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PURPOSE OF THE PERFORMANCE REPORT College of education sam Houston state university

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The purpose of this performance report is to communicate the state of graduate programs in the College of Education at Sam Houston State University during 2011.

COE Graduate, Summer 2011

CONGRATULATIONS SHSU College of Education Graduate Programs had a very successful 2011. Congratulations to the graduate faculty members and graduate students in the College of Education at Sam Houston State University for their overall outstanding work and for providing a solid learning environment face-to-face, hybrid, and online.

2011 Graduate Students by Academic Level The College of Education (COE) faculty and staff are proud of all the COE graduate students. These students are dedicated, hardworking scholar practitioners who care about society’s improvement of health, fitness, leadership, counseling, and teaching. The following chart depicts the number of graduate students enrolled during 2011 by category of doctoral, masters, and post-baccalaureate in COE compared to 2011 University enrollments excluding the COE. The doctoral student numbers represent three doctoral programs. The masters student numbers represent 13 master’s degree programs. The post-baccalaureate student numbers represent students without a specific major declared; in COE, those students have a degree and are seeking initial teacher certification.

TEACHING EFFECTIVENESS SHSU uses the IDEA (Individual Development and Educational Assessment) system for students to evaluate faculty. The student evaluation constitutes a portion of the teaching effectiveness score provided to faculty members. The charts depict converted averages which are standardized scores. Converted scores all have the same average (50) and the same variability (a standard deviation of 10); about 40% of converted scores fall between 45 and 55 score. NEW GRADUATE CERTIFICATE PROGRAMS IN 2011 Digital Literacies

Spring 2011 Teaching Scores: COE and SHSU Based on IDEA 55

Dyslexia Developmental Reading Other Graduate Certificates Offered in 2011 Academic Advising

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49 1 Face-toFace

Adult Education

2 Online

3 Overall

Early Childhood Education Early Childhood Special Education Effective Online Instruction

Fall 2011 Teaching Scores: COE and SHSU Based on IDEA 55

Youth Services Libraries Second Language Instruction School Counselor Principal Superintendent School Librarian Educational Diagnostician


53.21 52.19




50.85 50.38 49.51


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2 Online

3 Overall

COE GRADUATE FACULTY PRESENTATIONS AND PUBLICATIONS During 2011, the COE Graduate Faculty members had impressive presentations and publications.

522 professional meetings internationally, nationally, regionally, and statewide

330 scholarly juried papers in journals or chapters in books, and 10 professional authored or edited books. COE GRADUATE FACULTY HONORS During 2011, there were numerous honors garnered by the COE Graduate Faculty members. Some of the highlights are:


Dr. Kimberly LaPrairie was one of four professors in the United States named by Campus Technology Magazine to the Web 2.0 Panel of Experts.

2010 — $554,926

Fourteen of the 28 (50%) Educational Leadership and Counseling Faculty members won awards or received national honors.

Graduate Candidates presented research papers with their mentors at annual professional meetings of the Council of State Organizations for Texas Teacher Education, Southwestern Educational Research Association, the International Reading Association, and the American Educational Research Association (not all-inclusive).

Dr. Richard Watts was named Distinguished Professor at SHSU. Dr. Ryan Zapalac was awarded the “20 for 20” award by Sport Marketing Quarterly indicating his published article was one of 20 published in the first 20 years of the journal to make a significant impact on the field. Dr. Roseanne Keathley was named a Recognized Educator by the U.S. Anti-Doping Agency. Five faculty members were honored with COE Excellence Awards: Dr. Diana Nabors-COE Grantsmanship Award, Dr. Joyce McCauley-COE Civic Engagement Award, Dr. Melinda Miller-COE Teaching Award, Dr. Judith Nelson-COE Service Award, Dr. Anthony OnwuegbuzieCOE Research Award. Dr. Chad Rose was awarded the Phi Kappa Phi Love of Learning Award. Dr. Teri Lesesne was the National Council of Teachers of English (NCTE) winner of the Richard Halle Award for Excellence in Teaching. Dr. Yvonne Garza, Coordinator of Play Therapy, Educational Leadership and Counseling, was instrumental in the Play Therapy Program being designated an approved Center of Play Therapy Education by the National Association for Play Therapy. Dr. Rick Bruhn was appointed by Governer Rick Perry to the Texas State Board of Examiners of Marriage and Family Therapists.

