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Winston-Salem chronicle. (Winston-Salem, N.C.) 1974-current, June 18, 2015, Page A9, Image 9

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City ward talks schedule for 'Winston-Salem's Architectural Heritage' SPECIAL TO THE CHRONICLE Heather Fearnbach, the author of "Winston Salem's Architectural Heritage," will mtdce pre sentations through mid August that will focus on individual wards in the city. The presentations start ed with the North Ward on Tuesday, June 16, at Hanes Hosiery Recreation Center, 501 Reynolds Blvd. The next one will be for the Northwest Ward on Tuesday, June 30 at 6 p.m. at Reynolda Manor Branch Library, 2839 Fairlawn Dr. "Winston-Salem's Architectural Heritage," commissioned by the Historic Resources Commission, provides a fascinating record of how and why Winston-Salem grew. In the records for the historically significant structures it describes their architectural style, when they were built, who built them, and who occupied them. The book documents the development of the more than 110 neighbor hoods and how they came to be. The text is augment ed with more than 900 doc umentary, and current images of historically or architecturally significant buildings as well as neigh borhoods. Copies of the book will be available for purchase, by check or cash only at the presentations. Through July 1, the cost is $40, payable by cash or check. After July 1 the discount will be discontinued and the book will sell for $60. The book is also available for purchase at the Stuart Municipal Building, 100 E. First St., or can be ordered online at CityofWS.org/HeritageBo ok. Other ward presenta tions will be: ?July 21: East Ward, 6 p.m. at Rupert Bell Community Center, 1501 Mt. Zion Place ?July 28: Southeast Ward, 6 p.m. at Sprague Street Community Center, 1350 East Sprague St. ?Aug. 4: South Ward, 6 p.m. at Southside Library. 3185 Buchanan St. ?Aug.18: Southwest Ward, 6 p.m. at Miller Park Recreation Center, 400 Leisure Lane. Presentations for the West and Northeast Wards will be held in the fall and have not yet been sched uled. Additional presenta tions are being set up for civic groups, colleges and other locations that will be posted online as they are confirmed. "Winston-Salem's Architectural Heritage" is the culmination of an eight year survey and research project financed by the state Historic Preservation Office and the city. The project expanded the scope of previous historic archi tectural resource analysis, including Forsyth County's first comprehensive survey, completed by Gwynne Stephens Taylor in 1980. The results of that survey were published in 1981 as "From Frontier to Factory: An Architectural History of Forsyth County." Michelle McCullough, Winston-Salem/Forsyth County project planner, leads an informational Winston-Salem Neighborhood Trolley Tours tour through historic Winston-Salem neighborhoods on Saturday, May 30, during Historic Preservation Month. The tours highlighted history and architectural heritage, which are part of the book "Winston-Salem's Architectural Heritage." The tours were offered by Preserve Historic Forsyth. The tours were sponsored by Leonard Ryden Burr Real Estate, 50 West Fourth, Inspired Spaces and the City of Winston-Salem. WSSU goes through processess before ending degree programs CHRONICLE STAFF REPORT Recently Winston Salem State University (WSSU) made decisions to consolidate or discontinue some of its degree pro grams. WSSU, on its own and as part of the University of North Carolina system, reviews degree programs to determine whether the pro grams are viable for stu dents, who must enter the marketplace after gradua tion. The university uses processes to make those decisions. Recently, the University of North Carolina Board of Governors voted to discon tinue or consolidate 56 degree programs across the University of North Carolina system out of 221 programs that failed to meet established productiv ity standards. Since 1995, the Board of Governors has conducted a review of aca demic programs every two years "to help ensure best use of scarce state resources, reduce program duplication, and redirect scarce resources to higher priority programs based on changing state needs and student demand." WSSU administrators explained that when WSSU, like all institutions of the UNC system, identi fy programs that are low producing, or don't attract a set number of students, it has several options in pro posing solutions. Those options include retaining the program with specific plans for increas ing enrollments, restructur ing the program or discon tinuing the program. Institutions must consider several factors when decid ing on a particular solution. Some of these factors include institutional mis sion, institutional academic portfolio, enrollment trends, sustainability and resources needed to offer the program relative to enrollment levels. In the 2014-2015 review cycle, WSSU had seven undergraduate and four