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Challenges and Opportunities for Indiana Schools: Lessons from Field Experiences

As field experience coordinator for the University of Indianapolis educational leadership program (iLEAD), I visit our students and their mentors in their schools as they begin their graduate studies. Our enrollment comes from a diverse mix of educational institutions, and observing K-12 schools authentically is always an eye-opening experience. My “takeaways” from these visits in

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UIndy principal leadership program practices interviews with teacher candidates

Teacher Interview Day is a service learning activity sponsored annually by the University of Indianapolis Kappa Delta Pi education honorary and educational leadership students for our future teachers. Candidates who will graduate this Spring will practice interviewing with iLEAD (educational leadership) students who are completing their principal preparation program. The date is Saturday, March 21,

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Join us for a University of Indianapolis principal leadership program webinar

Educational Leadership Information Session Join us for a webinar on March 5, 2015 at 4:00 p.m. EST. Register now! https://attendee.gotowebinar.com/register/5873580485037475841 UIndy’s Educational Leadership Graduate Program prepares you to be a school leader and frontline decision-maker who can drive school improvement amid challenging educational issues. Taught by seasoned principals, superintendents and administrators, you’ll get a steady

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What’s happening in iLEAD? Individual leadership projects for student success

University of Indianapolis educational leadership (iLEAD) Cohort XVI students are completing individual projects in their schools during their final semester in our program.  Objectives for this activity are: To implement a project to support a school’s vision/mission for student achievement and success. What is chosen must be outside the scope of the candidate’s current job.

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Educational leadership students practice data skills

February in Indiana schools signals planning schedules for the administration of multiple state-mandated tests, including ISTEP+, iREAD, and ECAs.  As the conversations continue regarding how much testing is too much testing, Indiana school leaders, both present and future, are taking steps to address the new testing parameters and meet student needs. Our University of Indianapolis

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Helping schools through ed leadership field experiences

University of Indianapolis educational leadership (iLEAD) students are supporting our K-12 Indiana students and communities through their field experiences projects. Our students coordinated many activities in their schools during first semester including: Lynhurst 7th/8th Grade Center Student-led Conferences; Ben Davis High School Community Health Fair; Brownsburg New Teacher Orientation; Fishers Junior High International Fair; and

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Community volunteers teach DPT students about life after amputation

Today the second-year DPT class had the opportunity to meet with six individuals from UIndy’s Community Patient Resource Group (CPRG)  to learn about their personal experiences with amputation, resulting prosthetics, and overall impact on their daily lives. The class was split into groups, and each individual group met with 3 of the 6 CPRG patients.

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Unforgettable experience

UIndy graduate, Chase Stouder finished his internship for the Indiana High School Athletic Association (IHSAA), and accepted a full-time position with the IHSAA. The Administration of Athletics course taught by Michael Sipe led Stouder to the realization that he wanted to work in high school athletics. Sipe is a former High School Athletic Director, and

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ISDH & CAC offer funds for quality improvement in nursing homes

Notice of Funding Availability: for the creation of Quality Improvement Regional Collaboratives focused on Quality Assurance and Performance Improvement (QAPI) projects for nursing homes across the State. The Indiana State Department of Health (ISDH) and University of Indianapolis Center for Aging & Community (CAC) have issued a Request for Proposal from interested organizations and/or fiscal

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CAC to coordinate Advanced QI Training for Long Term Care Professionals

The Indiana State Department of Health (ISDH) has made funds available for education of long term care health professionals in four topic areas: wound care, infection prevention, quality improvement and Alzheimer’s and dementia care. The education provided by this project will be suitable for participants to pursue certification in these disciplines at their own cost

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Intercollegiate Athletics: What is included?

What do you think of when you hear intercollegiate athletics? Did you say, National Collegiate Athletic Association (NCAA)? Well, that is what many people immediately think of when the words “intercollegiate athletics” are mentioned, but “intercollegiate athletics” is defined as taking place between or participating in activities between different colleges: intercollegiate athletics. Therefore, intercollegiate athletics

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UIndy Offering Entry-Level Master’s & Doctoral Degrees in OT

In 2015, the University of Indianapolis School of Occupational Therapy will offer two entry-level OT degrees. Each degree, the Master of Occupational Therapy (MOT) and the Doctor of Occupational Therapy (OTD) will prepare students to successfully enter the workforce as practicing occupational therapists. There are two differences in the degree levels: 1.) format (1 day/week

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CHS Welcomes New Admissions Counselor for PT Programs

When prospective students inquire about UIndy's Doctor of Physical Therapy and Physical Therapist Assistant Programs, the person on the other end of the e-mail or phone is Amber Clarke, the newest Admissions Counselor in the university's College of Health Sciences. Clarke is an Indianapolis native and a graduate of Marian University. She came to UIndy

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Former CDC epidemiologist joins UIndy Health Science faculty

The University of Indianapolis College of Health Sciences is pleased to announce the addition of Amie Wojtyna, PhD, MSBS, MPH to the teaching faculty of the university’s Community Health Education undergraduate program and the new Master of Public Health program.   Wojtyna earned her master’s in biochemistry and molecular biology with the intent to conduct

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PT-OT-PTA Open House at UIndy on September 13

If you are looking for a career that is fun and rewarding, look no further than the worlds of physical and occupational therapy. Physical therapists, occupational therapists, and physical therapist assistants enjoy rewarding careers while making a positive difference in the quality of life for their patients.  PTs, OTs, and PTAs take a personal approach

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4 students to present Master of Gerontology capstones

The University of Indianapolis Center for Aging & Community (CAC) invites students, faculty, staff  and community members to attend any or all of the following gerontology Capstone presentations on Monday, August 11, 2014. The location for the presentations is at CAC's Fountain Square office, 901 S. Shelby St., Suite 300, Indianapolis, IN 46203. Parking is

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Program Evaulation Is Key to Demonstrate Success of Health & Human Service Efforts

Over the past two decades, the terms program “performance and accountability” and “program evaluation” have become the focus of vigorous debate within the social, health and education services. Calls for increased scrutiny of public funding have increased the competition for scarce resources and federal, state and local emphasis on measurement of program and policy effectiveness

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New Additions to Health Sciences and Student Life at UIndy

Earlier in the year, President Robert Manuel announced the approval of a $50-Million budget for some new and exciting initiatives to improve the university and its surrounding community. Among these changes are plans that will not only enhance the quality of popular programs within the College of Health Sciences, but will also increase the variety

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Researcher to Join UIndy College of Health Sciences MPH and Community Health Faculty

The University of Indianapolis College of Health Sciences has tapped Debasree DasGupta, PhD as a faculty member in its new Master’s of Public Health and undergraduate Community Health Education programs. DasGupta will begin teaching at UIndy in August 2014. DasGupta’s interest in public health evolved over time from an interest in public policy. As a

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CAC to offer course in home modification assessment

During the Fall 2014 semester, the University of Indianapolis Center for Aging & Community will offer "Home Sweet Home: Home Modification Assessment," a course designed to provide human service and housing professionals with the knowledge and skills to conduct a performance-based assessment of a person's health, capabilities and home characteristics. Based on the results of

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