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Public meeting: UGA Communication Sciences and Disorders program reaccreditation forum

Oct 20, 2016 Filed under: announcements
  • Monday, Oct. 24
  • 4:30-5:30 p.m.
  • Aderhold Hall Room G23

The two master's programs in Speech-Language Pathology (MA, MEd) within the Department of Communication Sciences and Special Education are undergoing reaccreditation by the Council on Academic Accreditation in Audiology and Speech-Language Pathology of the American Speech-Language-Hearing Association (ASHA). We invite the public to provide input about these programs by attending a public meeting during the site visit. This meeting will take place 4:30-5:30 p.m. on Monday, Oct. 24, in Aderhold Hall Room G23. Free parking is available in the lot behind Aderhold Hall off of East Campus and Green Street.

Individuals who wish to provide input may attend this meeting or may submit written comments to the Council on Academic Accreditation prior to the accreditation site visit. Written comments must be signed and include the commenter's name, address, telephone number, and relationship to UGA's speech-language pathology graduate program.

Comments should be submitted to:

Accreditation Public Comment, Council on Academic Accreditation in Audiology and Speech-Language Pathology (CAA), American-Speech-Language-Hearing Association
2200 Research Boulevard #310
Rockville, MD 20850

You can also send comments by email or fax (301-296-8570).

A copy of the Standards for Accreditation and the council's Policy on Public Comment may be obtained by contacting the Accreditation Office, American Speech-Language-Hearing Association using the address above, by calling 1-800-498-2071, or by going online.

Contact Dr. Sandie Bass-Ringdahl at 706-542-4561 with any questions.

Research Office offers proposal development workshop

Oct 20, 2016 Filed under: research office

Faculty, students, and staff are invited to join Karl Newell, associate dean for research, for an interactive discussion about strategies to plan for, write, and submit impactful external research proposals. Topics will include elements of successful proposals, proposal development, agency considerations, and your questions.

Contact Grace Thornton to reserve a seat.

  • Monday, Oct. 24
  • 3-5 p.m.
  • Aderhold Hall Room 401

Encourage your students to apply for the spring CURO research assistantship

Oct 20, 2016 Filed under: research office

Dear faculty,

Please encourage promising undergraduate researchers to apply for the spring CURO research assistantship.

This fall, this program funded 193 undergraduate researchers from 11 different schools working with 111 faculty-mentors, and we are excited to provide even more support in Spring and Summer 2017.

The deadline for spring applications is Nov. 1. Please share this application information with your students:

Thank you for supporting undergraduate research at UGA!

Jami Gilstrap, program coordinator Center for Undergraduate Research Opportunities, University of Georgia Honors Program 706-542-4053

Foxfire at 50: Stories of culture panel discussion featuring professor emeritus Carl Glickman

Oct 20, 2016 Filed under: announcements

In celebration of the 50th anniversary of the Foxfire approach to teaching and learning, the College of Education, the Grady College of Journalism & Mass Communications, and the Special Collections Library will host a panel discussion, Foxfire at Fifty: Stories of Culture, 11:15 a.m-noon on Wednesday, Oct. 26, in the Special Collections Library auditorium.

Panelists for the event are Carl Glickman, College of Education professor emeritus and Foxfire board member; Christian Lopez, Special Collections Library oral historian and media archivist; and Katie Lunsford, College of Education senior majoring in athletic training and former Foxfire Magazine contributor.

Attendees will also have an opportunity to view the Foxfire exhibit, Foxfire: 50 Years of Cultural Journalism Documenting Folklife in the North Georgia Mountains, on display at the Special Collections Library through Dec. 16.

Georgia Improving Teacher Quality request for proposals

Oct 20, 2016 Filed under: improving teacher quality

Attached you will find a copy of the Georgia Improving Teacher Quality request for proposals. The letter of intent to submit is due on Thursday, Oct. 27.

Please contact Clarice Thompson if you have any questions.

