June 24, 2015

Summer II Session begins

June 23, 2015

Summer I Session ends

May 27, 2015

The La Salle University School of Business Maintains its AACSB Accreditation

from left:  Tom Robinson, President and CEO, AACSB, Gary A. Giamartino, Dean, La Salle University School of Business, and Robert Reid, Executive Vice President and Chief Accreditation Officer, AACSB.

From left: Tom Robinson, President and CEO, AACSB, Gary A. Giamartino, Dean, La Salle University School of Business, and Robert Reid, Executive Vice President and Chief Accreditation Officer, AACSB.

The La Salle University School of Business has maintained its accreditation by the Association to Advance Collegiate Schools of Business (AACSB). Considered the hallmark of excellence in business education, less than 5 percent of business schools worldwide earn AACSB accreditation.

“It takes a great deal of commitment and determination to earn and maintain AACSB accreditation,” said Robert D. Reid, Executive Vice President and Chief Accreditation Officer of AACSB International. “Business schools must not only meet specific standards of excellence, but their deans, faculty, and professional staff must make a commitment to ongoing continuous improvement to ensure the institution will continue to deliver the highest quality of education to students.”

Since its last AACSB accreditation extension, the School of Business has demonstrated continuous growth and improvement throughout its undergraduate and MBA programs. Over the past several years, 100 percent of students in La Salle’s Business Scholars Co-op Program had jobs, in their fields, before graduation. The La Salle University Center for Entrepreneurship was launched, creating numerous opportunities for students and alumni to explore innovation and business development.

A new 87,000-square-foot La Salle School of Business building will open in January 2016, expanding educational opportunities for both students and faculty. When open, it will be one of the country’s most advanced learning facilities for business education.

“We are delighted that our peers have recognized the quality, innovation, and engaging environment that characterize our business programs,” said Gary A. Giamartino, Dean of the La Salle University School of Business. “We will continue to be innovators in business education by taking advantage of our new technologically sophisticated facility while maintaining the student-centered approach to education that makes up Lasallian business.”

La Salle’s School of Business first earned AACSB accreditation in 1995. To maintain accreditation, a business program must undergo a rigorous peer review process every five years, during which the program must demonstrate its continued commitment to 21 quality standards relating to faculty qualification, strategic resource management, and faculty and staff interactions, as well as a commitment to continuous improvement and achievement of learning goals in degree programs.
La Salle University was established in 1863 through the legacy of St. John Baptist de La Salle and the Christian Brothers teaching order, which St. La Salle founded in 1680. La Salle is an educational community shaped by traditional Catholic and Lasallian values. Money magazine named La Salle University a “Value All-Star,” ranking it the eighth-best college nationwide for adding the most value for a college education. Globally, the Lasallian educational network includes 1,000 schools (60 of which are institutions of higher education) serving 940,000 students in 80 countries.

May 25, 2015

Memorial Day holiday

May 19, 2015

La Salle University Partners with Regional Training Center to Offer a New Master of Education Degree to Develop Teachers as Leading Educators

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La Salle University has partnered with the Regional Training Center (RTC) to begin offering a new Master of Education (M.Ed.) degree this fall to develop teachers as master educators in the classroom. The La Salle/RTC M.Ed., offered throughout Pennsylvania and Maryland (pending Maryland Higher Education Commission approval), with some courses offered online, gives teachers the skills to stimulate and challenge their students to become more involved in the learning process, to think critically and problem-solve, to become more creative, and to communicate more effectively.

Students will earn their degree from La Salle, and classes will be offered online and executive format in classrooms.

The goal of the La Salle/RTC M.Ed. program is for teachers to maximize their students’ learning while creating a classroom atmosphere that invites a high level of student accountability and participation. Inquiry-based coursework in this 30-credit program encourages teachers to further develop teaching concepts, skills, processes, and procedures, as well as content-area knowledge required to meet the needs of all learners. The program has concentration choices that allow teachers to specialize in their area of interest: teaching strategies for the 21st-century learner; the differentiated classroom, and building positive classroom communities.

Instructors in the program focus on understanding not only what works in teaching but also why it works. They are specially selected as exemplary K–12 teachers who meet all qualifications to teach at the graduate level.

