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Shared Values in the School of Education, Health, & Human Services

1. Excellence in Teaching

  • Engage students
  • Recognize and respond to students’ needs
  • Timely feedback
  • Clear expectations
  • Model passion and professionalism
  • Effective assessment tools
  • Helping Students Achieve Goals
    • Reach out to struggling students
    • Challenge students to create connections, follow passions, and think critically
    • Empower students to realize goals
    • Provide real-life professional experiences
  • Lifelong Learning/Growth
    • Provide students exposure to professional experts within the community
    • Participate in professional development (inclusive of student participation)
    • Create an environment in which active engagement and learning are valued, respected, and expected.
    • Inspire critical thinking that challenges the way things have always been done
    • Require applied assessment of student learning

2. Professionalism

  • Demonstrate ethical decision making/behavior across all settings
  • Earn respect of students, colleagues, and area professionals
  • Positive attitude
  • Dependability
  • Be present
  • Appropriate boundaries
  • Make time to share and collaborate
  • Exhibit a strong work ethic
  • Honesty
    • Follow through with our campus commitments: students, colleagues, college
    • Transparency
    • Openness about our limitations
  • Collaboration
    • Draw on diverse perspectives
    • Divergent thinking
    • Creativity
    • Team-teaching
  • Service
    • Service/applied learning
    • Model for students
    • Help and support for local agencies
    • Contact with the public — education and resources
  • Appreciation
    • Announce achievements
    • Celebrate success
    • Make time to celebrate success in the School of EHHS

3. Inclusion/Culturally Responsive

  • Culturally responsive teaching for our students
  • Self-reflection
  • Demonstrated awareness, knowledge, and skills
  • Caring attitude
  • Continued learning, challenging and changing of our attitudes
  • Courage to discuss sensitive issues and “sit with discomfort”
  • Respect and Empathy
    • Demonstrate compassion to evoke potential in students and colleagues
    • Embrace diversity of opinions and perspectives
    • Listen to each other
    • Seek to understand before being understood
  • Trust
    • Communicate with the person, not about the person, when there is conflict
    • Enter into differences of opinion and conflict with respect
    • Open-mindedness
    • Share our challenges as well as our successes
  • Social Justice
    • Recognize social justice issues
    • Advocate to enhance social change
    • Enhance community responsibility/social responsibility
  • Broad-minded
    • Embrace multicultural perspectives
    • Evolve
    • Be non-dogmatic
    • Take a creative perspective
    • Out-of-the-box problem solving

These descriptors are a combination of how the shared values are engaged with students and with colleagues in EHHS.

Contact Information

To learn more about education, health, and human services programs at SUNY Plattsburgh, please contact:

Dr. Denise Simard
Interim Dean of School of Education, Health and Human Services
Office: Sibley Hall 400
Phone: (518) 564-3066
Fax: (518) 564-4069
Email: [email protected]

Dr. Jamar Pickreign
Associate Dean for Assessment and Accreditation
Office: Sibley Hall 400
Phone: (518) 564-4071
FAX: (518) 564-4069
Email: [email protected]

Mrs. Kelley Pickreign
Director of Certification
Office: Sibley Hall 302A
Phone: (518) 564-3273
Fax: (518) 564-2149
Email: [email protected]

Ms. Robin Prenoveau
Office: Sibley Hall 400
Phone: (518) 564-3066
Email: [email protected]

Ms. Jacqueline Lowther
Office: Sibley Hall 400
Phone: (518) 564-3066
Email: [email protected]