The Peabody Pulse

Oct. 19, 2020

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This Week

Monday: ‘Teaching & Learning in the Time of Covid,’ 11 a.m., online

Friday: DEI Chat, 3 p.m., Zoom


Helyne Frederick on panel today discussing teaching, learning during COVID-19

Faculty member Helyne Frederick will be part of a UNC Research Week panel today entitled Scholarship of Teaching and Learning (SoTL) Research Opportunities in the Time of COVID.” The discussion begins at 11 a.m. and will explore the challenges of teaching and learning during the pandemic and approaches to addressing them. Others on the panel are Viji Sathy of psychology and neuroscience, Doug James from the Center for Faculty Excellence, and Colin Wallace of physics and astronomy. More information and registration here.


Diana Lys elected to steering committee of teacher education assessment group

Diana Lys, assistant dean for educator preparation and accreditation, has been elected to the North Carolina Teacher Education Assessment Network, a group that works to connect and support individuals with teacher education assessment responsibilities. The network is a special interest group of the North Carolina Association of College of Teacher Educators. Lys was elected as a public institution, at-large representative and will serve a two-year term through 2022.


Dana Griffin hosting DEI Chats on Fridays

Dana Griffin, the Dean’s Fellow for Diversity, Equity, and Inclusion, will hold the next in her series of “DEI Chats” on Friday at 3 p.m. During the chats, Griffin invites faculty and staff to talk about issues around DEI work in the School of Education. Griffin has sent a Zoom link to the chats via email.


Brian Gibbs presenting in Ida B. Wells Symposia event for educators on Oct. 27

The Ida B. Wells Symposia, a series of talks sponsored by the Center for the Study of the American South, is holding an Oct. 27 event for educators. The event — “Teaching with the ‘Light of Truth’ — will include a panel discussion sharing challenges and strategies for teaching “hard history. School of Education faculty member Brian Gibbs will be one of the presenters. The discussion, beginning at 6 p.m., will be oriented primarily toward K-12 teachers. More details and a registration link are here.


Doctoral students Gilliam, Wilson to give Oct. 29 talk about “#BlackOutLoudUNC” documentary

Doctoral students Cortland Gilliam and Jerry Wilson will give a talk along with showing clips from their documentary “#BlackOutLoudUNC” on Oct. 29 in an event sponsored by the Center for the Study of the American South. In the film, Black Carolina students talk about their experiences on campus. The event begins at 6 p.m. More details and a registration link are here.


Publications, presentations, recent grant awards, etc.

Faculty members are noted in bold, graduate students/recent graduates with underline.

Akos, Patrick; James, Scott. Are Course Withdrawals a Useful Student Success Strategy? NACADA Journal, v40 n1 p80-93.

Cogliano, M., Bernacki, M. L., & Kardash, C. M. (2020). A metacognitive retrieval practice intervention to improve undergraduates’ monitoring and control processes and use of performance feedback for classroom learning. Journal of Educational Psychology. Advance online publication.

Mamlin, Nancy; Diliberto, Jennifer A. There’s No Place Like Home: Finding Teachers in Your Backyard. Rural Special Education Quarterly, v39 n2 p104-112.

Chen, Chin-Chih; Farmer, Thomas W.; Hamm, Jill V. Emotional and Behavioral Risk Configurations, Students with Disabilities, and Perceptions of the Middle School Ecology. Journal of Emotional and Behavioral Disorders, v28 n3 p180-192.

Bausell, Sarah Byrne; Staton, Torri A.; Hughes, Sherick, Out of Site, Out of Mind: The Evolving Significance of Race in the Story of an Early Quaker-Freedmen School. American Educational Research Journal, v57 n4 p1730-1756.

Esther O. Ohito and Sherry L. Deckman of Lehman College, City University of New York have been awarded an AERA Research Conference Award for a project titled, “Geographies, Genders, and Sexualities: The Missing Discourses in Education Research on Black Girls.” The purpose of AERA’s Education Research Conferences Program is to break new ground in substantive areas of inquiry, stimulate new lines of study on issues that have been largely unexplored, or develop innovative research methods or techniques that can contribute more generally to education research.

Flowers, Jacqueline; Lantz, Johanna; Hamlin, Terry; Simeonsson, Rune J. Associated Factors of Self-Injury among Adolescents with Autism Spectrum Disorder in a Community and Residential Treatment Setting. Journal of Autism and Developmental Disorders, v50 n8 p2987-3004.


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Upcoming Events

Monday, Oct. 26

HDFS Career Connections event

6 p.m.

Facebook Live


Tuesday, Oct. 27

Symposium: Teaching with the ‘Light of Truth’

6 p.m.

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Tuesday, Oct. 27

MSA Information Session

6 p.m.

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Wednesday, Oct. 28

Teaching Fellows Information Session

5:30 p.m.

Facebook Live


Thursday, Oct. 29

‘#BlackOutLoudUNC’ discussion

6 p.m.

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Thursday, Oct. 29

MAT Information Session

6 p.m.

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Monday, Nov. 2

School Counseling Information Session

6 p.m.

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Wednesday, Nov. 4

MEITE Information Session

6 p.m.

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Tuesday, Nov. 10

Ed.D. Information Session

6 p.m.