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Human Development and Family Studies Annual Report 2000-2001
The Department of Human Development and Family Studies experienced a productive year, with a new department chairperson, the introduction of courses in a revised undergraduate curriculum, and a detailed revision of the Human Development and Family Studies masters' degree program.

Key Accomplishments for the Year

  • Approval of the departmental mission statement.
  • Creation of a departmental website:
  • A technology audit and accompanying recommendations for equipment upgrade.
  • An off-campus meeting of faculty, students, and agency stakeholders to clarify the focus of the Human Development and Family Studies master's degree program.
  • Participation in the Appreciative Inquiry process to help clarify departmental strengths and achievements.
  • Program to honor the contributions of Russell and Molly Smart to the Kingston Child Development Center.
  • Search for two new faculty members.
  • The successful collaboration with the Family Resource Partnership, parent advocacy groups, and the state departments of Health, Education, and Human Services, to offer the Rhode Island Early Childhood Summer Institutes, summer 2000 and summer 2001.

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