The 2014-15 cohort of Woodrow Wilson Ohio Teaching Fellows isn't letting grass grow under their feet this summer. The ten new Fellows have begun their intensive one-year preparation program which includes campus-based preparation and clinical-based experiences in local urban schools.
In its fourth year at The University of Akron, the Woodrow Wilson Ohio Teaching Fellowship seeks to attract talented, committed individuals with backgrounds in the STEM fields—science, technology, engineering, and mathematics—into teaching in high-need Ohio secondary schools. Fellows commit to teach for three years after graduation. Once they become teachers, the Fellows continue to receive support from the University during the first three years.
Summer may seem like a quieter time on campus, but behind the scenes there is a beehive of activity in preparation for the College of Education's move to Central-Hower.
Architects, electricians, plumbers, and others continue to prepare the Central-Hower space for the arrival of the College of Education in early August, while in Zook Hall, COE personnel are preparing for the move. Office hours remain Monday through Friday from 8 a.m. to 4:30 p.m. "We do not anticipate any interruption of service to students," says Dr. Susan Clark, interim dean of the college. "All services, including preadmission advising, will continue."
The renovation of Zook "is an extensive renovation project -- one that will result in a redesigned Zook Hall," adds Clark. The result will be a state-of-the-art facility that will enhance faculty, staff and student collaboration, and student learning.