Senator Jimmy Harte says new school enrolment legislation will help prevent ‘soft discrimination’

first_img WhatsApp Senator Jimmy Harte says new school enrolment legislation will help prevent ‘soft discrimination’ The Minister for Education says new legislation on enrolment procedures will ensure schools will no longer be able to turn away children with learning difficulties. Ruairi Quinn this morning published the proposed new rules to make the process of enrolling a child in school fairer.The legislation will also bring an end to the practice of interviewing applicants or their parents – waiting lists and of seeking deposits from parents.Donegal Labour Senator Jimmy Harte says it will lead to a fairer system and will addresscertain schools turning away children with learning difficulties:Donegal Labour Senator Jimmy Harte says it will lead to a fairer system:[podcast]http://www.highlandradio.com/wp-content/uploads/2013/09/10quin1CHANGES.mp3[/podcast] Facebook Google+ Twitter Pinterest Previous articleDonnelly delighted as Tyrone Minors reach All Ireland FinalNext articleQuigley on form in France News Highland Further drop in people receiving PUP in Donegal Twitter RELATED ARTICLESMORE FROM AUTHOR Google+center_img News WhatsApp 365 additional cases of Covid-19 in Republic Man arrested on suspicion of drugs and criminal property offences in Derry Gardai continue to investigate Kilmacrennan fire Pinterest Main Evening News, Sport and Obituaries Tuesday May 25th Facebook 75 positive cases of Covid confirmed in North By News Highland – September 2, 2013 last_img read more

303 new cases of Covid-19 have been confirmed and 2 additional deaths

first_img Pinterest Loganair’s new Derry – Liverpool air service takes off from CODA News, Sport and Obituaries on Monday May 24th Previous articleLiam Buckley expects tight game with Finn HarpsNext articleDeclan Devine- We have to make it more difficult for our opponents News Highland Twitter Twitter Community Enhancement Programme open for applications WhatsApp 303 new cases of Covid-19 have been confirmed and 2 additional deaths have been reported.One of these deaths happened in March, and one in April.Acting Chief Medical Officer Dr Ronan Glynn, has confirmed this is the lowest number of daily cases reported since mid December.As of 8am, 213 COVID-19 patients are in hospital, of which 53 are in intensive care. Google+ Homepage BannerNews Facebookcenter_img Pinterest Important message for people attending LUH’s INR clinic Facebook Google+ By News Highland – April 11, 2021 WhatsApp 303 new cases of Covid-19 have been confirmed and 2 additional deaths Arranmore progress and potential flagged as population grows RELATED ARTICLESMORE FROM AUTHOR Nine til Noon Show – Listen back to Monday’s Programme last_img read more

Staff Sgt.Travis Atkins to receive Medal of Honor posthumously in White House ceremony

