University of Redlands

Faculty & Staff

Vision & Mission

The graduate and professional School of Education endeavors to transform students into innovative scholar-practitioners, guided by the ideals of equity and access, who serve their communities as leaders in K-12, higher education, and human services.  Through personalized, inclusive, globally-engaged teaching and scholarship, we aim to shape and enrich educational practices that advance a more just society and impact the lives of individuals in our community and beyond.

The faculty, staff, and students of the graduate and professional School of Education form a vibrant community of inquiry committed to experiential learning, diversity of ideas and people, and collaborative scholarship. Through our transformative, high-quality teaching and scholarship, we prepare leaders and professionals who enhance the learning and livelihoods of all people in increasingly complex educational contexts.

School of Education Staff Reference Guide

                Dean’s Office

Contact

Major areas of responsibility

 

Hideko Sera

Associate Dean

Ext. 8912

Student issue management, international and study away programs, curriculum development support

  • Actively Engage in Developing and Advancing the Vision and Mission of the School of Education
    Represent the School to external and internal stakeholders

    Faculty Professional Development Leadership of International and Study Away Programs
    Scholarship support, grants and contracts Curriculum development (ex officio Curriculum Committee, support curriculum development, oversee
    catalog changes and edits)
    Support Fieldwork and Advising Office Support all SOE programs with policy dimensions
    Provide School leadership in lieu of Dean Student issue management including academic honesty 

Scott Stevens

Associate Dean

Ext. 8481

Adjunct hiring, Course scheduling, faculty professional development, scholarship support

  • Adjunct Hiring, Training and Professional Development
    Academic Course Scheduling and Implementation

    Actively Engage in Developing and Advancing the Vision and Mission of the School of Education
    Represent the School to external and internal stakeholders

    Faculty Professional Development Scholarship support, grant and contracts Support Fieldwork and Advising Office Provide School leadership in lieu of Dean 

Colleen Quesada

Office Manager

Ext. 8791

Course scheduling & staffing, budget manager, internal operations, events

  • Management of the Dean’s schedule
  • Course scheduling & staffing
  • Supervision of student workers and graduate assistants
  • Office supply orders
  • Commencement planning & coordination
  • Special event organization, including: conferences, speakers, commencement and orientation

Heather Lambeth

Project Specialist

Ext. 8898

Assessment and accreditation

  • Provide data leadership and stewardship across the school
  • Lead and implement school and program assessment activities (including TPA)
  • Implement accreditation data gathering, writing and reporting
  • Support faculty and staff search processes
  • Lead implementation of course evaluation

Maria Williams

Administrative Assistant

 Ext. 8816

Faculty and Dean’s Office Support

 

Provide department budget support
Manage reimbursement/ travel/ department financial form processing
Logistic support for department faculty (travel, events, food)
Maintaining and operationalizing departmental calendar, schedule support for the chair Updating department web pages and handbook changes (potentially supplying information for social media)
Greeting and answering general student questions
Manage book ordering, Moodle support, and other instructional support
Proctoring of exams, notification of cancelled classes, missed classes, assure class attendance during first two weeks
School events organization
Develop and implement ongoing series such as Lunch and Learn
Support all course staffing and manage academic course schedule, including: contracting adjunct faculty, new semester starts, and creating academic course offerings 3 years out
Manage Adjunct Communications
Oversee web edits
Manage Pathways
Room reservations 

 

                Fieldwork & Advising Office

Contact

Major areas of responsibility

 

Margo Drallos

Director of Fieldwork and Advising

Ext. 8812

Advising, fieldwork and credentialing    

  • Department budget
  • Supervise advising, fieldwork and credentialing staff
  • Communication and collaboration (Leadership Team, departments, schools)
  • Advising - Ensure implementation of advising model, assessment of services, staffing, doing advising
  • Fieldwork - implementation of all fieldwork, advising, placement supervision of supervisors for school
  • Provide supervision of credentialing process
  •  Greeting and answering student questions
  • Provide leadership in the development of school partnerships
  • Orientation - Provide leadership on new student orientation

Yessenia Yorgesen

Assistant Director of Advising and Communications

Ext. 8797

Advising, fieldwork and credentialing. Communications, systems improvements for student experiences    

  • Advising--students w/ last names M-Z  
  • Advising - direct student contact related to academic advising, including support of fieldwork and credentialing. This includes both individual and group advising.
  • Credentialing - responsible for advising students toward this process, and providing direct administrative support in high volume time frames
  • Fieldwork - direct implementation of all fieldwork, advising, placement supervision of supervisors for school
  • Coordination of integrated communications: Monday Message, newsletter, website, social media
  • Student retention
  • Strategic planning
  • Catalog edits
  •  

Kristin Grammer

Assistant Director of Academic Advising

Ext. 8817

Advising, fieldwork and credentialing

  • Advising students with last names beginning A-L   
  • Advising - direct student contact related to academic advising, including support of fieldwork and credentialing. This includes both individual and group advising.
  • Credentialing - responsible for advising students toward this process, and providing direct administrative support in high volume time frames
  • Fieldwork - Direct implementation of all fieldwork, advising, placement supervision of supervisors for school
  • Greeting and answering student questions
  • Orientation participation
  • Degree sign off

Erin Parra

Fieldwork Coordinator

Ext.8813

Fieldwork placement, credentialing

  • Teacher placements
  • Credential recommendation
  • Office budget
  • Reimbursement/ travel/ department financial form processing
  • Logistic support for office activities, events (training, advising meetings)
  • Maintaining and operationalizing office calendar
  • Greeting and answering student questions
  • Administrative support for advising and fieldwork, particularly placement of students in fieldwork across

programs

  • Administrative support for credentialing and recommendations
  • Administrative support
  • Signing off fieldwork hours, assisting in fieldwork paperwork, and fieldwork supervision of supervisors

 


School of Education Policies

Below is an archive of essential School policies governing everything from faculty schedules to budgets to independent study course procedures.

Course Scheduling

policy on faculty schedules [link to Wall memo]

Travel Policies

Study Away policies [link]


Technology Resources     

Below you will find inks to various resources for managing technology in the classroom at the University of Redlands. It is our expectation that students in the School of Education will experience high-quality integration of technology in their learning as a regular and ordinary practice.

Moodle resources

Grading

Moodle grading integration instructions (2017)

Please note that the #1 problem faculty have with submitting grades via Moodle is the requirement to use only numeric grades instead of letter grades. Please see the grading instructions above for numeric grade options (A - = 3.7 for example). 

If you need to issue a grade of incomplete, see the instructions above and make sure you provide an end date and default grade in the event the student does not complete the work.

If you experience errors in Moodle grade submission, it is best to email Cheryl_Robbins@redlands.edu and report the problem thoroughly. It is also ideal to include screen shots so your problem may be more accurately diagnosed.

Classroom Technology

Almost all UR classrooms are equipped with fully-functional media stations and classroom projectors. Skype ready rooms and other technology are available on request from Media Services. If you are a Mac user, please be prepared to bring your own adapters for VGA and HDMI. Yessenia Yorgesen in the Dean's Office has several loaner tech kits should you need to work in a room without a media podium.

If you experience problems with classroom or network technology, check the IT Services web page for status reports. For immediate help between the hours of 8:00-7:00, please call (909) 748-8922.

TECH FAQ

University Moodle FAQ

School of Education Tech FAQ coming soon

Contact

Fieldwork & Advising Office
909.748.8813
seadvising@redlands.edu

Office of the Dean
909.748.8815