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Nominations Open for Two New AACTE Committees

Room full of hands raisedThe AACTE Board of Directors recently created two new advisory committees to promote diversity in the educator workforce and among future leaders and scholars in educator preparation. These committees will be an integral part of fulfilling the strategic priority of diversity, equity, and inclusion outlined in AACTE’s new strategic plan.

Nominations are open through August 7 for positions on the new Programmatic Advisory Committee on Educator Diversity and the Holmes Program Advisory Committee

Here’s what a few of your colleagues have to say about serving on an AACTE committee:

“The two years I have served on the Global Diversity Committee have been professionally rewarding as I’ve been able to interact with colleagues from around the country on matters related to equity, inclusion, and globalization. Through our collective actions, including delivering a pre-conference each year before the annual meeting, we are enhancing teacher education programs’ capacity to think about and deliver programming focused on global diversity.”   – Michael Putnam, 

“Being a member of the Innovation and Technology Committee has help to connect me with some of the best educational technology minds in the country while at the same time giving me a greater sense of agency within AACTE!   – David Slykhuis, University of Northern Colorado

“Serving on the Committee on Research & Dissemination has allowed me to participate in setting research priorities for our organization that broadly influence the field of teacher preparation. It has also been a pleasure to recognize the outstanding work of researchers and students who contribute critical findings regarding teacher education through publication of new texts, articles, and dissertations.”  – Brian Barber, Kent State University

Visit the AACTE website for more information on these committees and a link to the online nomination form. Committee appointments will be approved by the AACTE Board of Directors in early fall, and those appointed will begin their service at the AACTE 2021 Annual Meeting.


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