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Department of Educational Leadership April 2nd, 2019 - Volume 34 Issue 2 - Spring 2019

A Message from Dr. Scott Day

The Young Lawyer

A new addition to the campus can be found right outside the Performing Arts Center (PAC). The 6' 4" statue of Abraham Lincoln entitled The Young Lawyer is a popular fixture on the University of Illinois Springfield campus. Its not uncommon to catch students clutching Lincoln's outstretched hand and posing for a photo, especially around Commencement time. The sculpture was created by George Lundeen, a graduate of the University of Illinois, who accurately captured the essence of both the subject and the campus itself.

Faculty Publications

Dr. Karen Swan Stukel Distinguished Professor

Dr. Scott Day

  • Bloemer, W., Bogle, L., Day, S., Dorman, L. & Swan, K. (2018). “Gap Analysis: A more Nuanced Look at the Role of Gateway Courses in Student Retention”. American Educational Research Association Conference, New York, NY.
  • Bloemer, W., Bogle, L., Day, S., & Swan, K. (2018). “A More Nuanced Look at the Role of Gateway Courses in Online Student Retention”. Association of Professional, Continuing, & Online Education Conference. St. Louis, MO.

Dr. Len Bogle

  • Swan, K., Day, S., Bloemer, W., & Bogle, L. (2017). “Gap Analysis: An Innovative Look at Gateway Courses and Student Retention.” Online learning Consortium, Innovate Conference, New Orleans.

Dr. Karen Swan

  • Chen, C-C., Huang, C-C., Gribbins, M. & Swan, K. (2018). Gamify online courses with tools built into your learning management system (LMS) to enhance self-determined and active learning. Online Learning Journal, 22(3), 41-54.
  • Farmer, T.S., Richardson, J.C. & Swan, K. (Eds.) (2018). Special conference issue: AERA Online Teaching and Learning SIG. Online Learning, 22(4);
  • Farmer, T.S., Richardson, J.C. & Swan, K. (2018). Introduction to the special issue spotlighting papers from the AERASpecial Interest Group on Online Teaching and Learning. Online Learning, 22(4).
  • Bloemer, W., Swan, K., Day, S., Bogle, L.R. (2018). Digging deeper into the data: The role of gateway courses in online student retention. In Farmer, T.S., Richardson, J.C. & Swan, K. (Eds.) Special conference issue: AERA Online Teaching and Learning SIG. Online Learning, 22(4).

Dr. Vickie Cook

  • Cook, V.S., Uranis, J. (Nov. 2018) Standards for leading online and distance education initiatives. In Huang, G., Qian, J. (Eds.) Ensuring Quality and Integrity in Online Learning Programs
  • Cook, V.S., Schroeder, R. (Nov. 2018) Technology and Innovation in Teaching and Learning Online. In Smidt, E. and Rui, Li (Eds.) technology Leadership for Innovation in Higher Education.
  • Cook, V.S., Gregory, R. (September 2018) Emerging Technology: It’s Not What You Say – It’s What They Do. Online Learning Journal Special Edition.
  • Cook, V.S. (August 2018). Rethinking How to Engage Gen Z Students. 2018 Best of Teaching Professor Conference. Magna Publications.
  • Cook, V.S. (August 2018) Creating a Generation Z Engaged Online or Blended Classroom Experience. Distance Teaching & Learning Conference Proceedings.

Brian Schwartz, JD

Schwartz, B., Maley, A. (2018) Illinois Principals Association 2018-2019 Legislative and Case Law Update

EDL Alumna Spotlight

Erica Filipiak - Principal, Wilcox Elementary School

My philosophy of education has evolved in the last 12 years as I have transitioned from student to teacher to administrator (and parent). We first learn about the ideologies of best teaching practices and teaching a curriculum. But as we dive (head first) into the “real” world of education, we begin to see the day-to-day world of teaching through a different lens. It is through this lens that I have committed to a focus on the whole child. I genuinely believe that we must first take care of a child’s social and emotional well-being before we can successfully push them academically. It’s only once a student feels safe and happy that they will trust an adult to guide them through the very choppy waters of pre-K through high school and beyond. My final stamp of approval in any component of education is to look at it through the lens of a mother (or father, aunt, uncle, sibling, grandparent, etc.). My philosophy includes the idea that any educational setting that I am helping to build should be good enough for my own child. Would I be okay with that educational experience for my kiddo? If not, how can I make it better for that student? Every child should be given the same educational advantages and opportunities, no matter their background.

I can confidently say that my years at UIS have prepared me for a successful career. Yes, they gave me the strong foundational knowledge of teaching practices and curriculum; but they also taught me about the “real life” of education. My favorite professor began every class with an anecdotal dilemma that he experienced at some point in his career. We would discuss how we would handle each situation, and I can assure you that they were never “black and white” decisions. But our day-to-day is never “black and white.” Thankfully, the EDL program at UIS ensures that any graduate of their program can thrive in the day-to-day, in turn, moving their students to success.

