The process of education is indeed an ongoing process, and the process of delivering education as a public good is actually quite a bit complicated. However, we know that the goal of education is not simply to impart knowledge but to produce citizens who respect intellectual property and defend their communities. Therefore, the role of teachers in educating future citizens is a critical one. One challenge that teachers in the United States face today is whether they can receive full federal funding for their classroom teaching and also receive a good amount for their time spent in conducting research.
A recent example of this dilemma is the award of scholarships for teaching and learning by John Jay College, University of Chicago. The scholarship was created in recognition of Jay’s past and current work as an internationally recognized scholars of learning. He has received numerous awards for his contributions to the field of education. In fact, several organizations have honored his reputation as one of the nation’s leading educators, which include the National Academy of Education and the Association for the Study of Teaching Excellence.
John Jay College was fortunate enough to recruit Professor Jay P. Cole, a recipient of the 2020 presidential scholarship for teaching and research who will serve as the newly minted president of the college. Professor Cole is widely recognized as a world leader in educational studies, development, curriculum and instruction, teaching, and research. To that end, he will be very helpful as the department heads the strategic planning committee for the upcoming academic year. Other members of the committee are Associate Provosts for Academic and Social Activity; Provost and VP for Academic and Social Activity; Provost and Vice Chancellor for Student Learning; and Research Professor. This is quite an impressive group of leaders and demonstrates the importance of providing high quality and well-thought-out scholarship opportunities for teaching and researchers in the United States and around the world.
The members of this committee will also work closely with the Dean of Education in keeping with her vision for the school. Dr. Pamela J. Roberts is the current president of the university and is responsible for all educational activities on campus. Her past experiences as an educational consultant and professor in the field of psychology and counseling has given her the knowledge and skills necessary for overseeing all of the facets of the university. She brings a wealth of experience to the role of president, having served as the dean of the graduate school and provost at the College of Notre Dame. Furthermore, she has been active in the faculty and staff at the University of Michigan since 1986, serving as its provost. Other members of this distinguished group of education researchers and educators include:
Some other members of the committee include Associate Provost and Vice-chancellor for Educational Affairs; Senior Director of Learning Services and Curriculum Development; Provost and Vice-chancellor for Student Learning; Provost and Vice-chancellor for Science and Engineering. These are just a few of the many important members of this influential committee. There are other members besides these that contribute to the overall strategy and vision of the university. In addition to the university’s leaders, these influential individuals serve as vital links between the faculty, staff, students and other stakeholders of the university. They work closely with numerous groups and organizations that have a major impact on the campus, such as: alumni associations, professional organizations, faculty associations, student governments, research partnerships, superprofits, government agencies, other schools within the university, and numerous other stakeholder groups and organizations.
Education is a very important facet of higher education. One of the primary functions of higher education is to educate the public about important topics such as the importance of certain issues and how they affect society at large. The committee that consists of many knowledgeable individuals with differing perspectives will help to disseminate this information throughout the university to increase student understanding and to ensure that the general public is well informed about the different topics of today’s higher education. If you are interested in becoming an educator or would like to be involved in the administration of higher education initiatives, this position may be ideal for you.