University of San Diego School of Leadership and Education Sciences
Thursday, May 3, 2012
News Notes - Department of Learning and Teaching
Course Evaluations and Surveys
Summer 2012 Enrollment Survey
Autism Spectrum Disorder Authorization
Teacher Appreciation Week
Contemplative Studies At USD
SGSA Awards Dinner
SOLES Career Service
2012 Literacy Research Association Conference
Save the Date: Fall 2012 Kick Off
Education in the Headlines
Food For Thought

- 4th - Fall Student Teaching Advancement Interviews

 - 5th - CSET SS Test Date

- 6th - PACT due for traditional student teachers

 - 14th Last day of Classes/ Deadline to petition for January 2013 graduation

- 17th - 23rd - Final Examinations

- 23rd  - SGSA Awards Dinner

- 26th - Graduate Commencement

 For more information, please visit: 
*Spring 2012 Key Dates
*USD Academic Calendar
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Congratulations to all AR Conference presenters and all who assisted with coordinating the conference! I heard there were some great presentations! As we approach the end of the semester, tension and stress levels often rise as you face deadlines, finals projects and exams. I hope you will remember to take care of yourselves, and find some time to relax in the midst of your studying and writing.

I wish all of you a successful end of the semester!  Please enjoy the latest edition of DLT NewsNotes.  Have a great week - Sergio

Course Evaluations and End of Semester Surveys
As we prepare for the end of the semester, students will begin to receive reminders and requests to complete course evaluations and end of the semester surveys. 

All students will be asked to complete a course evaluation for all enrolled courses. Additionally, all Class of 2012 graduates will be asked to complete an Internationalization Survey and an Exit Survey.   Additional details are forthcoming.

Thank you in advance for taking time to complete your course evaluations and surveys.
DLT Summer 2012 Enrollment Survey

Are you taking courses this summer?  If so, please complete the Summer 2012 Enrollment Survey and let us know which courses you will be registering for.   


To register for Summer 2012, please visit the OneStop Student Center located in UC 126 to complete the registration process. 


Please note:  Summer courses are subject to cancellation if a minimum number of students are not registered.  We would like to avoid cancelling any courses, so please complete the survey and let us know your plans for summer.


Please email with any questions.  

Autism Spectrum Disorder (ASD) Added Authorization

In response to the many requests from our students and alumni, the SOLES Department of Learning and Teaching and USD Autism Institute have arranged for our students and alumni to attend a special four week summer course at California State University, San Marcos to access this ASD Authorization.    


For more information, please review the Summer 2012 ASD flyer

Teacher Appreciation Week
teacher appreciation day
Teacher Appreciation week is May 7-11 and Teacher Appreciation Day is May 8th! 

Happy Teacher Appreciation Day!!

Graduation Cap
53rd Graduate Commencement Ceremony
Saturday, May 26, 2012
1:00 pm
Jenny Craig Pavilion

For more information about commencement and related events, please visit the USD Commencement website.
Faculty Panel Discussion: Contemplative Studies At USD
Contemplative Studies Icon
Contemplative practices have the potential to bring different aspects of one's self into focus, to help develop personal goodness and compassion, and to awaken an awareness of the interconnectedness of all life. The panel discussion will highlight some the outcomes that have been developed by the PLC faculty and provide participants with ideas of how they may integrate contemplative studies in their curriculum.

Monday, May 7, 2012, 3-5 p.m.
Manchester Executive Conference Center Auditorium
SGSA Awards Dinner
SGSA Awards Dinner 2012
Wednesday, May 23rd

Reminder: SOLES Career Service - Job Services
If you are currently searching for a job, remember to continuously check the SOLES Career Services page and the SOLES LinkedIn page for job openings and opportunities.
LRA sponsors a conference each year during the first week in December. The program consists of peer-reviewed symposia, paper sessions, study groups, and alternative format sessions. The program also includes keynote addresses by invited speakers and research reviews of current trends and issues.

2012 LRA Conference
November 28 - December 1, 2012
San Diego, California

For more information about the conference, please visit the conference website.
Save the Date: Fall 2012 - Department Kick Off
DLT Kick Off 2012
Mark your calendars, the Fall 2012 DLT Department Kick Off will be held on Saturday, September 22, 2012.  Stay tuned to DLT NewsNotes for more information.
Education in the Headlines

What is trending in education, take a few minutes and catch up on the latest news. 

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Food For Thought
It is the supreme art of the teacher to awaken joy in creative expression and knowledge.
- Albert Einstein

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