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February 2017 Update





UW Enrollment Management Strategic Plan

Representatives from the College of Education have been involved in working with Huron, a group of consulting partners, as well as with other UW partners to develop a long-range plan for strategic enrollment management. The recommendations provided by Huron focus on recruitment of freshman and transfer students, as well as retention of continuing students. The College of Education’s Scholarship, Recruitment, and Retention Committee is examining the recommendations to see how these recommendations could be adapted for use by the CoE. 


Trustees’ Education Initiative Ongoing Work

The Trustees Education Initiative (TEI) has established a TEI Governing Board and a Governing Board Executive Committee; developed and adopted a TEI Vision Statement and a Mission Statement; engaged an evaluation expert, Marzano Research, to support the TEI Research Work Groups; adopted an initial 2016-2020 Strategic Plan; established a 75-member Wyoming Stakeholder Feedback Group to provide feedback via surveys; established nine TEI Research Work Groups; established a TEI Coordinating Council comprised of education stakeholders throughout Wyoming to evaluate and respond to proposals emerging from the Research Work Groups; drafted an inventory of desired expertise to be represented on at TEI National Advisory Board; and developed protocols, forms, and reviewer instruments to support the TEI Research Work Group proposal vetting, submission, evaluation, and disposition processes. The Research Work Groups in Sequence I, College of Education, Elementary Education, and Special Education, have begun the research protocol that will guide the development of proposals for implementation of new practices. More information about the ongoing and upcoming TEI work can be found at the bottom of this web page:


Scholarship Awarding and Reception

College of Education staff have been working hard from January to the present to award scholarships to new and continuing students for the 2017-2018 academic year. To date, over $150,000 in scholarships have been awarded; the process will continue throughout the end of the spring semester.


Denver Facilitator Hire

We are thrilled to announce the hire of Kimberly Bacca to work as a partnership facilitator with our residency students in Denver. Kimberly has many years of experience as an instructional coach, which helps her in the work of supporting residency students and their mentors throughout the process of student teaching. 


Performance Assessment

A group of College of Education faculty, recent graduates, and mentor teachers has been working to make a recommendation on a performance assessment for the teacher education undergraduate programs. Part of that process involves meeting with representatives from the Stanford Center for Assessment, Learning and Equity (SCALE), and with Educational Testing Service (ETS). The group expects to make a recommendation for a performance assessment and for implementation of that performance assessment by the end of the spring semester.


Spring Commencement

The College of Education will hold its Spring 2018 Commencement ceremonies on Saturday, May 12th. More information about the Spring Commencement ceremonies can be found here:


Workshop Offered by Kinesiology and Health

The Department of Kinesiology and Health is sponsoring a 2-day workshop titled “Meeting the Needs of Special Education Students in Human Sexuality Education,” April 26-27. More information about the workshop is available here.



Contact Information

Leslie S. Rush, Associate Dean and Director

School of Teacher Education

Dept. 3374, 1000 East University Avenue

Laramie, WY 82071-3226


Room 100, McWhinnie Hall

Phone: (307) 766-2230

Fax: (307) 766-2018



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