graduate programs identified as low produc ing. In preparing the institu tional response to this year's report, WSSU underwent a process of consultation involving the Office of the Provost, the Office of the Dean of the College of Arts, Sciences, Business and Education; and department chairs for each of the programs deemed low producing. The Office of the Dean of the College and depart ment chairs for each of the programs deemed low pro ducing were provided rele vant data and information and.invited to engage in a broad discussion about aca demic priorities and resources. Department chairs were then asked to consult with their depart mental faculty colleagues in formulating responses, which were forwarded to the dean. The dean reviewed the responses and forwarded the recommendations to the provost. The provost considered the responses using the required factors in submit ting the formal WSSU rec ommendations. The institutional rec ommendations were for warded to the UNC General Administration and further vetted in con sultation with the provost. The final recommenda tions were presented to the Board of Governors for approval. Among the degree pro grams deemed low produc ing were some Education graduate programs. 1\vo Education graduate pro grams identified for review were the Master of Arts in Teaching (MAT) and the Master of Art in Teaching English as a Second Language and Applied Linguists (MATESLAL). The MAT is a program designed specifically for individuals who would like to teach after earning a bachelor's degree in anoth er area. The MATESLAL is a teacher training pro gram that introduces teach ers and others to the specif ic theoretical and pedagog ical concerns regarding second language acquisi tion and learning. After reviewing both programs and the strategic directions of the graduate programs in Education, WSSU proposed that the Master of Arts in Teaching be restructured into a single graduate program with a concentration in Teaching English as a Second Language and Applied Linguistics. "The new program will strengthen the focus of our graduate efforts in Education and attract indi viduals from non-teaching backgrounds and other aca demic programs interested in entering the teaching profession," WSSU said in a statement. "WSSU is committed to offering an innovative program that reflects the dramatic changes 1n the field and designed to prepare a new generation of students for diverse educational set tings." Another graduate degree, the Master of Education in Elementary Education (M.Ed.), was put ?* on moratorium by the department over two years ago because of low interest and low enrollment. The program is designed as an advanced degree program for individuals who already hold a teaching license. WSSU proposed to end the degree and focus on strengthening core academ ic programs in education after reviewing the contin ued downward enrollment trend and prospects for the M.Ed, program and similar programs in North Carolina. "In addition to the bien nial review of academic programs by the UNC Board of Governors, Winston-Salem State University continuously reviews and examines its academic programs in a concerted effort to strengthen signature aca demic programs, enhance less robust academic pro grams, and realign and develop new academic pro grams consistent with our institutional mission and strategic priorities," WSSU said. "Working with the UNC system and working across the university, WSSU will continue to offer students a broad, high quality educational experi ence that will enable them to assume leading positions in society." BUM w? ii !*. wp n? Ulh?gi??*c?. aunty NORTH CAROLINA'S Ppe-CoUege Program NC-MSEN ? The Center for MutheiiHitks, Science and Technology Education ((MSTt) ftfi* Unfl. r,r| r, --J ??< f.j ,. m ?' -* Wt nrtQTnttTKlXKS QnQ oGGIKw tOVCQuOfl N?TWOM (NL-IVIbtN) 2Q15 Summer Schatan PreCffl/tae Program Voted f4 In the 2014 Winston-Salem Journal Newspaper Readers Choice Awards for Best Summer Camp For Middle and High School Students (grades 6-12) who are Interested In pursuing careers In science, mathematics, technology, engineering, and teaching. ? Promoting Excellence In Mathematics and Science Education ? Academic Instruction & Activities in Mathematics & Science ? Field Trip: Atlanta, GA - Atlanta University Consortium Center (Clark Atlanta, Spelman & Morehouse); MLK National Historic Park; Georgia Aquarium; World of Coke; CNN Center/Olympic Park; Six Flags Over Georgia MIS Summer Program Dates. June 15 -26,2015; 8:0Qa.m.-5:00p.m. Residential & ftjgfT-fffWtffflt/fl/ T1'""' available Deadline far enrollment: Residential - May 8. 2015; Non-Residential k trio- May 22. 2015 Program ait/v-no trio - kmc 5,2015 Payment Options are available For further Information about the program and online enrollment please refer to the website: www.wssu.edu/ncmsen and select Summer Scholars or call 134-750-2995 Pho<o by Frin Mi/eiWor the Winston SalcmTUrooIcIc

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