Sensemaking During COVID-19 | Henry Fan: Episode 3

We asked a couple of our SJSU Lurie College of Education student leaders to practice sensemaking – the process of making sense of or giving meaning to something, especially new developments and experiences – in our new environment as a result of COVID-19. This week, Henry Fan shares his reflections on the importance of seeking accurate information.

Video and audio edited by Brian Cheung Dooley. “Little Idea” by Scott Holmes provided royalty free by freemusicarchive.com

Upcoming ChAD Club Events

The Lurie College Child and Adolescent Development (ChAD) Club is organizing some events over the remainder of the spring semester for students to connect with one another over Zoom.  Please provide your input on the types of events you’d like to have and when you’re available by filling out this brief Google form by Tuesday, April 14.

SJSU Lurie College of Education Child and Adolescent Development Department ChAD Student Club

Sensemaking During COVID-19 | Melissa Hernandez: Episode 2

We asked a couple of our SJSU Lurie College of Education student leaders to practice sensemaking – the process of making sense of or giving meaning to something, especially new developments and experiences – in our new environment as a result of COVID-19. This week, Melissa Hernandez shares her reflections on getting herself organized. What have you been doing to organize yourself?

Video and audio edited by Brian Cheung Dooley. “Little Idea” by Scott Holmes provided royalty free by freemusicarchive.com

#IBelongAtLurieCollege | Luz Nicacio

What provides you with a sense of belonging at Lurie College?  Is it your drive to become a transformative educator, counselor, therapist, school or community leader?  A faculty member, advisor, your friends or student groups?  The events and culture?  Share with us on Instagram by tagging @sjsulurie and using the hashtag #IBelongAtLurieCollege in your caption or email us at brian.cheungdooley@sjsu.edu so we can share uplifting stories from our community.  Learn about Luz Nicacio, Department of Child and Adolescent Development undergraduate student, and what provides her with a sense of belonging!

“Being a part of the Lurie College of Education means you are a part of a family.  We have amazing faculty, staff, and professors who go above and beyond to get to know you which makes you feel like you matter and that they genuinely care, which is an important thing to have in a college.  The Lurie College family wants their students to be successful and it shows by the amount of support it provides for their students and their future students.  Once you become a part of the College of Education you won’t want to leave.”

SJSU Lurie College of Education Child and Adolescent Development Student Luz Nicacio

Sensemaking During COVID-19 | Henry Fan: Episode 2

We asked a couple of our SJSU Lurie College of Education student leaders to practice sensemaking – the process of making sense of or giving meaning to something, especially new developments and experiences – in our new environment as a result of COVID-19. This week, Henry Fan shares his reflections on making accurate information more accessible. How do you think we can do that?

Video and audio edited by Brian Cheung Dooley. “Little Idea” by Scott Holmes provided royalty free by freemusicarchive.com

#IBelongAtLurieCollege | Melissa Hernandez

What provides you with a sense of belonging at Lurie College?  Is it your drive to become a transformative educator, counselor, therapist, school or community leader?  A faculty member, advisor, your friends or student groups?  The opportunities, events, and culture?  Share with us on Instagram by tagging @sjsulurie and using the hashtag #IBelongAtLurieCollege in your caption or email us at brian.cheungdooley@sjsu.edu so we can share uplifting stories from our community.  Learn about Melissa Hernandez, Department of Child and Adolescent Development undergraduate student, and what provides her with a sense of belonging!

“The different opportunities there are within the college like different programs provide a sense of belonging. For example, there are always academic events and social events available for students to be involved with. This allows a sense of community to be developed!”

SJSU Lurie College of Education Child and Adolescent Development Student Melissa Hernandez

#IBelongAtLurieCollege | Henry Fan

What provides you with a sense of belonging at Lurie College?  Is it your drive to become a transformative educator, counselor, therapist, school or community leader?  A faculty member, advisor, your friends or student groups?  The events and culture?  Share with us on Instagram by tagging @sjsulurie and using the hashtag #IBelongAtLurieCollege in your caption or email us at brian.cheungdooley@sjsu.edu so we can share uplifting stories from our community.  Learn about undergraduate student Henry Fan and what provides him with a sense of belonging!

