Students in Western Carolina University's master's degree program in school administration and education specialist degree program in educational leadership explored answers to that question in a recent leadership assessment center developed by faculty members in the department of educational leadership and foundations.
The university's critical re-accreditation process is off to a running start, and the people who are managing that effort want you to know what's going on, what's coming up, and how you can be involved. For that reason, Carol Burton, Western's director of the Southern Association of Colleges and Schools review, is holding workshops on June 22 and 28 to explain the process, timelines and importance of the effort.
A newly established center at Western Carolina University is designed to provide support to Western North Carolina school systems in their efforts to prevent beginning teachers from experiencing “career burnout” and leaving the profession.
Two of Western Carolina University's high-achieving students recently paddled their kayaks to top finishes at the Whitewater Slalom U.S. Team Trials in Durango, Colo., earning them spots on the national whitewater slalom team and giving each a boost toward the 2008 Summer Olympics.
The Southeast Booksellers Association has recognized “Saints at the River” by Western Carolina University English professor Ron Rash as the best Southern novel of 2005, part of the organization's recently announced seventh annual SEBA Book Awards.
Comedian Jay Leno, host of NBC's long-running “The Tonight Show,” will christen Western Carolina University's new Fine and Performing Arts Center in October at an opening night gala for the university's $30 million, 122,000-square-foot showcase for the arts.