Shippensburg University earns two
Shippensburg University received two awards
from the University Professional and Continuing Education Association’s (UPCEA)
Mid-Atlantic Region, according to a media release from the association.
Dr. Gerald Fowler, associate
professor of educational leadership, received an individual award while the
university’s bachelor of social work degree completion program earned an award
for program development.
Fowler received the
Outstanding Faculty Service award for his dedication to the university, the
Pennsylvania Department of Education and the K-12 educational leadership
community of Southcentral Pennsylvania.
According to the
release, the association cited Fowler’s creativity in developing innovative
programing models on-campus, at several off-campus locations in close
collaboration with school districts, and through the first residency-based
educational leadership and policy program in Pennsylvania. These programs were
been designed with flexibility in mind, to meet the unique career aspirations of
individual K-12 teachers and administrators, as well as the immediate and long-term
needs of school districts, the release said.
The bachelor of social
work degree completion program at the Dixon University Center received the
association’s Program Development award. Dr. Liz Fisher, associate professor of
social work, accepted the award on behalf of the program that provides a degree
pathway for individuals who work full-time and have earned an associate’s
degree or transferrable credits in human/social services. According to the
release, the association noted that the program’s faculty, administrative and
financial structures, ongoing collaborative relationship with Harrisburg Area
Community College and close partnership with the university’s Office of
Professional, Continuing, and Distance Education serve as a model for
off-campus cohort programming.
UPCEA is a leading association for
professional, continuing and online learning in the higher education community,
according to the association. Founded in 1915, UPCEA now serves more than 350
institutions, including most of the leading public and private colleges and
universities in North America.