Highlights of Dean Blye Frank’s Fall 2014 Schedule.
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Head, Department of Educational and Counselling Psychology, and Special Education (ECPS)
Dean Frank and the Advisory Committee for the next ECPS Department Head welcomed two candidates for interviews in January:
- Dr. Brent Mallinckrodt, Associate Dean for Graduate Studies at the University of Tennessee,met with members of the Faculty and Department on January 12-13.
- Dr. Kurt Geisinger, Director of the Buros Center for Testing and Meierhenry Distinguished University Professor at the University of Nebraska, met with members of the Faculty and Department on January 19-20.
Director, School of Kinesiology (KIN)
The recommendation of the Dean and Advisory Committee has been approved by the Provost. Conversations with the candidate look hopeful.
The purpose of the academic review is: to assess the strength and balance of the Departments’/School’s teaching, scholarly and professional activities, academic programs and service; evaluate the School/Department’s leadership and administration, its standing nationally and internationally; and advise on the future development of the Departments/School.
Department of Language and Literacy Education (LLED)
The Dean met with the Department Head, Associate Deans, Dean & VP Graduate and Postdoctoral Studies, VP Academic Affairs, staff, faculty, and students on September 16-18. The academic review of has now been completed and the forwarded to the Provost’s Office.
Department of Curriculum and Pedagogy (EDCP)
The academic review of EDCP was held November 3-5. The report from external reviewers has been received, and the Department is working on a moving forward plan.
School of Kinesiology (KIN)
External reviewers conducted their academic review of KIN on November 24-26. Their report is pending.
Department of Educational & Counselling Psychology, & Special Education (ECPS)
External reviewers will conduct their review of ECPS on February 4-6.
Deanna Kayne, Manager of Alumni Engagement
As Manager of Alumni Engagement, Deanna is responsible for engaging Faculty of Education alumni through local, national, and global alumni events and communications, building connections with University-wide alumni initiatives, and coordinating the Faculty’s Alumni Award nominations and recognition. Deanna joined the Development and Alumni Engagement team on November 27.
Ayaz Mahmood, Finance Manager
Ayaz Mahmood manages the Faculty of Education’s Finance Office, and is responsible for budgets/Hyperion, payables audit, and query resolution. Ayaz previously held the position of Administrative Coordinator in the School of Kinesiology, and joined the Finance team fulltime as Finance Manager on January 5.
While in Shanghai, Dean Frank joined Dr. William Pinar, Professor and Canada Research Chair, Department of Curriculum & Pedagogy, at the International Forum on Life-Inquiry Curriculum Conference, where Dr. Pinar was a keynote speaker.