first_img(U.S. Army) Sgt. Travis Atkins stands next to his vehicle after it was damaged by an improvised explosive devise in Iraq during 2007. (WASHINGTON) —  Army Staff Sergeant Travis Atkins will posthumously receive the Medal of Honor at a White House ceremony on Wednesday for his heroic actions in Iraq in 2007 when he jumped atop a suicide bomber and absorbed a blast that killed him, but saved the lives of fellow soldiers.On June 1, 2007, the 31-year-old Atkins was leading a team of three soldiers performing route security on a road near the town of Abu Samak, southwest of Baghdad, when they spotted several Iraqi men acting suspiciously.After confronting the men, Atkins discovered that one was wearing explosives under his clothing. Atkins immediately tackled the man to prevent him from detonating a suicide vest packed with grenades.“All of a sudden, I see Travis wrap the guy up and he lifted him up and he slams him to the ground,” said Sgt. Sand Aijo who was one of the soldiers with Atkins that day. Aijo was one of several soldiers and family members who spoke with reporters at a Pentagon briefing Tuesday.“The thing that became confusing is once they hit the ground, the way Travis began positioning his body, it just wasn’t, it seemed strange to me,” said Aijo. “I didn’t know what was going on.” Do you know the incredible story of Staff Sgt. Travis Atkins?This American hero will be awarded the #MedalOfHonor on March 27 for his valor and courageous actions serving with the @10MTNDIV during Operation Iraqi Freedom.For more info, visit: https://t.co/lbGD4Iqcm6 pic.twitter.com/Q5m2RW7206— U.S. Army (@USArmy) March 25, 2019Aijo said that while Atkins was wrestling with the bomber, he saw Atkins position himself between his vehicle and the bomber, “and that’s when the detonation happened.”In wrestling him to the ground, Atkins absorbed the force of the blast and saved the lives of his fellow soldiers.“There is no doubt in my mind that when he dismounted that vehicle and encountered the two individuals, he knew instantaneously that he was dealing with a mortal threat,” said retired Col. John Valledor, Atkins’s battalion commander at the time.And that given his experience, “he did everything humanly possible physically to ensure that mortal threat did not affect his fellow soldiers.”Aijo agrees, noting that the grenades in the suicide vest would have exploded seconds after a pin was pulled.“He would have seen that it would have been clearly obvious,” said Aijo. “He had that split second to make that decision and that was the decision he made, to sacrifice himself so that we could all live.”Valledor recommended Atkins for the Medal of Honor, but instead, he received the Distinguished Service Cross, the nation’s second highest award for valor.“At the end of the day, what Travis did was above and beyond the call of duty,” said Valledor. ” It was recognized as such by others outside of the chain of command. And I thought that I would never hear about that again.”But in 2016 the military began a review of previous awards for valor and it was decided that Atkins heroism merited the Medal of Honor.Atkins son, Trevor Oliver, will accept the Medal of Honor on his family’s behalf.Copyright © 2019, ABC Radio. All rights reserved.last_img read more

Protesters scream ‘We need him out,’ as Puerto Rico governor brags of leading ‘biggest recovery’

