Information technologies program ranks #2 as best value

ECU’s bachelor of science in information technologies is ranked #2 by College Values Online’s top-10 online technical degree programs for its focus on multiple forms of technology and affordability. Online Information Technologies, BSBE What’s different about the Information Technologies degree at East Carolina University? In short, there’s a reason that ECU uses the plural form – “technologies.” Unlike some IT programs, which focus exclusively on computer science and networking, this degree covers an incredibly wide array of technical topics. Electronic Information Processing, Financial Information Systems, Continue reading →

Professors Abbie Brown and Steven Schmidt present at SITE Conference

Professors Abbie Brown and Steven Schmidt in ECU’s College of Education each presented research papers at the Society for Information Technology and Teacher Education (SITE) Conference in Savannah, Georgia in March. Dr. Schmidt presented, The Development of a Distance Education Faculty Learning Community: Best Practices and Lessons Learned. Dr. Brown presented, Faculty Productivity in the 21st Century: Using Social Media and Network Analysis to Generate and Illustrate Impact. Dr. Brown also presented a poster session, High School Graduates Describe Four Types of Online Identities, which Continue reading →

Counselor Education Program welcomes Ashley Cannan

The Counselor Education Program is happy to add Ashley Cannan to the team! Mrs. Cannan is a Licensed Professional Counselor in the State of North Carolina and a Registered Play Therapist-Supervisor with the Association for Play Therapy. Ashley received her Bachelor of Arts in Psychology from Samford University in Birmingham, AL and a Master of Arts in Community Counseling, with a specialization in Play Therapy, from the University of Alabama in Tuscaloosa, AL. Since 2001, Ashley has worked with children, adolescents and their families across Continue reading →

MEASURING IMPACT: The College of Education embarks on three-year assessment plan

By Jessica Nottingham University Communication East Carolina University’s College of Education is under new leadership and on a crusade for excellence. Dr. Grant Hayes, who has been dean and distinguished professor in the College of Education since August, opened his first faculty and staff meeting asking tough questions: “What does the ECU College of Education want to be known for?” and “what can students get here that they cannot get elsewhere?” To help the college answer these questions, department chairs are charged with working with Continue reading →

Need a Course Elective Offering Value-Added Potential to Your Plan of Graduate Study?

The College of Education’s Graduate Studies Office offers a comprehensive list of Summer 2016 and Fall 2016 courses available as electives to other colleges and majors. This listing is available at: http://www.ecu.edu/cs-educ/graduate/upload/COE_Graduate_Electives_2016.pdf Multiple degree programs outside the College of Education have linked their graduate students with these courses. As offerings become more well-advertised across campus and through virtual venues, enrollment numbers in these courses continue to grow. For example, after the Fall 2015 course listings were shared via email with all ECU Graduate Directors, Dr. Continue reading →

People Need to Know: Confronting History in the Heartland — New book by Dr. Robert M. Lucas

The book,  People Need to Know: Confronting History in the Heartland by Dr. Robert M. Lucas, Assistant Professor in the Department of Elementary & Middle Grades Education, has just been published by Lang Publishing Company. This book chronicles Dr. Lucas’ engaged research with students and their teacher “as they study the defining event in their community’s history.”  Dr. Lucas presents an approach to teaching and learning in social studies that fully engages students to not only learn about the history of their community, but to Continue reading →

MLS Students at ECU Collect over 5,800 Books for the Needy

The end of each year is a time for many traditions, from caroling to trimming the tree to making a gingerbread house to pausing to give thanks, and the East Carolina University Master of Library Science program has developed and added its own tradition to the mix by annually completing a Holiday Book Drive. For ten years, the ECU American Library Association (ALA) Student Chapter has completed a book drive to help put over 25,000 books in the hands of willing but needy readers throughout Continue reading →

ECU Ranked No. 2 Among Best Value Colleges for Online IT Degree

February 1, 2016 – East Carolina University has been ranked among the 10 best value colleges for an online information technology (IT) degree by College Values Online. The ranking was published on the organization’s website in January. East Carolina University was ranked second. Using the National Center for Education Statistics’ College Navigator database, the 10 best value colleges for an online IT degree were selected and ranked based on graduation rate and net price. Since its inception in 1907, ECU has evolved from a teachers Continue reading →

Drs. Rhodes and Schmidt receive President’s Appreciation Award from AAACE

Dr. Christy Rhodes, Assistant Professor of Adult Education, and Dr. Steve Schmidt, Associate Professor of Adult Education, were both recipients of the 2015 President’s Appreciation Award at the American Association for Adult and Continuing Education’s (AAACE) annual conference in Oklahoma City, OK, November 17-20, 2015.  The President’s Appreciation Award honors people who have exemplified outstanding contributions to the Association during the past year.  Both Drs. Rhodes and Schmidt served on the AAACE Board of Directors in 2015.

Dr. Kylie Dotson-Blake Distinguished Panelist at National Mental Health Symposium

On November 3, 2015, the National Alliance on Mental Illness (NAMI), the STEMconnector, the National Board for Certified Counselors (NBCC) and the University of Phoenix College of Social Sciences partnered to offer a national mental health symposium at the National Press Club, in Washington, D.C. The event included professionals from counseling, nursing, criminal justice, social work and psychology. Dr. Kylie Dotson-Blake, an Associate Professor and Program Coordinator for the Counselor Education program in the Department of Interdisciplinary Professions, and Chair of the National Board for Continue reading →