Information for Faculty and Staff
To assist faculty and staff with their responsibilities, this page provides news and information relevant to the College. Please check back frequently for updates.
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Susan Hall appointed Interim Chair of HDFS
Beginning July 1, 2013, Susan Hall will serve as Interim Chair of HDFS. Susan is Professor of Kinesiology & Applied Physiology and currently serves as the deputy dean of the College of Health Sciences. She is excited about the opportunity to learn more about HDFS and to foster collaborations between our college and the College of Health Sciences.
The search for the next HDFS department chair is underway. The members of the search committee — Carol Vukelich (chair), Michael Ferrari, Jean-Phillippe Laurenceau, Cynthia Paris, Bahira Sherif Trask, Nancy Guerra and Ralph Ferretti — have posted the job description and begun recruiting candidates. Intensive advertising will begin in late August, when faculty return to campus. Among other venues, a letter inviting self or colleague nominations will be sent to all human development and psychology departments at Research I institutions. Anyone having nominations for the search committee to consider should send the information to Carol Vukelich.
At the May 2013 UD Faculty Senate meeting, Fred Hoffstetter, professor of education, was voted president-elect of the UD Faculty Senate, and Martha Buell, Professor of Human Development and Family Studies, was elected vice-president of the Faculty Senate.
Two education professors were among the eight UD professors who were honored on May 6 with awards for Excellence in Teaching and Excellence in Undergraduate Advising and Mentoring.
Gary Allison, assistant professor of special education received an award for Excellence in Teaching and Marsha Baumeister, assistant professor of education, received an award for Excellence in Undergraduate Advising and Mentoring.
This year, the Steele Symposium held on April 12, was a college-wide event including graduate and undergraduate students from the School of Education and from the Department of Human Development and Family Studies. Faculty and CEHD community members were invited to attend and hear the student presentations.
In addition, Dr. Patrick Tolan, director of the University of Virginia Center to Promote Youth Development, was invited as keynote speaker.
Video of Dr. Patrick Tolan’s keynote presentation
On April 11, 2013, CEHD held an All-College Meeting to update faculty and staff on our accomplishments and events during 2012-2013. The Dean’s presentation is attached.
During the presentation, a Task Force for Operation Educate the Educators was discussed. UD Task Force members Deborah Alvarez, Janice Bibik, Al Cavalier, Deirdre Lilly, Barbara Settles (chair), developed a report to address the AACTE-MCEC initiative regarding military families. View the Military taskforce report with recommendations.
In addition, recipients for two new awards were announced. See article below for details.
Excellence in Teaching Award
- Robert Hampel
- Michael Ferrari
Dean Okagaki established this award to serve the following purposes:
- To recognize and reward the most outstanding faculty instructors in CEHD.
- To provide models and promote excellence in teaching among other CEHD faculty.
- To highlight the College’s commitment to excellence in teaching.
The award recipient will be honored with a certificate of recognition and a stipend of $1,000 at the College meeting in the Spring.
Dean’s Research Award
- Liz Farley-Ripple
The CEHD Dean’s Faculty Research Award recognizes an assistant or associate professor who has developed a strong program of research, received external funding to support that research, published in top research journals, and created a synergy about himself or herself that is advancing the research mission of the college. The award is $30,000 to be used to support the individual’s research program. The funds may not be used to support faculty salary.
UDaily article on CEHD and SOE Faculty awards
More Faculty Resources:
- Helpful links for OET, Clinical Studies, Sakai, etc.
- UD/CEHD Committee members and bylaws
- For ALL CEHD articles posted on UDaily, click this archive page and find ‘education and human development’ in the dropdown menu.