Our I.D.E.A. blog is a new invention whose name speaks for itself. One of the core values of the School of Education and Professional Studies (SEPS) and its Graduate Division is expressed through our commitment to continuous improvement. With that said, I would like to introduce you to our blog and further explain the logic behind its inception. Each letter of its moniker holds a particular meaning: (I) innovation, (D) design, (E) entrepreneurism, and (A) artistry. These are highly recognized tenets through which continuous improvement is nurtured and expressed.
Our faculty and students routinely engage these tenets through inquiry and experiential curricular endeavors. More importantly, many of these are intricately tied to community based projects that directly shape the region in profoundly positive ways. For example, a group of business administration majors are currently researching the topic of green sustainability on campus and the Windham area, underscoring the importance of responsible policy and community engagement. Later in the semester, this project and others will be showcased during the inaugural, jointly designed research conference, April 17-16th. The conference is the collective commitment of both SEPS and the School of Arts and Sciences entitled “Celebration of Research Excellence and Artistic Talent at Eastern” (CREATE).
Our I.D.E. A. blog is the outcome of just one goal of SEPS’ new strategic plan, which is to promote the value of Eastern to the community at large through collaborative engagement with students and alumni. With this in mind, faculty, staff, students, alumni, and supporters are invited to share their IDEAs, success stories, and community engagement that highlight the merits and advance the quality of our School’s programming.
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Jacob Easley II, Ph.D.
School of Education and Professional Studies