The Education Council represents the student body of the Curry School of Education at the University of Virginia. The Education Council serves to satisfy the needs of Curry students by providing a voice to the Curry administration and faculty, as well as the general public. The mission of the Education Council is to improve the experience of Curry students through initiatives that enrich the intellectual, social, and cultural aspects of their lives. In so doing, we hope to develop a stronger community within Curry.
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Ed Council Executive Committee
The Student Affairs Committee consists of student leaders from across the Curry School of Education that connects other formal student organizations to Ed Council. These members serve in both formal and informal roles as representatives to the university’s Honor, Judiciary, & other standing committees as required. While membership to this committee is established by the organization’s constitution and bylaws, students are encouraged to attend meetings to promote the open advancement of ideas.
Scholarship and Professional Development Chair
The Scholarship and Professional Development Committee is interested in promoting quality educational research and effective transfer of that research into the classroom, along with developing employment skills in students at all levels. Next year, we will be coordinating a professional development opportunity for student teachers focusing on mindfulness and stress reduction, setting up panel discussions on a variety of topics relevant to the classroom and employment, helping with workshops on resumes and job interviews, and providing staff for the spring job expo. If you have a particular interest in research, professional development, or job skills, come join us!
Community Service Chair
The Community Service Committee provides students with a variety of ways to give back to the community and beyond through events such as Bowling for Books and the Blood Drive. We work to make sure that many different events are available to serve a range of needs and populations and that students are able to volunteer in a way that is meaningful for them. Join the committee if you would like to help initiate and coordinate any opportunities!
The Communications chair is responsible for ensuring students know about all events planned by Ed Council. Be sure to check for emails, the bulletin board, and Ed Council’s Facebook page to stay informed of all of the exciting events going on.
The Social Committee plans various events to bring the Curry student community together. We coordinate the Fall and Spring picnics along with smaller gatherings such as bagels in the CLIC and happy hours in order to provide students with many opportunities to get to know each other. Let us know if you’re interested in helping to plan and come up with new events for students to enjoy.
Vice President and Treasurer
The VP is responsible for keeping track of Ed Council expenses and managing its budget. The VP also steps in for the President at Ed Council meetings if the President is unable to attend. The VP collaborates with other members of Ed Council to devise and implement solutions to Education School concerns and issues. Finally, the VP is the Chairperson for the Budget and Finance Committee.
Inter-school Relations Chair
The Inter-school Relations Chair will coordinate and plan all programmatic efforts between the various Colleges within the University. These activities may include conferences, social activities, outreach, and other major university-wide events. This executive committee member will collaborate with other leaders in Ed Council, faculty, and administration to carry out the duties of this office.
Academic Affairs Chair
The Academic Affairs Committee supports the academic mission of the Curry School of Education by providing student perspectives to faculty and administrators on a wide range of curricular issues. The committee seeks to advance the academic and professional goals of students by encouraging rigorous interdisciplinary courses and programs that adequately prepare students to address the problems and issues they will face as leaders in education policy, research and practice. The committee maintains a strong commitment to intellectual diversity and collaboration across program areas and departments
Curry's student representatives
Undergraduate representative, University Judiciary Committee
Graduate Representative, University Judiciary Committee
Graduate representative, StudCo
Curry representative, StudCo
Curry representative, Honor Committee
Curry representative, Honor Committee
Curry representative, Student Health Insurance Committee