“When I reflect on the relationships I’ve built during my time here at Lurie College, I feel a large sense of gratitude.  The relationships I have created with faculty members, advisors, mentors, student groups are largely what keeps me motivated and inspired to become a better version of myself each and every day.  At Lurie College, I have found people who align with my deepest values such as innovation, collaboration, and scholarship.  These people are the driving force that keeps me honest and focused on my aspirations of becoming a future educator.  If I can create these powerful relationships, I trust that you can too, in your own style.  Start with a genuine and curious ‘Hi, how are you?’”

SJSU Student and Lurie College of Education Ambassador Henry Fan

Lurie College Hardship Fund Requests and Contributions

Lurie College has a limited amount of grant funds available to support its students who have experienced an unforeseen financial hardship that will prevent them from continuing their enrollment at Lurie College and SJSU. Awards are processed fall and spring semesters only, but advisors are available year-round. If you are a currently-enrolled Lurie College undergraduate, graduate, credential, or doctoral student who has experienced this type of hardship, please complete this brief Google form so that a Lurie College advisor can contact you.

We’ve recently had two donors who have agreed to match additional contributions to the Lurie College Hardship Fund.  If you have the means to contribute to the fund, you can do so by visiting the Lurie College Giving webpage and indicating “Student Financial Hardship Grant” in the special instructions section.  Contributions of any size are greatly appreciated since they will become tripled after matching – $10 will become $30, $25 will become $75, $50 will become $150, etc.

SJSU Lurie College of Education Hardship Fund

Student Spotlight | Grace Shefcik

The SJSU Lurie College of Education provides a range of grants to students to support their academic endeavors to become transformative educators, counselors, therapists, and leaders.  We spoke with SJSU Lurie College of Education Communicative Disorders and Sciences student Grace Shefcik, who has been conducting research on and developed the first questionnaire that assesses non-binary individuals’ self-perception of voice and voice-related concerns for the purposes of speech-language pathology.  Listen to Grace’s insights below!

SJSU Lurie College of Education Communicative Disorders and Sciences Student Grace Shefcik

“Many trans people report a desire to modify their voice, and some receive services from a speech-language pathologist, or SLP. During this initial assessment, the SLP will typically have the client report their self-perception of voice and voice-related concerns through a questionnaire measure. There currently exist two questionnaire measures that are widely used for this, but neither of these were developed for non-binary clients, so it would be inappropriate to use them for this population. In my research, I developed and validated the first questionnaire that assesses non-binary individuals’ self-perception of voice and voice-related concerns. I wanted to pursue this research to address a gap in resources available for this population.”

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Sensemaking During COVID-19 | Melissa Hernandez: Episode 1

We asked a couple of our SJSU Lurie College of Education student leaders to practice sensemaking – the process of making sense of or giving meaning to something, especially new developments and experiences – in our new environment as a result of COVID-19. This week, Melissa Hernandez shares her reflections on gratitude. What have you been grateful for recently?

Video and audio edited by Brian Cheung Dooley. “Little Idea” by Scott Holmes provided royalty free by freemusicarchive.com

#IBelongAtLurieCollege | Edith Urbano

What provides you with a sense of belonging at Lurie College?  Is it your drive to become a transformative educator, counselor, therapist, school or community leader?  A faculty member, advisor, your friends or student groups?  The events and culture?  Share with us on Instagram by tagging @sjsulurie and using the hashtag #IBelongAtLurieCollege in your caption or email us at brian.cheungdooley@sjsu.edu so we can share uplifting stories from our community.  Learn about Edith Urbano, Department of Child and Adolescent Development undergraduate student, and what provides her with a sense of belonging!

“Being involved on campus and participating in events that the college puts on has provided me with a sense of belonging.  I have been able to meet many faculty members, advisors, and friends through that.  I know each and every one of them are there to support me so it’s nice knowing I found a community at the Lurie College.”

