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Houstonian 1994 - Academics. 1994. Special Collections, University of Houston Libraries. University of Houston Digital Library. Web. July 5, 2015. http://digital.lib.uh.edu/collection/yearb/item/20605/show/20394.

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(1994). Houstonian 1994 - Academics. Houstonian Yearbook Collection. Special Collections, University of Houston Libraries. Retrieved from http://digital.lib.uh.edu/collection/yearb/item/20605/show/20394

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Title Houstonian 1994
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Transcript Education Gets Piece of $1.4 Million Grant Could Shape Future of Teaching L It was announced last year that the UH College of Education will share a $ 1.4 million grant from the Texas Education Agency to improve teacher education in area universities. "In early 1991 the Texas Education Association (TEA) opened up competition for funding," said Kip Tellez, a coordinator in the Department of Curriculum and Instruction at UH. "The department submitted a proposal, but we didn't win the grant until this year," Tellez said. Assistant Dean of the UH College of Education Judith Walker de Felix said, "In 1991 the TEA determined that UH fell within a region that did not demonstrate the highest need for funding, so Texas A&M and Prairie View A&M got the grant." UH's winning proposal titled PUMA (Pedagogy for Urban and Multicultural Action) outlined a different approach to teacher education that would place student-teachers in a hands-on, school-based education program. Walker de Felix said she hopes to implement the PUMA program in place of the current teacher education program, RITE, or Reflective Inquiry Teacher Education. "Right now, people think there's too much Get your dictionary of acronyms ready... RITE will soon become PUMA. Can you spell GRANT? classroom theory and not enough actual field work being done in teacher education. PUMA would blur the distinction between theory and practice," Tellez said. PUMA will employ a "portfolio" approach, one in which student teachers will be able to save and evaluate the principles and theories they apply in an actual classroom setting. "It will be sort of like a 'teacher-ed summer camp," Tellez said. PUMA's emphasis on technology in teacher education was another decisive factor in UH receiving the grant. At least one-half of the grant is being dedicated to implementing technological approaches in teacher education. "We not only have to work harder, we have to work smarter. Technology in education must come in three ways: instructional, managerial and communicative," Tellez said. An electronic mail system is being considered so communication between teachers and students can be improved. PUMA differs from RITE in its cooperative learning approach — more like a teaching "hospital." This school-based approach will give student-teachers the opportunity to do their student-teaching on a particular campus, and at the same time have the benefit of sharing experiences with other student-teachers. — Vicky Tickell Albert Tijerina, full time student and staff member of the Learning Resources Center, transfers film to video. Photo by Gary Sapone William D.H. Georgiades, Dean College Photo by Mark Lacy of Education. iioger Eichorn, Dean Cullen College of Engineering. Photo by Mark Lacy Mentor Program Begins, Grant Awarded The field of engineering has long been characterized as a male-dominated industry. The College of Engineering, however, took steps to alleviate that image. The college developed a mentor program that will grow over the next several years and serve all incoming freshmen, according to Dion Mclnnis, Director of Engineering External Affairs. The Engineering Mentor Program was the brainchild of Siddika Demir, a senior civil engineering major. "For the first year, the target is women," Demir said. She noted that by the senior year, there are only a few women in the upper-level courses. Program organizers emphasized that they are not trying to further fragment the student population. The program will eventually be expanded to include all incoming freshman, regardless of gender. "There are a lot of fields in engineering where women barely exist," said Mclnnis. "A woman in engineering is a ground-breaker." By offering all incoming female freshmen the opportunity to pair up with a mentor in industry, the college hopes to change that. "Freshman to professional — that's the magic," Mclnnis said. Busy year in Engineering: College develops plan to retain women, while $300,000 grant was awarded to study environmental costs Twenty-seven individuals were active members in the mentor program, which was near the college's goal of 25 percent (28 of the 114 female freshmen engineering students). To foster a solid mentor- mentee relationship, participants receive an informal newsletter that announces upcoming social events and ideas. Mentors were recruited from small businesses, as well as from large corporations like Texaco — a company that responded aggressively by providing 11 mentors. Mean- while, the College of Engineering got another boost: a $300,000 research grant from the National Science Foundation (NSF). The project funded by the grant was the Environmental Accounting for Managing Pollution in Chemical Manufacturing and Refining Industries. The project was a joint venture between the College of Business Administration and the industrial engineering department of the College of Engineering, and the two schools shared the grant money. "The end result of this project will be a guidebook on how to evaluate and identify environmental costs so that they can be allocated back to the activities that generate those costs. The book will be available through the NSF," said Beth Beloff, project director and co-principal investigator. —Edward Puffin I Scott McGregor 78 # Academics Women Wanted for Engineering College 65) Education/Engineering 79