SEPTEMBER 28, 2015

CityU Newsletter September 2015

Shane Decker: Dad, Boeing Employee, CityU Student

DeckerWe had the pleasure of talking to Shane Decker, a student in CityU’s Bachelor of Management (BAM) program. With several years of professional experience under his belt and a full-time job at home and at Boeing, CityU’s performance-based method was a great choice for Shane. This option allowed him to continue his life and improve it. Here is what we heard from Shane about his experience in this innovative program. Read more here.

CityU Recognized for Student Mobility Program

StudentMobilityCity University of Seattle was recently invited to participate in a panel discussion on student mobility with universities from all over the world. CityU’s President talked about how integral the Student Mobility Program is to the core of CityU’s mission and vision and stated, “Based on CityU’s mission, it was natural CityU would create a systematic process that allows students to change locations seamlessly.” Read more

Dr. Wanda Billingsly: Influencer, Educator, Doctoral Graduate

BillingslyThe School of Applied Leadership is honored to announce the graduation of Dr. Wanda Billingsly. Dr. Billingsly successfully defended her dissertation over the summer. Her study, Preparing Teachers to Close the Achievement Gap Through use of Culturally Responsive Practice: Changes in Pedagogical Practice, examined teachers’ perceptions of the type of culturally responsive training and professional development provided to them and whether the training aligned with current research and best curriculum practices for closing the achievement gap. Read more here.

New Technology Helps English Learners Ace Pronunciation

Student with LaptopMastering pronunciation can pose a tremendous challenge for any foreign language learner. Language teachers can teach pronunciation effectively when all the students in the class are facing the same pronunciation challenges. But what can teachers do when each student in their class speaks a different native tongue, therefore facing unique pronunciation challenges? Learn what our Washington Academy of Languages has found to be useful.  Read more here.

CityU Ranks in U.S. News & World Report’s Book of Best Colleges

USNewsBestU.S. News & World Report published their Best Colleges book today and ranked City University of Seattle’s online degree programs among the top 30 in the United States in its 2016 list of “Best Online Programs.” Read more here.
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