October 25th, 2013 | Faculty News
Alexander Street Press and the American Counseling Association (ACA) just released a video of Sam Gladding, chair and professor of counseling, conducting a 90-minute group counseling session before a live audience at last year’s ACA conference in Cincinnati. The video is titled “Promoting Growth within a Group: Performing in the Here and Now.” This is the sixth training video Gladding has made for ASP, and it will be available as part of the ASP streaming service in the Z. Smith Reynolds Library.
Gladding was assisted by four members of the Wake Forest counseling department: Jose Villalba, Nathaniel Ivers, Brian Calhoun, and Pamela Karr.
“I live in a great department with supportive and cooperative members,” Gladding said. “I am pleased with how the group demonstration went, how the film turned out, and with the wonderful behavior of my colleagues. There was no script, so everything was unrehearsed and ‘live.’”
September 20th, 2013 | University Announcement
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August 30th, 2013 | Faculty News, Staff News
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July 10th, 2013 | Faculty News
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July 10th, 2013 | Staff News
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June 7th, 2013 | Hot Topics, Staff News
How well colleges and universities prepare students for life and work after college is always a timely topic this time of year given the many commencement-related stories in May and June.
Widely recognized as a national leader in helping students make the transition from college to careers, Wake Forest has been a driving force in the national movement to transform personal and career development at colleges and universities.
Recent accomplishments include:
- Inclusion in Jeff Selingo’s new book, College (Un)Bound. Selingo, editor-at-large at the Chronicle of Higher Education, interviewed Vice President for Personal and Career Development Andy Chan and highlighted Wake Forest’s unique approach to developing a “College-to-Career Community.” He also featured the quotes and examples from panelists appearing at Wake Forest’s 2012 Rethinking Success conference.
- A roadmap for success. The Office of Personal and Career Development recently released “A Roadmap for Transforming the College-To-Career Experience,” which outlines a seven-step process to help colleges and universities of all sizes and resources rethink the way they prepare students for the world of work. Edited by Chan and Wake Forest Fellow Tommy Derry, this crowdsourced paper includes input from 20 innovators in higher education and business – including Associate Provost for Academic Initiatives and Professor of Law Jennifer Collins and Professor of Religion and Director of the Humanities Institute Mary Foskett. It also profiles and shares insights from some of the country’s leading personal and career development models in higher education, building upon ideas shared at Rethinking Success.
- Most visionary leader. CSO Research Inc. named Chan “the most visionary and forward-thinking leader in career services and recruiting” last week. No. 6 on the list was Katharine (Kate) Brooks, who will join the OPCD staff from the University of Texas at Austin this summer.
- More media coverage. Inside Higher Ed, the Triad Business Journal, and the Greensboro News & Record were among news outlets that immediately covered the roadmap. Chan also appeared on the Melissa Harris-Perry Show on MSNBC to discuss the job outlook for 2013 grads. This week, he noted faculty involvement and early student engagement as key to Wake Forest’s success in personal and career development in a Wall Street Journal story. Meanwhile, Executive Director for Employer Relations Mercy Eyadiel appeared on several local news outlets during commencement weekend, including News 14 Carolina and WFMY News 2. Instructor of Counseling Heidi Robinson and several 2013 graduates also participated in live commencement day interviews.
- TEDx circuit. Chan recently delivered a TEDx talk titled “‘Career Services’ Must Die” at Lawrence University. Watch it here. Jeff Selingo also spoke at the same TEDx.
April 24th, 2013 | Events, Faculty News
The Provost and the Office of Undergraduate Admissions invite faculty and staff to Thursdays at the Porter B. Byrum Welcome and Admissions Center on April 25.
A wine and cheese reception will run from 4-4:30 p.m., followed by a program from 4:30-5:15 p.m. that will feature Jac Heckelman, Herman Eure and Donna Henderson.
Heckelman, a professor of economics, will discuss estimating delegate votes and interests at the Constitutional Convention of 1787.
Eure, a professor of biology, will discuss what is referred to as The Diversity Impact Factor: 398 Years of Observations and Assessments at Wake Forest. Eure will compare Wake Forest’s diversity issues from his arrival on campus in 1973 to those in 2013, while asking, “How does the diversity commitment today differ from the commitment 39 years ago and what can we expect in the future?”
Henderson, a professor of counseling, will discuss adapting processes to an online program delivery and how it has opened dynamic possibilities for the counseling faculty.
December 24th, 2012 | Medical Center News
Dr. Edward G. Shaw, professor of radiation oncology at Wake Forest Baptist Medical Center and professor of counseling at Wake Forest, has received an award from the Society for NeuroOncology recognizing him for his contributions to the field. Shaw is the inaugural recipient and was recognized for his initiation of a strategic-planning process, which led to the establishment of the SNO Foundation.
Janie McDaniel, the director of admissions at Wake Forest School of Medicine, is the 2012 recipient of the Physician Assistant Education Association Outstanding Achievement Award. The award recognizes an individual who has provided sustained, exceptional service or leadership to the association or who has contributed to the advancement of the physician assistant profession.
Jeff Schmitt has been named one of the Most Influential People in the Triad for 2013 by The Triad Business Journal. Schmitt is with the Innovation and Entrepreneurship Initiative at Wake Forest Baptist Medical Center. The award recognizes individuals who are leaders and play a crucial role in unifying and bringing advancement to the region.
December 4th, 2012 | Faculty News
The ACE Fellows Program, in partnership with the Institute for Public Engagement, the Teaching and Learning Center, and the Dean of the College, provides support for selected faculty fellows interested in incorporating service-learning into their courses.
The program provides stipends of $1,250 as well as services designed to enhance teaching and enrich learning. ACE Fellows have the opportunity to work with new and veteran ACE Fellows as they establish relationships with community partners, develop syllabi, and assess pedagogical strategies and outcomes.
Here’s a list of the ACE Fellows and the courses in which they plan to integrate service-learning classes: Continue reading »
July 30th, 2012 | Faculty News
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