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CEAS NEWSLETTER | Issue 001 1 Dean TEACHER EDUCATION EDUCATIONAL PSYCHOLOGY EDUCATIONAL LEADERSHIP KINESIOLOGY HOSPITALITY RECREATION & TOURISM CREDENTIALS EDD PROGRAM HAYWARD PROMISE NEIGHBORHOOD EARLY ASSESSMENT COMMUNITY COUNSELING Welcome to the inaugural Dean’s Column edition of the College of Education and Allied Studies newsletter, the by Dr. Carolyn Nelson CEAS Chronicles. The experience” helps create a more vibrant, purpose of our newsletter is to communicate successful, and engaged community. the many ways in which our faculty, staff, and students collaborate on their scholarship As colleges and universities evolve to stay and teaching—both on our campus and in relevant in a rapidly changing diverse and the greater community. It also serves as a complex society, the debates about what venue for disseminating information about constitutes an excellent college education are college activities, upcoming events, and legion. A popular theme within these debates faculty kudos, and provides an opportunity to is the juxtaposition of traditional university meet some of our talented staff. Our teaching methods—typically characterized by College strategic goals include: (1) fostering lecture format and multiple choice exams— collaboration within the college and without, with alternative approaches to learning, which (2) improving service to students, and (3) focus on problem-solving, critical thinking, excellence in teaching & learning. That is, we hands-on lab activities, exposure to real life provide an increasingly relevant, rigorous, learning contexts through internship and equitable learning experience—one programs, online learning opportunities that worthy of both our students’ and our offer 24/7 accessibility, peer mentoring and faculty’s investment. These goals are at the service learning opportunities. These core of our faculty’s research, their alternative approaches, referred to as “high collaborations with community partners and impact” practices, motivate and augment in their educating and mentoring of students. student learning by providing an educational experience that is contextualized, engaging, The teaching, scholarship, and community and relevant to students’ career goals. When service learning that our faculty and students combined with traditional methods these undertake represent more than significant approaches help equip students with the individual achievements. Their work is knowledge to make a difference and the animated by a deep sense of commitment to motivation to action—the goal of a social equity, social justice, accessibility, and justice curriculum. academic excellence, and as a “collective IN THIS ISSUE Faculty Spotlights Keep up on some of our outstanding faculty. Page 2 Department & Program News Read what’s new within CEAS. Page 5 CEAS Focus Check out who has joined the FERP ranks! Page 9 Staff Highlights Meet some of the very people we depend on. Page 9 Alumni Corner Featured alum: Lianne Aubert, ’10 Page 11 Are you alumni? We’d love to hear from you! Contact us here.  2014 SEMIANNUAL

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