first_imgiStock(NEW YORK) — Blowing whistles, waving red, white and blue Puerto Rican flags and demanding the immediate resignation of the governor, tens of thousands of protesters Monday morning showed their outrage by shutting down a major freeway in the U.S. territory’s capital and imploring those who feel the same to join an island-wide strike.Some protesters spent the night at a baseball stadium in the capital of San Juan and were joined at daylight by a crowd that grew through the morning, fueled by anger that Gov. Ricardo Rossello has defiantly refused to step down.“That’s not enough. We need him out. We need a good governor. We need leadership,” protester Daphne Lebron told ABC News.Another protester, Angel Torres, told ABC News that demonstrators are fed up with Rossello and his inner circle.“How can someone who belittles his own country represent us,” said Torres, who was born and raised on the Caribbean island.“Gov. Rosello did a great job … uniting us,” Torres said facetiously.Rossello appeared on Fox News on Monday afternoon and was pressed by the host to name one supporter. The governor named the mayor of San Sebastian, Javier Jimenez Perez, who later told ABC News that he does not support the governor.A million protesters expectedMonday’s protest marked the 10th straight day of demonstrations in Puerto Rico and is expected to be the largest to unfold since the release of explosive text messages between the governor and his top aides and advisers. They are accused of making homophobic, misogynistic and sexist comments against opponents and critics and mocking victims of Hurricane Maria.There was no evidence of violence from the protesters or police intervention on Monday.As protesters filled the streets, Rossello appeared on Fox News to tout his record, saying he has overseen “the biggest recovery effort in the modern history of the United States.” He said he has no plans to resign and intends to serve out his term, which expires in 2020.“I’ve seen the protests, I’ve heard the people talk, I’ve had a process of introspection and … I’ve made a decision that I’m got going to run, I’m not going to seek reelection. That way I can focus on the job at hand,” Rossello said.He added that he has made policy changes that are significant for women, the LGBT community and for other sectors of the population that are recognized as some of the most vulnerable in Puerto Rico.“Again, I used words that I have apologized for, but I’ve also taken significant action in the direction of helping vulnerable sectors of our population,” Rossello said.He said he is also working with the federal government to secure more funds to help Puerto Rico recover from Hurricane Maria.“I’m not making light of the demonstration,” he said. “I’m establishing that we’ve established what we want to do, the efforts that are ongoing and we need in order to fix this problem. There is a problem. We started to fix it and we’ve already presented a plan.”At the White House on Monday, President Donald Trump said, “The governor has done a terrible job.”“The Congress of the United States handed him $92 billion, and that $92 billion is in the hand of incompetent people and very corrupt people,” Trump said.But according to the Recovery Support Function Leadership Group, which is part of the Federal Emergency Management Agency, Congress has allocated $42.5 billion to disaster relief for Puerto Rico. But the island had received less than $14 billion through May.“I want to make sure that we can collaborate with the federal government, particularly with some of the federal resources that are coming over here,” Rossello said.But protesters said they’ve had enough of Rossello.Protesters held signs or wore T-shirts bearing the words, “Ricky resign.” Music blared from loudspeakers and demonstrators banged cowbells, shook tambourines and one woman even pounded on a colander she apparently brought from her kitchen. Cold beer was being sold throughout the massive crowd.Torres echoed the sentiment of the demonstrators, saying they no longer trusted the Rossello administration, which has been criticized for mismanagement in the aftermath of Hurricane Maria in 2017. The governor’s former education secretary and the former head of Puerto Rico’s Health Insurance Administration were both indicted on fraud charges connected to federal funds.“We want a government that really represents us, that is working there for the people of Puerto Rico and not for their own benefit and the benefit of their own friends,” protester Daphne Lebron told ABC News.Lebron, who was also born and raised in Puerto Rico, said the leaked text messages of Rossello and his inner circle using offensive language to demean Puerto Rican citizens was just the last straw in a series of debacles and scandals.She questioned where all the U.S. financial aid that supposedly poured into the island to help it recover from Hurricane Maria, which caused widespread damage and killed nearly 3,000 people, went in the end.“Where did all those funds go, where did everything that we were supposed to get as a town as a country, that we needed at that time go to? We didn’t get it and they were having parties and enjoying the good life,” Lebron alleged of the Rossello administration.Organizers are hoping that by the end of the day a million people will have participated in the demonstration, which comes just six days after police dressed in riot gear dispersed a massive crowd of protesters near the governor’s mansion in San Juan by deploying pepper spray.Organizers claimed that 500,000 people, including singer Ricky Martin, participated in Wednesday’s protest.“We are not afraid. We want [Rossello] out of there,” Lebron said.Protesters seize freewayBy 10 a.m. Monday, the crowd had swelled to tens of thousands of protesters who began marching en masse from the Hiram Bithorn Stadium south of the San Juan business district to a major freeway nearby, where they stopped traffic — an attempt to cripple business in the downtown area.The island’s tourism industry continued to take a hit as Royal Caribbean International announced it was canceling port calls of its Celebrity Equinox and MSC Seaside cruise ship to San Juan, saying in a statement to ABC News that “concern for the safety and well-being of our guests and crew members is our top priority.”Since turmoil erupted in Puerto Rico, Royal Caribbean has scrapped port calls to San Juan. The Puerto Rico Tourism Co. said in a statement that each canceled port call is costing the island’s economy $311,000 to $439,000.Organizers heralded the demonstration as the “Marcha del Pueblo,” or “The People’s March,” and called on all Puerto Rican citizens to go on an island-wide strike until the governor steps down.Demonstrations are also expected to spread to New York City, where protesters are planning to gather in Columbus Circle in Manhattan on Monday afternoon to join the calls for Rossello’s resignation.The governor, a Democrat, has faced mounting pressure to resign since private online chat messages on The Telegram app were leaked earlier this month.Rossello, 40, the second youngest governor in Puerto Rican history and the son of former Gov. Pedro Rossello, was sworn in as governor of the U.S. territory on Jan. 2, 2017, amid turmoil over a debt crisis and 13 straight years of recession.Just eight months after his election, Hurricane Maria hit the island and caused widespread death and destruction, sending Puerto Rico deeper into financial turmoil.‘We will stand up’Protester Kevin Morales said he found it “infuriating” to read the nearly 900 pages of text messages obtained and posted on July 13 by the Puerto Rico Center for Investigative Journalism. He said he and other Puerto Ricans have long been fuming over government corruption even before the text messages were made public.On July 10, Rossello’s administration was plunged into a scandal when the Federal Bureau of Investigation (FBI) arrested the governor’s former Education Secretary Julia Keleher and the former head of Puerto Rico’s Health Insurance Administration Angela Avila Marrero on charges of steering federal money to unqualified, politically-connected contractors.Standing on the freeway amidst a sea of protesters as far as the eye could see, Morales, who is planning to go to college in Oxford, England, in the fall, said he was proud and inspired to see so many Puerto Ricans, particularly other young people, speaking out to demand better leadership.“The people of Puerto Rico will not be defeated,” Morales told ABC News. “We will stand up. We will take what is ours — our island.”He added that he plans to keep protesting as long as Rossello remains in office.“If he resigns, we will end the protest,” Morales said.Copyright © 2019, ABC Radio. All rights reserved.last_img read more

