Friday, June 28, 2013

SOE will soon be CEHHS!

The University of Michigan-Dearborn’s School of Education (SOE) will officially become the College of Education, Health, and Human Services (CEHHS) on September 1, 2013.

The CEHHS will continue to offer exemplary educator preparation and professional development programs and it will soon also provide distinctive graduate and undergraduate level opportunities in the areas of health care and human services. As with any change of this magnitude, the development of new programs and processes take time to finalize. Drawing upon existing university programs and faculty expertise across campus, new programs are expected to be available in fall 2014 for students interested in health care and human services-related programs.

Please see the frequently asked questions page on the SOE/CEHHS website for more information about the transition and upcoming new programs.

Inaugural Education Doctoral Dissertation Defense at UM-Dearborn

On Monday, July 1, 2013, Peggy Sepetys, a doctoral candidate in education, presented and defended her doctoral dissertation study, Co-Teaching: To What Extent Does It Change Teachers’ Perceived Efficacy in the Instruction of Students with Disabilities in a General Education Classroom?

Ms. Sepetys is the first doctoral student in education on the UM-Dearborn campus to reach this milestone. The event occurred in the Dean’s Conference Room on the second floor of the Fairlane Center South Building. Several interested members of the campus community attended.

Please join me in congratulating Ms. Sepetys on her successful completion of this final step in her journey toward completion of the doctorate!

Also, please join me in thanking the members of her doctoral examining committee for their guidance along the way:
  • Belinda Davis Lazarus, Professor of Special Education, Chair 
  • Stein Brunvand, Associate Professor of Educational Technology 
  • Thomas Callahan, Associate Professor of Management

Board of Regents Approve Promotion for Two SOE Faculty

At its May 2013 meeting the University of Michigan Board of Regents approved the promotions of two faculty members from the UM-Dearborn School of Education.

Kirsten Dara Hill, whose specialty area is reading and literacy, was promoted from assistant professor to associate professor of education, with tenure.

Mesut Duran, whose specialty area is educational technology, was promoted from associate professor, with tenure, to professor of education, with tenure.

Please join me in congratulating them on reaching this important professional milestone and in wishing them much continued success as they continue their professional journeys.