Les Goodchild recently organized and conducted a national workshop, the first Early Career Faculty Teaching Workshop, for the Council for the Advancement of Higher Education Programs at the Association for the Study of Higher Education annual meeting in Jacksonville, Florida from November 5 to 6. As the council’s elected program chair, he designed the workshop that brought together 27 assistant professors from around the country, who were nominated by the program directors, to hear and participate in panels on teaching five different content areas in higher education (namely, history of higher education, curriculum and instruction, diversity and gender, administration and organization, and faculty issues) and on dissertation advising. Senior faculty from the University of Michigan, Columbia University’s Teachers College, University of Wisconsin-Madison, University of Pennsylvania, University of Kansas, University of Massachusetts Boston, Seton Hall University, and Santa Clara University comprised these two invited panels.
At the workshop, Goodchild presented an opening address, “Joy and Hunger: Listening to the Voice of Vocation in Your Life,” prepared by Professor Jennifer Haworth, Loyola University of Chicago, participated in the invited panel presentation on dissertation advising by giving, “Assisting the Dissertation Researcher,” and offered the introductory remarks to the workshop’s concluding address, “Rethinking the Doctorate: Responding to Emerging Conditions,” by Dr. Chris Golde, Associate Provost for Graduate Studies at Stanford University and former Senior Scholar at the Carnegie Foundation for the Advancement of Teaching.
On that weekend, Goodchild also attended the History of Education Society annual conference in Tampa, Florida from November 7 to 8, where he gave a short overview at its Business meeting of his Ad Hoc Report to the History of Education Society Board, “Preliminary Report on the Condition of the History of Education as a Requirement for the Teaching Credential and Degrees in American Schools of Education,” which had been invited by the Society’s President Harold Wechsler, professor of education at New York University.
Shauna Shapiro has three peer-reviewed papers in press: “Mindfulness-based Stress Reduction for the Treatment of Adolescent Psychiatric Outpatients: A Randomized Clinical Trial” for the Journal of Consulting and Clinical Psychology; “Mindfulness Meditation and CBT for Insomnia: A Naturalistic 12-Month Follow-up” for The Journal of Science and Healing; and “Cultivating Mindfulness: Effects on Well-Being” for the Journal of Clinical Psychology.
Dale Larson gave a keynote presentation titled, “A Person-Centered Approach to End-of-Life Care: Learning from our Mistakes,” for the European Association of Client-Centered Psychotherapy and the Person-Centered Approach in Naples, Italy, on Oct. 10.
Sarah Soledad Garcia published a paper entitled, “Spanish-English or English-Spanish in California: The Dialectics of Language in a Sociocultural Historical Context,” in the Forum on Public Policy, a journal of the Oxford Round Table. It was published in the spring 2008 online edition of the Forum.
An article co-authored by Melissa Gilbert and Lauren Musu will be published in the October, 2008 special issue of Teaching Children Mathematics. This article discusses the research-based TARGETTS lesson planning and analysis tool and provides math classroom examples for promoting students' motivation and learning using this tool. TARGETTS will also be the focus of two professional development sessions this Fall.
Friday - September 26, 2008 at Kaiser Permanente San Jose.
Saturday - September 27, 2008 at Santa Clara University.
SCU students register with Ruth Cook at email@example.com
The Morgan Autism Center is offering a two day Autism Conference. Reigster on-line www.morgancenter.org. Santa Clara University students register with Ruth Cook at firstname.lastname@example.org.
Saturday Speakers include:
Judy Barron & Sean Barron, "There's a Boy in Here"
Dr. Jeanette McAlfee, "Navigating the Social World: Improving Social-Emotional Skills"
Dr . Richard Solomon, "The P.L.A.Y. Project"
Dr. Richard Coolman, Jennifer Pham, MSW, and Glen Thomas LCSW, "Screening for Autism-What is being done locally?"
Dr. Barbara Bentley, "Fewer Food Fights"
Mike Gillfix, "Special Needs Trust"
This grant will offer 24 - $25,000 scholarships for SCU math, science or engineer majors who want to become teachers.
The National Science Foundation (NSF), through the Robert Noyce Teacher Scholarship Program, has recently awarded Santa Clara University a five-year grant of $750,000. This grant will enable SCU’s Department of Education to offer a total of twenty-four $25,000 scholarships (over three years) to SCU undergraduates to become science or mathematics teachers through the department’s fifth-year teacher credentialing program. In exchange for receiving this grant, Noyce Teacher Scholars will be required to teach at least two years in a high-need school in either the East Side Union High School District (ESUHSD) or the San Jose Unified School District (SJUSD). Eligible candidates for the first round of eight scholarships are current seniors at SCU who (1) wish to become a science or mathematics teacher, (2) are currently majoring in mathematics, science, or engineering, and (3) are a United States citizen, national, or permanent resident alien. Interested candidates will be asked to complete a formal application for the SCU Noyce Teacher Scholarship by the middle of the winter quarter of their senior year. These applications will be made available at several informational sessions that will be held during the Fall 2008 quarter. Further details about these informational sessions and the application process will be posted on a forthcoming website in the near future.
The implementation of the NSF grant will draw upon a strong partnership that has been developed between the two local districts (ESUHSD and SJUSD) and a collaborative team at SCU that brings together faculty from the education, science, math, and engineering departments. The Principal Investigator on this grant is Dennis Smithenry, who is an Assistant Professor of Education. Smithenry brings to this grant a range of career experiences that span the fields of science research, science teaching, and science education research. Smithenry’s efforts will be supported by four Co-Principal Investigators: W. Atom Yee, Professor of Chemistry and Dean of the College of Arts and Sciences; Craig Stephens, Associate Professor and Chair of Biology; Melissa Gilbert, Assistant Professor of Education; and Ruth Davis, Professor of Computer Engineering and Associate Dean for Undergraduate Studies.
Dr. Jerry Shapiro presented "Reactive Depression in Post-Midlife Men" as part of the symposium, Men and Depression. at the (2008) Annual Convention of the American Psychological Association, Boston, MA.
Jerry Shapiro along with Dr. Michael J. Diamond, presented a workshop called “New Clinical Perspectives on Men, Fathers and Fathering.” at the (2008) Annual Convention of the American Psychological Association Convention, Boston, MA.
Dr. Jerry Shapiro was elected to Fellow status, American Psychological Association, Division 43, Family Psychology, August 16, 2008. The American Psychological Association describes Fellow status as “an honor bestowed upon APA Members who have shown evidence of unusual and outstanding contributions or performance in the field of psychology” and whose work “has had a national impact on the field of psychology.”
Dr. Shapiro presented: “ Reactive Depression in Post-Midlife Men” as part of the symposium, Men and Depression. at the (2008) Annual Convention of the American Psychological Association Convention, Boston, MA, 8/15/08.
The Department of Education has hired two new faculty members: Marco Bravo and Lisa Goldstein.
The Department of Education has hired two new faculty members. Marco Bravo is a Santa Clara Alumn from 1994. He obtained his masters at Harvard Graduate School of Education in 1995 and then returned to the west to finish his Ph.D. from UC Berkeley Graduate School of Educaiton in language, literacy and culture. Lisa Goldstein comes from the University of Texas at Austin. She completed her Ph.D. at Stanford University.
Pedro Hernandez-Ramos from Education and Lucy Ramos-Sanchez from Counseling Psychology were awarded tenure and are now Associate Professors. Jeffrey Baerwald, S.J., Counseling Psychology, was also awarded tenure. Congratulations!