Overview

Dr. Ashlie Jack joined the ¥ faculty in 2012.  Effective July 24, 2022 began serving as the Associate Vice President for Institutional Effectiveness in the Office of the President.

Dr. Jack most recently served as the Interim Associate Dean and Accreditation Officer for the College of Applied Studies. Prior to that, she was Assistant Dean and Accreditation Officer for the college beginning in 2015. During her tenure as assistant dean and accreditation officer, she successfully led the educator preparation programs through the national accreditation process resulting in full accreditation from the Council for Accreditation of Education Providers (CAEP) as well as full state level accreditation from the Kansas State Department of Education (KSDE).  In addition, she has served as a national reviewer for CAEP. In her role as accreditation officer, she also supported the specialized professional association accreditation process for the School Psychology, Counseling and Athletic Training programs and led the college wide assessment and governance efforts.

 

Focus areas

Provide strategic direction and leadership in the coordination, planning, development, execution, and management of the University-wide regional and specialty assessment and accreditation activities.

Strategic Enrollment Management (SEM)

Provide strategic direction and leadership in the coordination, planning, development, execution, and management of the university strategic enrollment management plan with specific focus on: 

Information

Academic Interests and Expertise

EDUCATION

  • Ph.D. Curriculum and Instruction with emphasis in Literacy EducationKansas State University, Manhattan, KS, 2011
    Dissertation: Word Consciousness and Individual Application of Academic Vocabulary through Written, Oral, and Visual Response t Historical Fiction and Non-fiction
  • M.S.Teacher-Reading Specialist, Emporia State University, Emporia, KS, 2003
  • B.S. Elementary EducationEmporia State University, Emporia, KS, 1996
  • Additional Training:

    • Council For the Accreditation of Educator Preparation (CAEP)
    • Specialized Program Accreditation
    • Higher Learning Commission Accreditation
Publications
  • Jack, A.R., Thiele, J., and Wilson, K. (2022). Creating a support system that launches the paraprofessional-to-teacher in a Grow Your Own program. In B.S. Zugelder, and M. L’Esperance, Handbook of Research on the Educator Continuum and Development of Teachers,(Ch.12) IGI Global. DOI:10.4018/978-1-6684-3848-0.
  • Lee, S.C, Jack, A.R., and Novacek, G. (2021). PD with Distance-Based Instructional Coaching to Improve Elementary Teachers’ Self-Efficacy in Teaching Science. Journal of Science Teacher Education, DOI:
  • Jack, A.R. and Lefever-Davis, S. (2021). Meaningful Feedback in an Online Classroom. In L.
  • Fulton, J. Yoshioka, and N.P. Gallavan, Online Teaching and Learning for Teacher Educators (Ch. 6). Rowman & Littlefield Publishers.
  • McDowell, K., Jack, A.R., and Compton, M. (Spring-Summer 2018). Parent involvement in pre-kindergarten and the effects on student achievement. The Advocate, 23,(6), 37-63.
  • Jack, A.R. & Lohfink, G.  (2017). Advocating for English language learners: elementary teacher education curricula to meet the literacy needs of all students. In N. Gallavan & L. Putney (Eds.), Teacher education yearbook XXV: Building upon inspirations and aspirations with hope, courage, and strength through teacher educators’ commitment to today’s teacher candidates and educator preparation (pp. 69-84).  Landham, MD: Rowman & Littlefield.
  • Jack, A.R., McDowell, K., & Lefever, S. (2017). Curriculum as a reflection of teacher self-efficacy. In F. Bowles & C. Pearman (Eds.), Self-Efficacy in action: Tales from the classroom for teaching, learning, and professional development (pp. 69-79).  Landham, MD: Rowman & Littlefield.
  • Jack, A.R., & Lefever, S. (2016).  Making an Impact: A description of a collaborative partnership between a university teacher preparation program and an urban school district.  Journal of the World Federation of Associations for Teacher Education, 1(3a), 112-122.
  • Jack, A.R. (2015). Effective direct vocabulary instruction to meet the focus of the common core standards. The Open Communication Journal, 9(1), 39-43.
  • Krutka, D.G., Bergman, D., Flores, R., Mason, K., & Jack, A.R. (2014). Microblogging about teaching: Nurturing participatory culture through collaborative online reflection with pre-service teachers. Teaching and Teacher Education, 40(1), 83-93.
  • McDowell, K., Jack, A.R., Carroll, J., & Ewing, J. (2014, Summer). Pre-service and novice teacher self-efficacy: A tool to understand and further develop confidence for impacting change. The Advocate, 22(1), 43-49.
  • Jack, A.R., (2012-2013, winter). Utilizing written, visual, and oral response options to develop the word consciousness of academic vocabulary. Kansas Journal of Reading, 28, 10-15.
Professional Experience

