University professor with administrative responsibilities: To bring continuity, excellence and enrollment to Graduate Programs in Education at Viterbo University as well as to the School of Education.
Lead and learn to prepare educators grounded in Franciscan values with the knowledge and skills to be reflective decision makers for the 21st century.
Seeking the Undivided Self: A Grounded Theory Study
Universidad de Valladolid, spring 1987
Plan was to transition oversight of this event to new MAE Educational Research director/student advisor in 2012-13; however, due to IRB development and integration, transition was limited.
Oversight of Graduate Programs in Education:
1.WI Early Childhood (70-777)
2.WI Reading Teacher (316)
3.WI Reading Specialist (17)
4.WI Literacy Coach (VU certificate)
5.WI Post-Baccalaureate: Thirteen license options available: Art, Biology, Broad Field Science, Broad Field Social Studies, Business Education, Chemistry, English, Mathematics, Music-Choral, Music-General, Spanish, Technology Education, Theatre Arts [transferred to Dean summer of 2013]
6.WI Principal (51)
7.WI Director of Instruction (10)
8.WI Director of Special Education & Pupil Services (80)
9.WI School Business Administrator (08)
10.WI Superintendent (03)
11.Cross-categorical Special Education (801) with an emphasis in either Learning Disabilities (811) or Cognitive Disabilities (810); students will choose from either Middle Childhood – Early Adolescence (MC-EA), Ages 6 through 12-13 (72) or Early Adolescence – Adolescence (EA-A), Ages 10-21 (73).
12.IA Early Childhood (106)
13.IA Middle School (182)
14.IA Talented and Gifted (107)
15.IA Reading Teacher (148 & 149)
16.IA Reading Specialist (176)
17.IA Principal (189)
Collaboratively with the Dean, I have co-authored the following (accreditation) School of Education reports:
1.Iowa State Board of Education for the Iowa K–12 Principal/Supervisor of Special Education licensure (189), on-site review scheduled in April 2013.
2.DPI Continuous Review Process report and visit (February 2013).
3.Higher Learning Commission faculty file updates in preparation for on-site visit for new program request (November 2012)
4.Report and review by the Iowa Secretary of State which resulted in a Certificate of Authority (July 2012). The Iowa Board of Educational Examiners recognize Viterbo University's Iowa endorsements programs: Early Childhood (106), Middle School (182), Reading Teacher (148, 149) and the Reading Specialist (176), and Talented and Gifted (107).
5.NCATE and DPI on-site joint visit (DPI program reports and NCATE SOE report, November 2010).
7.Annual SOE reporting: Integrated postsecondary Education Data System (IPEDS), DPI completers (quarterly),
8.Annual VU reporting: Board of Trustees Annual Report, End of Year Report, Academic Distinction Report, Institutional Assessment Report (by school and program)
Rabbitt, R. M. & Hughes, S. R. (2013). 10th annual conference of the International Society for the Scholarship of Teaching and Learning: Action Research to Improve Teaching and Learning. October 2-5, 2013 Poster Presentation in Raleigh, North Carolina.
Rabbitt, R. M. & Hughes, S. R. (2013). 2013 World Conference on Quality and Improvement: Action Research in Classrooms for Professional Development and Increased Student Learning. November 17-18, 2013 in Milwaukee, Wisconsin.
Rabbitt, R. M. & Hughes, S. R. (2013). EduLearn 5th International Conference on Education and New Learning Technologies: Action Research for Continuous Improvement in Classroom Teaching and Learning. July 1-3, 2013 Virtual Presentation.
EDULEARN13 Publications will be included in Google Scholar and sent to be reviewed for their inclusion in the ISI Conference Proceedings Citation Index.
Rabbitt, R. M. & Hughes, S.R. (2012). LEAN classrooms: Action research for continuous improvement. Proceedings of the 6th Lean Educator Conference. September 28-30, 2012. Norfolk, VA. www.leaneducatorconference.org. Peer reviewed.
Rabbitt, R. (2010). Sustaining Hope Through Education, WI State Human Relations Publication.
Rabbitt, R., Hiebert, H. & Markos, P. (2009). The Master's Degree: Can it be transformative? Ubiquitous Learning: An International Journal Publication.
Rabbitt, R. M. (2009). Seeking the Undivided Self: A Grounded Theory Study. The Grounded Theory Review. Review received Fall 2009 but not yet resubmitted.
Rabbitt, R. M. (2007). Seeking the Undivided Self. Doctoral Dissertation. College of Educational Leadership and Change, Fielding Graduate University.
Co-presenter with S. Hughes (June 2012). AFCU Conference. Serving: Generating Change through Action Research, Peer-reviewed.
Co-presenter with S. Hughes (2011, 2010). Association of Supervision and Curriculum Development conferences. Bold Action: Action Research for Self-Improvement; Using Action Research to Improve Practice.
Co-presenter. Western WIsconsin Education Conference, Resilient Teacher (2011), Social Justice (2009), Understanding by Design (2008)
Presenter (2010). University of St. Thomas, 16th Annual Midwest Qualitative Research Conference: The Power of Grounded Theory for Social Change.
Co-presenter with C. Valenti (2010). Catholic Diocese Regional Conferences, Healthy Teacher: Body, Mind & Spirit.
Co-presenter (2003). UW-La Crosse November Conference, Teaching the Living Qualities of Your Subject.
Co-presenter. Fielding Graduate University National Session, An Introduction to Grounded Action, July 2003.
Served as Interim Program Specialist for WI Cross-categorical/Reading programs (February -August, 2013).
