CEHD Spring Newsletter 2015


The Cardinal Success Program

cardinal success programThe Cardinal Success Program is an innovative partnership among the College of Education and Human Development, the Department of Educational and Counseling Psychology, Counseling, and College Students Personnel (ECPY), and the West Louisville community. The program brings access to quality counseling services to students and families who are from a traditionally underserved area of the community. The first Cardinal Success Program was opened in The Academy @ Shawnee and a second will open in early June at the NIA Center, which is located on Broadway in Downtown Louisville.

Graduate and doctoral-level students in ECPY who work under the direct supervision of a licensed psychologist, Dr. Eugene Foster, provide counseling services through the program. Dr. Foster is also a faculty member in the CEHD. The Cardinal Success Program was launched to further support the Signature Partnership Program, which is a University-wide effort to improve the quality of life and economic opportunity for residents in the West Louisville area.

2015 Grawemeyer Award Winners in Education

cardinal success program"Peer power can transform teaching. Treat them with respect, let them learn from their peers and give them the freedom to make decisions as a team." That is the formula for developing great teachers, say Drs. Andy Hargreaves and Michael Fullan, winners of the 2015 Grawemeyer Award in Education.

Teachers will automatically elevate their own competency when placed in a team environment that encourages individual contributions, group interactions and continuous learning. And, using this approach to boost teacher skills works much better than using performance-based education models to rewards or punish individual teachers, the co-authors found.

Their book, Professional Capital, published by Teachers College Press in 2012, also won awards from the American Association of Colleges for Teacher Education and International Leadership Association.

Read more about Drs. Fullan and Hargreaves . . .

International Learning Experiences

international learningDuring 2014, CEHD faculty and staff hosted international teaching and learning experiences for undergraduate and graduate students in the countries of Belize, Peru, Ireland, and Scotland. For many students, it was a life changing experience that influenced their career paths and philosophies about understanding different cultures and the value of education. In 2015, students will have the opportunity to teach in Belize, study in Ireland higher education and cultural influences on counseling and psychology, and examine educational leadership systems in Peru. In addition, students in the Department of Health and Sport Sciences will travel to Toronto, Canada to learn about large-scale sport management at the ParaPan Am Games.

Record Number of CEHD Students Earned Summa Cum Laude Honors

The CEHD awarded Summa Cum Laude honors to a record number of seven students who will graduate this May. They are as follows:

  • Lauren Smith, Department of Early Childhood and Elementary Education
  • Dylan Shepard, Department of Health and Sport Sciences
  • Markita Helton, Department of Middle and Secondary Education
  • Irma Bektics, Department of Middle and Secondary Education
  • Casey Muncy, Department of Special Education
  • Sarah Richard, Department of Special Education
  • Rachel Woodrow, Department of Special Education

CEHD Spring 2015 Outstanding Graduate

Per Svensson, a graduate of the Ph.D. program in Educational Leadership and Organizational Development with an emphasis in Sport Administration has been selected as the CEHD's Outstanding Graduate for the spring 2015 commencement ceremony. Svensson has been a valuable member of the Sport Administration program and contributed greatly to the areas of teaching, research, service and leadership. He has accepted a faculty position at Louisiana State University, beginning this fall.


Scholarship Highlight: Doris Bouse Trautwein Scholarship

"Education was my family's first priority and we valued it above most things. My great, great grandfather who graduated from Amherst College in 1836 said, "Thinking people are not content to accept what comes from other parts of the world. They must listen, analyze and decide what to accept or reject." As a former teacher and counselor, I want teachers who challenge their students. If I can help even in a modest way to encourage college students to continue their studies, it pleases me and gives hope for the future."
Doris Bouse Trautwein
M.Ed. Counseling and Personnel Services

Dylan Hiner"The Doris Trautwein Scholarship certainly helped pay for some of my fall 2014 tuition. As an out-of-state student, tuition costs are more expensive compared to in-state tuition. I sincerely and greatly appreciate every scholarship dollar I received last fall, which assisted in tuition costs. Although I am formerly from Indiana, I am passionate about making Kentucky my new home state. I will complete a Master of Education in Counseling Psychology in August 2015, and plan to work as a child and adolescent therapist for a year after earning my degree. I will then enroll in the Ph.D. program in Counseling Psychology. My experience at the CEHD has not changed by career goals, but rather, has shaped them. I have been able to participate in research labs, get to genuinely know faculty, and explore my passion for counseling. At the CEHD, I discovered what type of counselor I want to be, what research interests I want to pursue, and what I still want to learn."
Dylan L. Hiner
M.Ed. Counseling Psychology Student

$5 Million Gift Supports Signature Partnership Initiative

OxleyThe Mary K. Oxley Foundation awarded the college $5 million towards the CEHD’s work with the Signature Partnership Initiative (SPI). The college’s Departments of Early Childhood and Elementary Education and Middle and Secondary Education partner with five local schools where the SPI program is based. The UofL Foundation matched the gift by awarding $2.5 million towards the program as well. The gift will support initiatives such as the clinical model of teacher and leadership preparation, Summer Boost and Summer Flight programs, Clinical Fellows, comprehensive professional development for teachers that is based in the schools, and provide funding for teachers who want to pursue National Board for Professional Teaching Standards (NBPTS) certification.

Meet Our New Faculty

New Faculty at the CEHD >>>

CEHD By The Numbers

  • Second largest total undergraduate and largest graduate enrollment at the University of Louisville: total enrollment for fall 2014 was 3,246
  • 96 full-time term, tenure-track, and tenured faculty
  • 121 full-time staff, including the Early Learning Campus
  • Since 1998, the CEHD has had a 277 percent increase in undergraduate enrollment
  • Federal awards of grants and contracts have increased by 253 percent and outright gifts have increased by 379 percent since 1998
  • In 2014, the Master of Arts in Higher Education Administration program was ranked 3rd among the top 25 online Higher Education programs nationwide by TheBestSchools.org
  • In 2014, the Sport Administration program was ranked 9th in the nation by the Sport Management Degree Guide (http://www.sportsmanagementdegreeonline.net/sports-management-degree-career-guide.html) for Best Sport Management Degree programs

U.S. News & World Report College Rankings

During March, U.S. News & World Report released their Best College Rankings, and we are proud to announce that the College of Education and Human Development (CEHD) rose in the rankings from 64 to 59. We have moved steadily up the U.S. News Best Graduate Schools rankings since 2011, from 74 to 59.

Annual Spring Research Conference


The CEHD was this year’s host for the Annual Spring Research Conference at the University Club, which is jointly sponsored by the University of Kentucky and the University of Cincinnati and attended by 150 faculty and students. The conference provides undergraduate, graduate and doctoral students from each institution's education, human development, and human performance colleges an opportunity to present research proposals in a friendly but formal setting and receive constructive feedback from faculty and colleagues. It is a great way for students to prepare for large conference presentations!

Scholarships Awarded

$543,338.66 – The total amount of scholarships awarded to CEHD students, fall 2014 and spring 2015.
We thank our generous donors for supporting student scholarships!