Administration

  • 2022-present, Associate Vice President for Institutional Effectiveness
    ¥
  • 2020-2022, Interim Associate Dean/Accreditation Officer
    ¥, College of Applied Studies
  • 2015-2020, Assistant Dean/Accreditation Officer
    ¥, College of Applied Studies (formerly College of Education)

Professor:

  • 2018 -Present, Associate Professor
    ¥, College of Applied Studies, School of Education
  • 2012 -2018, Assistant Professor
    ¥, College of Education, Division of Curriculum and Instruction
  • 2011-2012, Assistant Professor (non-tenure)/ Professional Development School Coordinator
    Emporia State University, Division of Elementary Education/Early Childhood/Special Education 
  • 2005-2011, Instructor/ Professional Development School Coordinator, Emporia State University, Division of Early Childhood and Elementary Teacher Education
Awards and Honors
  • Wichita Business Journal Woman Who Leads at a Major Company, Recipient, 2022
  • Wichita Business Journal Emerging Leader, Recipient, 2021
  • ¥ Phenomenal Woman, Nominee, 2021
  • ATE President Service Award, Recipient, Association of Teacher Educators, February 2017
  • ¥ College of Education Faculty Scholarship award recipient, 2013
  • Kansas Reading Association Unpublished Studies and Research Award, 2012
  • Kansas Teacher of the Year District Recipient, El Dorado Unified School District #490, 2005
  • USD 490 Master Teacher Nominee, El Dorado Unified School District #490, 2005
  • Emporia State University Teachers College-Jones Institute for Educational Excellence Master
    Teacher – Reading Specialist Outstanding Graduate Student Award, 2003
Grants

Lefever, S., and Jack, A. (2016-present).  Teacher Apprenticeship Program. Kansas Board of Regents (KBOR), Kansas Teacher Education Competitive Grant Program.  Co-Principal Investigator. $300,000

Jack, A. and Lee, S., (2014). STEM Professional Partnership Program (SP3). The Kansas Board of Regents (KBOR), No Child Left Behind (NCLB) Improving Teacher Quality (ITQ) state grant for higher education. Principal Investigator. $107,703

Jack. A and Lusk. M. (2012). Developing word consciousness of academic vocabulary in adolescents with challenging behaviors through co-teaching. Multidisciplinary Research Project Award (MURPA grant), ¥ Co-Principal Investigator. $3000

Areas of Service

Appointments/Nominations

ATE Leadership Academy Member, Association of Teacher Education, 2019-present

Leadership Academy Fellow, ¥, 2015-2016

Consultant

Jack, A. (2016-present). 21st Century Learning Grant Award (Federal grant). St. Anne Catholic School. Wichita, KS.

Jack, A. (2014-2017). 21st Century Learning Grant Award (Federal grant). St. Patrick’s Catholic School. Wichita, KS.

Jack, A. (2014-2015). Arts Partners STEM learning through the arts research project. (National Art Foundation grant) Wichita, KS.

Jack, A. (2014-2015). Science education project for Sumner County school district. (Kansas All-Star Scholars Fund - Private foundation grant) Wichita, KS.

Jack, A. (2014-2015). Common Core Standards Professional Development with USD 259 and WSU. Wichita, KS.

McDowell, K. and Jack, A. (2014-2015). Stempact2020 (National STEM grant). ¥.

McDowell, K. and Jack, A. (2013-2014). Common Core Standards Professional Development with USD 259 and WSU. Wichita, KS.

