Clarksville, Ark. -The University of the Ozarks served as host for two organizations last week, as the Arkansas Association of Colleges for Teacher Education (ArACTE) and The Southern Association for Admission Counseling (SACAC) each met on campus on Thursday, April 10.
ArACTE held its annual spring conference in Walker Hall, as members from across the state attended the event, including a number of personnel from the Arkansas Department of Education and the Arkansas Department of Higher Education. Dr. George Stone, chair for the Division of Education and a professor of education at Ozarks, was one of the participants from the host institution to attend the event.
“This is the first time Ozarks has hosted the ArACTE conference,” said Dr. Stone. “Many, if not most, of those attending have never been on the Ozarks campus. So, it was an opportunity for professional educators from almost every college and university across the state of Arkansas to see Ozarks, to see our excellent facilities, and to visit with our people.”
“Advocates for teachers, candidates, families and students,” served as the theme for the conference. Dr. Mona S. Wineburg, director of teacher education for the American Association of State Colleges and Universities (AACU), gave a presentation on assessment procedures in teacher education as the luncheon speaker.
“[Members of ArACTE] learned firsthand that Ozarks is a beautiful campus, including buildings with high technology facilities, an excellent faculty, staff, administration, and student body,” said Dr. Stone. “We are all very pleased that our colleagues from across the state were very complimentary of all those features.”