SJSU Lurie College of Education Child and Adolescent Development Undergraduate Student Edith Urbano

Sensemaking During COVID-19 | Henry Fan: Episode 1

We asked a couple of our SJSU Lurie College of Education student leaders to practice sensemaking – the process of making sense of or giving meaning to something, especially new developments and experiences – in our new environment as a result of COVID-19. This week, Henry Fan shares his reflections on values and how they can shape our trajectory. What are some of your deepest values?

Video and audio edited by Brian Cheung Dooley. “Little Idea” by Scott Holmes provided royalty free by freemusicarchive.com

#IBelongAtLurieCollege | Katelyn Mora

What provides you with a sense of belonging at Lurie College?  Is it your drive to become a transformative educator, counselor, therapist, school or community leader?  A faculty member, advisor, your friends or student groups?  The opportunities, events, and culture?  Share with us on Instagram by tagging @sjsulurie and using the hashtag #IBelongAtLurieCollege in your caption or email us at brian.cheungdooley@sjsu.edu so we can share uplifting stories from our community.  Learn about Katelyn Mora, Department of Child and Adolescent Development undergraduate student, and what provides her with a sense of belonging!

“I have found my sense of belonging in Lurie College by joining the Promise Group.  The Promise Group allows you to build community and receive support through your undergrad education.  Promise Group has provided opportunities for me to get closer to my peers and build relationships with the faculty and staff.”

SJSU Lurie College of Education Child and Adolescent Development Student Katelyn Mora

#IBelongAtLurieCollege | Charline Tenorio

What provides you with a sense of belonging at Lurie College?  Is it your drive to become a transformative educator, counselor, therapist, school or community leader?  A faculty member, advisor, your friends or student groups?  The opportunities, events, and culture?  Share with us on Instagram by tagging @sjsulurie and using the hashtag #IBelongAtLurieCollege in your caption or email us at brian.cheungdooley@sjsu.edu so we can share uplifting stories from our community.  Learn about Charline Tenorio, Department of Communicative Disorders and Sciences alumni and graduate student, and what provides her with a sense of belonging!

“The overall environment of interdisciplinary collaboration and upward mobility of supporting each other is what really provides me with a sense of belonging here at Lurie College.  I had entered the college as a shy freshman and really got the opportunity to get out of my comfort zone by interacting with my peers.  Everyone in the college definitely upholds the idea of supporting one another in good times and bad; academically, professionally, and socially.  There is definitely something at the college for you, whether it be in student-run organizations with peers, project-based learning with faculty, or opportunities beyond the classroom with administrators.”

SJSU Lurie College of Education Communicative Disorders and Sciences Department Student Charline Tenorio

Participate in the Lurie College 10-2-1 Challenge

We’re building community at the SJSU Lurie College of Education while sheltering-in-place. Challenge a friend, classmate, professors, advisors, or colleague to answer 10 questions in 2 minutes using 1 take. You choose the questions (nothing designed to embarrass please). If you record a video of the responses and share it on social media, tag us @sjsulurie and then pass on the challenge. If you’ve already been interviewed, it’s your turn to interview someone else.  Watch Briettny Curtner, graduate student in the Department of Counselor Education, interview Dean Heather Lattimer, and then Dean Heather Lattimer interview Associate Dean Marcos Pizarro in the videos below.

Video Message from Dean Lattimer | March 18, 2020

Watch this video for a message from Dean Heather Lattimer following the announcement from SJSU that the Spring 2020 Commencement ceremonies have been postponed in response to COVID-19. Those who are eligible to complete their academic programs, apply for graduation (undergraduate) or candidacy (graduate), and fulfill all of their academic requirements will still graduate as planned. If you are experiencing a financial hardship during this time, please visit http://sjsu.edu/education/financial-aid to apply for a Lurie College of Education Hardship Grant.

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Lurie College of Education Impresses in Best Graduate School Rankings

This story was originally posted on the SJSU Newsroom website by Robin McElhatton.