“La Salle University was founded by an order devoted to teaching, and we’re pleased to partner with RTC to continue and enhance our mission of preparing future educators,” said Joseph R. Marbach, Ph.D., Provost and Vice President for Academic Affairs at La Salle.

“Regional Training Center is enormously excited to begin working together with La Salle University to support teachers in their professional growth,” said Diana Ramsey, President of Regional Training Center.  “La Salle University and RTC are committed to building communities of learners in our schools where students learn, grow, thrive and succeed. As we begin our partnership with La Salle, RTC looks forward to finding new and exciting ways to meet the needs of Pennsylvania and Maryland teachers.”

RTC will also offer courses for educators seeking professional development.

Founded in 1993, The Regional Training Center’s purpose is to provide exciting and relevant graduate professional development opportunities in both face-to-face and online formats to teachers in New Jersey, Pennsylvania, and Maryland in partnership with colleges accredited by Middle States and Council for the Accreditation of Educator Preparation.

The La Salle/RTC M.Ed. program, including its concentrations, has been approved by La Salle University. It follows all graduate program evaluation and assessment processes to ensure a continuous high-quality graduate program in education. La Salle University is accredited by the Middle States Commission on Higher Education, and programs are approved by the Pennsylvania Department of Education.

Candidates must:

  • hold an appropriate bachelor’s degree from a regionally accredited institution with at least a 3.0 undergraduate grade point average;
  • hold teaching certification;
  • complete the online application;
  • complete a personal essay;
  • print, complete, and submit a Field Setting Report;
  • submit all official undergraduate (and any graduate) transcripts;
  • provide a professional résumé; and
  • provide two professional recommendations enclosed in sealed and signed confidential envelopes.

For application and program information, call the La Salle/RTC M.Ed. program office at 215.951.1952, e-mail gradRTC@lasalle.edu, or visit lasalle.edu/rtc.

For registration information, call RTC at 800.433.4740 or visit theRTC.net.

 

 

May 18, 2015

Brookings Institution Report Ranks La Salle University in the Top Five Percent in the Nation for Economic Value of Education

A study made by the Brookings Institution ranked La Salle University in the top five percent of four year colleges and universities in the nation based on expected salaries for its alumni at the mid-career level.

Using a formula based on expected outcomes, La Salle University graduates exceeded their expected income by more than 25 percent.

“We are very gratified thatthe Brookings Institution report recognizesLa Salle’s long-held value of providing personal attention and mentoring to our students,” said Joseph Marbach, Ph.D., Provost of La Salle University. “Our student-centered focus results in their success at the University and throughout their lives.”

The Brookings report, “Beyond College Rankings: A Value-Added Approach to Assessing Two- and Four- Year Schools” used statistical and mathematical measures to analyze the economic outcomes of graduates to determine the contributions – or “value” – that the colleges make to their graduates’ eventual economic success.

According to the Brookings website, “Drawing on government and private sources, this report analyzes college ‘value-added,’ the difference between actual alumni outcomes (like salaries) and the outcomes one would expect given a student’s characteristics and the type of institution. Value-added captures the benefits that accrue from aspects of college quality (that) can measure(d), such as graduation rates and the market value of the skills a college teaches, as well as aspects (that) can’t.”

The report examined the various “factors” contribute strongly to the high value-added scores of four-year colleges and universities.

The detailed report can be viewed at www.brookings.edu/research/reports2/2015/04/29-beyond-college-rankings-rothwell-kulkarni.

This is the second time La Salle has been highly rated in a ranking of value for a college education in a national comparison. Recently, Money magazine has named La Salle University a “Value All-Star,” ranking it the eighth best college nationwide for adding the most value for a college education in its recent college rankings. The magazine also ranked the University in the top quarter of all American colleges for educational quality, affordability, and alumni earnings.

La Salle University was established in 1863 through the legacy of St. John Baptist de La Salle and the Christian Brothers teaching order, which St. La Salle founded in 1680. La Salle is an educational community shaped by traditional Catholic and Lasallian values. Money magazine named La Salle University a “Value All-Star,” ranking it the eighth-best college nationwide for adding the most value for a college education. Globally, the Lasallian educational network includes 1,000 schools (60 of which are institutions of higher education) serving 940,000 students in 80 countries.

