Thursday, December 22, 2016

Celebration in Memory of Vince Gambino

The College of Education is sad to report that Vincent Gambino passed away on Wednesday, Dec. 21 at the age of 82.  Vince completed his undergraduate education in psychology at Roosevelt University and his doctoral program in counselor education at Northern Illinois University.  He began his career in the Department of Counselor Education at Roosevelt in September 1964 and he served with distinction on the Roosevelt faculty until he retired in August 1999 at which time he was awarded emeritus status.

Vincent loved teaching and his good work in the classroom touched the lives of countless Roosevelt students.  Many former students remained in contact with him long after he retired, seeking out his expert counsel and good advice.  He was a trusted and highly respected colleague and friend to all who knew him.  A very successful clinical psychologist, he continued his full-time practice until his death. 

He is preceded in death by his life partner, Robert N. Anderson.  He is survived by his brother George, numerous nephews, and his many good friends.  A celebration of Vince’s life will be held at 4 p.m. on Tuesday, Dec. 27 at The Oak Brook Drake at 2301 York Road, Oak Brook.   Memorials in his name may be made to an animal shelter of your choice. 

Wednesday, December 21, 2016

2015-2016 COE Annual Report Now Online!

Click here to download a copy of the 2015-2016 Annual Report for the College of Education.  The report highlights key achievements related to teacher licensure and accreditation, improvements in student learning and satisfaction, and faculty scholarship and impact over the duration of the 2015-2016 academic year.

Invitation To Participate in CAEP Accreditation Process

Roosevelt University's College of Education is hosting an accreditation visit by the Council for the Accreditation of Educator Preparation (CAEP) on April 9 – 11, 2017. Interested parties are invited to submit third-party comments to the visiting team. 

Please note that comments must address substantive matters related to the quality of professional education programs offered, and should specify the party's relationship to the College of Education (e.g., graduate, present or former faculty member, employer of graduates). Also, only initial teacher preparation programs (undergraduate and graduate programs in early childhood education, elementary education, music education, secondary eduction, and special education) are involved in the review.

We invite you to submit written testimony to:

Site Visitors
1140 19th Street NW, Suite 400
Washington, DC 20036

Or by e-mail to:

Monday, December 19, 2016

Transcript of Franklin Honor Society Speech

On Friday, December 16, Christine Espindola, a senior in our Elementary Education Program, was the student speaker at the induction ceremony for the Franklin Honor Society.  The ceremony was held in Ganz Hall just prior to graduation. Approximately 100 people attended the ceremony, which recognizes Roosevelt undergraduates who completed their studies with a GPA of 3.7 or higher.

Christine's speech personifies the distinctive attributes that we seek to nurture in our Rooseveltian teacher candidates. To read the complete text of her speech, click here.

Congratulations again to Christine and to all of our December 2016 graduates!

Thursday, December 1, 2016

Seminar on Public Education in Elgin

Thursday, December 15
6:30–8:30 p.m. 

Bartlett High School
701 W. Schick Rd.

How should public schools change alongside the neighborhoods they serve? What can we do about it?

This second installment of our Continuing Ed. series looks at how demographic shifts impact the content and quality of public education - asking if all students in schools with diverse student bodies are receiving the same education. 
Alejandro Portes (Princeton University) will be joined by Karla Jimenez (head of the Parent Leadership Institute at U-46) and a parent from the Elgin community in this interactive program, moderated by Kerry Lester (Daily Herald) and featuring music and poetry by Bartlett high-school students.
This event is free and open to the public. Registration is recommended.

CONTINUING ED. is a yearlong, statewide series working with parents, schools, and communities in Chicago, Decatur, Elgin, and southern Illinois to move the conversation about public education back to parents. For the complete schedule and more information,