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THE UNIVERSITY OF TEXAS AT TYLER The CEP Pulse Volume II Issue I Fall 2013 Dean’s Message: The What… and the Why “Your values become your destiny.” Ross Sherman, Ed.D. Frequently, when you ask people to describe their organization, they tell you what they do not necessarily why they do it. Mahatma Gandhi said: “Your beliefs become your thoughts, Your thoughts become your words, Your words become your actions, Your actions become your habits, Your habits become your values, Your values become your destiny.” The what we do is easy to describe: our core purpose as a College of Education and Psychology is to prepare competent, caring, and qualified educators and mental health professionals for the State of Texas. The why is less summary-friendly. We are committed to improving the lives of people across the state, whether they are children in schools or the clients of mental health professionals. We want to make a positive difference that, like a ripple in a pond, grows and affects more and more people. Dean Ross Sherman As faculty and staff within the College, we are committed to the following (Continued on page 6) Nothing Endures but Change Ross Sherman, Ed. D. As I sit back in my chair and reflect back over the last 25 years at UT Tyler, the one constant is change. Twenty-five years ago, when I first arrived at UT Tyler, we offered upper-level and graduate programs only, with an annual enrollment of approximately 2,500 students. Now we are a four-year comprehensive university with an annual enrollment of more then 7,500 students. Faculty members come and go, students complete their degrees and move on to pursue their careers, and the university marches on. However, there are certain watershed events that alter the course of the university. This fall, for the first time, all graduate programs in the field of education are 100% online. Whether your aspirations are to be a school counselor, principal, reading specialist, or educational diagnostician, you can pursue your dream through UT Tyler’s online programs. Online programs in the College of Education and Psychology provide students with an asynchronous learning environment that is time -efficient and costeffective while maintaining high quality graduate education. These programs allow the university to extend its geographical reach to the entire State of Texas. Any educator in West Texas, the valley or the Metroplex can now be a Patriot without ever leaving home! Inside this issue: School of Education 2 Educational Leadership and Policy Studies 3 Department of Psychology and Counseling 4 Recent Research 5 Odds and Ends 6 CEP Spotlight 9 Development 10 Acknowledgements 11

CEP Pulse Vol 2, Issue 1 Fall 2013

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