The Bulletin Board

Monday, June 26th, 2017

OF INTEREST

As you may recall, Dr. Kelly Land, Assistant Professor of Education and Coordinator of Clinical Experiences, received the 2017 Scholar Award from the Association of Independent Liberal Arts Colleges at the annual conference in March.  Click here to learn about Kelly's study.

Dr. Randy Hollandsworth, Associate Professor of Education, is co-author of an article entitled, “Digital Citizenship: You Can’t Go Home Again,” published by the Association for Educational Communications & Technology (May 2017).  Dr. Mary Welch, who received her doctoral degree at Piedmont College, and Dr. Judy Donovan, Ashford University, San Diego, were the co-authors. Click here to view the article.

The dean's spring report to the Board of Trustees summarizes some of the many accomplishments that have been achieved during the academic year.  The report is in the "Documents and Forms" section of the Bulletin Board.  Click here to view the report.

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Julie Palmour has recommended an article, "When Finnish Teachers Teach in American Schools".  An interesting read!

ASCD Videos Now Available

Bob Glass, Dean of Libraries, has announced that the College community now has access to a library of videos from the Association of Supervision and Curriculum Development (ASCD).

Report on Teacher Shortage

An interesting report on teacher shortages has been published and the Center for American Progress.  Click here.  Fascinating reading!



Fall Dean's Report to Trustees

The dean's Fall 2016 Report to the Board of Trustees is posted at the bottom of this page.  Click here


HOW TO MAKE A GOOD TEACHER An article ("Teaching the Teachers" in a June issue of The Economist may be of interest.  (Thanks to Clay Crowder)

AWESOME NEWS...
.Dr. Aimee Cribbs,
who received her Ed.D. from Piedmont College in 2013, and who teaches for us in our off-campus graduate studies programs, won an award for a video she made about her inspiration to become an elementary teacher.  You will enjoy reading about her award.  Also, you can read the story that won!
    We are so proud of Aimee and what she has accomplished!!







http://www.dongnecco.com/CDLaunch-Sept%202016.htm

PC ONLINE TEACHING CERTIFICATE As you may recall, it is now a requirement at Piedmont College that faculty who teach online courses MUST successfully complete the Piedmont Online Teaching Certificate.  Training is being held this week and next through the Center for Teaching and Learning.  Please click here to learn more.

FROM THE PRESIDENT

Changes in Class Meeting Times

Per memorandum from President Mellichamp on March 9th, faculty may not change the beginning or ending times of class meetings without first obtaining permission from both the Dean and the Vice President for Academic Affairs.  Click here to read the entire text of President Mellichamp's memo.
 

Tenure Proposal Update

A proposal to establish/re-establish tenure at Piedmont College will be presented to the Board of Trustees at their spring meeting.  Click here to view the proposal.  If you have suggestions, concerns, etc., please contact one of our senators:  Candice Southall, Casey Nixon, Kelly Land, or Kenyon Gannon.

AWESOME NEWS!

The results from the Fall 2016 edTPA have been received....100% of our candidates passed!! Kudos to Dr. Kelly Land, who guided our students through this process. Wow-wow-wow!!!



New SOE Letterhead Stationery in Microsoft Office format for both campuses.

The college advancement office has developed official, electronic letterhead templates for the School of Education for SOE Correspondence.  The templates for Athens and Demorest are now posted in The "Documents and Forms" section of the Bulletin Board.  Click here

The new 2016-17 Faculty Handbook has been added to the Bulletin Board (in menu at left) and was revised on September 3rd.

FACULTY MEETING AGENDAS AND MINUTES
Beginning with this (2016-17) academic year, the agendas and minutes for SOE Faculty Meetings will be kept in folders in a "Filing Cabinet."  This can be accessed from the menu at the left (it's right below "SOE Faculty Meetings").  Additionally, it can be accessed from the Faculty Meeting page.





 





















The Birthday Box

June

  • Susan Smith-Patrick (9th)
  • Joan Jordan (9th)
  • Bill Brown (15th)
July
  • Kim Griffin (19th)
  • Kenyon Gannon (25th)
  • Angela Brown (28th)

August

  • Libby Willis (3rd)
  • Teresa Secules (7th)
  • Clay Crowder (14th)
  • Sara Alice Tucker (24th)

To my colleagues in the SOE,

As thanks for the gift of bird feeders, here’s a list of birds sighted, as of May 25:Daily: cardinals, Baltimore Orioles, goldfinches, bluejays, crows, mourning doves, wrens (not sure what kind), sparrows (not sure what kind).Occasional: eastern finch, brown-headed cowbird, bluebirds.Will share photos later.Thanks again for the very thoughtful gift, one that I will enjoy every day. HS

WELCOME!

Please meet William "Cullen" Patton and Emersyn Alexandria Patton, born recently to Gillian and Cory Patten.  Gillian is the daughter of Leslie Jones.

 

 
We are delighted to welcome a new little one to the SOE's expanding family.  Charlotte  Rowan (Charlee) Usher was born February 20th (6 lb., 8 oz., 20") to Chad and Kelly Usher and big brother Hayes.  Proud grandparents are Debbie and MJ Zimmerman.  Congratulations!


Charlee Usher

Revised Syllabus A now posted. 
At a recent Deans' Council meeting, some revisions were made to college policies that have been incorporated into Syllabus A.  This new version is available under "Documents and Forms" and is listed near the bottom of the page (Syllabus A - Rev July 2016).
















 

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