Briefing

first_img Previous Article Next Article A round-up of news from the professional journalsRCN widens net Registered nurses believe their non-registered colleagues would join the RCNgiven the chance, but few believe care assistants share the college’s”values and beliefs”. As voting started on a rule change that couldextend RCN membership to healthcare assistants (HCAs) and nursing cadets, aMori survey of more than 1,000 college members showed that more than half thinkHCAs will want to join, but only two in five thought HCAs shared the college’sphilosophy. More than 80 per cent backed the move to extend membership. Nursing Standard 13 September Faulty tools An audit of sphygmomanometers has revealed an alarming level ofunreliability. Over 8 per cent – 100 instruments – were in such poor conditionthat the researcher suggested that they be withdrawn from service. In all, over20 per cent of the instruments failed to meet the British HypertensiveSociety’s accuracy. recommendation. Nursing Times 16 September Helpline boost Nurse-led helpline NHS Direct has been promised a new £22m computer system. Thesystem is part of a new, seven-year partnership with Axa Assistance. Nursing Times 16 September BriefingOn 1 Oct 2000 in Personnel Today Comments are closed. Related posts:No related photos.last_img read more

Woodside Energy to acquire Capricorn Senegal’s entire stake in Rufisque Offshore

first_imgThe deal follows Woodside’s exercise of its pre-emptive rights announced on 17 August 2020 Woodside Energy to acquire Capricorn Senegal’s stake in Rufisque Offshore. (Credit: Keri Jackson from Pixabay.) Woodside Energy (Senegal) B.V. has entered into a binding sale and purchase agreement to acquire Capricorn Senegal Limited’s entire participating interest in the Rufisque Offshore, Sangomar Offshore and Sangomar Deep Offshore (RSSD) joint venture.This follows Woodside’s exercise of its pre-emptive rights announced on 17 August 2020.Completion of the acquisition is subject to Government of Senegal approval, Cairn Energy PLC shareholder approval and other customary conditions precedent, and is targeted for Q4 2020.Following completion, Woodside’s equity interest will increase to approximately 68.33% in the Sangomar exploitation area and to 75% for the remaining RSSD evaluation area. Woodside will remain operator. Source: Company Press Releaselast_img read more

