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May | 5.18.2020
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Today's Highlights
  • Summer Semester 2020 Starts Today
  • Faculty Member Spotlight | Dr. Alishea Rowley
  • Faculty News
  • COE 1887 STRIKES Campaign Update
  • Learning Management Systems | Tip of the Day
  • Student Orientation 2020
  • Student Spotlight
  • REMINDER: AACTE 2021 Annual Meeting
  • Announcements and much more in this issue!
Summer Semester 2020 Starts Today!
Today marks the start of Summer Semester 2020!

Despite the restrictions and challenges resulting from COVID-19, we are looking forward to an engaging semester for our undergraduate and graduate students. Excellence with caring is more than our motto, it is our way of life!

Have a great semester!
Faculty Member Spotlight | Dr. Alishea Rowley

Dr. Alishea Rowley, Assistant Professor in the Department of Educational Leadership and Counseling, serves as the Program Coordinator and teaches courses in the Counselor Education program. Dr. Rowley has enjoyed preparing groups of multiculturally competent School and Clinical Mental Health Counselors to meet the needs of a changing world for over nine years. Prior to becoming a professor, Dr. Rowley enjoyed a career as a School Counselor and a Clinical Mental Health Counselor in an agency and private practice setting for over 14 years. Dr. Rowley has a passion for action research with multicultural populations. She is most proud of her work with investigating the impact of stereotypes on the racial and feminist identity development of African American women.

Since arriving at FAMU, Dr. Rowley has prided herself on being a student centered advocate. She is the founder and advisor of the Counseling Student Association and secured over $16,0000 in internal funding to provide an opportunity for 11 Counselor Education students to travel to an international conference. Last semester, Dr. Rowley is proud to have partnered with FedEx Freight, a fortune 100 company, to provide a professional development opportunity for Counselor Education students. Dr. Rowley feels strongly about empowering students to advocate for their education. Strong leaders, with strong voices are needed to advocate for marginalized communities.
Dr. Rowley is most proud of her intersectional identity as a female professor of color, wife and mother. She credits her genuine passion for teaching to her upbringing in Atlanta, Georgia where she participated in non-profit and advocacy work, fighting for rights of minority populations alongside her family. Dr. Rowley strongly believes in the power of respecting individuality and collaboration in the work environment. She lives by the belief that there is power in being genuine, authentic and empathetic. Dr. Rowley’s “fun fact” is that she is a proud graduate of Florida A&M University and former member of and leader in the Marching “100”.
COE 1887 STRIKES Giving Campaign Update
Thank you for your 1887 STRIKES Contributions! WE are on our way to greatness.
During the 1887 Strikes Giving Campaign, the College of Education  had a total of 54 individuals contribute to the COE Education fund. Our total amount raised was $2,771.70 .

Additionally 7 individuals gave to the FAMU DRS Enhancement Fund in the amount of $428.87 .

We will continue to promote the giving campaign through our text to give portal.

Thank you for your generous contribution!
Faculty News
Dr. Aly's Conference Proposal Acceptance
Congratulations to Dr. Aly on the acceptance of his presentation proposal entitled "Sports Joint Injuries in Student-Athletes and the Mechanisms for Effective Treatment" at the Tenth International Conference on Health, Wellness, & Society at Université de la Sorbonne Nouvelle Paris.
Learning Management Systems  | Tip of the Day
Viewing Courses in Blackboard or Canvas
Faculty have the option to use either Blackboard or Canvas (not both Learning Management Systems) to teach their courses for the Summer term. Click here and follow the quick steps provided to make your course available to your students.
Student Orientation 2020
Student Spotlight | Innovation and Research
Janae Duclos-Francois, Selected as a National Scholar
Ms. Janae Duclos-Francois , a doctoral candidate, 
and FAMU-DRS K-12 ESE Support Facilitator, Transition Specialist and Undergraduate University Instructor at Florida Agricultural and Mechanical University, has been selected for publication of her recent article submission in the 2020 Global Conference on Education and Research. 

The scholar has also been selected from over 100 applicants and is among 16 recipients to receive a fully funded scholarship award from the F lorida DCDT Board of Directors to attend the 2020 VISIONS conference taking place in December of 2020. 

Janae is scheduled to present her research presentation during a panel discussion entitled "Transitioning Beyond the Limits: What School Leaders and Practitioners Need to Know". She continues to dedicate her service to Special Education by advocating for the improvement of inclusive practices for students with exceptionalities. Her research interest is improving post-school outcomes and the overall quality of life for students and individuals with exceptionalities. 
Alumni Spotlight | Mr. Dwain Faulk COE c/o 1995
Dwain Faulk Selected for Outstanding Educator Award | Dothan City Schools
Mr. Dwain Faulk , alumnus, doctoral candidate (Cohort 2017), and educational leader was recently named the the Outstanding Educator Award for Dothan City Schools 2019-2020. Dothan School administrators notified Mr. Faulk and the community over a Zoom conference. Congratulations Mr. Faulk!
Here are highlights from Mr. Faulk's educational career:

