
emphasis on graduation studies
to bolster research and leadership
development efforts. Our expanding
distance education offerings are
attracting new and diverse graduate
students, particularly among practicing
educators. UF special education faculty
have received federal training grants
to support teachers seeking graduate
degrees in specialty areas such as autism,
disabilities, secondary reading and
leadership.Two new education minors,
with a third planned, will further boost
graduate student enrollment in 2008.


Expand Distance Education -Targeted
expansion in distance education
programs nearly doubled online
enrollments last year to more than
1,400 students. New job-embedded
offerings provide an unprecedented
opportunity for Florida educators to
learn from outstanding UF faculty while
remaining in their own classrooms.The
programs also appeal to alternatively
certified teachers seeking help in their
first years on the job. Our faculty have
developed the courses for additional
online degree programs in almost every
department that should attract at least
100 more new graduate students in
2008. Many of those are expected to be
from underrepresented ethnic groups,
mainly Hispanic teachers from new
school district partnerships forged in
South Florida by our Lastinger Center for
Learning.


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University of Florida I College of Education

Administrative & Departmental Listings



Administration


Catherine Emihovich
Professor and Dean
(352) 392-0728, ext. 226
cemihovich@coe.ufl.edu

Jeri Benson
Professor and Associate Dean
for Academic Affairs
(352) 392-0728, ext. 264
jbenson@coe.ufl.edu


Paul Sindelar
Professor and Associate Dean
for Research
(352) 392-2315, ext. 234
pts@coe.ufl.edu


Thomasenia Adams
Associate Professor and Director,
Office of Graduate Studies
(352) 392-0726, ext. 267
tla@coe.ufl.edu


Theresa Vernetson
Lecturer and Assistant Dean
for Student Affairs
(352) 392-1058, ext. 400
tbv@coe.ufl.edu



Departmental Chairs


Counselor Education

Ellen Amatea
Professor and Interim Chair
(352) 392-0731, ext. 232
eamatea@ufl.edu

Educational Administration
and Policy

Linda Serra Hagedorn
Professor and Chair
(352) 392-2391, ext. 263
hagedorn@coe.ufl.edu


Educational Psychology

Mark Shermis
Professor and Chair
(352) 392-0723, ext. 224
mshermis@coe.ufl.edu

Special Education

James McLeskey
Professor and Chair
(352) 392-0701, ext. 278
mcleskey@coe.ufl.edu


School of Teaching and Learning

Tom Dana
Professor and Director
(352) 392-9191, ext. 200
tdana@coe.ufl.edu


Affiliate, Center, Institute & Program Directors


Center for School Improvement


Nancy Dana
Professor and Director
(352) 392-0728, ext. 299
ndana@coe.ufl.edu


Institute of Higher Education

Linda Serra Hagedorn
Professor and Director
(352) 392-2391, ext. 263
hagedorn@coe.ufl.edu


Lastinger Center for Learning

Donald Pemberton
Lecturer and Director
(352) 392-0726, ext. 222
dpemberton@coe.ufl.edu

P. K. Yonge Developmental
Research School

Fran Vandiver
Lecturer and Director
(352) 392-1554, ext. 222
franvan@pky.ufl.edu


UF Alliance


Bernard Oliver
Professor and Director
(352) 392-0728, ext. 315
beoliver@coe.ufl.edu


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