|Dan Rice to speak at Faculty Lecture Series Feb. 14|
"Higher Education: Where We've Gone Wrong!" is the next talk in the University Faculty Lecture Series. Dan Rice, dean of the UND College of Education and Human Development, will give the talk Thursday, Feb. 14, at the North Dakota Museum of Art. A reception starts at 4 p.m., followed by the lecture at 4:30 p.m.
In honor of the 125th anniversary of the founding of the University and the 10th anniversary of the re-establishment of the lecture series at UND, the committee of Chester Fritz Professors coordinating the University Faculty Lecture Series invited the deans of colleges to speak on their research. This occasion will allow the deans to reflect on the important role that their scholarly work plays not only in their career path but in their work on campus today. And, again to break precedent a little, the committee commemorated President Charles Kupchella's tenure at UND by inviting him to give the opening lecture ("Chickens") Oct. 18.
The next lecture in the series is Wednesday, Feb. 27, by Paul LeBel, dean of the UND School of Law. Other upcoming lectures: Thursday, March 13, Denny Elbert, dean of the UND College of Business and Public Administration; Thursday, April 10, Martha Potvin, dean of the UND College of Arts and Sciences; and Thursday, Sept. 11, Bruce Smith, dean of the UND John D. Odegard School of Aerospace Sciences.
Dr. Rice, dean of the College of Education and Human Development and professor of educational leadership, holds a bachelor's degree in sociology from Dakota Wesleyan University, the M. Div. from Yale Divinity School, and an M.S. and Ph.D. in educational administration from UND. He received a certificate from the Management Development Program at the Harvard Institutes for Higher Education. Rice has been with the Department of Educational Leadership since 1986, serving as chair and associate professor until being named interim dean. From 1989 until 1998 he was the director of UND’s Office of Instructional Development (OID). Prior to his work at OID, Rice served as the director of the UND Graduate Center in Bismarck.
Rice has been active in many campus activities, including University Senate (chair, 1999-2000) and he served as a faculty representative on the previous presidential search committee and is a full member of the graduate faculty. Beyond the UND campus he has served as the chair for the South Dakota Committee on the Humanities, affiliate of the National Endowment for the Humanities, and the chair for the steering committee of the Bush Regional Collaboration in Faculty Development. Rice has also been a member of the American Association for Higher Education (AAHE), and the American Association of Colleges for Teacher Education (AACTE), and recently served a term as Chair of the North Dakota Deans and Directors of Teacher Education (NDAACTE). He received the President’s advisory Council on Women Award for the Advancement of Women (1996) and the Educational Service Award from the North Dakota Indian Education Association (2005). Rice is the author of several publications including his book, “The Clifford Years: The University of North Dakota 1971-1991.”