Dean Kim Metcalf elected to AACTE’s Board of Directors

Metcalf will begin a 3-year term beginning March 1, 2016 to the American Association of Colleges for Teacher Education (AACTE).


The Board of Directors determines the policies that guide the program of activities of AACTE and ranges in size from 18 to 25 members, 14 of whom are selected through national elections.

The Board of Directors ranges in size from 18 to 25 members, 14 of whom are selected through national elections. Affiliated groups submit nominations for some seats, while others are at-large positions. Presidents and provosts are appointed, rather than elected, to the Board, and three directors are selected by the Advisory Council of State Representatives. In addition, the president/CEO serves on the Board in an ex-officio capacity.

The Board of Directors determines the policies that guide the program of activities of AACTE. It meets at least twice per year, as mandated in the bylaws, to carry out its many functions in connection with the operation and evaluation of the organization’s national program.

More information on the AACTE Board of Directors can be found at: http://aacte.org/about-aacte/governance

The POWER of Writing

UNLV College of Education faculty lead students to success with writing studio series.


In Fall 2015, Drs. Chyllis Scott and Chad Scott of the Department of Teaching and Learning, along with Dr. Margarita Huerta of the Department of Educational and Clinical Studies, taught a series of four free UNLV POWER writing studios for graduate students. POWER stands for “Promoting Outstanding Writing for Excellence in Research.”

In the sessions students learned empirically-based strategies to help them become more productive and efficient academic writers. Topics included strategies for writing regularly, managing your writing time, reading and writing at the same time, and finding support and feedback. Participants also had time to practice writing during the workshops. Participants have noted that the UNLV POWER writing studios have been helpful for writing a thesis, dissertation, grant, resume/curriculum vitae, class project, homework assignment, and writing in general.

UNLV POWER writing studios are open to all COE students. To learn more about the workshops, contact Dr. Chyllis Scott and Dr Margarita Huerta at unlvpower@unlv.edu.

Dr. Kimberly Nehls Receives Annual Distinguished Scholar Award

Dr. Kimberly Nehls received the Annual Distinguished Scholar Award at the 28th Annual Ethnographic & Qualitative Research Conference (EQRC) in Las Vegas, February 1-2, 2016. This award highlights an attendee that has been active in the conference Particular consideration is given to evident scholarship and continued participation in the EQRC conference.

The awards are intended to (a) recognize quality scholarship among EQRC participants and (b) encourage able scholars to continue participating in the conference. EQRC will bestow 4-5 awards on an annual basis and they will be recognized in the conference program. We assembled an ad hoc committee of able scholars who had previously attended the EQRC conference and among whom had received the award last year. The committee reviewed CVs of individuals who previously have had longstanding participation with the conference and evidenced able scholarship in research conference presentations, journal publications, and other scholarly contributions to their respective fields. More information about the award can be found on the Annual McGraw Hill Distinguished Scholar Award site.