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Tuesday, November 3, 2015

'Snack & Chat' Provides One-on-one Time with the Dean

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In an effort to make himself more available to students within the College of Education, Dean Joseph F. Johnson, Jr. has reserved multiple dates throughout the academic year to meet with students in a casual setting.

Aptly named “Snack & Chat,” Dean Johnson announced his plans to meet with students at the beginning of the semester in order to give students a chance to informally talk with the Dean about their individual concerns, his plans for the college, or any questions that students may have about the overall academic process within the College of Education.

The first Snack & Chat of the semester was held October 1st, and was attended by students representing programs such as the Liberal Studies Bachelor's program, the Masters in Postsecondary Educational Leadership (Student Affairs), and Education Doctoral candidates. The informal setting allowed Dean Johnson to talk about his educational background, as well as when he decided to pursue a career in education administration.

During their chat, students were also able to ask the Dean about trends in education that have caught his attention, such as the Common Core standards model and its effectiveness. In addition, students were able to personally voice what they enjoyed about their programs along with things they would want to change.

There is one remaining Snack & Chat date for the Fall semester on Monday, November 16th from 5:00 – 6:00 p.m. on the SDSU campus. Students who cannot meet with the Dean on that date are invited to attend the two dates in the 2016 Spring semester on February 10th and April 21st. All Snack and Chat sessions will be held in the Conrad Prebys Aztec Student Union, Visionary Suite.