Served as support and transition of Post-bac program as a graduate program oversight to undergraduate (February-July).
Played a major role in the proposal for Cross-Categorical Special Education Licensure Program Approval by the Wisconsin Department of Public Instruction. In final course alignment and faculty recruitment stages (8/2013).
Peer Reviewer (2013).10th Annual Conference of the International Society for the Scholarship of Teaching and Learning.
Dissertation Committee member (2012-present). Doctoral candidate Susan R. Hughes at St. Benedictine College.
Mentor (2012-present). American Society for Quality Team Excellence Applicants.
Judge (2008-present). National Quality Education Conference Team Excellence Finalists.
Co-developer and hostess with Amy Siegler (April 2013). Local ASQ Conference: Quality Management Tools for YOU.
Iowa Board of Educational Examiners (BOEE): http://www.iowa.gov/boee/
Iowa Department of Education (DOE): http://educateiowa.gov/
Iowa College Student Aid Commission: http://www.iowacollegeaid.gov/
Iowa Area Education Agencies (AEA): http://www.iowaaea.org/
Wisconsin Department of Public Instruction (DPI): http://www.dpi.state.wi.us/
Wisconsin Cooperative Educational Service Agency (CESA): http://dpi.wi.gov/cesa
Wisconsin Association of Colleges for Teacher Education (WACTE):
Wisconsin Independent Colleges of Teacher Education (WICTE)
Wisconsin Association of Independent Colleges & Universities (WAICU): http://www.waicu.org/home/
American Association of Colleges for Teacher Education (AACTE)
Council for the Accreditation of Educator Preparation (CAEP): http://caepnet.org/
formerly National Council for the Accreditation of Teacher Education (NCATE): http://ncate.org/
Higher Learning Commission (HLC): http://ncahlc.org/
VU Committee Work: Graduate Programs in Education, School of Education, Teacher Education, Teacher Advisory, Graduate Council, Faculty Concerns, International Task Force, Graduate Scholarship subcommittee
Search Committees: Chair of WI Cross-cat/Reading Program Specialist (2013), IA EL Program Specialist, IA Marketing and Recruitment Specialist, IA Graduate Student Advisor, MAE Research Director/Student Advisor; Member of search for Institutional Research Assistant, Library Director and Registrar Administrative Assistant
Volunteer work groups: Academic Program Portfolio & Delivery strategic planning (2013), Integrated Marketing, Online Evaluations, iPad Pilot Group, Living in a Diverse World Seminar Group led by Marlene Fisher
Oversight of professional development of Faculty:
(2013). Completed Book study with GPE Committee Leadership From the Inside Out. Led initial GoToMeeting sessions with WI ECE, CC, Reading and MAE instructors. Co-facilitated Cross-categorical faculty orientation in Madison. Promoted similar actions to be enacted in other GPE programs. Promoted Moodle & Gradebook training for all GPE adjunct. Jim B. led GPE in technology PD as a result of his Amplified Administrator certificate. Completed one-year of orientation and training with new Iowa administrators and staff. Plan to continue in modified format for 2013-14 as needed by Iowa Action Plan. May 2013, facilitated and hosted SOE Out-service meeting with DPI: Initial license edTPA, Educator Effectiveness, and IHE Continuous Review Plan....why and how do they interconnect?
(Prior years). DPI grant/workshop I and II on Differentiated Instruction and Response to Intervention for SOE, 2011-2012 and 2010-2011; Common Core State Standards workshop for SOE, spring-2011; Action Research, Scholarship and Scholarly Writing workshop for GPE instructors, 4-2011; GPE Data Retreat, 5-2011; SmartBoard demonstration to SOE, spring 2010; GPE Book Study, 2011-12; GPE mini-technology lessons on Skype, surveymonkey, doodle survey, meeting wizard, adobe connect, wikis, Outlook calendar, etc., 2009-2010
•President's Holiday Dinner Volunteer, 2011, 2010
Pending (2013).The Margaret A. Cargill Foundation. Integrated Arts, a collaborative effort between SOE and Fine Arts.
My role: SOE stakeholder
Unable to secure (2013). Collaboration for Effective Educator Development, Accountability, and Reform (CEEDAR), invited to join a collaborative effort with DPI, UW-GB, and Alverno University.
My role: unable to commit personnel to complete the application
Awards (2011 & 2010). WI State Personnel Development Grants for differentiation and response to intervention. http://sped.dpi.wi.gov/sped_grt_spdgdisc
My role: oversee the application, implementation, and reporting. Award not received for application in 2012 due to request for iPads. No application submitted in 2013 due to lack of personnel to champion the cause.
Award (2008). UW-La Crosse Grant Recipient for Online Course Development
My role: application and development of course
Award (2007). UW-Systems Book Study Grant Recipient, comparison and contrast of two Native American young adult novels.
Award (2005 & 2006). UW-La Crosse Professional Development Grant Recipient to attend ASCD Conferences.
Institution of Higher Education Professional Development Plan Reviewer, volunteer for La Crosse School District teachers, 2009-present
CESA 4 School Improvement Services Committee member, 2011-present
Alzheimer Walk participant, 2010-present
WI Independent Colleges of Teacher Education member, 2009-present
WI Association of Colleges of Teacher Education member, 2009-present
ASQ member and Striving to Achieve Recognition for Team Excellence Committee member, 2007-present
Evaluator for National Quality Team Excellence & International Team Excellence Awards, 2007-present
WI DPI Continuous Improvement Task Force, 2011-2012
Three Rivers Waldorf School (TRWS) Board Member, 2011-12
School District of La Crosse Community Planning Forums, 2009-2010
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