The Department of Educational Administration and Human Resource Development has a strong record of theory and research in issues pertaining to adult education, educational leadership, higher education administration and human resource development.
To bridge the gap between scholarship and practice, the department has initiated Distinguished Leadership Speaker Series to introduce our students to the top experts and practitioners within the state and the nation.
Today, Provost Karan Watson was the first speaker and shared her insight and rich leadership experiences with students, faculty and staff in the department. In her engaging discussion and response to several questions from the audience, the Provost noted that education faces pertinent questions such as: Is education a private or public good? Why is education getting too expensive? Is the professoriate still being viewed as a calling or employment? She noted that education as an investment has private rates of returns that accrue to individuals and social rates of returns that accrue to the entire society. She also pointed out the importance of investing in education as a strategy to develop human resources needed for the state, nation and the entire world’s development.