2011— $635,728

There were 29 COE Doctoral and 478 Masters students who graduated in 2011. Texas State University System Board of Regents Charlie Amato, Chairman– San Antonio Donna N. Williams, Vice Chairman– Arlington

Jamie R. Garza– San Antonio Kevin J. Lilly– Houston Ron Mitchell– Horseshoe Bay David Montagne– Beaumont Trisha Pollard– Bellaire Rossanna Salazar– Austin William F. Scott– Nederland Ryan Bridges, Student Regent– Huntsville Dr. Brian McCall, Chancellor– Austin

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Rising Stars The College of Education Graduate Programs initiated a Rising Stars Program in 2009. In this program, all tenure-track assistant professors are assisted in their journey toward tenure and promotion. Each assistant professor is assigned a mentor based on either scholarly interest in a topic or research methodology. In order to Dr. Valerie Sharon and Dr. Barbara Polnick , 2011 accomplish the matching of the Mentee/Mentor in Rising mentor, each faculty member in Stars Program the COE submitted his/her research interests and academic endeavors. In 2011, each Rising Star received special, targeted professional development related to research and publishing, a COE mentor for research, a certificate of participation, and small grant which each could apply toward professional development related to research Power LUNCHEON


Twice in 2011, a Power Luncheon was held for nontenured faculty who were in service between 3 to 5.5 years. Discussions were held by senior faculty members on how to prepare for tenure and promotion. The provost also spoke to the faculty on this topic.

The 15th Annual Graduate research exchange (GRE) was held in April, 2011. The GRE is a mentoring program for graduate students across the university and allows them to present research completed or in progress. The GRE has been co-sponsored by the SHSU Office of graduate studies.


During 2011, COE Graduate Students had several honors: Hilton LaSalle and Jeanine Wilson, Doctoral Candidates in Educational Leadership, were named to the University Council of Educational Administration’s Barbara Jackson Scholars (only 50 in the U.S. named) Cindy Benge, Doctoral Candidate in Reading, was named 2011 Reviewer of the Year for The Reading Teacher. Mae Lane, Doctoral Candidate in Reading, was selected to serve on the International Reading Association’s Literacy Coach Panel. Helen Jackson, Doctoral Candidate in Educational Leadership, was named the Southeastern Educational Research Association’s Student Representative.

Programs Supported and Sponsored by the COE Graduate Programs, 2011 Grants for Grant-writing— Six faculty members received funds for release time or research assistants to prepare grants for external funding (Co-Sponsored by the SHSU Office of Research and Sponsored Programs). Editors Meeting— 20 national editors of scholarly journals met with faculty to share tips on publishing. Graduate Scholarships: Over 100 students received graduate scholarships. Women’s History Month— Women’s Research on Women Forum —Co-Sponsored by the Professional and Academic Center for Excellence (PACE). Structural Equation Modeling Workshop— A University-Wide sponsored workshop (Co-Sponsored by PACE). International Programs— A COE International Coordinator was named to assist the COE and the SHSU International Office with international recruitment. Additionally, 10 Chinese Professors from Huiyan University were assisted with a threemonth visit from September through November, 2011. Online Education— Increased number of online education masters programs and added the first fully online doctoral program. Three online graduate certificates added. National Dissertation Award Winner— Dissertation winner for the National Association of Bilingual Education. Mentoring Undergraduates to Graduate— YES (Young Engaged Education Scholars) is a mentoring program to engage undergraduates in their final semester in graduate classroom inquiry.

