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EXHIBIT 5d.5

Selected Examples of Collaboration Activities in 2006-2007

 

Who

What

Collaboration
within and Across
Departments and
 Colleges

Center for Educational Services: Dr. Anne Nauman taught a research
course to encourage faculty research activities. Professional
development books, journals, etc., encourage collaborative activities.

 

Drs. Gwen Traylor and Leah Sadden submitted “Multicultural
Education in Literature Units” to the Academic Exchange Quarterly

 

Drs. James Kirylo and Anne Nauman published , “The
Depersonalization of Education and the Language of Accountability:
A View from a Local Newspaper.” Journal of Curriculum and Pedagogy.

 

 Dr. Sadden and Dr. Gwen Autin presented “Limited English Proficiency” for graduate students at Southeastern.

 

Dr. Leigh Ann Beard works with faculty members in the Math
Department to present the Sonia Kovalevsky High School Mathematics
Day.

 

Dr. Cynthia Elliott secured a grant from American Women in
Mathematics and works with the Southeastern Student Government
Association to make Math Day possible.

 

Dr. Frances Wood worked with faculty and staff within the Department
of Teaching & Learning and across campus to bring various
professional development presentations to teacher candidates.

Collaboration with
Other Universities

A  collaborative degree program offered by Southeastern Louisiana
and University of Louisiana at Lafayette was finalized. The two
institutions have formed a consortium board to jointly administer
the program, offer classes, and make decisions regarding program
development and student participation

 

Dr. Edith Slaton and Dr. Willie Innis represent Southeastern on the
Technology Consortium for Teacher Education (TCTE). TCTE consists
of a group appointed by deans from all nineteen universities in Louisiana.

 

Dr. Gary Shaffer, who works with teacher candidates interested in
teaching science, wrote grants with investigators from LSU and UNO, as
well as faculty members in the Departments of Sociology and Biological
Sciences at Southeastern.

 

Ms. Kimberly Davis assisted colleagues at Southern University in
Baton Rouge who were revising curricula.

Collaboration with
P-12 Faculty

Dr. Sonya Carr collaborated with mentor teachers in St. Tammany ,
 Tangipahoa and Livingston parishes to present a session on
differentiated instruction and flexible grouping to special and general
education teachers at the Louisiana Super Conference on Special
Education in January, 2007.

 

A $1.2 million federal grant was awarded for "Project Teach" , a five-year
 program to improve and increase the number of teachers qualified to
 work with students who speak limited English. This grant will impact 600
 teachers and 1,000 limited English proficient students in 18 schools in
 Tangipahoa, Livingston, East Baton Rouge and Lafayette Parishes.

 

Southeastern was also awarded funds for Project IMPACT. The Jefferson
Parish Public School System has agreed to partner with Southeastern to respond to the training needs of regular classroom teachers and non instructional staff
 from six schools regarding the education of limited English proficient
 (LEP) students and their parents.

 

Dr. S. Carr collaborated with master teachers (Link Teachers) in the
Tangipahoa, Livingston, and St. Tammany Parish Public School Systems
 as part of a teacher induction program sponsored by Southeastern.

 

Teaching & Learning aculty collaborated with Dr. Linda Munchausen,
College of Science and Technology to assist with the Science Olympiad.
Students from 30 Louisiana middle, junior high and high schools gather
at Southeastern every spring for scientific fun and games.

 

Project PRISM=HQT is a committed partnership between Tangipahoa
Parish School System, Southeastern Louisiana University and LIGO
Livingston Observatory. These three agencies are committed to
increasing the subject matter knowledge and teaching skills of middle
school science and mathematics teachers, affecting improvements in
student outcomes in the areas of integrated science and mathematics,
and increasing the number of “highly qualified” middle school science
and mathematics teachers. 

 

The Department of Educational Leadership and Technology received a
grant to participate in a partnership with six school districts in southeast
Louisiana to form a leadership network. The network is designed to
identify, recruit, mentor, support and empower school leaders in order to
assure highly effective leadership.

 

Participation in the Hearst Foundation: Rural Schools and Community
Trust provides Southeastern another opportunity to partner with one
of the area school districts, St. Helena Parish. Faculty work with
educators in St. Helena Parish using action research to define
problems and inform decisions in order to have a positive impact on
student achievement and community involvement.

 

Dr. Cynthia Elliot’s works with students in the Jumpstart Program at
Southeastern. College students commit to serving 10-12 hours per week
(for a total of 200 to 300 hours) during the school year helping children
from low-income backgrounds build skills crucial to school success.

 

Dr. Martha Thornhill secured a “Striving Readers” grant to work with
students in East Baton Rouge Parish. 

 

  

 


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