Author: Pei-Ling Lee

 

PSR General Information and Guidelines

Plenum Session Representatives (PSR)Within UCEA the Plenum establishes goals and priorities, reviews and approves organizational policies, and examines and approves the budget. The Plenum is composed of one representative from each of the member institutions. These representatives are called Plenum ...

Impostor Syndrome: Recognizing and Overcoming Feelings of Inadequacy and Self-Doubt as a Graduate Student

By Kimberly E. WestPh.D. Student, University of GeorgiaOf all the things to refer to yourself as the term “fraud” might not rate high on the list. However, as a graduate student that feeling may be all too familiar when writing papers, doing presentations, teaching a class, or engaging in ...

Making It Through Grad School When You Have Kids, a Spouse, Pets, et al.

By Remy Dou        I could see my reflection in the glass as I stared out the window behind my cubicle on the eighth floor of the National Science Foundation where I worked as a fellow. On my desk sat my laptop open to a confirmation screen that announced in bold letters: “Graduate student ...

JCEL January 2017 Special Issue Spotlight

Pink Is for Girls: Sugar and Spice and Everything Nice - A Case of Single-Sex EducationDrs. Jennifer Martin & Jane A. Beese Leaders must know how to use evidence to inform district decisions, particularly as decisions related to learning become standard practice, and provide professional ...

JCEL December 2016 Spotlight (Moon)

Median Middle School: Striving to Rise Above Average This case was developed for use with future school leaders in an educational setting. There are several topics of discussion that can be developed, including but not limited to policy implementation, the efficacy of professional learning ...

JCEL December 2016 Spotlight (Barakat, Brooks)

When Globalization Causes Cultural Conflict: Leadership in the Context of an Egyptian/American School There is ongoing debate about the benefits and dangers of globalization in education, yet it is not always clear how these dynamics manifest at the school level. Moreover, it is often unclear ...

JCEL December 2016 Spotlight (Croteau, Lewis)

“Just Like the Other Boys”: Meeting the Needs of Gender Diverse Students Gary Armstrong, assistant principal, is faced with a delicate situation. The elementary school recently enrolled a transgender student, and the principal, Amy Lamar, is resistant to considering the student’s unique ...

JCEL December 2016 Video Spotlight (Sterrett, Kensler, & McKey)

Greener on the Other Side: Cultivating Community and Improvement Through Sustainability Practices Sustainability practices that lead to greener schools are often overlooked in leadership preparation programs and in school improvement efforts. An urban middle school principal recognizes the ...

September 2016 JCEL Video Spotlight

Authors: Dr. Craig Peck, The University of North Carolina at Greensboro; Dr. Brian Clarida, The University of North Carolina at GreensboroYou’re the New Principal? Considering First Steps Toward Improvement at Sparrow Middle School - In the contemporary context, demands for rapid school ...

June 2016 JCEL Video Spotlight

Authors: Patrick Ober, Indiana University; Dr. Janet Decker, Indiana UniversityBalancing Communities Cultures and Conflict: Lessons Learned From The East Ramapo School District Legal BattleThis case illustrates why future school leaders must be prepared to handle complex legal and political issues ...

The CSLEE’s 2016 Values and Leadership conference

Theme: Leadership in Uncertain Times: Complex Dilemmas and Ethical Possibilities  Date: October 20-22nd, 2016 Conference: Ivey Spencer Leadership Centre Host: Western University Location: London, Ontario, Canada The CSLEE’s annual Values and Leadership conference is a three-day ...

March 2016 JCEL Special Issue Spotlights

Authors: Margarita Zisselsberger and Kristina CollinsThis case describes St. Lucy School, a K-8 elementary school in a mid-sized urban center. St. Lucy has traditionally served African American students. In the past 10 years, the neighborhood has experienced a significant shift in population, such ...

JCEL December 2015 Video Spotlight

Authors: Dr. Ann E. Blankenship & Dr. Leslie LockeThis case study outlines the struggle for desegregation and the adoption of culturally responsive curricula in the Tucson Unified School District (TUSD) as it attempted to balance state politics and federal court oversight. The case offers a ...

Coming Home: Mentorship at UCEA

Amy L. ReynoldsFall is an exciting time in the UCEA headquarters office with the fast approach of the Convention and 4th Annual Graduate Student Summit. This year, I feel a rather uncharacteristic nostalgia for these events as I prepare to phase out of my role on the Graduate Student Council, ...

JCEL September Video Spotlight

Authors: Dr. Rivera-McCutchen and Dr. Watson This case highlights a school principal’s leading practice as she worked to transform the social and educational status of students, teachers, and community in a small urban primary school. We employ shadowing, a technique popularized in work-based ...

UCEA Past Presidents

  Mark Gooden The Univ. of Texas at Austin  2013-14   Cindy Reed Auburn University  2012-13   Autumn K. Cyprès University of Tennessee 2010-11   Andrea K. RorrerUniversity of Utah 2011-12     James W. Koschoreck University of ...

JECL Featuring Dr. O’Malley, Mr. King, and Ms. Long

What Do You Do All Day?Multiple and complex issues simultaneously present themselves for the principal’s attention. Learning how to identify, prioritize, synthesize, and act in relation to these issues poses a particular challenge to early career principals. This case study engages aspiring and ...

