17-June-2013

In this newsletter:

  • Welcome
  • Faculty Retreat
  • Open Forum Regarding UPEI Internal Research Funding
  • MEd Convocation and Graduate Research Symposium in Nunavut
  • New Moodle Lauching in Late August
  • New Student for Summer
  • FEC Meeting Schedule 2013-2014

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WELCOME

Welcome to first blog-format post of the Faculty of Education’s newsletter.  This is a pilot format, and we welcome your feedback on how this does or does not work for you.  Please feel free to contact Karen-Anne (click the link) to provide feedback and/or submit articles for the bulletin.

First, let me show you around the new place… Important Dates can be found on the blog page bar above (click “Dates to Remember“);  and as future editions are added, they will be archived on the sidebar to the right.

So, welcome.  We hope you like it here 🙂

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FACULTY RETREAT

The Faculty Retreat will be held June 20th at Sandy & Fiona’s house, and June 21st in the Faculty of Education (location and agenda to follow).  Please note that lunch on June 20th will be potluck, and you can signup here:  http://www.signupgenius.com/go/10C084DA8AA23A75-lobster

Please note, if you are interested in having lobster at the retreat, it is important you reach Julie soon.  The cost of the lobster is $5.00/lb for canners and $6.00/lb for market size.  Please let Julie know if you are interested in purchasing lobster.   The money is payable DIRECTLY to Julie and is due by NOON on Tuesday (JUNE 18th).

If you have any questions or difficulty registering, please contact Linda.

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OPEN FORUM REGARDING UPEI INTERNAL RESEARCH FUNDING

Dear Members of the Campus Community:

As most of you are aware, the UPEI internal funding program is currently on hiatus due to budgetary cutbacks. In the interim, the suite of programs offered by the Research Grants Committee is being reviewed, with a focus toward determining the most appropriate mechanisms for distributing funding in order to meet both the committee’s mandate and the needs of the campus community. I will be hosting an open forum on Tuesday, June 18th, from 2-3pm in the Main Building Faculty Lounge in order to solicit input on the vision and structure of the internal funding program. Given that it may be possible to reinstate some of the program offerings prior to the fall semester 2013, it is important that we be aware of your concerns and suggestions now.

I look forward to hearing your thoughts on the future operations of this program. In the event that this timing is not suitable for your schedule, another meeting will be held this summer (details will be circulated in the near future).

With best regards,
Robert F. Gilmour, Jr.
Vice-President, Research

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MED CONVOCATION AND GRADUATE RESEARCH SYMPOSIUM IN NUNAVUT

Thirteen Inuit educators received their MEd degrees in the second Nunavut Master of Education Convocation that was held June 1, 2013.  A public Research Symposium also took place on June 2nd when all graduates shared their respective research papers.  These exciting events were attend by the President, Chancellor, Dean Turnbull, Cathy Toombs, Fiona Walton, Sandy McAuley and Kerri Wheatley. Both the Convocation and the Graduate Research Symposium were an incredible success.  Please visit these dropbox links to view photos of these great events:

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NEW MOODLE LAUNCHING IN LATE AUGUST

UPEI is about to move to a new Moodle in late August.  In the first stage of a multistage rollout they are offering summer sessions (one hour per week for five weeks) in what’s new and better about the new Moodle!  To find out more about how you can attend, contact Daniel Lynds

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NEW STUDENT FOR SUMMER

Hello everyone,


On behalf of Danielle and Jill, I am very pleased to advise that we have hired a summer student under the Canada Summer Student Program. Donna Locke took up her duties on Friday, June 14th and will finish on Monday, August 26th. Donna’s hours of work will be 8:30 a.m. to 4:30 p.m., Monday to Friday.


Donna is a first year BEd student with specialization in French Immersion senior years, and has a Bachelor of Arts/Science with major in French and minor in Chemistry from UPEI. She attended Westisle Composite High School in Elmsdale, PE and graduated with a French Immersion Diploma. Donna has also worked as a French Language Lab Instructor at UPEI and was a tutor with the PEI Literacy Alliance.


Donna is very enthusiastic about securing a position in the Faculty of Education this summer. Her main duties will reside in the Faculty of Education Administration office with some time dedicated to an ELC project and the Summer Social in July.


If you need to reach Donna, her coordinates are:


ELC: 566-0727
Administration Office – 620-5154


Please stop by the ELC this week and say hello to Donna.
Warm regards,
Linda

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FEC MEETING SCHEDULE 2013-2014

 Please note the following dates have been scheduled for FEC meetings in 2013-2014.  The faculty will aim to hold these meetings in MH417.  Regular FEC meetings will begin at 1:00pm.

  •  September 13, 2013
  • October 11, 2013
  • November 15, 2013 (Fall Retreat)
  • December 13, 2013
  • January 17, 2014
  • February 14, 2014
  • March 14, 2014
  • April 30, 2014 (including voting on degrees and certificates – 10:00 a.m.)
  • June 5, 2014
  • June 23, 2014 (Annual Retreat)
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6 Responses to 17-June-2013

  1. Basil Favaro says:

    Great job with our first news blog, Karen Anne. It looks awesome. Basil

  2. Lyndsay says:

    Beautiful work here! Very easy to read! Thank you for making it !

  3. Mary says:

    I enjoyed the tour of the new place. Looks fantastic and very appealing.

  4. Liz Townsend says:

    Fabulous format Karen Anne!

  5. Julie says:

    Bravo! C’est super! I love it!

  6. Martha says:

    I love that we have moved to a blog format~ kudos, Karen-Anne! This will work much better I think… and news item will be more accessible, rather than being buried on my hard drive somewhere 🙂

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