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January | 1.13.2020
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PhD Degree Production Increase
Six Doctoral Candidates Slated to Graduate
The Educational Leadership faculty have been working tirelessly to prepare the PhD candidates for degree completion. This spring semester we are slated to have six PhD graduates. Special thanks to the dissertation committee chairs for working diligently to guide the tasks.

Dr. Ghazwan Lutfi
  • Franzetta Fitz, Online Education Programs: A Qualitative Study Of Factors That Inhibit Implementation And Sustainability At Historically Black Colleges And Universities

  • Kimberley McHardy, Comparison of the Academic Achievement of Year-Round School Students and Traditional Calendar Students in Grades 3-8 in a Florida School District

  • Olimpia Tilles, The Impact of Public School Locales and School Minority Composition on Florida’s 6th Grade Standardized Assessment Mathematics Scores

Dr. Warren Hope
  • David Evans, Implementing Financial Literacy in K-12 Schools: A Survey of School Leaders’ Beliefs and Knowledge
  • Desmond Hodge, The Leadership Styles and personality Dispositions of Principals in High Achieving and Low Achieving, High Poverty Schools

Dr. Patricia Green Powell
  • Julian Bourne Smothers, Developing Premier Leaders: A Focus on the Future Farmer of America in Florida High Schools, Dr. Green Powell
Faculty Cell Phone Use During Class
Staying Professional in the Classroom
Faculty members, please be mindful of your professional disposition in class. Whether you are on your phone in the classroom or leave the class to be on your device, if it is during class time please be advised that this does not exemplify our example to students. Likewise, students are reporting teachers using their personal device during designated teaching time.We want to be the example for our students, so we kindly ask that you refrain from cell phone use during class time. We appreciate all of you for representing the COE in a positive and professional way.
College of Education | Living Learning Community
Spring LLC Session Kicks Off for 2020!
January 6th kicked off the new semester for our COE Living, Learning-Community scholars. The entire FAMU LLC student group met at the College of Pharmacy and learned how to be persistent in their academic programs. Our COE team had a breakout session with a personalized activity geared toward their "drive" word.
Our LLC students average gpa was 3.2 with the highest being 4.0.

Plan to Attend | Teacher Education Rally |
January 13th
FAMU Student Named Student Speaker for Teacher Rally
Please plan to attend this civic engagement event. Our own Mr. Jairus Williams a current FAMU College of Education student and Student State President of the Florida Education Association will be speaking at the "Take on Tallahassee: A Rally for Public Education" demonstration. The rally will take place on Monday, January 13th at the Old Capitol. In an effort for change, Williams and supporters will be expressing their discontent with the inaction of lawmakers during the legislative session. Some of the concerns to be addressed include disinvestment in public schools, Florida's low-ranking (46th in the nation) teacher salary, and over-testing students.
Graduate Faculty Orientation | Dr. David Jackson
Dr. David Jackson will join us January 23rd from 9-11:00 AM in GEC 305A! Please plan to attend!
Information, updates, and opportunities will be shared in our upcoming Professional Development with the School of Graduate Studies and Research. Please plan to attend even if you are not a graduate faculty. Continental breakfast will be served.
Spring Opening Meeting
See you for our college-wide meeting on January 28th at 2PM
We will have an informative work meeting to kick off the year. Some of the highlights will focus on new programs, faculty positions, cost efficiency, student recruitment and retention, and student success initiatives. An agenda will be provided at the start of the new year. Location to follow.
MLK Convocation | Please Plan to Attend
Please remember to attend the MLK Convocation Ceremony, January 16th from 10:10-12:10 at the Gaither Gymnasium. Let's show up again in our orange and green and sit together to demonstrate our college unity.
Take Stock in Children Monroe County Visits FAMU College of Education
The College of Education welcomes the Take Stock in Children Student Scholars from Monroe County Public Schools. On Monday, January 13th 49 potential FAMUans representing Key West, Florida will tour our campus and learn about a potential future as a FAMU Rattler!
Office Hours Required | Spring 2020
Provost Office | Faculty Request
Esteemed faculty, we have received a reminder to place office hours outside of your office and abide by them.
Please do not only post, "Office Hours by Appointment". Select times and days that are in congruence with your classes and student convenience. The Provost's Office has sent a directive to ensure that students and parents do not call and complain that faculty are not available.
Thank you so much for being awesome! I appreciate you all being available.
Faculty & Staff Spotlight of the Week
Dr. Rose Campbell A Living Legacy
Dr. Rose Campbell  was a principal at the Florida A&M University Developmental Research School from 2003–2008. During her tenure at the FAMU-DRS they were to maintain their accreditation and students demonstrated their achievement levels with an increase in the school’s letter grade on FCAT.  She graduated from Nova Southeastern University where she received her EdD in Educational Leadership and Administration. She received her Master’s in Urban Education from William Patterson University and a Bachelor Degree from Florida Agriculture and Mechanical University. Dr. Campbell has worked in the field of Education for many years, thirty five in the city of Newark, New Jersey as a Principal, Coordinator and Teacher. Currently she is assigned to the College of Education, Educational Leadership Department. Her education focus has been on helping to improve the K-12 education for all students with an emphasis on “How to Improve the Graduation Rate for African Americans and Other Minority Students”. Other areas have provided Dr. Campbell with the opportunity to participate in educational research, join colleagues in international travel and participate in various educational forums as a panelist and also as a guest speaker. She has published several education articles and co-authored many papers about teacher education and student achievement. As an outstanding educator, she was also recognized in the United States House of Representative by Congressman Donald Payne. Finally, Dr. Campbell believes that all children can and will learn given an opportunity with necessary resources. 
" The future for the College of Education will become a major part of FAMU’ s vision by investing additional resources and proving additional cutting edge opportunities for future educators. We are on a new path that will allow us to embrace and collaborate with community partners and College of Education Alumni. I believe that the best is yet to come our new leadership in our college ."
-Dr. Rose Campbell
Staff Highlight of the Week | Ms. S. Michelle Blake
How do you see your role in the College of Education? I see myself as a good leader that leads by example. The core idea of my leadership is the ability to inspire people daily. My favorite quote is "Leaders become great, not because of their power, but because of their ability to empower others." -John Maxwell