Student Reminders

  • Approval Request forms for EDL526: Principal Internship I & EDL531: Capstone I need to be turned into Jennifer May in BRK 377 by the end of the semester. Forms can be found on the EDL Website under forms or in the box by the EDL Office (BRK 377).
  • Summer/Fall 2019 Registration is starting soon! Check with your advisor so you will be ready to register when your time comes. If you have any questions about registration, contact the Office of Records and Registration at 217/206-6174 or by email at registrar@uis.edu
  • Student Immunization Reminder! Immunization records must be submitted and in compliance by the 10th day of classes in the fall/spring semesters to avoid the late processing fee of $35. Without the proper documentation you will not be able to register for classes. If you have any questions, the Health Services Office can be reached at 217/206-6676.

Scholarship Information

FAFSA for academic year 2019-2020 is now open! - Our Federal School Code is 009333.

Financial Aid: A Guide to Financial Aid

Financial Aid Eligible Certificates: Chief School Business Official (CSBO) Endorsement; Graduate Certificate in English as a Second Language; Graduate Certificate in Legal Aspects of Education; School Superintendent Endorsement;

Scholarships & Institutional Financial Aid

UIS Institutional Scholarships: Database Search

Educational Leadership: John E. Erickson Memorial Scholarship

Children of Veterans Tuition Waiver: Click here

Please feel free to contact Financial Assistance, if you have any questions: 217/206-6724 or finaid@uis.edu

Graduation & Testing INformation

Spring/Summer 2019 Graduating Students

Graduates who wish to indicate their intent to graduate must submit an online Graduation Application via Student Self-Service (https://apps.uillinois.edu/ - “Graduation” tab) by:

  • Spring 2019 Graduates - February 15, 2019
  • Summer 2019 Graduates who DO wish to participate in Commencement 2019 - February 15, 2019
  • Summer 2019 Graduates who DO NOT wish to participate in Commencement 2019 - July 1, 2019

Instructions regarding the Graduation Application can be found online at http://www.uis.edu/registration/forms/. Students should contact the Office of Records and Registration for any additional information. (217–206–7730 or registrar@uis.edu)

EDL students with questions can also contact the EDL Office at 217/206-6306 or by email: edl@uis.edu

MAE students with questions can also contact the MAE Office at 217/206-7516 or by email: masterinedu@uis.edu

Degree Audits: It is recommended that all students review their degree audits before they graduate. The online Degree Audit System can be accessed by visiting www.uis.edu/registration and clicking on Enter Degree Audit System.

Registration for the Principal Exams

Click on the following link: www.icts.nesinc.com

Department Information

Faculty & Staff

Vickie Cook, PhD: Interim EDL Chair, Associate Research Professor, & Director of COLRS

Scott Day, EdD: EDL Professor & Faculty Fellow

Len Bogle, EdD: EDL/MTL Associate Professor

William Phillips, EdD: EDL Associate Professor

Karen Swan, EdD: EDL/MTL Distinguished Stukel Professor

Kerry Cox, EdD: Adjunct Professor

Nicole Gales: Adjunct Professor

Brian Schwartz, JD: Adjunct Professor

Vance S. Martin: Adjunct Professor

Carrie Levin: Adjunct Professor

Jill C. Billingsley: Adjunct Professor

Leslie Arnold: Adjunct Professor

Kevin R. Garcia: Adjunct Professor

Marcilene Dutton: Adjunct Professor

Randy Krepel: Adjunct Professor

Mary F. Loken: Adjunct Professor

Laurie McWard: Principal Internship Supervisor

Maureen Talbert, EdS: Principal Internship Supervisor

Ryan Williams: MAE Coordinator

Jennifer May: Office Support Specialist

Drew Van Weelden: Graduate Assistant

Spring 2019 and Summer 2019 Calendar

Spring 2019
  • January 14, 2019, Monday – Full-Term and First-Half Classes Begin
  • January 21, 2019, Monday – Martin Luther King, Jr. Day, Campus Closed
  • March 9, 2019, Saturday – Mid-Point
  • March 11-15, 2019, Monday-Friday – Spring Recess
  • March 13, 2019, Wednesday (Noon) – Mid-Term Grading Deadline
  • March 18, 2019, Monday – Last-Half Classes Begin
  • May 4, 2019, Saturday – Last Day of Classes
  • May 6-11, 2019, Monday-Saturday – Finals Week
  • May 11, 2019, Saturday – Semester Ends/Commencement
  • May 15, 2019, Wednesday (Noon) – Final Grading Deadline
Summer 2019
  • June 3, 2019, Monday – Full-Term and First-Half Classes Begin
  • June 29, 2019, Saturday – Mid-Point
  • July 1, 2019, Monday – Last-Half Classes Begin
  • July 4, 2019, Thursday – Independence Day, Campus Closed
  • July 27, 2019, Saturday – Semester Ends
  • July 31, 2019, Wednesday (Noon) – Final Grading Deadline

Educational Leadership Department

University of Illinois Springfield

  • Address: One University Plaza, MS BRK 377, Springfield, IL 62703
  • Phone: 217/206-6306
  • Fax: 217/206-6494
  • Website: www.uis.edu/edl/

Master of Arts in Education Program

University of Illinois Springfield

  • Address: One University Plaza, MS BRK 377, Springfield, IL 62703
  • Phone: 217/206-7516
  • Website: www.uis.edu/mae/

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