Clovis adviser publishes article, invited to speak at conference

CLOVIS – Robert Elliott, academic adviser at the Wayland Baptist University campus in Clovis, had a book review published in the Fall 2007 issue of the Southwest Education Research Association (SERA) newsletter. Elliott is also on the lineup to speak at the SERA annual conference in February in New Orleans.

Elliott’s article reviewed the book Faculty Development for Student Achievement: The QUE Project, edited by R.J. Henry and published by Anker Publishing Company. The book deals with Henry’s Quality in Undergraduate Education project, a 7-year study involving 21 faculty members from schools across the country, which focused on student transitions between universities, faculty interdisciplinary discourse and the need to shift attention to standards for student achievement.

Besides his role as academic adviser, Elliott is also an adjunct faculty member in the area of career technology and education for Wayland. He is a doctoral student in higher education administration at Texas Tech University who hopes to complete his degree in December 2008. His primary area of study involves assessing faculty development and its effects on student learning.

His research, a mixed-methods study that examines perceptions and opinions of administrators, faculty and students of two licensure programs at a New Mexico community college in terms of faculty development and learning, will be the topic of his speech at the SERA conference.

Elliott is a 2001 graduate of Wayland Baptist University with an undergraduate degree and earned his master’s degree in education in 2004.