Message from the Dean - January 2014

Welcome Back-to-School Spring 2014

Welcome Back-to-School for the 2014 spring academic semester. The fall semester was exciting and full of opportunities and project completions. As you review or 2013-2014 College of Education Checklist, you will note that we have accomplished many of our tasks.

We have successfully started over 20 Professional Learning Communities pertaining to teaching, scholarship, and service;

We have written, submitted, and obtained the Year-Long Student Teaching Pilot grant from the Iowa Department of Education;

We have successfully launched 15 searches for faculty, staff, department heads, and endowed chairs; and

We have completed our Back-to-School Initiative with our surrounding area high schools.

 The focus of this month's message is on our Back-to-School Initiative. Please read the report.

As always, thanks for all you do. You have my deepest admiration and appreciation. Enjoy the new year!

Dr. Dwight C. Watson
Dean, College of Education