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Dr. Joellen Coryell works with colleagues at the Università degli Studi di Padova (University of Padova, Italy) this November.

APCE in Italy
APCE at Università degli Studi di Padova (University of Padova, Italy)

Dr. Joellen Coryell, Associate Professor and Director of the PhD program in Adult, Professional, and Community Education in the College of Education  worked with colleagues at the Università degli Studi di Padova (University of Padova, Italy) in late November, 2016 as a part of Texas State University’s MOU with this prestigious university. During her work in Padova, she worked on collaborative research on faculty development for teaching international students and conducted seminars for Master’s and Doctoral students in adult education on topics such as Working in Groups, Team Development, Learning Styles, and Active Learning Methods. She also co-conducted a 3-day professional development workshop entitled, Teaching for Learning (T4L) - New Strategies for Successful Teaching, the first of its kind for College of Engineering faculty at an Italian university.

Dr. Ann Brooks elected chair of the Commission of Professors of Adult Education

APCE Professor and PhD Program Director was elected as Chair of the Commission of Professors of Adult Education (CPAE) on November 19, 2015 at the Commission’s annual meeting in conjunction with the AAACE national conference. She will serve as Chair Elect until November 2016, when she will take on leadership of the organization.

CPAE was organized to support graduate professional adult education.  It was established in 1959 as a division of the AAACE. For over 55 years this organization has played a pivotal role in supporting the efforts of professors and academic programs to discover, promote and enhance the roles and functions of adult education amid periods of relative stability and tumultuous change.

The following five purposes define the purpose and work of the Commission:

  • To act as a vehicle for strengthening and supporting excellence in academic programs in adult education
  • To identify and disseminate resources that support adult education as a field of study, research and practice.
  • To provide opportunities for the professional development of professors of adult education.
  • To study and disseminate positions on social issues of concern to adult education.
  • To provide a forum for critical reflection and dialogue on scholarship and practice that reflects the diversity in adult education.

CPAE encourages doctoral students with interest in becoming professors in the field to attend and participate in dialogues at the Conference.

Congratulations to Dr. Jovita Ross-Gordon on her induction to the International Adult and Continuing Education Hall of Fame.

APCE Faculty, Students, and Alum Present at the American Association of Adult and Continuing Education (AAACE)

Skyller Walkes and Terrance McClain have been selected as 2015-16 fellows by the Texas Association of Black Personnel in higher Education.

From TABPHE’s website: "TABPHE FELLOWS are an elite group of individuals chosen, with the direction of the State Board of Directors, to work on special projects that support the vision and mission of TABPHE."

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