Accession Number: none
Box: educ 5
Shelf:123
Date Finding Aid Created: October 2001, updated September 2004
Title:Edinboro University, Highlands Center for Faculty Initatives, 1992-2001
Inclusive Dates: 1992-2001
Creator: Highlands Center for Faculty Initatives, formerly Center for Excellence in Teaching
Extent: .5 linear feet
Repository:
Edinboro University Archives
Baron- Forness Library
Edinboro University
Edinboro, Pa 16444

Abstract: The Highlands Center for Faculty Initiatives (formerly The Center for Excellence in Teaching) was established in 1992. It is comprised of five institutes; Institute for Curriculum, Instruction and Collaboration, Institute for Ethics and Values, Institute for Lifelong Learning, CEPT-PA, and Institute for University Teaching and Learning. The primary mission of the Highlands Center is to foster faculty initiatives in all areas of academic endeavor and professional service.

Acquisition Information: Most of the materials in the collection were delivered to the archives by the co-director of the Center, Dr. Donald Sheehy.

Preferred Citation:
Edinboro University Archives
Highlands Center for Faculty Initiatives

Access Restriction: This collections is available for use in the archives by researchers.

Copyright: Edinboro University of Pennsylvania

Alternative Format: none

Historical Sketch: The Center for Excellence in Teaching was established in 1992. Its mission was to support the State System of Higher Education's "Twelve Goals" document. In May 2000, the center was renamed the Highlands Center for Faculty Initatives with a changed mission. The new mission for the Center is to "foster faculty initiatives..."

The original four institutes comprising the Center for Excellence in Teaching were Curriculum, Instuction and Collaboration, Ethics and Values Education, Early Education and Literacy. This changed in 1996-97 when the institutes for Early Education and Literacy were dropped and intitutes for Lifelong Learning and University Teaching and Learning were added. Then in 2000, the Center added the Collaborative for Excellence in Teacher Preparation-PA (CETP-PA) Institute.

Since its inception, the Center has operated under co-directors. In 1992-93 it was Ruthanne Atkinson and Robert Connors. They were succeeded in 1995-96 by Ken Adams and Dawn Snodgrass. Another change occured in 1998-99 when Mary M. Bevevino replaced Ken Adams. Donald Sheehy then replaced Dawn Snodgrass in 1999-2000. Finally, at the time of this writing, 2002, the co-directors are Ken Adams and Donald Sheehy.

The location of the Center was originally at the Miller Research Center. It is currently at McNerney Hall.

Scope and Content Notes: The bulk of this collection is made up of annual reports from 1992-2001. Other materials surround the activities of the Center.

Organization of Collection:

A. Annual Reports
B. Publications

Series Description:

Annual Reports

This series contains seven annual reports from the Center for Excellence in Teaching (1992-93, 1993-94, 1995-96, 1996-97, 1998-99)and the Highland Center for Faculty Initiatives (2000-01). The Center for Excellence in Teaching was established in 1992 following a Task Force Report entitled 'Thrust for Excellence’. Former president of the university, Foster Diebold, felt that Edinboro should maximize its university’s potential as a major educational resource in Northwestern Pennsylvania. The mission of the center was to utilize the strengths of the schools educational personnel by providing programs and services through collaborative activities within the community-at-large and with other institutions in the region as well as conducting education research. Included in these annual reports are: the mission statement, organizational structure, memberships, goals and supporting activities, and the current listing of resources available in the Center’s repository.

Publications

This series contains various publications created by the Center for Excellence in Teaching. Such publications include: a 1996 brochure on the Center for Excellence in Teaching, letter addressing faculty members to be apart of the Center for Excellence in Teaching and a postcard regarding Arts Infusion sponsored be the Center for Excellence in Teaching. Also, there is a 300 page guide to science activities (1993) created by the Center for Excellence in Teaching. This guide was to provide teachers with practical activities to use in the classroom. Finally, there is the Research Report No. 1 on the Distance Education at EUP (August 1999). This report focused on the seven areas of distance education (ITV-based instruction) and distance learning (web-based offerings).

Controlled Access Terms:
Edinboro University of Pennsylvania
Center for Excellence in Teaching
Highlands Center for Faculty Initiatives
Institute for Curriculum, Instuction and Collaboration
Institute for Ethics and Values Education
Institute for Early Education
Institute for Literacy
Institute for Lifelong Learning
Institute for University Teaching and Learning
Collaborative for Excellence in Teacher Preparation-PA
Distance Education
Annual Reports

Contents List:
Box: Educ 5
Shelf: 123
Series: Annual Reports

-Annual Report 2003-04
-Annual Report 2000-01
-Annual Report 1999-2000
-Annual Report 1998-99
-Annual Report 1996-97
-Annual Report 1995-96
-Annual Report 1993-94
-Annual Report 1992-93

Publications

-Promotions
-Evening of Science Activities at EUP- 1993
-Distance Education Research Report 1- 1999
-Highlands Center, Strategic Plan, May 2004