2017 Campaign for Charities

Oct 20, 2016 Filed under:

From: Dr. Victor K. Wilson, Vice President of Student Affairs

I am pleased to announce the launch of the 2017 Campaign for Charities. The University of Georgia has forged a proud tradition of strong support for this endeavor. For 16 consecutive years, UGA has been awarded the Governor's Cup for the highest contribution per employee of a state organization with at least 9,000 employees.

To build upon this success, UGA established two campaign goals for 2017: to raise $400,000 and to achieve a 15 percent participation rate. As we work together to accomplish these objectives, we invite each of you to consider contributing to an organization that is significant to you. One key focus of the 2017 campaign is to encourage participation. To build enthusiasm, we will hold a series of weekly drawings in November and December to award prizes to employees who submit pledge forms.

The campaign will conclude on Dec. 15. As a campaign captain, you are the backbone of this effort. Your enthusiasm and energy will lead to the campaign's success and I, on behalf of the University of Georgia, thank you for the donation of your time and work in addition to your other daily responsibilities.

To support your efforts, the following information is provided in this packet:

  1. Campaign goals for the organizations reporting to each group captain
  2. Online contribution link:
  3. Departmental packets, including:
    • A pre-printed pledge form and an envelope for each employee (Please visit the charities homepage for blank forms for new workers or to contribute electronically);
    • An insert listing of charitable organizations (For a complete list of charities, please visit: and click "Search for Participating Charities"
    • A letter to each employee from President Morehead

As you receive pledge forms from employees, please return the sealed forms to:

Budget Office, Room 226, Business Services Building, Campus

NOTE: There is no need to return a pledge form if an employee contributes online. If you have questions or need additional materials for your departmental packet, please call the Budget Office at 706-542-2802.

As we embark on this endeavor, I am truly grateful for your leadership and support of the 2017 Campaign for Charities.

Sincerely, Victor K. Wilson, Vice President for Student Affairs

Free speech and hearing screenings

Oct 20, 2016 Filed under: speech and hearing clinic

The UGA Speech & Hearing Clinic will provide free screenings of speech, language, voice, resonance, fluency, and hearing for children (3 years and older) and adults from 9 a.m. to noon on Friday, Nov. 4. Graduate students with nationally certified/state-licensed audiologists and speech-language pathologists will conduct screenings to identify communication disorders or differences and to provide prevention or intervention resources when needed. Please call for more information, for questions about services for children younger than age 3, and to make an appointment.

Visit the Speech and Hearing Clinic website for details about our comprehensive services.

Aderhold Hall Room 593

Shared leave need in the College

Oct 20, 2016 Filed under: faculty and staff services

There is an employee in the College of Education in need of additional leave through the shared leave program. An employee may submit a Shared Leave Donation Form to Christy Glazer, requesting that a specified number of hours of leave be transferred from his/her annual or sick leave account to the sick leave account of a specified leave recipient. Requests for leave transfers must be in 8-hour increments.

A leave donor must retain a combined total of 120 hours of leave in his/her own annual and sick leave accounts (pro rated for part-time employees). If you wish to donate leave prior to separating from UGA (retirement, changing jobs), you may not donate more hours than you could use during the remainder of your employment.

If you would like to donate leave to this College of Education employee, please contact Christy Glazer for the name of the recipient and to receive a Shared Leave Donation Form.

Join the 2017 COE Research Conference committee

Oct 20, 2016 Filed under: research office

The 2017 COE Research Conference is scheduled for Friday, April 7. We invite faculty and graduate students to join the conference committee to assist with planning the event. The first meeting will be in early November.

Please contact Grace Thornton if you would like to serve or if you have any questions.

New books & Libraries' news

Oct 20, 2016 Filed under: curriculum materials library

The Digital Public Library of America has a new exhibit, Battle on the Ballot: Political Outsiders in U.S. Presidential Elections. This is a great resource for classroom use and features footage from the UGA Libraries Brown Media Archives.

