Alan’s Weekly September 9th, 2019

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Here are the semester credit hour generation, applications and net admissions data for the Summer and Fall 2019 semester as of September 3, 2019, point in time from a year ago.

Graduate admissions – SOE is up 27 in admissions (down 14 in applications)
Total admissions (Graduate)up 27 in admissions (down 14 in applications)

The 2019 fall semester credit generation is up 2.4%.


This past week I had regular monthly meetings with Dante Salto, Provost, Chancellor, and the Deans.

Welcome back to School at Hartford
On Tuesday morning, the Chancellor, Provost, and Pounce along with the women’s and men’s soccer team participated in welcoming the kids from Hartford University School back to school. Luckily, we missed the rain, thunder, lightning, and wind. Here are some pictures from the event.

2019 welcome back to school greeting at Hartford Elementary School.

2019 welcome back to school greeting at Hartford Elementary School.

Faculty Assembly Coordinating Committee Meeting
Later Tuesday afternoon, the Faculty Assembly Coordinating Committee met to set the agenda for after the All School Meeting. Leanne Evans agreed to serve as co-chair with Elise Frattura this coming year. Thank you, Leanne, for serving in this important role for the School of Education. Next, I shared with the Coordinating Committee what will be happening during the All School meeting and I asked Elise for additional time to accommodate the presentations from the Chancellor, Provost, and Drew Knab from Financial Affairs. Normally, the all school meeting lasts one hour, but this time, it will be closer to 90 minutes. I will end the All School meeting with a brief update on enrollments, financial status, and on-going work. After the All School portion of the meeting, the Coordinating committee will share information on an upcoming meeting with Trudy Turner, Secretary of the University on Monday, September 23rd from 2:00 to 4:00 pm. The Faculty Assembly will then facilitate table discussions to debrief what people took away from the presentations by the Chancellor, Provost, and Drew Knab and how can we move the School of Education forward.

UWM/MATC Meeting
On Wednesday afternoon, Hope Longwell-Grice and I met with MATC Dean Sadique Isahaku and Associate Dean Julie Ashlock to discuss the college credits the Grow Your Own program can expect to offer to MPS students. MATC focuses on general education courses and we are exploring an introductory education course as part of our GYO model. We agreed that the Grow Your Own model should be similar in nature to the early college high school model that was first tested this past spring semester where students earned 10 college credits.

UW Deans and Directors Zoom Meeting
On Thursday morning, Hope Longwell-Grice and I participated in the UW Deans and Directors Zoom meeting. The big news that piqued my interest is that Laura Dunek from UW System reported about the Task Force on Teachers. They will be sharing their recommendations at the UW Regents meeting in December. They are looking at potentially requesting $10M from UW System and another $10-30M from the next legislature to support some form of financial assistance for aspiring teachers. As part of this process, UW System is coordinating a data request from institutions to provide information on teacher education and principal leadership pipeline trends based on enrollments in programs to illustrate the pipeline challenges to support the financial requests.


Congratulations to Angel Hessel for being promoted to Distinguished Lecturer
I want to congratulate Angel Hessel for being promoted from Senior Lecturer to Distinguished Lecturer this past spring. Keep up the great work Angel. You are a valued member of the School of Education.