Renaissance Group conference to be held at Kennesaw State University

KENNESAW‚ Ga. (April 16‚ 2007) — Kennesaw State University will serve as the host site for the…

Georgia (Apr 16, 2007) — Renaissance Group conference to be held at Kennesaw State University

Stacey Moore


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KENNESAW‚ Ga. (April 16‚ 2007) — Kennesaw State University will serve as the host site for the Renaissance Group’s 2007 Spring Conference April 18−20. The conference agenda includes addressing issues such as higher education accountability‚ teacher preparation and teacher recruitment.

Belle Wheelan‚ president of the Commission on Colleges of the Southern Association of Colleges and Schools‚ will be the keynote speaker. She will talk about how the accreditation process addresses accountability. Other conference speakers include Michael Marder‚ professor of physics and co−director of UTeach‚ a university program for the preparation of secondary math and science teachers at the University of Texas at Austin‚ and Carl Wenning‚ coordinator of the Physics Teacher Education program at Illinois State University. In addition‚ the group will hear from Kennesaw State President Daniel S. Papp and Lendley C. Black‚ provost and vice president of Academic Affairs.

University and college presidents as well as deans of education colleges from across the country are expected to attend.

The Renaissance Group‚ a national consortium of colleges and universities with a major commitment to the preparation of educators. The group has 36 member institutions that help prepare one in 10 of all new teachers in America. It utilizes a set of operating principles to guide its pursuit of quality and best practices in teacher education.

The Spring Conference will be held Wednesday‚ April 18‚ through Friday‚ April 20. The keynote address is Thursday‚ April 19 at 9 a.m.

KSU Student Center‚ 3333 Busbee Drive

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A member of the 35−unit University System of Georgia‚ Kennesaw State University is a comprehensive‚ residential institution with a growing student population approaching 20‚000 from 132 countries. The third−largest university in Georgia‚ Kennesaw State offers more than 60 graduate and undergraduate degrees‚ including a new doctorate in education.



A leader in innovative teaching and learning, Kennesaw State University offers undergraduate, graduate and doctoral degrees to its nearly 43,000 students. With 11 colleges on two metro Atlanta campuses, Kennesaw State is a member of the University System of Georgia. The university’s vibrant campus culture, diverse population, strong global ties and entrepreneurial spirit draw students from throughout the country and the world. Kennesaw State is a Carnegie-designated doctoral research institution (R2), placing it among an elite group of only 6 percent of U.S. colleges and universities with an R1 or R2 status. For more information, visit