Faculty and Staff Research and Scholarly Achievements
Dr. Dan W. Butin, former assistant dean in the school of education, published a new book, The Education Dissertation.
Dr. Sandra Bridwell, Professor and Founding Faculty of the Doctoral Program in Educational Leadership, presented a book talk of her chapter "Parallels in the Marginalization of ABE Women Educators and Women Literacy Learners" in the new book Empowering Women Through Literacy: Views from Experience. The book talk was part of Feminism and Literacy: Bridging the Gap Between Feminist Organizations and Feminist Literacy Workers at the Center for New Words in Cambridge, MA.
Dr. Dan W. Butin, former assistant dean in the school of education, and Shannon Houston, former director of the department of educational leadership, presented “From Admissions to Retention: Linking Holistic Admissions to Diversity and Student Success in an EdD Program” at the American Educational Research Association (AERA) annual meeting in San Diego on April 13, 2009. The presentation examined the potential role of a holistic admissions process in promoting demographic diversity and program completion rates in a doctoral program in educational leadership.
Dr. Sandra Bridwell, has a chapter entitled "Parallels in the Marginalization of Adult Basic Education Women Educators and Women Literacy Learners" in the new book Empowering Women Through Literacy: Views from Experience. This is a volume in the Adult Education Special Topics: Theory, Research, and Practice in Lifelong Learning, edited by Mev Miller and Kathleen King. It is available from Information Age Publishing, Inc.
Dr. Dan W. Butin was the keynote speaker at Oakland University's Equity Within the College Classroom Conference, on April 6, 2009. His keynote talk—"Democracy and Education: The Limits and Possibilities of the Engaged Campus"—explored how pedagogies of engagement have become key strategies to promote deep learning, civic and community engagement, and social justice across higher education. Dr. Butin also conducted a faculty workshop, entitled “Activist and Public Scholarship and the Future of the Academy.”
Dr. Sandra Bridwell presented at a roundtable Empowering Women through Literacy and was a panelist for the Town Hall Meeting at the 6th Annual Women Expanding Literacy Education Action Resource Network (We Learn) conference - Stronger Leadership and Literacy: Empowering Women to Action, on March 6-7, 2009 at the University of Rhode Island in Providence.
On March 5, 2009, the School of Education Colloquium was held for all students in master of education programs at Cambridge College. The program included a summary of pathways and procedures to licensure followed by presentations by doctoral faculty members on the state of the field of education, offering a glimpse into cutting edge research and the future of educational policy in Massachusetts and across the country. The presentation materials may be accessed here.
Dr. Dan W. Butin, former Assistant Dean in the School of Education, was the keynote speaker at the International Partnership for Service Learning and Leadership (IPSL) member conference on February 17, 2009. His talk—New Perspectives on Service-Learning—focused on the role of higher education in a participatory democracy and was based on his new book, Rethinking Service-Learning. Dr. Humphrey Tonkin, President Emeritus of the University of Hartford, and Dr. Kalyan Ray, IPSL Program Director, India, served as the respondents. The conference was coordinated in conjunction with the Forum on Education Abroad and Portland State University.
Dr. Dan W. Butin, former Assistant Dean in the school of education, was invited to join the “Engaged Scholarship Think Tank,” sponsored by the New England Resource Center for Higher Education (NERCHE) at UMass-Boston, for a yearlong discussion of and research about academic issues surrounding the "scholarship of engagement,” which attempts to redefine faculty scholarly work from application of academic expertise to community-engaged and interdisciplinary scholarship through reciprocal partnerships with the community, and which integrates faculty roles of teaching, research, and service.
Dr. Sandra Bridwell served as Qualitative Research Special Interest Group proposal reviewer for the 2009 Annual Conference of the American Educational Research Association (AERA).
Dr. Fernando Padro gave a presentation to the central administration team of the Universidad Tecnológical de León in Mexico entitled “Acreditación de programas académicos y prácticas exitosas a nivel internacional.” [translation: Accreditation of Academic Programs and Successful International Practices in Quality Assurance.] He also spoke at the Third International Congress on Quality hosted by the American Society for Quality and the Universidad Tecnológical de León. His presentation was entitled “Estableciendo un Ambiente de Calidad en Universidades” [translation: Establishing a Culture of Quality in Universities].
Dr. Jim Horn published an article, "Human Research and Complexity Theory," in Educational Philosophy and Theory. Dr. Horn also co-authored an article with Dr. Fernando Padro for the Journal of the World Universities Forum.
Dr. Sandra D. Bridwell was invited to serve on the Education and Training Evaluation Team for the Harvard University John F. Kennedy School of Government 2009 Innovations in American Government Awards.
Dr. Dan W. Butin published an article—"Saving the University on His Own Time: Stanley Fish, Service-Learning, and Knowledge Legitimation in the Academy"—in the Michigan Journal of Community Service Learning.
Dr. Fernando Padro accepted the Chairmanship of the Higher Education Advisory Group for the American Society for Quality. This is in addition to his current responsibilities as Secretary for the Education Division.
Dr. Fernando Padro presented a paper entitled Shopping for Program Accreditation: Deciding on which Accreditation Agency to Pursue, at the 6th annual Australasian Higher Education Evaluation Forum (AHEEF), sponsored by Monash University in Melbourne, Australia.
Dr. Sandra Bridwell was awarded the Carol Munnelly Research Scholarship on the recommendation of the Senate Committee on Academic Excellence and Leadership. Dr. Bridwell's research focuses on the retention patterns and motivations of teachers who are committed to serve in the public school systems of high-need urban areas, with an emphasis on the experiences of women of color. The award will cover expenses incurred in follow-up research to a study conducted in 2007. The Carol Munnelly Research Scholarships have been established in memory of the late Dr. Carol Munnelly, a distinguished and long-time member of the Core Faculty at Cambridge College. Dr. Munnelly was a pioneer in institutional research at the College, and a role-model and mentor to many of the College’s current faculty members.
Dr. Dan W. Butin published an edited book, Service-Learning and Social Justice Education. This volume by Routledge Press is a re-issuing, in book form, of a set of essays that Dr. Butin published as a guest editor for the Journal of Equity & Excellence in Education.