Letting agent spots an opportunity in town blighted by estate agency cartel

first_imgHome » News » Agencies & People » Letting agent spots an opportunity in town blighted by estate agency cartel previous nextAgencies & PeopleLetting agent spots an opportunity in town blighted by estate agency cartelWeston Super Mare lettings agency Glentworth has opened a branch in neighbouring Burnham-on-Sea to combat “negativity” of agents discovered price fixing in the town last year.Nigel Lewis5th June 201801,220 Views A Somerset letting agency based in Weston-Super-Mare has spent £250,000 opening a branch in neighbouring Burnham-on-Sea to combat the “negativity” created by the illegal cartel uncovered by the Competitions and Market Authority (CMA) in the town last year.Glenthworth Lettings has opened its branch on College Street in Burnham and taken on three new staff to run the branch.Five local agents were fined more than £370,000 after being found to have colluded to set a minimum commission rate of 1.5%.The agents were Abbott & Frost, Gary Berryman Estate Agents, Greenslade Taylor Hunt and West Coast Property Services (UK) Ltd.Glenthworth’s Managing Director Darren Clapp told a local website that it’s a “ a lovely town that needs confidence in the property market,” he said.“We have moved to Burnham due to the negative in the local estate market over recent months.”Burnham-on-SeaThe local property market has taken a battering since the cartel was exposed in September last year, which involved agents who the CMA said controlled 95% of the local market.In April two directors of Abbott & Frost were disqualified as directors and banned from taking up any directorships for three years.The Burnham branch opening by Glentworth is part of an aggressive thrust by Darren to expand his 20-year-old family business, with further branch openings planned in Bridgewater, Taunton and Portishead this year and next.The new branch is also home to one of Darren’s other businesses, national property inspections software supplier KPR. He also runs a franchised commercial property sales firm and is on the management board of a local hotel and spa.Glentworth Burnham on sea cartel Somerset estate agent CMA Darren Clapp June 5, 2018Nigel LewisWhat’s your opinion? Cancel replyYou must be logged in to post a comment.Please note: This is a site for professional discussion. Comments will carry your full name and company.This site uses Akismet to reduce spam. Learn how your comment data is processed.Related articles Letting agent fined £11,500 over unlicenced rent-to-rent HMO3rd May 2021 BREAKING: Evictions paperwork must now include ‘breathing space’ scheme details30th April 2021 City dwellers most satisfied with where they live30th April 2021last_img read more

