Welcome to the fall 2012 semester! We are glad you are joining us and look forward to working with you over the next few months.

It was an exciting year for the university. We opened our highly anticipated new “Vertical Campus” on Wabash http://www.roosevelt.edu/CampusCommunity/Wabash.aspx

Roosevelt continues to grow throughout the loop area with the ground breaking of the field house http://www.roosevelt.edu/News_and_Events/News_Articles/RR/FA2011/RR-FA11-FieldHouse.aspx

Right here in our own department we have lots of exciting things going on. First off, Vince Cyboran, Ed.D., Associate Professor, will serve as Department Chair for the academic years 2012-2013 and 2013-2104. In addition to serving as chair Dr. Cyboran is teaching the Master’s Portfolio class and Technologies for Online Teaching in the fall.

Outside of the classroom Dr. Cyboran continues to stay busy, here are a few things he has been working on:

  • Wrote the foreword to the new book “This is a Test:  A Handbook for Writing Good Tests” by Jan Gleiter.
  • invited to serve as a peer reviewer for the British Journal of Economics, Management & Trade.
  • Currently working with a team of CCASTD volunteers on a            performance improvement project for Windy City Habitat for Humanity.

Our adjunct faculty has been busy in the workplace and community too. Just take a look at all they have been doing:

Ken Trzaska

  • Appointed by state of Michigan to serve as Chairperson of the Michigan Community College Collaborative for Accountability, Research and Effectiveness (2012).
  • Member, Board of Directors and Funding Committee, Upper Peninsula Green Aviation Coalition (2011).
  • Member/Co-Founder, St. Louis Regional Education and Entrepreneurship Group.
  • Education Consultant/Faculty, The Crispian Advantage – more information at: http://thecrispianadvantage.com/faculty/ken-trzaska-progressive-and-innovative-education-consultant/ (2012)

Mark Steiner

  • Assisting the legendary Joe Ganci in an all-day Captivate 6 preconference session at eLearning Guild’s DevLearn in Las Vegas on 10/30/12.

http://www.elearningguild.com/DevLearn/content/2272/devlearn-2012-conference-and-expo—home

  • Accepted to speak at Training 2013 in Orlando in February.

https://www.trainingconference.com/pdf/T13%20brochure.pdf

Gail Heneghan

  • Works with the St. Hubert Job Ministry where she created and facilitates the New Member Orientation.
  • Joined the environmental group, “Friends of Peninsula State Park.” “Friends” is a non-profit organization supporting the interpretive, historical and educational service programs of Peninsula State Park in Fish Creek, Wisconsin.

Kim Chou

  • A 90 second snippet of a lunch and learn webinar I gave on Giving Effective Feedback was published to my company’s (SilkRoad technology) last week under their “Fast Flicks” series.
  • In April, myself, along with two others, officially launched a not-for-profit called Team Randomocity. Our goal is to raise money for different charities while participating in obstacle course races and other events. Our signature charity is the March of Dimes.  We currently have 160 members, and have members in seven states.

We are happy to introduce the addition of a new Graduate Credential in Executive Coaching. The purpose of the credential is to develop student expertise in the theories and practices of professional coaching, a systematic approach to improving productivity and competence.  Professional coaches provide an ongoing partnership designed to help clients produce fulfilling results in their personal and professional lives. Coaches help people improve their workplace performance and enhance the quality of their lives. Students will learn to use a set of methods, procedures and strategies to facilitate performance improvement at the individual and organizational level.

Required Courses:

TRDV 424 Consulting Tools and Techniques

TRDV 441 Human Performance Improvement

TRDV 445 Executive Coaching

Two approved electives from the Masters of Arts in Human Performance Improvement curriculum

Be sure to check out the blog every week for new posts and job opportunities!

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