Esther Swink, dean of the Trevecca's School of Education, has been tapped by the Tennessee State Department of Education to serve on the Tennessee State Board of Examiners for Teacher Education. She and the other educator-members on this board will comprise visiting teams that will evaluate the teacher education programs of the colleges and universities in Tennessee.
Dr. Swink, who was appointed to a three-year term on the board, will participate in training September 29 to October 3. These sessions will train the teams for their task as evaluators and will focus on the professional educational unit standards of the National Council for the Accreditation of Teacher Education (NCATE), the organization that accredits teacher education programs. (9/25/03)