FEI EHV-1 Outbreak Update; Doha GCT/GCL News

first_imgMore from News:MARS Bromont CCI Announces Requirements For US-Based RidersThe first set of requirements to allow American athletes and support teams to enter Canada for the June 2-6 competition have been released.Canadian Eventer Jessica Phoenix Reaches the 100 CCI4*-S MarkPhoenix achieved the milestone while riding Pavarotti at the inaugural 2021 CCI4*-S at the Land Rover Kentucky Three-Day Event.Tribunal Satisfied That Kocher Made Prolonged Use of Electric SpursAs well as horse abuse, the US rider is found to have brought the sport into disrepute and committed criminal acts under Swiss law.Washington International Horse Show Returns to TryonTIEC will again provide the venue for the WIHS Oct. 26-31 with a full schedule of hunter, jumper and equitation classes. We’ll send you our regular newsletter and include you in our monthly giveaways. PLUS, you’ll receive our exclusive Rider Fitness digital edition with 15 exercises for more effective riding. SIGN UP Subscribe to the Horse Sport newsletter and get an exclusive bonus digital edition! Horse Sport Enews Email* The situation onsite in Valencia, although still extremely distressing for athletes and owners, has improved. A total of 83 on-venue horses are showing clinical signs and are being treated, but none of these horses are recumbent and require slings for support. Fifteen horses are currently being treated in external clinics (13 in Valencia and two in Barcelona).There have been no more equine fatalities at the venue in Valencia since last weekend, but sadly one horse has died at a veterinary hospital in Barcelona and one has died in Germany. Both of these horses had been in Valencia. There are no reports of any further related deaths, but tragically this brings the total number of deaths in this outbreak to six.FEI Veterinary Manager Gonçalo Paixão remains in Valencia, and will be joined by FEI Jumping Director Marco Fuste, who will provide additional support to the onsite team.Communications have also improved, with a meeting at the venue today between Spanish Ministry Officials (MAPA), the Organisers, the OC veterinarians, an athlete representative and the FEI treatment team leader. Agreement was reached on roles, treatment protocols and a new plan for separation of horses following requests from athletes and owners for their horses to be grouped together without infringing biosecurity protocols.Some of the additional temporary stabling delivered to the venue at the beginning of the week was unsuitable for large horses, however, replacement boxes organised by Katharina Offel of the International Jumping Riders Club are being transported to the venue from the Spanish Sunshine Tour after thorough cleaning and disinfection. These are due to arrive in Valencia tomorrow.Doha GCT/GCLIn Doha, a German horse at the Al Shaqab venue, which was already in isolation after arriving from Valencia, has tested positive for EHV-1 and has been transferred to the isolation unit of the neighbouring veterinary clinic, together with a second German horse that has returned an inconclusive result and will continue to be retested.A total of four horses that had been competing in Valencia arrived in Doha on 20 February, having left the Spanish venue earlier in the month. Of the four, two Colombian horses had left Valencia on 7 February, and the two German horses had departed from Valencia on 12 February, eight days prior to the FEI being notified of the EHV-1 outbreak.As per our communique of 22 February, the FEI identified all 752 horses that had been in Valencia since 1 February and blocked them in the FEI Database, meaning that they cannot enter any FEI Events until they have fulfilled the necessary testing requirements. This included the four horses that had travelled to Doha and the FEI contacted the Organisers to tell them to isolate these horses on the Al Shaqab venue. All four horses tested negative on 22 February, but remained in the isolation stables.The FEI has been in contact with the Doha Organisers continuously and has conducted an ongoing risk analysis of the situation, together with world-leading epidemiologists. Based on the 2additional biosecurity measures already in place onsite at Al Shaqab, the fact that all other horses at the venue have returned negative PCR tests over the last two days and subject to a number of mandatory conditions (listed below), the FEI has agreed that this weekend’s competition can go ahead in Doha. However, the FEI reserves the right to cancel the event if there are any changes to the current situation.The FEI and the Doha organisers invited all onsite athletes, FEI Officials and Team Veterinarians in Al Shaqab to a virtual meeting today to advise them of the conditions under which the event is allowed to continue and to answer questions.These conditions include:Maintaining strict isolation protocols for the two German and two Colombian horses. In addition, the two Colombian horses will not be allowed to compete at the event in accordance with the FEI Veterinary Regulations.Temperatures for all horses must be taken at least twice a day by either a groom or veterinarian and recorded on a sheet outside each horse’s stable; random biosecure temperature checks will also be carried out by Veterinarians; FEI Officials will keep a chart recording temperatures of all horses.Training times will be adjusted to minimise numbers of horses in the warm-up and training arenas. In order to avoid horses crossing, two separate gates will be used to enter and leave the competition arena. All horse paths will be rearranged to prevent horses crossing each other.The two German and two Colombian horses will be transported on separate flights to the other horses competing at the event in Doha.The Organiser confirms that athletes and teams are free to decide whether to compete or not and that no consequences/sanctions will be applied against athletes or teams given the exceptional circumstances. This will mean a deviation to GCL Rules on mandatory participation and the composition of teams if required.The Organiser will also ensure that no team will penalise/sanction any of its athletes in case of non-participation at the event.For the duration of the event, there will be a daily call (or more often if necessary) between the FEI, the Organisers and relevant onsite FEI Officials. Kevin Staut (FRA), President of the International Jumping Riders Club (IJRC) has confirmed that he will also attend this daily call.Treatment and testing of horses can take place in the horse’s own stable under supervision of an FEI Official. The treatment boxes will be closed.“Obviously there is no such thing as zero risk, but for the competing horses in Doha, there is no greater risk of infection than at any other event,” FEI Veterinary Director Göran Akerström said. “Epidemiologically, the risk of further cases amongst other horses in Doha is negligible due to the biosecurity measures that have already been put in place, and the additional mandatory conditions agreed today. Obviously the situation will be monitored very closely and we have the option to cancel the event if things change.” Tags: FEI, EHV-1, Al Shaqab, Doha, Göran Akerström, GCL/GCT, last_img read more

