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SWEA Meeting

This will be our first SWEA meeting of the Spring 2021 semester. We will go over any housekeeping things and talk about upcoming events! I will share this Google Calendar with everyone and talk about our upcoming events!
Meeting ID: 964 2759 8926

AFTOC Conference Agenda

AFTOC Conference Agenda:

11:00 – 11:15:     Welcome and Introduction to Keynote Speaker: Jesse Hagopian
11:15 – 12:15:     Jesse Hagopian’s Keynote: Taking a Knee to Level the Field: Athlete Activism from the Campus to the NFL
12:15 – 1:00:      Break/Stretch/Lunch
1:00 –   3:30:       Workshop/Lessons Led By Jesse
3:30 –   4:00:      Reflections/Closing Thoughts/ Questions

COE Three Minute Thesis

The College of Education is proud to again host Three Minute Thesis

March 06 — 11:00 a.m. PST— SPARK Atrium

In 2014, the College of Education hosted a college-level Three Minute Thesis. Provost Dan Bernardo was part of the judging panel. His office then took it university wide starting in 2015, sponsoring the event, while the College of Education has administered it each year.

This year, for the seventh year in a row, the College of Education will hear its best and brightest doctoral students share their research.

Awards are: First Place – $750, Second Place – $500, Third Place – $250, Fourth Place – $100, Fifth Place – $100.



**POSTPONED** Workshop: Effective Data Visualization


Effective Data Visualization will be an engaging and useful College of Education workshop on April 3, 2020. This one-hour lunchtime session will jumpstart your skills in using graphs and figures for journal articles, grant writing and more!

Dr. Shenghai Dai and Dr. Robert Danielson will show you how to create effective graphs and introduce tools for different purposes (e.g., colorful reports vs. academic publishing etc.). There will be time for Q & A.


Date: April 3rd, 12:00 to 1:00pm

Location: Cleveland 63, Pullman

Zoom connection for all campuses (TBA)


Research Conversation

The Ultra-endurance Triathlon:

Pinnacle of Human Performance or Precipice to Medical Emergency?

12:00-1:00 pm.
FEB 4th. 2020
Cleveland Hall 63
College of Education

To Join by Zoom: Join Zoom Meeting from PC, Mac, Linux, iOS, or Android: Meeting ID: 500 138 015


Many who train for and participate in ultra-endurance events are unable to successfully complete.  Anecdotal and preliminary empirical evidence suggests serious injury and life-threatening situations sometimes result.  Our access to and management of medical and performance data for thousands of elite ultra-endurance triathletes spanning three decades will allow for an understanding of the crucial factors which lead to success and prevent an emergency.

This discussion will be facilitated by Dr. Chris Connolly. He directs the Exercise Physiology & Performance Laboratory within the Department of Kinesiology and Educational Psychology.  His recent work focuses on ultra-endurance performance, particularly as it pertains to the female athlete.  He is the Co-Director of the recently-commissioned Global Triathlon Safety Database.


Interactive Workshop: Teaching Mathematics in the 21st Century


As part of WSU’s commitment to preparing The Next Generation of STEM Teachers, some of our STEM education faculty from WSU Vancouver are hosting a workshop to highlight the mathematics in STEM.

Drs. Kristin Lesseig and David Slavit will summarize the critical shifts being called for in K-12 mathematics instruction; examine what productive mathematical discourse looks and sounds like; and explore the implications these shifts have on all of us involved in teacher preparation and mathematics teaching at the university level.

This workshop is appropriate for:

  • Mathematics, science, education, and engineering facultyieneie
  • Education supervisors
  • Mathematics and STEM graduate students
  • Community partners.

There will be meeting rooms on each of WSU’s campuses, with a zoom connection cross-campuses.

Zoom link:

Careers in Sport Fair

Sports careers fair to be held at WSU Everett

The College of Education’s sport management program is teaming up with WSU Everett to host the Careers in Sport Fair at that campus on Dec. 17 from 9:00 a.m. to 5:00 p.m.

“The goal of the fair is to introduce our undergraduate and graduate sport management students to a variety of sport career options,” said Tammy Crawford, a clinical assistant professor within the program. “Sport professionals will help students learn the importance of various experiences, better understand what working in sport looks like on a day-to-day basis, and allow students to envision their own career path.”

This is the first time the program has teamed up with WSU Everett, and as its chancellor Paul Pitre said, it just made sense.

“We are excited to welcome Sport Management to Everett because the opportunity for us to collaborate and build something here is tremendous,” Pitre said. “We already have so many interns and alums active here, it makes a lot of sense for us to work together. Beyond that, it is feels good to be able to collaborate with my college, the College of Education.”

In addition to WSU students, students from Seattle University’s graduate program, as well as the University of Washington’s Intercollegiate Athletic Leadership graduate program, have been invited. Additionally, students from local community colleges are encouraged to participate.

In the spirit of collaboration, opening remarks will be offered by Erin O’Connell, the University of Washington’s senior woman’s athletic administrator, followed up by individuals representing Washington Interscholastic Activities Association, Everett Community College Athletics, Seattle Mariners, Sounders FC, Seattle Storm, Everett AquaSox, Seafair, Special Olympics, and more.

A full schedule for the event can be found here.

A few highlights for the day include former Cougar athlete Colin Henderson presenting “Master Your Mindset”, as well as HR specialist from the Mariners and Sounders teaching participants how to navigate an application process, including resume writing, cover letters, and interview tactics.

“The day will be devoted to students being able to hear from experts in community and university recreation, analytics, event operations, corporate partnerships, marketing and fan engagement, and general sport administration,” Crawford said. “This truly is a unique opportunity for not only our students, but for friends from other institutions, to learn more and to be inspired.”

Sport Management graduate program information session

In the meeting, we will discuss the purpose of pursuing a master’s degree, provide an overview of the WSU Sport Management master’s program, discuss funding options at WSU and elsewhere, and answer any questions students might have. A current WSU Sport Management master’s student will share her experience as a student and graduate assistant. The meeting will open with a short presentation, followed by plenty of time for questions. Late drop-ins are welcome to join us “open house”-style any time until 2 p.m.

Research Conversation

Please join us for our first Research Conversation

sponsored by the Office of the Associate Dean for Research, College of Education

All faculty and students welcome for a short presentation and conversation!

Creating a model of language learner task engagement: Process and outcome

Presenters:  Joy Egbert with Seyed Abdollah Shahrokni, Reima Abobaker, Pruksapan Bantawtook, Haixia He, & Mira Bekar

Our international research team is looking at the construct of task engagement across cultures to support research and teaching around this crucial topic.