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The purpose of the UofL College of Education and Human Development is to advance education and human development while carefully considering the important role of the contexts in which individuals live and grow, says the school’s interim dean, Blake Haselton.

Shaping tomorrow through teaching, research, leadership and outreach

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The purpose of the UofL College of Education and Human Development is to advance education and human development while carefully considering the important role of the contexts in which individuals live and grow, says the school’s interim dean, Blake Haselton.

"For example, we contribute to the physical, social, and emotional well being of individuals within the community through research and activities related to health promotion, disease prevention and policy development," he says. "We contribute to the psychological development of children, youth, and adults by furthering their intellectual and emotional development."

This is accomplished through the college’s research and service programs, and through the education and support of teachers, counselors, school leaders and other professionals, Haselton says.

"We contribute to the general welfare of society by embracing and advancing public education policies such as those embodied in the Kentucky Education Reform Act of 1990," he says.

Haselton

CEHD is committed to being one college, he continues. "Faculty, staff, and leaders of the college, regardless of their departmental or professional affiliations, all work toward our common goal of improving the education and human development of our community, nation and world."

The college’s 2008-09 goals support the university’s commitment to the economic development of our diverse communities and citizens through excellence in educational experience, research, accessibility, equity, partnerships and communication. The goals are:

  • Faculty-CEHD faculty are collaborating on a new initiative that focuses on curriculum development and a mentoring program for recruiting and retaining outstanding faculty.
  • Technology-CEHD is adding more classroom technology so students will be better prepared to teach with the technology used in K-12 schools. The college is also improving technology for faculty and staff by continually updating hardware and software and by providing regular training sessions for new technology.
  • Community Partnerships-CEHD continues its strong partnerships with the Jefferson County Public Schools and the Ohio Valley Education Cooperative. The college has made significant progress with JCPS schools through the Signature Partnership and Elementary School Redesign program. Both programs focus on the needs of today’s children and how schools can provide the support and leadership necessary to meet those needs.

"These are just a few of the goals the college has established in an effort to support its mission and that of the university," Haselton says. "We are focused on continuing the progress we have made in teaching, research, outreach and leadership."

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