Thursday, January 24, 2013
What is the Purpose of Education? - 7 February - All Welcome!
THURSDAY, FEB. 7, 2013 *
8:30 am – 4:30 pm
Gold Rooms/ OC
Come along for just one of the sessions, or stay the whole day!
9:00: Welcome and Introduction: What is the Purpose of Education?
9:30 – 11:00: Ranking Universities and Colleges: Ideals, Issues, Opportunities
Chair: Louis Gallien, Dean of the School of Education and Human Services
Andrea Eis, Associate Professor of English
Chaunda Scott, Associate Professor of Human Resource Development
Break-Out Session Leader: Judy Ableser, director for the Center for Excellence in Teaching and Learning
11:00-11:30: Report back/discussion from morning session
1:00-2:00: Keynote Speaker: Sarah Winchell Lenhoff, Assistant Director of Policy and Research at the Education Trust (Midwest)**
2:30-4:00 (Panels A & B)
A: Ethics, Labor and Education: Present and Future
Chair: Richard Pipan, Associate Professor of Teacher Development & Educational Studies
Scott Banks, former President of the Clarkston Education Association (MEA affiliate)
Jim Cipielweski, Assoc. Dean & Assoc. Professor of Reading and Language Arts
Kieran Mathieson, Associate Professor of Business Administration
Karen Miller, Associate Professor U.S. Public Policy, Diplomatic and Economic History
B: Technology, Education Habitats/Places of Education: Present and Future
Chair; Graeme Harper, Director of The Honors College
Adriene Lim, Dean of Libraries
Mary Stein, Interim Associate Provost, Academic Affairs
Joe Walsh, Director, Malone Center for Creative Teaching, Learning, & Technology
Break-Out Session Leader: John Coughlin, E-Learning
4:00-4:30: Report back/discussion from afternoon session
* Sponsored by The Honors College and the School of Education and Human Services
**Sarah Winchell Lenhoff is the Assistant Director of Policy and Research at Ed Trust-Midwest. Lenhoff has deep experience in education inside and outside the classroom, particularly in the areas of instructional improvement and teacher evaluation. In her research career, Sarah's mixed-methods work has focused on teacher evaluation, instructional improvement, school reform and civic education. . . . Lenhoff also taught reading, writing, and journalism as a middle school teacher in New York City Public Schools and ran an after-school program for high school students through a unique public-private partnership. In addition, she has also worked as a research analyst and policy interviewer for The New Teacher Project and as a graduate instructor in MSU's teacher preparation program. She has been the recipient of numerous honors and awards, including the Hinman Graduate Fellowship, and honors from the American Education Finance Association (AEFA) and the University Council for Educational Administration.She holds a bachelor's degree in English and women's studies from the University of Georgia and a master's degree in teaching from Pace University. Sarah grew up in Kansas but is now a proud Detroit city resident.