Norma Ramos, Doctoral Candidate in Educational Leadership and Counseling, won the third place

Designer Degree— A professional development partnership with Aldine ISD and COE provides district teachers with free, district targeted professional development and provides graduate hours toward a degree.

the National Association of Bilingual Education (NABE).

Professional Development (Chairs: Drs. Timothy Jones & Lawrence Kohn)—Brain-Based Research Series with Geoffrey Caine.

Marcella Stark, Doctoral Candidate in Counselor Education, won the Jack Staggs Dissertation Award for Counseling.

ABC Program— Advanced Bearkat Cohort — program in which dual enrollment in undergraduate and graduate coursework occurs in the final semester during student teaching.

Susan Borg, Doctoral Candidate in Educational Leadership, won the Jack Staggs Dissertation Award for Educational Leadership.

Graduate Recruitment Committee (Chairs: Dr. Judy Nelson)— This committee represents and recruits for the COE in all recruitment events on campus, in districts, at the University Center, and at University Park.

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NEW DOCTORAL PROGRAM ADDED IN 2011 SHSU, A Member of the Texas State university system

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In Summer, 2012, students will be able to take advantage of the new fully online doctoral program in Developmental Education Administration in the Department of Educational Leadership and Counseling, College of Education. The program was approved in Summer, 2011, by the Texas Higher Education Coordinating Board. This is the fourth doctoral program housed in the College of Education. This program is quite unique in that it will be the only such program in the United States that is fully online. The purpose of the program is to prepare leaders who can develop and/or administer programs for undergraduate students who may not be college ready or who may need additional Volu 1 , I s s uine college 1 services tombeesuccessful coursework. This program supports the efforts of the Texas Higher Education

Coordinating Board in ―Closing the Gaps.‖ Graduates of this doctoral program will have the ability and knowledge to apply administrative theory to instructional leadership functions; set goals, assign responsibilities, and verify how well resources are allocated and utilized in instructional improvement; plan and administer the designed curriculum; use appropriate communication and interpersonal skills in consultation and evaluations; interpret the relationships among federal, state, and local education agencies and the laws applicable to the administration of the schools and universities; design educational research and interpret results; and apply data to educational processing capabilities and leadership functions on college campuses. Newsletter Date

Contact Dr. Susan Skidmore, Director or 936-294-1147

TWO NEW MASTERS DEGREE PROGRAMS There were two new Masters Degree programs added to COE in 2011. The first new one is the 30hour Master of Arts in Higher Education Administration which will prepare students for further doctoral studies and for mid-level administrative and leadership positions at higher education institutions. The online program is designed to enhance career-related skills and focuses on student services, career services, enrollment management, residence life, financial aid,

student success, resource allocation, and other administrative functions. This degree may be completed with or without a thesis. Students seeking the M.A. in Higher Education Administration also may decide to pursue the Academic Advising Certificate. The Graduate Advisor for this degree is Dr. Sheila Joyner ( The second masters degree approved, the 30-hour Master of Education in International Literacy,

is designed for teachers of English as a Second Language in the United States and/or abroad. The online degree program addresses the theories of language instruction and incorporates research-based best practices for teaching English language learners. In addition to receiving the M.Ed., the graduates earn a certificate in Second Language Instruction and an International Literacy certificate. The Graduate Advisor is Dr. Mary Petron (


Dr. Clay Webb, former Superintendent of New Waverly ISD, was named Region VI Superintendent of the Year, 2011. Dr. Webb was in the first cohort for the Educational Leadership Doctoral Program which began in 1997.

EDITORS MEETING 2011 In this photo are 18 of 20 editors from a variety of disciplines who spoke with non-tenured faculty members in the College of Education and provided a mentoring session for them on successful publishing in refereed journals.

COE Graduate Student Ethnicities-Fall, 2011 64, 5% African American Asian Pacific

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187, 15%


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Sheryl Burlison, Principal in Willis ISD, was named the COE Distinguished Administrator of the Year. Ms. Burlison received an M.Ed. in Educational Administration from SHSU.

