Faculty Updates from the Dean and Highlights of his Winter 2015 Schedule
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Head, Department of Educational and Counselling Psychology, and Special Education (ECPS)
After reviewing feedback from candidate interviews in January, the Advisory Committee for the next ECPS Department Head declined to recommend either candidate to the Dean. The Dean has accepted the Committee’s decision, and the position will be re-advertised with no changes.
In the interim, a Head pro tem is being sought for the term July 1, 2015 to June 30, 2016.
Director, School of Kinesiology (KIN)
Dean Frank is pleased to announce the appointment of Dr. Robert Boushel as the new Director of the School of Kinesiology. Dr. Boushel will begin his five-year term on July 1, 2015.
Head, Department of Curriculum and Pedagogy (EDCP)
Dean Frank has commenced the process for the formation of the Advisory Committee for the search for the next Head of the Department of EDCP. This appointment is scheduled to commence on July 1, 2016. The deadline for nominations of Faculty to serve on the committee was Friday, March 27th, 2015.
Department of Educational & Counselling Psychology, & Special Education (ECPS)
The academic review of ECPS was held February 4-6. The report from external reviewers was received February 22, and the final report including Head’s comments was sent to the Department on March 24. ECPS’s response and Strategic Plan are to be developed at a department retreat on April 9.
Department of Curriculum and Pedagogy (EDCP)
Factual errors in the report were corrected January 5, and an initial response was submitted by EDCP on February 5. Strategic Plan development will be the focus of a department retreat on May 20.
Department of Language and Literacy Education (LLED)
The LLED academic review is complete. A 6-month follow-up meeting on the progress of the Strategic Plan will be held April 30.
School of Kinesiology (KIN)
The report from the external reviewers has been received, and the School is working on their response. The response deadline has been extended to April 15, per the Dean.
Dr. Steve Cardwell, Director, Transformative Educational Leadership Program (TELP)
As Director, Dr. Cardwell will oversee the new Transformative Educational Leadership Program (TELP), which is anticipated to launch in July 2015. Formerly the Superintendent and CEO of the Vancouver School Board, Dr. Cardwell joined the Faculty on March 1, 2015.