SJSU Lurie College of Education 2021 U.S. News & World Report

San Jose State’s Connie L. Lurie College of Education had an impressive showing in the 2021 U.S. News and World Report Best Graduate Schools rankings.

The rankings, released on March 17, show the Lurie College placed in these four categories:

  • Tied for #2 among CSU schools of education
  • In the top 5 for schools of education in the Bay Area
  • Tied for #16 among schools of education in California
  • Debuted at #158 for best education schools in the country

“All of us in the Lurie College of Education are proud that we have been recognized for our efforts to prepare transformative educators, counselors, therapists, school and community leaders,” said Lurie College Dean Heather Lattimer. “We look forward to continuing to work collaboratively with our students, alumni, faculty, staff, and community partners to expand our college’s opportunities and impact in the region!”

The magazine bases its ranking of best graduate schools of education on two types of data: reputational surveys of deans and other academic officials and statistical indicators that measure the quality of a school’s faculty, research and students. They also assess both the preparedness of a school’s incoming students and the career or academic outcomes of a school’s graduates.

Student Success Center Team Discusses Self-Care

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As SJSU and our society at large are temporarily transitioning to a more remote, virtual environment, it’s crucial to identify ways to continue to cultivate a sense of connection with one another and to practice self-care.  Listen to this video chat with Saul Ruiz, Janene Perez, Annie Nobuhiro, and Krista Stirling from our Lurie College Student Success Center to learn more about how they are planning to practice self-care during this time.  Connect with us on Instagram – @sjsulurie and @luriesuccess – for more announcements, opportunities, and resources!

Updated Career Center Support for Lurie College Students

The SJSU Career Center Counselor for Lurie College, Christine Bautista, is now available for virtual appointments via Zoom on Mondays from 1-2:30pm and Tuesdays: 1:30-3:30pm.  To schedule an appointment with Christine, login to sjsu.joinhandshake.com or email christine.bautista@sjsu.edu.  Christine is also hosting a virtual LinkedIn for Educators workshop on Tuesday, April 7, from 3-4:30pm.  To register for this workshop, visit http://bit.ly/lurie-workshops.

SJSU Lurie College of Education Career Center Christine Bautista

Learn from Lurie College of Education Alumni!

At the SJSU Lurie College of Education, we prepare transformative educators, counselors, therapists, school and community leaders.  Learn from Derica, Andrea, Gabrielle, and Willy – four of our alumni from our Child and Adolescent Development Department – as they share their stories and insights.

  • Derica Malaca graduated from SJSU in the class of 2018 with a BA in Child and Adolescent Development with a Community Focus and a minor in Health Professions.  Derica is currently an Administrative Assistant in the Gateway Child Development Center at the YMCA of San Francisco as well as a Financial Educator with World System Builder.
  • Andrea Marie Madrinan graduated from SJSU in the class of 2015 with a BA in Child and Adolescent Development and later earned her Master’s Degree in Counseling Psychology from the University of San Francisco.  Andrea is currently a High School Counselor in the Fremont Unified School District.
  • Gabrielle Jeanpierre graduated from SJSU in the class of 2016 with a BA in Child and Adolescent Development.  Gabrielle is currently a Career Development Program Specialist with the Goodwill of Silicon Valley.
  • Willy Kwong graduated from SJSU in the class of 2013 with a BA in Child Development and again in the class of 2015 with a Master’s Degree in Child and Adolescent Development.  Willy is currently a full-time faculty member at Mission College.

Connect with Lurie College at https://linktr.ee/sjsulurie to receive more news about academic and student life! Panel moderated by Janene Perez. Video and audio recorded by Brian Cheung Dooley.

Student Success Center Continues to Support Lurie College Students

The Lurie College of Education Student Success Center is still open during normal hours Monday-Thursday, 8am-6pm and Friday, 8am-12pm!  Feel free to stop by Sweeney Hall 106 for advising support, wifi and study space, and more.  Here are a few small changes to our services:

SJSU Lurie College of Education Student Success Center

Statement to SJSU Lurie College Students from Dean Heather Lattimer | March 9, 2020

Good Evening Lurie College Students —

Pres. Papazian recently announced that the university is moving courses to distributed or fully online instruction beginning March 16 and that for the next four days (3/10 – 3/13) we will be suspending in-person classes in order to provide time for faculty and staff to prepare for the transition.  Visit the SJSU Health Advisories webpage for more information.

