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Professional Development on Nov. 10


Damon City Campus will host a professional development opportunity for all faculty and staff featuring Dr. William E.  Sedlacek presenting on “Employing Noncognitive Variables in the Retention of Students of Color.”

Dr. Sedlacek is professor of counseling and  personnel services at the University of Maryland’s College of Education and assistant director of the Counseling Center. He has authored more than one hundred articles on the topic of non-cognitive assessment and is one of the nation’s leading authorities in the field. His latest book, “Beyond the Big Test: Noncognitive Assessment in Higher Education,” addresses a noncognitive  assessment method that can be used in concert with standardized tests for  college and university admissions. The assessment measures what students know by  evaluating what they can do and how they deal with a wide range of problems in  different contexts. To learn more about Dr. Sedlacek and his book, visit https://www.williamsedlacek.info/index.html.

Registration and breakfast will begin at 9 a.m. in the Fourth Floor Atrium and the presentation, followed by a question-and-answer session, will start at 9:30 a.m. in the Lecture Hall (Room 4151). Seating capacity: 125.

The event is sponsored by the Office of the Executive Dean at Damon City Campus, the Offices of Academic and Student Services at Damon City Campus, the Faculty Senate Professional Development Committee and the Diversity Council.

Emeterio M. Otero
Executive Dean, Damon City Campus
10/16/2006