Dr. Dianne Goldsby, Deparment of Teaching, Learning and Culture (TLAC) clinical professor, has been selected to receive the 2014 College-Level Association of Former Students Distinguished Achievement Award for Teaching. This award recognizes outstanding teachers whose commitment to student development exemplifies the meaning of teacher/mentor in its highest sense. This is truly a great recognition of her dedication and excellence in teaching. Dr. Goldsby will be recognized during the College awards ceremony in Fall 2014.
Graduate Student Achievement Recognition Awards are established to promote graduate education in TLAC. Various award winners for the calendar year 2013 have been identified for the following categories. Thanks go to the Graduate Advising Office and the Awards Committee, chaired by Dr. Bugra Yalvac, for their great help. Congratulations to all of these award winners.
Dr. Edie Cassell, Department of Teaching, Learning and Culture clinical associate professor, receives Faculty Fellow for Innovation in High-Impact Learning Experiences grant. The grant will be used to support the proposed project "Four-Week Service-Learning and Teaching Program in Mexico." The Center for Teaching Excellence with the Irelene and Billy Joe Adams ’41 Endowed Fund will provide funding for the grant.
From 2013-14, Bilingual Education undergraduate student Anna De la Garza was an invaluable participant in a Teaching, Learning and Culture department group research project.
The project, led by TLAC graduate student Tracey Hodges in collaboration with faculty members Erin McTigue and April Douglass and graduate students Nancy Weber and Katherine Wright, investigated the impact of TLAC W-courses on students’ self-efficacy for writing. Anna worked in many aspects of the research process, including survey creation, pilot testing and conducting classroom observations.
On April 24, the College of Education and Human Development held a reception to honor the new class of Transforming Lives Fellows and to celebrate the activities associated with the college Quality Enhancement Plan (QEP), Aggies Commit to Transforming Lives.
“This event is special because it highlights the many Aggies Commit activities taking place in the college,” said Dr. George Cunningham, Associate Dean for Academic Affairs. “We are also able to hear from faculty and students how these high impact learning experiences are positively impacting them.”
The college recognized nine CEHD Strategic Research Award recipients during a symposium on Friday, April 25.
“A primary strategic goal in the College is to prepare students for the professoriate. This event highlights that commitment,” said George B. Cunningham, professor and Associate Dean for Academic Affairs.
With the recent earthquakes in California and Chile, disaster recovery is no fun at all. But thanks to a board game designed by science education doctoral student Abigail Perkins, communities may have a fun way to prepare for recovery after an earthquake.