GREENVILLE, PA – The Pennsylvania Association of Developmental Educators (PADE) will hold its northwest region fall 2007 workshop on the Thiel College campus on Friday, Oct. 5 from 9:30 a.m. to 2:30 p.m. in the Sawhill-Georgian Room of the Howard Miller Student Center.
This workshop, titled “Civility on Campus,” addresses the challenges facing college and university professors, administrators and staff when confronted with students who are disruptive to the educational mission of their institutions. Participants in this workshop will have the opportunity to explore how best to prepare and equip students to negotiate society in a positive and acceptable way.
“Civility on Campus” includes a welcome by Vice President for Academic Affairs and Dean of the College Dr. Mervin Newton. The program’s featured speakers are Robert H. Smith, director of the Center for Ethics and Religious Affairs at Penn State University, and Beth Bradley, the center’s assistant director. Ron Williams, PADE’s president, will speak in the afternoon and breakout sessions and a full group discussion will follow.
“By addressing this notion of ‘civility,’ Pennsylvania educators can contribute to our students’ success, not just in the classroom but in their future studies and careers,” says Newton. “Thiel College is happy to be hosting this important workshop.”
Founded November 1979, the Pennsylvania Association of Developmental Educators (PADE) is a statewide professional, nonprofit, educational organization addressing the needs and interests of developmental educators from every type of postsecondary institution in the state. For more information about PADE, visit www.pade-pa.org.
Thiel College, located in Greenville, Pa., is a liberal arts, sciences and professional studies college related to the Evangelical Lutheran Church in America.