September 19, 2011

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Rossier to Host Series of Global Conference Events

usc global confefenceRossier is pleased to host the following events at the USC Global Conference in Hong Kong:

Global Initiatives Update and Reception
Oct. 12 4:00 -7:00 p.m.
JW Marriott Hotel, Hong Kong
Pacific Place, 88 Queensway, Hong Kong, China
Global Initiatives Update in Victoria/Queensway Room
Reception in the Marriott Hotel Fish Bar


Joint Alumni Reception with USC Marshall School of Business
Oct. 14 5:30 p.m. - 7:30 p.m.
JW Marriott Hotel, Hong Kong

Rossier and Marshall Joint Panel
"Harnessing Technology and Scale for the Common Good"
Oct. 15 1:15 p.m. - 2:30 p.m.
Adlai Wertman, Professor of Clinical Management and Organization, Marshall School of Business (Moderator)
Steven Atamian '04, Executive Director, Global Brigades
Josh Cohen, Managing Partner, City Light Capital
Karen Symms Gallagher, Dean, Rossier School of Education

Register Now.
MAT@USC Featured on ABC News
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ABC News New York affiliate WABC-TV highlighted the online Master of Arts in Teaching degree, MAT@USC, in a story about its new mobile applications.
"The University of Southern California is a private institution in the heart of Los Angeles, which boasts of having top-ranked programs in virtually every field. And this is the University of Southern California through an iPad," the story stated.

Go to the story.
Faculty Forefront
Diamond Helps Build Business School in Botswana
mike diamond botswana

Dr. Mike Diamond has just returned from a month -long trip to Botswana where he was supported by a Fulbright Senior Scholars Program grant to help the University of Botswana build a new graduate School of Business.  Diamond (pictured at the University with his wife) has a joint appointment in Rossier and the Marshall School.

The University, located in the capital city of Gaborone, has a population of nearly 12,000 students and is looking to build capacity in a number of areas. 

Diamond's project involves helping the University recruit and find its leadership team, build a timeline for establishing the school, and develop appropriate academic programs. 
Crew Pens Piece on Vision for American Education
Rudolph Crew

Dr. Rudy Crew authored an op-ed piece in the Seattle Times about the need for new strategies to create a sustainable vision for American education. He wrote:

"Politicians need to stop the debate about No Child Left Behind and the love affair with charter schools despite the lack of compelling results. Instead, they must put forward a sustainable vision that will stimulate business, arts, philanthropic and university communities to weigh in more strategically to improve math and literacy skills and that offers a national internship program for high-school students," Crew wrote. "We need greater accountability and transparency for teachers, administrators and boards of education."

Read it here.
Hentshcke Comments on Magic's New Venture
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Dr. Guilbert Hentschke was quoted in a San Francisco Chronicle article about Magic Johnson's partnership with a for-profit education company.

Hentschke said he thought the company was allying itself with Johnson because public school districts are suspicious of the profit motives of firms such as EdisonLearning.

"Everybody knows Magic Johnson, therefore he's a semi-trusted commodity," Hentschke said.

Read the article.
Rossier Research
Dowd and Sawatzky Co-Author in Review of Higher Ed
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Dr. Alicia Dowd (right) and Ph.D. student Misty Sawatzky (left) have an article in the Fall 2011 issue of The Review of Higher Education.

misty sawatzkyTheir article, co-authored with Randi Korn, associate dean of academic resources at Mass College of Pharmacy and Health Sciences, was titled "Theoretical Foundations and a Research Agenda to Validate Measures of Intellectual Effort."

In the article, they offer starting points for developing "student effort" measures that include intercultural effort as well as institutional efforts to reduce racial bias when using assessments of institutional effectiveness.
USC Center for Enrollment Research, Policy, and Practice (CERPP) Conference Scheduled
cerpp conference"21st Century Knowledge and Skills: The New High School Curriculum and the Future of Assessment"
January 11-13, 2012 at the Los Angeles Marriott Downtown.

