Academics

Union College Education Program Approved by State

Union’s Education Program was approved by the Nebraska Department of Education. All endorsements were approved without conditions except English and Language Arts which required additional assessment data. Since receiving the notification letter, the Education Department’s Teacher Preparation Committee voted to require all departments offering secondary endorsements, including English and Language Arts Education, to have students take an exit exam in their content area to meet the Rule 24 standard

Book Reviews on Facebook

Brief reviews of new books and resources in the library are available on the Union College Library Facebook fan page.  The library also invites readers to visit the summer reading discussion and share what you are reading this summer.  Become a fan today and keep in touch with the library this summer.

Union College Education Department’s State Accreditation Documents to be Reviewed, June 10, 2010.

Union College’s Education Program will be reviewed by a committee made up of representatives from the Nebraska Department of Education and educators from sister colleges in Nebraska on June 10, 2010. The documents to be scrutinized were submitted on May 26, 2010. Even though the bulk of the work has been completed, the committee will be submitting a list of questions and requirements that will be addressed by the education faculty in preparation for a joint visit with the NCATE Accreditation Team on October 24-26, 2010.

Union College installs high-tech medical simulation lab

Photo of a nursing instructor and student with the SimMan 3gHe blinks. He talks, moves and breathes. His heart beats, his pupils dilate. He sweats, cries and even bleeds. But he’s no ordinary patient. Sim-Man 3G, the latest in patient simulator technology, has become the core element of Union College’s new medical simulation laboratory for nursing, physician

2010 Library Teacher of the Year

Successful libraries require the contributions of many different groups of people.  From librarians who care for collections to patrons who utilize the resources and support the library with their tuition or tax dollars, no library can thrive without the participation of its community.  On an academic campus, faculty members are also essential to the library by sharing their subject area expertise in collection development and by encouraging student research.  Active faculty support of the library signals to students that the library is an important and v

Communities Thrive @ Your Library: celebrate National Library Week, April 11-17

It’s National Library Week, a time to celebrate the contributions of libraries, librarians and library workers in schools, campuses and communities nationwide. 

 

Summer Mathematics Workshops

Union College and Larry Ray, professor of mathematics, are pleased to announce a partnership with the Office of Education of the North America Division of Seventh-day Adventists (NAD) to provide summer workshops for all K-12 teachers of mathematics. These workshops utilize collaborative planning, innovative strategies, the integration of technology and introduce the Singapore Math series. They are part of the recent focus by the NAD Curriculum Committee on improving student learning in math.

Welcome Spring with GreenFILE from EBSCOhost

GreenFILE is EBSCOhost's proprietary index to literature about human interaction with the environment.  According to EBSCO, "Its collection of scholarly, government and general-interest titles includes content on global warming, green building, pollution, sustainable agriculture, renewable energy, recycling, and more. The database provides indexing and abstracts for more than 384,000 records, as well as Open Access full text for more than 4,700 records."

NCATE: Call for Comments

The Education Program at Union College, Lincoln Nebraska, is hosting an accreditation visit by the National Council for Accreditation of Teacher Education (NCATE) October 24-26, 2010. We invite interested parties to submit third-party comments for review by the visiting team. Please note that comments must address substantive matters related to the quality of any professional education programs offered and should specify the party’s relationship to the institution (i.e., graduate, present or former faculty member, employer of graduates).

2010 Teacher of the Year Nominations

Union College Library is seeking nominations for the 2010 Teacher of theYear Award.

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