Full-time, Affiliated Faculty – Occupational Therapy Program

first_imgOptimizes class/clinical/lab/online environment that isconducive to student learning by supporting creative, challengingand evidence-based learning opportunitiesUses learning assessment information to improve teaching;participates in quality improvement initiatives to meet program andinstitutional goalsProvides current, organized, error free instructionalmaterialsMaintains all components of the learning environment includingonline course portal managementLeads or assists lead instructor with lecture and lab contentincluding grading, student management, and class managementSupports clinical learning by educating students at clinicalaffiliation settings and/or University pro-bono clinics The University of St. Augustine for Health Sciences is an equalopportunity at will employer and does not discriminate against anyemployee or applicant for employment because of age, race,religion, color, disability, sex, sexual orientation or nationalorigin. The mission of The University of St. Augustine for Health Sciencesis the development of professional health care practitionersthrough innovation, individualized, and quality classroom,clinical, and distance education. GENERAL SUMMARYThe full-time Affiliated Faculty member at the University of St.Augustine for Health Sciences (USAHS) provides engaging learningopportunities for students in the health science professions. Thisposition is considered non-core and does not require service orscholarship responsibilities.ESSENTIAL DUTIES AND RESPONSIBILITIESEssential Duties may include assignments in one or more of thefollowing academic instruction areas. These assignments may bemodified and adjusted on a term-by-term basis as required by theimmediate supervisor.Clinical Education Program Support: provides clinicalsupervision for students on fieldwork or clinicalexperience LICENSURE and/or CERTIFICATIONFaculty Members must be appropriately credentialed, possess anearned degree from an accredited institution or recognized by acountry’s ministry of education in the discipline being taught, andbe licensed or license-eligible if providing clinical care.TRAVELSome travel may be requested, if determined necessary by thedepartment.BUSINESS COMPETENCIESTo perform the job successfully, an individual should demonstratethe following competencies: Administration: supports efficient and consistent practicesacross assigned programs Works under the guidance of core clinical or academic facultyto identify and secure clinical placementsCoordinates and provides clinical supervision for students onfieldwork or clinical experiences to ensure appropriate learningoutcomes in a clinical settingDirects student clinicians in all domains of professionalclinical practice; appropriately assesses student learning andperformanceAppropriately communicates to faculty and program directors onstudent and curriculum information Professionalism:displays the behaviors of a professionalacademician and follows expected discipline specific Code ofEthics Contribute Knowledge to the Discipline – Compelled by theopportunity to contribute through research, scholarshipprofessional practice or creativity. Drives Engagement – Makes students feel welcome, understoodand valued. Creates a learning environment that is compelling,challenging and productive. Works collaboratively with members of the teamAdvises students on academic, professional and/or personalissues while providing referrals when appropriateProvides other administrative duties as assignedCompletes annual self-evaluation of faculty performance andsets goals for the next year in collaboration with the ProgramDirector; is actively engaged in faculty development opportunitiesto meet performance goals WORK ENVIRONMENTWork is performed primarily in a standard office environment butmay involve exposure to moderate noise levels. Work involvesoperation of personal computer equipment for six to eight hoursdaily and includes physical demands associated with a traditionaloffice setting, e.g., walking, standing, communicating, and otherphysical functions as ne Teaching & Instructional Support: provides student-centeredlearning through best practice teaching activities in the classroomand Labcenter_img Promotes professionalism by modeling and encouraging suchbehaviors inside and outside the classroom settingSupports and exemplifies the University’s core valuesActively engages in interprofessional collaborationactivitiesUpholds and enforces student and faculty handbook policies andUniversity policies/procedures Accountable -Takes personal responsibility for own goals andoutcomes to ensure student success. Establishes clear expectations,follows through on commitments to students and holds themaccountable for assignments and performance Academic Discipline Expertise – Has sufficient credentials,industry expertise and/or experience in the discipline to teachaccording to the standards and qualifications required. Degree in field required.Prior teaching experience at the college/universitypreferred.Experience with distance learning preferred.A minimum of 1 year of clinical experience in the area ofcourse content required. OTHER DUTIES AND RESPONSIBILITIESOther responsibilities as assigned by the Academic ProgramDirectorPOSITION IN ORGANIZATIONReports to:Academic Program Director/Assistant Academic ProgramDirector, Academic Fieldwork Coordinator/Academic Coordinator ofClinical Education/Director, SLP Clinical EducationPositions Supervised:Lab Assistants when assigned to coursesTECHNICAL, MANAGERIAL & PEOPLE SKILLS REQUIREDTo perform this job successfully an individual must be able toperform each essential duty satisfactorily.The requirements listedbelow are representative of the knowledge, skill, and/or abilityrequired.Incumbents will be evaluated, in part, based onperformance of each essential function.Reasonable accommodationsmay be made to enable individuals with disabilities to performessential functions.EDUCATION and/or EXPERIENCE Communicates Effectively – Adapts oral and writtencommunication approach and style to the audience and based on themessage. Also listens attentively to others. Education Design – Designs learning experiences closelylinked to learning outcomes including lesson planning, design ofproject, work integrated, group learning experiences, orinteractive learning objects. Has depth of expertise in pedagogy,andragogy and overall learning effectiveness. Teaching Delivery/Learning Facilitation Skills – Managessmall, large, blended, hybrid and/or online classrooms, monitoringand ensuring participation, managing ones own and students time andattention effectively. Collaborative – Works cooperatively with others across theinstitution and beyond, including the community and throughpartnerships. Represents own interests while being inclusive andfair to others. Committed to Mission and Values – Has a clear understandingof institution’s mission and values.last_img read more