Make plans now to join us to learn about how our standards of excellence are changing from the most respected programs to those expected to transform low-performing schools.  Moreover, learn what the future of testing and assessment looks like from those who will drive the change.

Sessions include:
- 21st Century Skills, Knowledge, Habits, and Values
- The Alignment and Misalignment of High School and College Expectations
            - National Core Standards and the New Methods of Assessment
            - International Standards of Excellence (AP/IB/Cambridge)
            - The Future of Testing: What It Can and Cannot Do
            - The Efficacy and Identification of "Non-cognitive" Variables
- Opportunities and Implications for College Admission Deans, School Superintendents, and Policy Makers

More information.
Anderson and Stillman Write About Teacher Ed Policy
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Dr. Lauren Anderson (right) and Dr. Jamy Stillman (below) co-authored an article in the journal Language Arts' September 2011 themed issue, "Shaping Early Literacy Policy and Practice."

Their article is titled, "To follow, reject, or flip the script: Managing instructional tension in an era of high-stakes accountability."
In the article, they look at student teaching in urban, high-needs schools where high-stakes accountability policies have great influence over language arts instruction. They also explore the implications for teacher education practice.
Rossier Family
This Week on CHEPA's 21st Century Scholar Blog
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This is a special week devoted to gaming and education. Among those posting on the subject are:

Marie Groark, Executive Director of the Get Schooled Foundation.  Before joining Get Schooled, Groark served as a senior program officer with the Bill & Melinda Gates Foundation, leading its efforts to improve educational outcomes through advocacy and communication work.

Laird Malamed, currently overseeing software production, hardware
development, and manufacturing for the Activision Publishing
lineup. He is also an adjunct professor in the USC School of Cinematic Arts.

Benjamin Stokes, a civic media Ph.D. student, researcher, and
designer, focused on informal learning and social change. He is
currently investigating direct action games to reshape civic
participation in the USC Games Innovation Lab.

Jeff Watson, an interdisciplinary media practitioner with a
professional background in screenwriting, filmmaking, and experience design as well as a Ph.D. student at USC.

S. Craig Watkins, an associate professor at the University of Texas, Austin. He studies young people's social and digital media behaviors.

Visit 21st Century Scholar.
Alumnus Hired By Alumna
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Dr. Christopher Gutierrez-Lohrman (EdD '11) (pictured with his sons at right) will be starting the new position of Director of Student Services for the El Rancho Unified School District.  He was hired by alumna Dr. Myrna Rivera Coté (EdD '98), Superintendent of El Rancho Unified School District.

USC runs in the Gutierrez-Lohrman family - Chris' wife, Diane Lohrman, just started the Ed.D. program as well.
Professional Development Works with Santa Ana Unified

The Office of Professional Development has been contracted by the Santa Ana Unified School District to work with 32 principals and school site administrators on a one-year school business management certificate program. In the program, they will take the point of view of a new principal at a fictitious school in Santa Ana, and earn 25 continuing education units upon completion.

Additionally, Santa Ana has sponsored 14 of their district office business leaders to go through our traditional School Business Management Certificate Program. In this program, participants take on the point of view of a Chief Business Officer (CBO), and upon completion, will have earned 44 continuing education units and qualify to apply to the California Association of School Business Officers (CASB) for CBO Certification.
In This Issue
Rossier to Host Events at Global Conference
MAT@USC Featured on ABC News
Diamond Helps Build Business School in Botswana
Crew Pens Piece on Vision for American Education
Hentshcke Comments on Magic's New Venture
Dowd and Sawatzky Co-Author in...Review of Higher Ed
USC Center for Enrollment Research, Policy, and Practice (CERPP) presents
Anderson and Stillman Write About Teacher Ed Policy
This Week on CHEPA's 21st Century Scholar
Alumnus Hired By Alumna
Professional Development Works with Santa Ana Unified






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