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PAL Receives Multi-Year Federal Grant

Provisional Educational Services, Incorporated has received a 5-year grant from the U. S. Department of Education (USDE) to operate an Upward Bound TRIO program at the PAL Center in San Bernardino. Upward Bound is a college preparatory program that selects 9-12th grade, low income, first generation students and assists them to graduate from high school and enroll in a post-secondary educational program. Upward Bound programs are usually operated by colleges and universities on their campuses. According to PAL Center CEO, Dwaine Radden, the PAL Center will select 60 students, in conjunction with San Bernardino High School, to enroll in the highly successful program.

The tradition of federally funded community based TRIO educational services at PAL began with a USDE Talent Search TRIO program which provided college preparatory services for 1005 middle school students in 1995. The PAL Center’s 2002 Upward Bound program also serviced students in the Rialto and Fontana Unified School Districts. In 2017, the PAL Charter Academy High School has expanded to include middle school grades 6-8, on campuses in Muscoy and San Bernardino. High school students will again receive Upward Bound college preparatory services through the recently awarded USDE Federal grant.

The Upward Bound program will be added to a number of other services at the PAL Center. The PAL Charter Academy School offers a State of California Department of Education (CDE) curriculum leading to a high school diploma and vocational skills training. The WIOA Youth Employment Project provides vocational skill training and job placement for San Bernardino City youth ages 16-24. The WIOA II Program is an Adult Literacy Skills program providing a high school diploma or GED. Probation/Children & Family Services Tutoring provides educational services for referred youth in the probation system. PAL Work Study Program allows qualifying students to simultaneously attend PAL Academy, work, and attend community college. College Readiness, funded by the CDE, is designed to increase the number of students enrolling and completing a post secondary education in 4 years. Career Technical Education (CTE) develops career pathways and technical education that teaches skills to transition to employment and secondary education. CTE at the PAL Academy includes Construction, Audio Visual/Media, Explorer Program, Culinary Arts, and other career development activities. The PAL Charter Academy is accredited by the Western Association of Schools and Colleges (WASC).

Additional Information may be obtained by calling the PAL Center at 909-887-7002.


CSUSB Opens Center Dedicated to Providing Support for Faculty

Cal State San Bernardino hosted a grand opening ceremony on Wednesday, Sept. 27, for the newly created CSUSB Faculty Center for Excellence, The ceremony took place at 9 a.m. in the John M. Pfau Library, PL-4005.

The CSUSB Faculty Center for Excellence will provide space for faculty to gather and collaborate for facilitated faculty professional development activities, and has information on upcoming grant applications, conferences and other opportunities, said Cherstin Lyon, a CSUSB history professor and co-director of the center.

“The mission of the Faculty Center for Excellence is to provide coherent and comprehensive support for faculty to reach their personal and professional goals in the areas of research, scholarship, and creative activities; teaching; community engagement; and leadership,” Lyon said. “Our goal is to enhance the CSUSB faculty experience by fostering creativity, learning, inquiry, and exploration through community, collaboration, and collegiality in a diverse, equitable, and inclusive atmosphere.”

The FCE will:

·Coordinate and provide professional development, mentoring, and funding to support faculty in research, scholarship, and creative activities; teaching; community engagement; and leadership;

·Provide a welcoming space for faculty to gather for professional development, collaboration, networking and mutual support;

·Provide an environment that values and promotes faculty initiative, exploration, innovation and advancement; and

·Establish and maintain a central repository of information regarding resources and faculty professional activities.

The opening of the FCE supports Goal 2 of CSUSB’s Strategic Plan by fostering faculty innovation, scholarship and discovery. “I am excited about this opportunity for our educators to collaborate in a shared and dedicated space,” said Provost Shari McMahan.

The grand opening also featured the presentation of the Anthony Evans Professional Development Scholars awardees for Best Mini Grant Proposals by junior faculty. The awardees were:

·Thomas Corrigan, assistant professor, College of Arts and Letters; Proposal – Dialogs on Methods in in the Political Economy of Communication

·Daniel MacDonald, assistant professor, College of Social and Behavioral Sciences; Proposal – An Analysis of the Determinants of California’s Recent Wave of Out-Migration

·Nancy Acevedo-Gil, assistant professor, College of Education; Proposal – College-Conocimiento: Developing an Engaging College Going Environment

·Liang Guo, assistant professor, Jack H. Brown College of Business and Public Administration; Proposal – Corruption, Governance, and Pension Fund; and

·Monideepa Becerra, assistant professor, College of Natural Sciences; Proposal – Food insecurity and acculturation among Asian Americans

The event also included a kickoff meeting for scholarly writing led by Cynthia Crawford, a professor of psychology and the interim associate provost for academic research; Mark Agars, a professor of psychology; and Kelly Campbell, an associate professor of psychology.


UCR’s Graduate School of Education to Launch Undergraduate Major in Fall 2018

Enrollment is now open for the fall 2018 start of the GSOE’s first undergraduate major: education, society, and human development

RIVERSIDE, Calif. ( — Undergraduate students at the University of California, Riverside looking to jumpstart their careers in education now have a direct pathway into the field. UCR’s Graduate School of Education (GSOE) has begun accepting applications for fall 2018 enrollment in its first undergraduate major: education, society, and human development.

“Students will explore their interests in education and youth development through the lenses of psychology, sociology, history, economics, and other interdisciplinary fields,” said Thomas Smith, dean of the GSOE. “By working directly with faculty whose research is targeted at improving outcomes for youth, our undergraduates will be prepared for careers in youth and community development — including teaching.”

Information about the undergraduate major is available here. All students interested in the program must first attend an information session before meeting with an academic advisor. The GSOE expects to attract about 70 undergraduates — including transfer students and existing UCR students interested in double majoring or changing their majors — in the first academic year the major will be offered.

A major aspect of the program’s appeal is its emphasis on community integration; students must conduct a minimum of 40 hours of fieldwork to earn their degrees. Along with assisting faculty with complex research projects, students will enjoy opportunities to get outside the classroom and provide direct educational service (think one-on-one tutoring), instruction in adult learning environments, and mentorship at after-school programs.

“Beyond teaching, students will leave our program prepared to enter other kinds of leadership roles within school systems, create curriculum, conduct policy research for city or county governments, or pursue master’s or doctorate degrees,” said Louie Rodriguez, associate dean of undergraduate education and associate professor in the GSOE.

Rodriguez added that most of the GSOE’s 32 professors will teach at least one or two courses of the undergraduate curriculum, which requires completion of 48 units identified for the major (of those units, 36 must be completed in upper division courses). Students will follow one of two specializations — learning and behavioral studies or community leadership, policy, and social justice — or adopt customized plans.

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