Jeremy Thomas, Sport Management Masters Degree alumnus, was promoted in 2011 to Client Services Coordinator with the Houston Texans.

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751, 61% COE Graduate Programs that held national accreditation from the National Council of the Accreditation of Teacher Education (NCATE) in 2011 are as follows: Community Counseling and Ph.D. in Counselor Education (Council for Accreditation of Counseling & Related Educational Programs—CACREP); School Librarian (ALA/AASL); Educational Diagnostician (CEC); Principal (ELCC); Superintendent (ELCC); Reading Specialist (IRA); Instructional Technology (ISTE).

Maggie Selman was selected COE Distinguished Friend of Education, 2011. In the early 40’s, Ms. Selman received her Bachelor of Education and subsequently she received her Master’ of Education from SHSU College of Education.

COE Graduate Performance Report 2011 was compiled by Dr. Beverly J. Irby, COE. Acknowledgements: Molly Doughtie, COE Graduate Advisor; Andy Oswald, COE Center for Assessment and Accreditation; Dr. Rita Caso, Director, SHSU Institutional Research; Dan Davis, Associate Vice President for Research Administration.

College of Education Leadership Team Fall 2011 College of Education Dean, Dr. Genevieve Brown Associate Dean for Graduate Programs and Texas State University Regents’ Professor, Dr. Beverly J. Irby Associate Dean for Undergraduate Programs and Accreditation, Dr. Karen Smith Curriculum and Instruction Dr. Daphne Johnson, Chair Dr. Marilyn Rice, Assistant Chair Educational Leadership and Counseling Dr. Stacey Edmonson, Chair Dr. Mary Nichter, Assistant Chair Health and Kinesiology Dr. Roseanne Keathley, Interim Chair Dr. Ryan Zapalac, Interim Assistant Chair Language, Literacy, and Special Populations Dr. Melinda Miller, Chair Dr. Diana Nabors, Assistant Chair Library Science Dr. Holly Weimar, Interim Chair Dr. Mary Ann Bell, Assistant Chair COE Graduate Advisor, Molly Doughtie Assessment Coordinator, Dr. Marilyn Butler Education Preparation Director, Janet Williams Doctoral Directors Dr. Rebecca Bustamante, Director of the Center for Research and Doctoral Studies in Educational Leadership Dr. Richard Watts, Director of the Center for Research in Counselor Education and SHSU Distinguished Professor Dr. Debra Price, Director of the Reading Doctoral Program Dr. Susan Skidmore, Director of the Developmental Education Administration Doctoral Program

COE GRADUATE ADVISORS Curriculum & Instruction Dr. Daphne Johnson Dr. Eren Johnson Dr. Kimberly LaPrairie Dr. Robert Maninger Dr. Marilyn Rice Educational Leadership and Counseling Dr. Rick Bruhn Dr. Susan Skidmore Dr. Stacey Edmonson Dr. Rebecca Bustamante Dr. Sue Horne Dr. Sheila Joyner Dr. Julie Combs Dr. George Moore Dr. Judy Nelson Dr. Mary Nichter Dr. Richard Watts

Health and Kinesiology Dr. Brent Estes Dr. Bill Hyman Dr. Rosanne Keathley Dr. Page Glave Library Science Dr. Mary Ann Bell Dr. Holly Weimar Language, Literacy, and Special Populations Dr. Helen Berg Dr, Leonard Breen Dr. Sharon Lynch Dr. Joyce McCauley Dr. Melinda Miller Dr. Diana Nabors Dr. Mary Robbins Dr. Cindy Simpson Dr. Nancy Voetller Dr. Mary Petron Dr. Barbara Greybeck Dr. Debra Price


r a c t p e s PURPOSE OF THE PERFORMANCE REPORT 2011 Annual Performance report CONGRATULATIONS The purpose of this performance report is to...


r a c t p e s PURPOSE OF THE PERFORMANCE REPORT 2011 Annual Performance report CONGRATULATIONS The purpose of this performance report is to...