FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
July 23, 2003
BIRMINGHAM, Ala.—Dr. Rusty Kirkpatrick,
associate professor of education at Birmingham-Southern College,
recently was nominated
to serve on the Board of Examiners for the National Council for
Accreditation of Teacher Education.
Board members are enlisted to fulfill a major role in the NCATE
accreditation program and are a critical point of contact for institutions
Having just completed an intensive week of board training in
Akron, Ohio, Kirkpatrick will serve the NCATE Board of Examiners
for a three-year term beginning this
fall. During the term, she will participate in a five-day site visit each
Kirkpatrick received her nomination to join the board from the
American Association of Colleges of Teacher Education. She also
has served as the NCATE coordinator
for the BSC Division of Education whose program is reviewed by NCATE every
NCATE is a professional accrediting organization for education
schools in the U.S., which is composed of teachers, educators,
and policy makers.
A graduate of Birmingham-Southern, Kirkpatrick
joined the BSC faculty in 1989. She received both her master's
and doctorate from the University of Alabama at Birmingham.