A list of new titles recently received in the Libraries is available on the New Books & CML News page.

Attached are just a few of the many books that may be of interest to you. Titles are divided by subject area. Halloween is just around the corner, so stock your bookshelves with the spooky stories and terrifying tales listed there!

Research colloquium features discussion on human performance levels

Oct 18, 2016 Filed under: research office

Join us for our next Research Colloquium Series 12:30-1:30 p.m. this Friday, Oct. 21, in Aderhold Room G5 when we welcome K. Anders Ericsson, a professor in the Department of Psychology at Florida State University. Ericsson's presentation, "How Individuals Attain Expert Levels of Performance", will include a discussion on a scientifically based account of the human potential that may be obtained through purposeful and deliberate practice.

Research has shown that the acquisition of expert performance corresponds to a development of increasingly refined mental mechanisms that offer increased control over performance. Come be a part of this discussion!

REED seminar focuses on language, literacy in African-American children

Oct 18, 2016 Filed under: coe events
  • Thursday, Nov. 3
  • 5-7 p.m.
  • Miller Learning Center Room 172

Julie Washington's presentation will focus on the literacy needs of African-American children growing up in poverty and the increasingly important role of birth-to-age-5 education for supporting the language and literacy development of these students.

Registration is free. Please email your name, program, and title to Bridget Ratajczak to register.

Go Dawgs: Help us beat UF's College of Education in Facebook page likes!

Oct 18, 2016 Filed under: events, announcements

The UGA vs. Florida game is coming up soon and the competition is always fierce on and off the field! Currently, the UF College of Education leads the SEC in Facebook page likes—but we are only a few hundred behind.

We want to push UGA to the top and we need your help! Simply like and share our post containing the picture featured here and ask any interested friends to like our page. New fans are entered in a drawing to win a can of our exclusive Automatic for Autism roast of Jittery Joe's coffee. Go Dawgs!

UF College of Education v. UGA College of education

Now seeking proposals for edTPA Technical Assistance Summit

Oct 18, 2016 Filed under: announcements, events, educator prep

Please join us for the 2016 edTPA Fall Technical Assistance Summit scheduled for 8:30 a.m.-4 p.m. on Wednesday, Dec. 7, at Middle Georgia State University's Professional Sciences Conference Center, 100 University Parkway, Macon.

As we work to keep the focus on making a positive impact on the academic growth and learning of all P-12 students, the summit theme of "Leveraging Educative edTPA Experiences and Data to Inform Programs and Practice" is intended to foster the educative value of edTPA by connecting successful edTPA implementation strategies, resulting data, and pre-service experiences for candidates' in-service practice, EPP programs and partnerships, and collaborative support during induction.

For the meeting, SCALE and Evaluation Systems group of Pearson(ES) will be joining Georgia EPPs and P-12 presenters, as well as out-of-state colleagues, for a day of sharing and learning focused on the educative implementation of edTPA, including use of edTPA data and experience for continuous improvement in pre-service and in-service practice. edTPA coordinators, EPP faculty, and P-12 partners are especially encouraged to attend.

Event registration is open. Presentation proposals are being accepted through Nov. 7. There is no registration fee, but you must register by Nov. 18 or until meeting space capacity is reached. Registration is on a first-come, first-served basis. A working lunch will be provided.

For registration and program proposal links, please contact Anne McDonald.

We're celebrating exercise as medicine all week!

Oct 18, 2016 Filed under:

The Department of Kinesiology is hosting Exercise is Medicine week this week, and there are still some great events to take part in.

  • Bootcamp: 11:30 a.m.-12:30 p.m. Thursday, Oct. 20, on the Tate West Lawn
  • Faculty Kids Night: 6-8:30 p.m. Friday, Oct. 21 at Ramsey
  • Stop. Drop. Yoga: Try this anytime! De-stress and get energized by doing one of three 15-minute flows in the morning, midday, and evening

For more information, visit the Exercise is Medicine website.