  • FAMU Graduate Fall 1995, B.S. in History Education
  • Master’s Degree - Educational Leadership (Troy University, Dothan, AL)
  • 24 year educator in Dothan City Schools (DCS) where he served as:
  • Teacher
  • Asst. Principal
  • Principal
  • Central Office Director (Secondary Education, Student Support Services, Safety & Security)
  • State and National Presentations
  • Southern Region Education Board (SREB) 
  • MEGA Conference - Mobile, AL
  • Professional Affiliations:
  • National Education Association (NEA)
  • Alabama Education Association (AEA)
  • Council for Leaders in Alabama Schools (CLAS)
  • Alabama Association for Prevention, Attendance, Student Support (AAPASS) (President 2019-2020)
  • National Association of School Resource Officers (NASRO)
  • Alpha Phi Alpha Fraternity, Inc.
  • Marching 100 Alumni (Fall 1990)
FAMU-DRS Celebrates Graduates in Style
Mr. Michael Johnson, Superintendent and the FAMU DRS administrative team surprised the class of 2020 graduates this year with a special tribute. This Monday morning, each of the graduates' senior picture was displayed on the FAMU DRS intersection of Orange Avenue and Wannish Way. Congratulations to the outstanding FAMU DRS graduates.
FAMU-DRS Staff Member Named 2020 State Finalist
Congratulations 2020 FAMU DRS Graduates
21st Century Community School | Sabal Palm Slated for a Bicycle Park
Proposed Bike Park at Sabal Palm Elementary
One of these recommendations is the proposed educational bicycle learning experience to benefit our community at Sabal Palm Elementary, A Community Partnership School. This is one of the cycling amenities recommended as part of KCCI's 2020 Community Catalyst initiative that is highlighting cycling and working to improve cycling safety in Leon County.

After gaining input from nearly 2,000 citizens, Sabal Palm was identified as the school that would most benefit from an educational bike park of this caliber. Sabal Palm is a public, title 1 school with more than 500 students that serves the 32304 zip code, the poorest zip code in the state. 
KCCI's 2020 Community Catalyst team is leading the creation and implementation of this educational bike park, which could ultimately become a model for other schools in the state. The proposed Sabal Palm Bike Park includes 3 zones - an educational, creative bike space that resembles real life-situations, an off-road experience, and a covered training area for younger students and for use on rainy or hot days. 
Congratulations to the 2020-2021
Mister and Miss College of Education
Greetings FAMU and College of Education students and candidates. I am Stephen A. Moore, a senior majoring in elementary education, all the way from Jacksonville Florida and I am proud to serve as your 2020-2021 Mr. College of Education! I plan on serving the college of Ed. to the best of my abilities by catering to the student body’s concerns and needs by ensuring unity, kinmanship, and passion. I am excited for the upcoming year and the things we hope to do for the college!

Stephen A. Moore
Greetings and humble salutations! I am Antoinique R. Ellis, a 4th year Elementary Education Scholar from West Palm Beach, Fl. And I am proud to serve as the next Miss College of Education for the 2020-2021 academic school year! Three key things I’d like to implement as Miss COE are: Connection, Outreach and Excellence! I am excited for this upcoming year and the ability to represent the students within the College of Education alongside Stephen! Can’t wait to see everyone in the Fall and to continuing STRIKING with excellence!
REMINDER: AACTE 2021 Annual Meeting
Call for Proposals | Research and Innovation
Here is your opportunity to engage with AACTE! The Association is currently accepting 2021 Annual Meeting session proposals and reviewer applications, nominations to serve on AACTE Committees, 2021 award nominations, and voting on revisions to the Association's bylaws and articles of incorporation. With so many opportunities available, will you answer the call to serve the profession?

Each call to action has its own deadline, so be sure to mark your calendar and click on the links below for more information:
  • The Call for Reviewers seeks qualified individuals (from AACTE member institutions only) interested in reviewing proposals this coming July and August for the 2021 Annual Meeting. 
  • Submission Deadline: May 13, 2020
  • If you are a chief representative, please take a few minutes to cast your vote on the recent revisions to the AACTE Articles of Incorporation and Bylaws. 
  • Submission Deadline: May 22, 2020
  • The Call for Proposals (open to both members and nonmembers) invites proposals for sessions at the 2021 AACTE Annual Meeting. Acceptance notifications will be sent in August, and individuals with accepted proposals will be expected to register and attend AACTE's 73rd Annual Meeting in Seattle, February 26-28, 2021. 
  • Submission Deadline: May 27, 2020
  • The Call for Standing Committee Nominations invites applications from members with broad and deep experience in educator preparation to serve on the AACTE standing committees for a 3-year term starting March 1, 2021. 
  • Submission Deadline: May 29, 2020
  • The 2021 AACTE Awards Call for Entries (open to both members and nonmembers) is now open. Applications for the 2021 Outstanding Book Award are currently being accepted. 
  • Submission Deadline: June 15, 2020 (for the 2021 Outstanding Book Award)
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College of Education | STRIKE Vision Plan
S |   STRATEGIC INITIATIVES - The FAMU COE will align closely with the university vision and mission to implement programs designed to increase academic achievement across undergraduate and graduate programs. Increase the teacher pipeline by partnering with our local districts and those across the state.
T |   TRUST -  The FAMU COE will build trust and offer transparency to our internal campus community and external school and community partners. We will build programs and engage others with truthful and meaningful practices.
R |   RECRUITMENT AND RETENTION -  Recruitment and Retention | The FAMU COE will tackle the national and state teacher shortage crisis and implement new strategies to recruit and retain teacher education majors. We will grow our graduate programs and be proactive in identifying the needs and gaps in state certification and test achievement. We will create pathways for gains from our education candidates and follow them into successful careers.
I |   INNOVATION AND RESEARCH -  The FAMU COE will create innovative and immersive learning experiences for our learners will promoting a solid research agenda and providing rich research expertise. We will provide rich teaching and learning with immersive technology for undergraduate and graduate programs.
K |  K-20 SCHOOL AND UNIVERSITY PARTNERSHIPS -  The FAMU COE will work closely as a key partner with FAMU DRS and surrounding county schools to identify the needs of the educational community and utilize our faculty, staff, and students to meet those needs.
E |   ENGAGEMENT IN THE COMMUNITY, THE STATE AND THE NATION -  The FAMU COE will increase the number of privately funded scholarships to support our students and faculty by promoting our programs and creating forums for exposure and visibility.
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