 

 

May 18, 2015

Summer I Session begins

May 17, 2015

Undergraduate Commencement

May 15, 2015

Graduate Commencement

May 14, 2015

Vincent J. Haas Selected to Deliver Address at La Salle University’s Graduate Commencement

Vincent J. Haas, Director and Head of Employee Enablement in the Investment and Banking Solutions Technology Group at Bank of America, has been selected to deliver the address at La Salle University’s Graduate Commencement Ceremony.

An active member of the La Salle community, Haas has distinguished himself as an instructor and administrator at the University. He earned an MA in Professional Communication from La Salle in 2009.

He was selected as the speaker by a subcommittee of the Graduate Students Group at La Salle, who reviewed all of the nominations.

When he first learned he’d be giving the address, he was a little shocked. “I’ve always considered commencement speakers to have some sort of celebrity status. That’s not me. People who make a living doing ‘enabling’ sort of jobs like communication spend their time making celebrities out of other people,” Haas said. “But I was also deeply honored. That became even more the case when it was explained that the selection criteria had a lot to do with ‘living and demonstrating the Lasallian values.’ I have great admiration for the University and its people.”

That “admiration” begin even before his first class started.

When Haas arrived early for his first class, the only other person there was the professor, Mike Smith. They chatted for a few brief moments, not just about the course, but also about the broader program and the University.

“Any misgivings I had about returning to school—or about choosing La Salle as the place where I would pursue my degree—were gone in five minutes,” he said. “Mike was—and is—just a great ambassador for La Salle. Every new student in the University should spend their first five minutes with Mike!”

When seeking guidance on what to include in his address, Haas got some mixed reviews. “Along with his suggestions, a colleague with decades of speechwriting experience also offered the disturbing observation that the commencement speech is the most forgettable of all speech forms,” he said.

Lynne Texter, Chair of La Salle’s Communication Department, had a much softer perspective. “She suggested that I tell the graduates what I wished the commencement speaker had told me at my graduation,” he said. “I liked the approach and I’m going to follow it.”

It was Texter who nominated Haas to deliver the address.

“Professionally and personally, Vince Haas is an exceptional man. He is articulate, ethical, intelligent, and successful. In addition to being an alum of our graduate program, he’s taught both undergraduate and graduate courses for us and he served as program director for our accelerated degree completion program,” Texter wrote in her nomination letter.

“Vince understands our mission, and his roles as a La Salle alum, adjunct, and member of our Communication Graduate Advisory Board, he espouses and models Lasallian values for our students, alumni, and colleagues,” Texter added.

Haas kept every draft of his speech—draft 19 seemed to be the magic number.

“I made my wife listen to me read the first 10 or 12 versions, and then I let her off the hook until I had a final version ready to go,” he said. “Lynne Texter was also a great help in giving me feedback on various versions.”

In his current role at Bank of America, Haas serves as senior adviser to key executives for the design, development, and implementation of strategies to improve employee performance and engagement. He also leads the culture change component of a multi-year organizational transformation effort, as well as an array of programs focused on employee communication, leadership development, skills acquisition, career planning, and talent pipeline management.

During his 25-year career, Haas has held senior leadership positions in employee communication, media relations, human resources communication, and crisis communication with the McGraw-Hill Companies and Merrill Lynch. He has also been engaged as a private consultant for a variety of for-profit and nonprofit organizations and industries, including financial services, technology, information and media, and education.

Haas earned his master’s degree in professional communication from La Salle in 2009 and was awarded the Outstanding Graduate Student designation for his performance in the program. He is an adjunct member of the Communication Department faculty and has taught undergraduate and graduate courses in the United States and in La Salle’s master’s program in communication in Prague, Czech Republic.

Haas is a former director of the Business Communication Degree Completion Program in La Salle’s College of Professional and Continuing Studies, and he is currently a member of the professional advisory board for the Communication Department’s Graduate Programs.

.La Salle University was established in 1863 through the legacy of St. John Baptist de La Salle and the Christian Brothers teaching order, which St. La Salle founded in 1680. La Salle is an educational community shaped by traditional Catholic and Lasallian values. Money magazine named La Salle University a “Value All-Star,” ranking it the eighth-best college nationwide for adding the most value for a college education. Globally, the Lasallian educational network includes 1,000 schools (60 of which are institutions of higher education) serving 940,000 students in 80 countries.

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