We need as many of our faculty and SOE students as we can muster to attend our annual conference. Piedmont faculty attend free click here to register.
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 TrusteesThe 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!!
CHANGE IN SCHOOL OF EDUCATION FACULTY MEETING
Due to some on-campus meetings in the run-up to our SACS on-site visit, there has been a change in the School of Education faculty meeting.
Since there will be a college-wide Faculty Assembly meeting on Wednesday, March 29th, the School of Education meeting will be held on that same day, March 29th, 1-2:30 PM in the Camp Younts Conference Room on the Demorest Campus.
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.
Dr. Kelly Land, Assistant Professor of Education and Coordinator of Clinical Experiences and edTPA, has been selected to receive the Scholar Award at the annual meeting of the Association of Independent Liberal Arts Colleges of Teacher Education (AILACTE) in Tampa in early March. Congratulations to Kelly on this wonderful, national recognition. Kelly will conduct research on the impact of full-time education faculty who supervise interns.
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.
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).