Fielding Graduate University News

Fulbright Scholar Competition Announcement

Posted by Carla Billings on Thu, Dec 03, 2009

Judy Witt, PhD - Dean of ELCThe School of ELC, the Fielding Office of Financial Aid, and Dean Judy Witt are offering the first Fielding workshop to assist students in accessing scholarships.

This first session will be held via WebEx and teleconference on April 30, 2009, at 3:00 pm ADT/4:00 pm PDT/5:00 pm
MDT/6:00 pm CDT/7:00 pm EDT.

In the hour-long session, students will learn strategies for locating scholarships and fellowships from Fielding and from external sources. ELC has prescreened nearly 40 scholarships from foundations and corporations for which ELC students, both doctoral and masters, may be eligible.

Many thanks go to the individuals who have created this important workshop and service for students: Wendy Tilton, ELC student and peer advisor; Raul Aldama, Fielding's director of financial aid; and Michelle Xiong, ELC work study and University of California-Santa Barbara senior. The workshop will be offered at National Session 2009 in Atlanta and via WebEx once per term. Please join this workshop.

While this is a service offered to ELC students only at
this time, we hope to take it across Fielding by the summer of 2010.

To learn how to join the meeting, go to

MA-CEL Wisconsin Facilitator Development - ELC Happenings

Posted by Carla Billings on Thu, Dec 03, 2009
Following the learning community model of the Master of Arts in Collaborative Educational Leadership (MA-CEL) program, 16 current and future MA-CEL facilitators began a weekend development session in Stevens Point, Wisconsin, with an opening circle of introductions and expectations for the weekend.

Jim Adams, Barney Slowey, and Roger Wistrcill planned the weekend with activities to model a typical MA-CEL week end, which included constructivist activities, energizers, learning, and laughter. Jim, Barney, and Roger shared information about the 14-month accelerated laptop MA-CEL program that they designed and have implemented in Rice Lake and Kimberly, Wisconsin. The Learning Community Framework was presented by Judy Jamieson, president and CEO of Learning Quest Associates, Inc., followed by activities around facilitation, stages of community, multiple intelligences, values, and community processes.

The weekend was full of laughter and surprises-including a spring snow storm. The MACEL program in Wisconsin continues to grow. Fielding is fortunate to have dedicated educators with a commitment to improving education for all students through the MA-CEL program.

New Entrepreneurial Fund Announced

Posted by Carla Billings on Thu, Dec 03, 2009

President Richard Meyers and his wife YakkoRichard and Yakko Meyers Establish Fund

President Richard Meyers and his wife Yakko have made a significant gift of $10,000 to Fielding Graduate University and, in the process, established an exciting new fund: The Richard and Yakko Meyers Endowed Entrepreneurial Fund.

The spirit of the fund is to encourage all affiliated with the university to remain true to our core values and mission and to think broadly about what Fielding can do and what it can become. The entrepreneurial fund may be used to support exploration of new ideas or the actual implementation of new ideas or programs.

In their first months with Fielding, the Meyers have liked what they have seen. "We also imagine fantastic potential," Richard says. "Our mutual future is wrapped up in the power of dreams and what they can portend. Our dream for Fielding is simple: growth to insure positive life-changing experiences for our students, in an atmosphere of financial stability, with global social justice impact."

Our hope is that faculty, staff, alumni, and students will all join in Fielding's exploration of new ideas for education, social justice, diversity, improved effectiveness and efficiency, and new revenue-producing programs and collaborations."