2015 Convention Proposals

UCEA Call for Proposals for the 2015 Convention is now open – Submit Here ALL PROPOSALS ARE DUE BY MIDNIGHT EST MAY 10TH 2015 If you have any questions regarding the submission process, your message must be received 48 hours prior to the May 10th deadline or we cannot guarantee a response or an ...

Murphy Notes On The Profession

Murphy Notes On The ProfessionBy Joseph F. Murphy, Vanderbilt University The contents of this monograph will speak to a wide variety of educational leadership colleagues, including faculty, graduate students, alternative providers, practitioners, and critics. The spectrum is broad, from ...

JCEL Spotlight Interview with Dr. Willis and Dr. Ingle

Dr. Willis and Dr. Ingle JCEL Spotlight Interview - This case examines how school leaders manage the increased demands of a new state-mandated teacher evaluation process. Subject to negotiations, districts and their local teacher unions can allow for teachers to be credentialed and serve as ...

JCEL Spotlight Interview with Dr. Rivera-McCutchen and Dr. Watson

Dr. Rivera-McCutchen & Dr. Watson JCEL Spotlight Interview - This case highlights the challenges faced by the principal of Forest Middle/Senior High School. In the surrounding school community, White middle-class families are increasingly opting to send their children to private schools. Within ...

2014 UCEA Award Winners

Thank you to all who attended the 2014 UCEA Awards Luncheon at the 28th Annual UCEA Convention in Washington, DC. This luncheon honored the recipients of the 2014 UCEA awards (listed below) and focuses on their contributions to scholarship, teaching, student development, and the improvement of ...

Call for Applications UCEA Associate Director for Publications

UCEA is pleased to announce a call for applications for the position of UCEA Associate Director for Publications (ADP).  For over 50 years, the University Council for Educational Administration (UCEA) has sponsored journals, monographs and books focused on important educational leadership ...

JCEL Spotlight Interview With Dr. Rivera-McCutchen and Dr. Watson

Dr. Rivera-McCutchen & Dr. Watson JCEL Spotlight Interview - This case highlights the challenges faced by the principal of Forest Middle/Senior High School. In the surrounding school community, White middle-class families are increasingly opting to send their children to private schools. Within ...

What about flipped classrooms?

I recently sat down with a fellow academic who has delivered several “flipped-classroom” courses, and posed the question: Why are universities pushing flipped-classroom delivery models for coursework? His answer follows: “I spent the last two summers and one semester of the last year ...

Tips, Tricks, and Reflections on Making the Most of the Conference Experience

Wesley Henry, University of WashingtonAs this year’s UCEA Annual Convention approaches, I sat down with faculty at the University of Washington to get a better sense for maximizing my time at UCEA. They shared with me their tips, tricks, and reflections on making the most of the conference ...

JCEL Spotlight Interview with Dr. Angela Savage

Journal of Cases in Educational Leadership (www.jel.sagepub.com) 2014 Spotlight Interview series - Dr. Angela Savage JCEL Spotlight

Code of Ethics

UCEA Code of Ethics for the Preparation of Educational Leaders Adopted by the UCEA Plenum May 29, 2011 As educators and scholars within the field of educational we strive individually and collegially to: Foster the capacity to critique and challenge the status quo within the field of ...

UCEA Policy Manual

UCEA Policy:  UCEA operations are guided by a Code of Regulations and a Policy Manual, which was developed, and is periodically revised, by members of the UCEA Plenum.UCEA Policy

Who We Are

The University Council for Educational Administration is a consortium of higher education institutions committed to advancing the preparation and practice of educational leaders for the benefit of schools and children. We fulfill this purpose by: Promoting, sponsoring, and disseminating ...

Membership FAQ

Frequently Asked Questions about UCEA MembershipCan I join UCEA? UCEA membership is institutional and not individual. Individuals may attend and present at UCEA’s conference, but only institutions are voting members of the Plenum, UCEA’s governance structure.Are there any non-negotiables for ...

Membership Policy and Procedures

V. UCEA Membership Policy and Procedures (revisions by the UCEA Plenum, November 2004) UCEA Membership Provisions and Goals This statement of policy governing membership in the University Council for Educational Administration (UCEA) shall be the official policy of the consortium, effective ...

Awakening the imagination, agitating for change: Reflections on the life and work of Maya Angelou & Maxine Green

Kristina Brezicha Pennsylvania State University At the end of May, we lost two influential and impassioned voices. As many of you know, Dr. Maya Angelou, a noted author, artist and activist passed away. Did you know that Dr. Maxine Greene, a preeminent educational philosopher, also passed away the ...

Institutional Membership

UCEA is a consortium of higher education institutions committed to advancing the preparation and practice of educational leaders for the benefit of schools and children. In order to be admitted to full membership, institutions undergo a rigorous institutional and program review.UCEA is a community ...

Contact UCEA

The University of Virginia is distinctive among institutions of higher education. Founded by Thomas Jefferson in 1819, the University sustains the ideal of developing, through education, leaders who are well-prepared to help shape the future of the nation. The University is public, while nourished ...

Governance

The University Council for Educational Administration (UCEA) is governed by a representative body from member institutions. UCEA policies are formulated by a nine-member executive committee. Executive Committee members are elected by UCEA plenary session representatives. The UCEA Plenum, which is ...

Organizational History

An Introduction to UCEA The University Council for Educational Administration (UCEA) is a nonprofit corporation whose members are major research universities in the United States, Australia and Hong Kong. History: The professional beginning for educational administration began in 1947 under the ...