November 14, 2006
For immediate release
The UC Santa Barbara/Cal Poly Joint Doctoral Program in Educational Leadership (JDP) presents the symposium “Preventing School Violence: A Crisis Response Perspective” on Saturday, December 2 at 8:45 am at the Santa Maria Inn. The keynote speaker will be Dr. Ray Vuillemainroy (Ph.D., UCSB ’04), a Sergeant with the Santa Barbara County Sheriff’s Department and the author of the School Violence Response Kit. This Kit is used along the Central Coast, has been presented at the White House, and has served as a prototype for similar Kits across California.
This event is free and open to the public but space is very limited. Those interested in attending must contact the JDP Academic Coordinator, Dr. Patrick Faverty at (805) 893-3301 or email email@example.com by Tuesday, November 21 to guarantee a spot at the event.
Dr. Vuillemainroy’s presentation will be followed by a panel of discussants including representatives from the JDP and local school districts. The discussants are Dr. Catherine Ulrich
Principal, Righetti High School, Santa Maria Joint Unified High School District; Dr. John Puglisi, Superintendent, Mesa Union School District; and, Dr. George Petersen, Professor, California Polytechnic State University-San Luis Obispo. Ample time will be provided for questions and comments from the floor.
The Joint Degree Program focuses on non-urban schools, like many of those in Central California, and combines the research aims of the University of California with the learn-by-doing focus at Cal Poly. Students in this innovative program spend their first year at UCSB completing core courses in educational leadership, policy, and organizations and in research methodology. They spend their second year completing a set of advanced doctoral seminars and practica at Cal Poly on information technology, policy and politics, learning organizations, organizational management, and financial leadership. While this coursework is underway, they also participate in ongoing research projects in various central coast Professional Development Districts, crafting solutions to regional educational problems. Students spend their final year of study completing coursework at both Cal Poly and UCSB as they research and write their dissertations. These dissertations cover topics such as increasing engagement among at-risk junior high school students and how new accreditation standards affect learning at community colleges.
[Dr. Patrick Faverty is available for interviews; contact George Yatchisin at 805 893 5789.]