Committee Assignments for Professional Associations

National

CAEP Site Visit Team (Member), Council for the Accreditation of Educator Preparation, August 2016-present

Kansas Delegate, Association of Teacher Education Delegate Assembly, 2018 Annual Meeting

Conference Planning Committee, Association of Teacher Education, 2017 Annual Meeting

Conference Planning Committee, Association of Teacher Education, 2016 Summer Meeting

Corporate By-Laws Committee Appointed Chair, Association of Teacher Education, February 2018 - present

Corporate By-Laws Committee Member, Association of Teacher Education, 2017 – present

Commission Member, Association of Teacher Education Commission on Teacher Education Development, 2018-present

Commission Member, Association of Teacher Education Commission on Online Teaching and Learning, 2016-2019

Conference Proposal Reviewer, Association of Teacher Education (ATE), 2017 Annual Meeting in Orlando, FL., 2016

Publication Reviewer, Open Communication Journal, 2014

State/Regional

KSDE Innovative/Experimental Program subcommittee Member, Kansas State Department of Education, 2018- present

Co-Editor of Journal, Kansas Journal of Reading, 2017

Program Review Member, Kansas State Department of Education, 2017- present

Board Member, Association of Teacher Educators-Kansas, 2016-present

Public Relations Program Committee Chair, Kansas Reading Association, 2012-2018

Past-President, Kansas Literacy Professionals in Higher Education, 2016-2017

President, Kansas Literacy Professionals in Higher Education, 2014- 2016

President-elect, Kansas Reading Professionals in Higher Education, 2012- 2014

Co-Conference Chair, Kansas Reading Association, KRA Annual Conference, 2013

Standards Member, Kansas State Department of Education, Handwriting Standards, 2013

Committee Assignments for University

Assistant/Associate Dean Committee, College of Applied Studies (formerly College of Education) Representative, ¥, 2016-present

Leadership Certificate Committee, College of Education Representative, ¥, 2015-2016

University Grievance Pool, Appointed Member, ¥, 2013-2014

WSU Anchor Splash, Judge, ¥, Fall 2013

Committee Assignments for College

Chair, Accreditation Steering Committee, College of Applied Studies (formerly College of Education), ¥, 2015-present

Chair, ASC Leadership Committee, College of Applied Studies (formerly College of Education), ¥, 2015-present

Committee Member, College of Education Advisory Committee, College of Applied Studies (formerly College of Education), ¥, 2015-present

Member, College of Education Leadership Team, College of Applied Studies (formerly College of Education), ¥, 2015-present

Ex-officio Member, Field Experience Committee, College of Education, ¥, 2015-2018.

Chair, Initial Licensure Teaching Program Committee, College of Applied Studies (formerly College of Education), ¥, 2015-present

Ex-officio Member, Recruitment & Retention Committee, College of Applied Studies (formerly College of Education), ¥, 2016-

Ex-officio Member, Unit Assessment Committee, College of Applied Studies (formerly College of Education),  ¥, 2015-Present

Member, Executive Board Selection Committee, The Teachers College, William Allen White

Executive Committee, Emporia State University, 2007-2012

Member, Early Field Experience Committee, The Teachers College, Emporia State University, 2011-2012

Member, Disposition’s Committee, The Teachers College, Emporia State University, 2011-2012

Faculty Advisor, Theresa Santangelo Capstone Project, The Teachers College,

Emporia State University, 2011

Member, Appeal’s Committee, The Teachers College, Emporia State University, 2009

Member, Dean’s Advisory Council, The Teachers College, Emporia State University, 2008

Committee Assignments for Department

Faculty Advisor, Kansas National Education Association Student Program (WSU KNEA-SP),

Curriculum & Instruction Department, ¥, Fall 2013-2017.

Committee Chair, Core 1 Committee, Curriculum & Instruction Department, ¥, 2013-2015.

Committee Chair, Kansas Teacher of the Year (KTOY) Team Visit Committee, School of Education (formerly Curriculum & Instruction Department, ¥ University, Spring 2015-present.

Chair of selection committee, Elementary Liaison Positions for Curriculum & Instruction

Selection Committee, Curriculum & Instruction Department, ¥, Summer 2015.

