Happy Summer!! ☀️
We were able to host our first official “event” at Headquarters since we moved here two years ago! The Convention Planning Committee (CPC) was here the first week of June making #UCEA22 a reality. We are very grateful for all our reviewers who make the Planning Committee’s work possible. I am grateful to the CPC, proposal submitters and reviewers, and our HQ staff for working so hard to make the Convention program UCEAwesome!
In May we launched the Inaugural President Spring Lecture Series entitled Academic Freedom and Critical Scholarship: Voices of Scholar Leaders
(click to view). President David DeMatthews, Dean Frank Hernandez (Texas Christian University), Dean Gaëtane Jean-Marie (Rowan University), and Dr. Ann Lopez (Ontario Institute for Studies in Education) as panelists. The panel discussed the definitions, limits, and power of “academic freedom.” It was an enlightening conversation and I encourage you to watch it.
In this month’s Spotlight we have more information on Convention (Registration is open!), summary of the 2022 Clark Scholars Seminar, new research on educational leadership preparation, and more.
I hope you are enjoying some of the respite that summer offers … just be sure to stay hydrated and apply sunscreen!
Thank you, as always, for all you do for UCEA.