Dean's Podcast
Richard L. Hayes, Dean

These are very challenging times for colleges of education. Globalism, multiculturalism, and emerging technologies all compete for our attention and foster the need for life-long learning and a renewed commitment to improve the communities of which we are all a part. Despite the heightened attention to terrorism globally, improving education has become the single most important domestic issue facing the nation today. Education in and for a democracy remains the single most powerful force we have for ensuring full participation in all that our society has to offer its citizens. As Thomas Jefferson expressed: "I know of no safe depository of the ultimate powers of the society but the people themselves; and if we think them not enlightened enough to exercise their control with a wholesome discretion, the remedy is not to take it from them but to inform their discretion." The programs in this library are addressed to a set of current and emerging issues in higher education intended to enlighten and to inform your discretion. Take a few minutes to browse our library and consider the issues that engage us as educators as we work together to improve education for every citizen. Enjoy your listening.

  01 - Needed: A High Quality Teacher in Every Classroom - Play  
  02 - The Role of Higher Education in Improving P-12 Education - Play  
  03 - Developing a Multicultural Community - Play  
  04 - Founding the College of Education: An interview with Dr. Malcolm Howell - Play

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