Friday, May 15, 2015

Houlihan: Adjunct Professor

Background on the Board of Education's pick for the next MCPS superintendent.

"In addition, Dr. Houlihan is an Adjunct Professor at The University of St. Thomas ..."

University of St. Thomas
The University of St. Thomas, dedicated to educating leaders of faith and character, is a private institution committed to the liberal arts and to the religious, ethical and intellectual tradition of Catholic higher education. St. Thomas is Houston’s only Catholic University and was founded by the Basilian Fathers in 1947.

Houston Indpendent School District has a grant that involved the University of St. Thomas.
Houston Independent School District
Program Title:
Houston Independent School District Alternative Certification Program Principal Academy for Collaborative Engagement (HISD-ACP PACE)
Program Contact:
PR-Award Number:
Total Five Year Funding:
Program Partner(s):
University of St. Thomas
Developing human capital
  • Improve and strengthen current recruitment and selection systems and processes to target high- quality candidates.
  • Provide comprehensive, ongoing, high-quality leadership training to prepare participants to obtain Texas Standard Principal Certification and provide post-certification support systems to assist project participants with obtaining principal, assistant principal, or school leader positions and retaining them in these positions for at least two years.

HISD-ACP PACE has created a new pathway that will allow the district to recruit, train, certify, and retain high-quality instructional leaders. HISD-ACP PACE is a two year alternative certification program with an internship in the second year. The program operates in partnership with the University of St. Thomas. The program will provide a comprehensive, on-going, high-quality leadership training that prepares its interns to obtain Texas Standard Principal Certification and to become effective school leaders.
A quasi-experimental design will be used to quantify data. The grant evaluator, Don McLendon & Associates, will use both qualitative and quantitative measures to track progress. Qualitative measures include: interviews, portfolio case studies/action research, reflection pieces, and observations. Research will focus at first on program effectiveness, and as more data is collected, on the correlations between recruitment, support, and retention measures.

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