What is one of your favorite student interactions this year within the COE? Encouraging the students not to give up on their education or dreams. No matter how difficult times my be.

What do you like to do in your leisure time? Spending time with my family which is very important to me.

What is a unique skill you have that no one would ever guess about you? I can manage conflict in a healthy way without force, listen to feedback, and have the flexibility to solve problems in an ever-changing workplace.
Doctoral Candidate, Ms. Debra Lewis wins Nationally Recognized Professional Development

Ms. Debra Lewis , Educational Leadership doctoral student and academic advisor for Computer Information Systems was selected to attend the LifeBound Coaching Student Success Training in Denver, Colorado. Debra engaged in the initial training on campus and after a successful drawing will now experience a train-the-trainer development seminar valued at over $10,000. We congratulate Ms. Lewis and we can't wait to learn about how to implement this!

Ms. Lewis will also be presenting her research at the 2020 NEA National Leadership Summit March 14-17th in Orlando, Florida . Her presentation is titled, " Educational Evolution: Instruction and 21st Century Skills " and will be presented during the Higher Education Conference Strand.
30 Year Anniversary | Black Male College Explorers Program
The Black Male College Explorers program will celebrate its 30th year of service to young men across Florida. Please plan to attend and share in this wonderful celebration for the achievement of students from throughout the state and region.

June 25-27, 2020
Special event details to follow
VEX Robotics Tournament Tower Takeover | January 18th | 10 am - 3 pm
We are so excited to partner with the FAMU School of Architecture and Engineering Technology for the VEX Tower Takeover. This is an exciting initiative to bring STEM education pathways to our college. Thank you Dr. David White for your engagement in our future!
NASA STEM Fellowship Opportunity | Please Share
Fellowship Details
​NASA Office of STEM Engagement released the  NASA Fellowship Activity 2020

Call for Proposals -- NASA Fellowship Activity 2020
NASA Office of STEM Engagement (OSE) opened a call for graduate research proposals on December 23, 2019. The NASA Research Announcement (NRA) NNH20ZHA001N: NASA Fellowship Activity 2020 is seeking student-authored and independently conceived graduate research proposals responding to a NASA Research Opportunity listed in the solicitation. The 2020 NASA Fellowship Activity is designed to support OSE objectives and provide academic institutions the ability to enhance graduate-level learning and development. The program details and requirements are outlined in the solicitation document.
To be eligible to submit a proposal, candidates must be U.S. citizens or a national who hold a bachelor's degree in a STEM field earned before Aug. 31, 2020. Candidates must be enrolled in a master's or doctoral degree program no later than Sept. 1, 2020, and intend to pursue a research-based Masters or Ph.D. program in a NASA-relevant field.

Proposals are due February 21, 2020.

For full program details, visit:  2020 NASA Fellowship Activity . An informational webinar about this fellowship will be presented on January 8, 2020 and February 5, 2020 – time to be announced. The telecom number is 1-844-467-6272, and the passcode is 549325. The information to join the meeting via the web will be posted on the solicitation webpage once the information is available.

Questions concerning these program elements may be directed to Vandhana Lal at  NASA.fellowships@nasaprs.