Future of Evansville Law Library In Doubt With Passing Of Beloved Librarian

first_imgReed, who served as librarian since 1985, passed away March 19 in Evansville. She was 68. A accomplished keyboardist, Reed developed a deep knowledge of legal resources and patiently helped lawyers and nonlawyers alike ferret through reporter books, law journals and treatises to find the information they needed.“She was faithful and loyal and efficient,” said Vanderburgh Circuit Senior Judge Carl Heldt. “She took care of people that used the law library.”Reed was the only librarian at the William H. Miller Law Library and now, even though the library is open each weekday, no one is available to help the patrons. The Vanderburgh Law Library Foundation board is beginning to consider what to do next but board president, Yvette LaPlante, said closure is an option.Founded in the early 1900s, the law library is located across the hall from circuit court in the Civic Center Complex. It has about 22,000 volumes and 6,000 volumes on microfiche, including an extensive collection of Indiana resources. It receives financial support from circuit court, the library foundation, and the Evansville Bar Association as well as private donors.Statistics keep by Reed indicated use by lawyers had dropped and that 50 percent of the people coming to do legal research did not have any legal training. Consequently, the library provided a point of access for nonlawyers to the courts. Individuals could visit to make a photocopy or find the answer to their questions.LaPlante recounted the story of a man who came in wanting to research the constitutionality of Indiana’s seat belt law. Most attorneys probably would have told him to just pay the ticket but Reed took the time to search through the materials with him.“I absolutely see a need for it,” LaPlante said of the library. “I think it’s useful to both attorneys and the public.”When he was starting as an attorney in Evansville, Robert Carithers saw the library as leveling the playing field against banks and insurance companies. The corporations had access to large firms which, at that time, all had well-stocked law libraries. As a small practitioner and, for a while, deputy prosecutor, Carithers was able to go down the street to the local law library and find information he needed to win the case.The migration of resource materials from paper to the internet cut down on the need for attorneys to use the library for research. Still older books and some specialized publications are not always online, plus, as LaPlante found, the statute citations in Westlaw and Lexis Nexis can sometimes disagree, which necessitated turning to the original source.Reed and the county law library still had value in the digital age. Attorneys could call Reed on the phone, tell her what they were looking for and she would locate it, copy it then fax it to them. In addition, she developed a special fondness for the writings of 7th Circuit Court of Appeals Judge Richard Posner, often reading his opinions and discussing them with attorneys.“She was a librarian,” Heldt said. “Very bright, very meticulous, she carefully chose her words. She was quite but no shrinking violet.”The foundation board had been anticipating it would soon have to decide the future of the library since Reed was past retirement age. But, Heldt noted, board members were counting on Reed being around to help them determine what should happen.He anticipates the board will have a decision by mid-summer.Born in Halifax, Nova Scotia, Canada, Reed was the organist at the Eastminster Presbyterian Church in Evansville and served as principal organist and harpsichordist with the Evansville Philharmonic Orchestra. She also taught music at the University of Evansville.She arrived in Evansville in 1975, after earning master of music degree at the University of Michigan.“She was just a very caring individual,” Carithers said. “Helen helped a lot of people. Everybody is just brokenhearted at losing her.” Future Of Evansville Law Library In Doubt With Passing Of Librarian FacebookTwitterCopy LinkEmailSharecenter_img The fate of the Vanderburgh County law library, one of the few public law libraries in Indiana, is uncertain following the sudden death of its longtime librarian Helen Skuggedal Reed.last_img read more