I wanted to follow up with some additional information specific to the SJSU Lurie College of Education —

Field Experiences: Field experiences are critical components of your academic program and, in many cases, a minimum number of hours are required for credentialing and licensure. We anticipate that most field experiences will continue this week and into the foreseeable future (see details below). Exceptions to this expectation include: (a.) If you have a reasonable concern that participating in a field experience will pose an inappropriate risk to your own health or the health of others. (b.). If you have had any known exposure to someone who has tested positive for COVID-19. (c.) If your placement has closed down due to health concerns and/or is limiting access to students. If you believe that you fall into any of these three categories, please contact your supervisor, instructor, and/or program coordinator.

    • Off-campus field experiences will continue — If you are in student teaching, a practicum placement, internship, or other clinical experience as part of your degree or credential program, you are expected to continue in your placement this week and for the foreseeable future. Although the CTC has recently announced that there may be some flexibility if schools close, they continue to expect that students will participate in field experiences as long as schools remain open. I have been in contact with the Santa Clara County Office of Education Superintendent, Dr. Mary Ann Dewan; at this point, she expects schools to continue with normal operations.
    • ChAD lab preschool will continue — The toddler and preschool lab schools operated by the Department of Child and Adolescent Development (ChAD) will continue to operate this week and into the foreseeable future. If you are currently teaching in this school as part of your ChAD degree program, you are expected to continue in this assignment. This experience is an essential part of your learning and the children and families of the school depend on your classroom leadership. Please confirm your continued participation with your instructor(s).
    • CDS Clinics are suspended this week — We will suspend CDS Clinic operations this week while we explore remote delivery options for some of the clinic experiences. Since some of our CDS clinics serve vulnerable populations, including elderly individuals and individuals with compromised immune systems, it is appropriate to explore how TeleHealth services might be utilized to continue to provide services and support CDS student learning. We will also be looking at simulation options and may continue to provide some face-to-face services. More information will be provided later this week.

On-Campus Supports: As noted in the President’s message, the SJSU campus and all services will remain open. Specific supports that may be of assistance include the following:

    • The Lurie College Student Success Center — Janene, Krista, and Saul are here to help! If you have questions about how to access online learning, need access to a computer or wifi, need academic support, need a referral for additional services, or just need a place to hang out, please call or stop by. They will also be continuing with scheduled writing tutor hours, workshops, and drop-in advising. Location: Sweeney Hall (SH) 106 Office hours: Monday – Thursday | 8:00am-6:00pm; Friday | 8:00am-12:00pm Phone: 408-924-2700 Email: luriecollege-successcenter@sjsu.edu
    • Accessible Education Center — If you have specific concerns about being able to access online content as we look ahead to transitioning to remote teaching and learning, please connect with support providers in AEC. Although every effort will be made by instructors to ensure accessibility we know that the speed of this transition may lead to some challenges. Please let your instructor know if you anticipate challenges and take advantage of the resources provided by AEC. Administration Building 110. 408-924-6000 aec-info@sjsu.edu
    • Counseling and Psychological Services — A public health concern can lead to feelings of depression, panic, and helplessness. If you are feeling overwhelmed, please know that there are many people in the college and across the university who care and want to help. Please reach out to faculty, staff, and administrators directly or contact CAPS at (408) 924-5910 and counseling.services@sjsu.edu.

We appreciate your patience and understanding as we work to respond to evolving conditions. Please know that we are working to balance two very real priorities — We want to protect the health and well being of our students and community, and we also want to ensure that you are continuing to make progress toward your degrees and credentials.

If you have questions or concerns, please reach out at luriecollege@sjsu.edu or call 408-924-3600.

With Gratitude — Heather

Heather Lattimer, EdD
Dean and Professor
Connie L. Lurie College of Education
San Jose State University