Committee Member, Curriculum & Instruction Department Chair Selection Committee,

Curriculum & Instruction Department, ¥, Spring 2015 – Spring 2016.

Selection Committee Member, Instructor Position for Literacy/Language Arts, Department of

Elementary Education/Early Childhood/Special Education, Emporia State University, 2012.

Committee Assignments for Community

Vice-Chair/Member Goddard USD 265 CTE Advisory Council, Teaching Training Pathway, USD 265 Goddard Public Schools, Fall 2015-Spring 2018

Founder and Member, Bayleigh Stovall Scholarship Committee, El Dorado, KS, Spring 2009 – present

¥ College of Education Representative, Week of the Young Child Community Event, USD 259/¥, Spring 2015

Classroom Presenter, Grandview Elementary Writing Contest, USD 490, El Dorado, KS, 2013 – 2015

Registration Committee Chair, Kansas SPARK 1.0 Leadership Assembly, 2013

Judge, Grandview Elementary Writing Contest, USD 490, El Dorado, KS, 2012 – 2015

Classroom Mentor, Adopt-a-Class Program Classroom, USD 490, El Dorado, KS, 2010 –2015

Team Member, USD 490 Elementary Configuration Team, El Dorado, KS, 2008 – 2010

Treasurer, El Dorado High School Drama Booster Club, El Dorado, KS, 2008 – 2009

 

Additional Information

Invited Research Discussant/Facilitator/Presenter/Speaker

  • Jack, A.R. (2020).  Advocating for Teacher Education: Impacting Research, Policy, and Practice. Invited Research Discussant at Annual 2020 meeting of the Association of Teacher Educators. Atlantic City, NJ. (National Meeting). 
  • Jack, A.R. (2020).  Our United Voices Building a Crescendo: Advocating for Inclusiveness, Equity, and Excellence in Teacher Education. Invited Research Discussant at Summer 2020 meeting of the Association of Teacher Educators. Online (National Meeting).
  • Jack, A.R. (2020).  Our United Voices Building a Crescendo: Advocating for Inclusiveness, Equity, and Excellence in Teacher Education. Invited Moderator for General Session Speaker (Dr. Damara Hightower) at the Summer 2020 meeting of the Association of Teacher Educators. Online (National Meeting).
  • Jack, A.R., and Lefever, S. (2018). ¥ Teacher Apprentice Program. Invited presenter at Become a HERO in Education in Garden City, KS. (State/Regional) 
  • Jack, A.R. (2018). Making a Difference. Invited Speaker at Educator’s Banquet at Life Church in Augusta, KS. (State/Regional).
  • Jack, A.R. (2015).  College Norm: Preparing Urban Students for Higher Education Success. Invited Facilitator at Council of the Great City Schools Fall Conference in Long Beach, Calif. (National Meeting).

Innovative, Creative Projects

  • Teaching/Training Career and Technical Education Pathway agreement with State of Kansas. Launched Spring 2019. Coordinator of this cooperative agreement to serve high school students with a non-duplicative program of study in Teacher Education (Early Childhood, Elementary Education, Teacher Apprentice Program, and Secondary Education) at ¥, College of Applied Studies.   
  • Bachelor of Applied Science in Workforce Leadership & Applied Learning, Development of new Bachelor’s degree in College of Applied Studies.  Approved Fall 2018. Currently serving as liaison of Dean’s office in the establishment of program and marketing/recruiting for Fall 2019 launch of program.
  • Teacher Apprenticeship Program, Development of new Bachelor of Arts in Early Childhood Education/Elementary Education. Launched Fall 2017. Currently serving 415 Para Educators in over 60 different Kansas school districts. Current serving as Program Administration, providing program, advisor, and instructor oversight.
  • Social Emotional Learning in the School Community, professional learning series, Wichita, KS. Influencing 15 K-12 educators.
  • STEM Professional Partnership Program (SP3) Institute. In partnership with Wichita Public Schools (USD 259) and The Independent School, Wichita, KS. Influencing 32 elementary classrooms and teachers and 1600 students at 3rd, 4th, ad 5th grade level during the time of this project.