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Center for Teaching Excellence (CTE) Opens On Campus

Center for Teaching Excellence (CTE) Opens On Campus

The ribbon was cut on Tuesday, Aug. 18, signifying the opening of Ashland University's new Center for Teaching Excellence (CTE) that will cultivate the growth and learning of faculty on campus. The ribbon cutting was performed by Dr. Carl Walley, chairperson of the Faculty Development Committee, and Dr. Doug Fiore, AU interim provost, and followed statements of appreciation for the center by both Walley and Fiore.

The CTE was established earlier this year through the joint efforts of the Faculty Senate Faculty Development Committee and the Office of the Provost, with support from numerous individuals across the Ashland University community. The CTE is housed in Rooms 205-206 of AU’s Kates Center, which is located beside the Kettering Science Center.

Ashland University Establishes Center for Teaching Excellence

Ashland University Establishes Center for Teaching Excellence; Ribbon-Cutting Set

Ashland University has established a new Center for Teaching Excellence (CTE) that will cultivate the growth and learning of faculty, advancing their development as teacher-scholars by providing and coordinating support, resources and collaborative programs.

The CTE was established earlier this year through the joint efforts of the Faculty Senate Faculty Development Committee and the Office of the Provost, with support from numerous individuals across the Ashland University community.

Ashland University Athletic Training Program Granted Continued Accreditation

Ashland University Athletic Training Program Granted Continued Accreditation

Ashland University’s Athletic Training Program has been granted 10 years of continuing accreditation following a program review by the Commission on Accreditation of Athletic Training Education (CAATE).

The comprehensive review, which included a self-study and an on-site review, took place earlier this year. AU’s Athletic Training program received its initial accreditation through CAATE in 2005.

Ashland University Sets Academic-Themed Visit Days for Summer

Ashland University Sets Academic-Themed Visit Days for Summer

The Ashland University Office of Admissions has partnered with all academic departments on campus and will provide interactive Summer Visit Programs that will allow prospective students to investigate the college majors and careers that they are considering.

“The summer 2015 visit days are set up to allow prospective students to experience Ashland University in a number of ways, including spending time with faculty and current AU students as well as asking questions of admissions representatives,” said W.C. Vance, director of admissions. “These programs are more comprehensive than traditional campus visits because of the heavy academic and career component.”

Ashland University Dietetics Program Listed in the Top 50 in the Nation

Ashland University Dietetics Program Listed in the Nation’s Top 50

Ashland University’s Dietetics Program, which is fully accredited by the Accreditation Council for Education in Nutrition and Dietetics (ACEND) of the Academy of Nutrition & Dietetics (AND), has been selected as one of the top nutrition programs in the United States.

The ranking, produced by Public Health Online, noted “Aspiring registered dietitians can earn the degree necessary to move closer to their goals at Ashland University. Courses expand students’ knowledge of nutrition, health and science. The university strives for small class sizes, allowing students to get personalized attention from instructors. Graduates must complete an approved dietetic internship prior to sitting for the exam to earn a credential. Dietitians can go on to work as practitioners in settings such as clinical, community and food service organizations. The internship program is selective, and a field placement cannot be guaranteed. To become more competitive, students can excel academically and pursue work-related experiences.”

Ashland University Schar College of Nursing and Health Sciences Hosts Ohio Consortium Conference

Ashland University Schar College of Nursing Hosts Ohio Consortium Conference

Ashland University’s Schar College of Nursing and Health Sciences located in Mansfield, Ohio, will host the Ohio Consortium of Nursing Learning Labs (OCONLL) annual conference on Friday, April 24, from 8 a.m. to 4:30 p.m. The College is located at 1020 S. Trimble Road in Mansfield.

About 125 faculty and healthcare organization educators, who direct or teach in simulation laboratories across the state of Ohio, will be attending the conference that will be held between 8 a.m. and 4:30 p.m.

Ashland University Dining Recognizes National Nutritional Month

Ashland University Dining Recognizes National Nutritional Month

Bite into a healthy lifestyle, that is what the Ashland University Student Dietetics Association (SDA) would like Ashland students to start doing. Every March is National Nutritional Month and this year the goal of the SDA is to provide education on healthy eating habits.

The SDA is working closely with the dining halls on campus including Myers Convocation Center, the Eagles Nest and Tuffy’s Smoothie Bar to make dietary changes to their menus. The changes won’t be there all month; however, the SDA plans to have special days in each of the dining facilities to educate students on nutrition facts and awareness. The changes that students will see on those days will range from kale chips to roasted vegetables being featured on the menu.

Ashland University Receives Approval for New Master of Science Degree

Ashland University Receives Approval for New Master of Science Degree

Ashland University has received approval from the Higher Learning Commission for the offering of a new master of science degree program in applied exercise science.

“The MS degree in applied exercise science was reconfigured from the Master of Education degree in applied exercise science that was first offered in 2003,” said Dr. Doug Fiore, interim provost at Ashland University. “This is a program in which we already have faculty leadership and alumni, and we are very excited about offering this program through our College of Nursing and Health Sciences.”

Ashland University Students Honor Their Mentors

Ashland University Students Honor Their Mentors

Eight Ashland University faculty members were honored during the University’s 29th annual Academic Mentor Awards recognition ceremony held Jan. 30. The program recognizes faculty or staff whose academic leadership with regard to students extends beyond the classroom. The mentors, each nominated by an Ashland student were presented an engraved silver plate at the event held in John C. Myers Convocation Center.

This year’s Mentor Award recipients are Dr. Theodore Avtgis, chair and professor of communication studies; Chuck Bryant, instructor of finance; Brenda DeHaan, professional instructor of nursing; Dr. Emily Hess, visiting instructor of history/political science; Dr. Michael Hudson, associate professor of geology; Terri Jewett, professional instructor of early childhood education; Dr. Joe Mackall, professor of English; and Dr. René Paddags, assistant professor of political science.

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