December 4, 2012 - The Board of Trustees at Union University has unanimously approved a name change for the Center for Educational Practice at Union University. From this point forward, the Center for Educational Practice will be called the Thomas R. Rosebrough Center for Educational Practice. This Trustee recognition is based on the faithful and long-term service of Dr. Thomas R. Rosebrough, Executive Dean and University Professor of Education in the College of Education and Human Studies at Union University. Dr. Rosebrough has served as Dean of the College since 1996, and has numerous years of undergraduate and graduate teaching experience, including as a professor of educational foundations, learning theory, and instructional design. Likewise, Dr. Rosebrough has demonstrated scholarly excellence, as shown in numerous presentations and publications as well as in a recent book for which he was the lead author. The text, Transformational Teaching in the Information Age: Making Why and How We Teach Relevant to Students, is published by ASCD (2011), and has been widely recognized for its theoretical and practical perspectives. Namely, Transformational Teaching recognizes the philosophical importance of helping teachers identify their roles as scholars, practitioners, and relaters, and the practical significance of teaching for depth and meaning.
Today’s announcement from the Board of Trustees about the name change for the Center came with similar name-changing announcements for other related programs and awards at the university. The Director of the Thomas R. Rosebrough Center for Educational Practice is specifically pleased by the Center’s name change. Dr. Eric D. Marvin states, “There is no better name to support the work and mission of this educational center at Union University than that of Thomas R. Rosebrough. Dr. Rosebrough is an educational leader, scholar, practitioner, and relater who is well deserving of this recognition. His name, as it is synonymous with service and Christ-centered excellence, will forever bring welcomed attention and humbling accolades to our work. On behalf of the Center, we are grateful and applaud this well-deserved recognition.”
In response to learning the news of his recognition, Dr. Rosebrough states, “I was truly surprised and am deeply humbled by President Dockery’s recommendation and the Trustees’ action in naming the CEP after me. The School of Education desires that the Center will continue to be a regional and national force for advancing the cause of transformational education. I am pleased to be a small part of a great effort.”
The Thomas R. Rosebrough Center for Educational Practice aims to promote and recognize excellence in education from preschool through higher education. Further information about the Center can be found on its website: http://www.uu.edu/centers/edpractice/
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