This year the Education Committee (presently comprised of Patricia Cervenka from Mercer, James Duggan from Southern Illinois, and Paul George from Harvard) want to accomplish several things. Our end goal is to be able to submit for the Philadelphia conference a solid set of program proposals that reflect the education needs of the members of the SIS. We want to start the planning now so that the proposals can be well developed by the summer of 1999, and so that they can cover the full range of our interests and issues. This of course requires you to tell us what your issues and education needs are.
A survey is included in this newsletter. Please complete it today without delay! Don't like surveys? Then e-mail your comments to firstname.lastname@example.org. Just be sure we hear from you.
Besides coordinating the development of the programs proposals for the Philadelphia conference, we'd like to identify for future education committees a list of subjects for which we should regularly submit program proposals. Should we always have a program on instructional issues? Should there be a program every other year on mid-career crisis? Tell us in the survey!
The committee also wants to submit to the ALL-SIS board by next summer a proposal on how to solicit committee members, ideas and program coordinators. Here's our step one: Contact us. We need to hear from all of you who have ideas for programs (whether or not you propose them yourselves), from those of you who would like to help develop programs (even if you don't have an idea for one!), and those of you who can join us on the education committee.
We hope to report in the next issue of the newsletter the resounding success of our survey, our greatly expanded committee membership, and the tremendous program topics obtained so far.
|Patricia Cervenka||James Duggan||Paul George|
|Mercer||Southern Illinois||Harvard Law School|
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