TPI Announcements

Reed selected as Distinguished Alumni at the University of Pittsburgh

On March 30, 2014, Dr. Cindy Reed will be recognized as the 2014 Distinguished Alumni from the Department of Administrative and Policy Studies in the School of Education at the University of Pittsburgh. Reed earned her doctorate there in 1997 before accepting the position of Assistant Professor at Auburn University. Reed is now the Emily R. and Gerald S. Leischuck Endowed Professor of Educational Leadership. She attributes her strong preparation at the University of Pittsburgh with much of her success at Auburn University, along with a lot of hard work. Distinguished alumni representing other departments in the University of Pittsburgh School of Education will also be recognized along with Reed at the Sunday evening reception.

Anti-Bullying Summit 2014

Location: Peachtree City, GA

Details: Truman Pierce Institute and the Office of Professional and Continuing Education are hosting Auburn University’s fourth annual national Anti-Bullying Summit in Peachtree City, Georgia.  Presenters and participants in the Anti-Bullying Summits share information, current thinking, and research about a serious problem facing our schools and communities—bullying. The Summit is designed to create on-going local, state, and national coalitions for Pre K-12 educators, higher education faculty and administrators, student leaders, mental health practitioners, researchers, community leaders, policymakers, and other professionals who are engaged in on-going work to address PreK-20 bullying and cyber-bullying in learning environments. Hero Awards, given to individuals and groups who have taken a strong stance against bullying, are announced at the annual Summit. HERO nomination forms and concurrent session proposals, additional information, and registration procedures are available at

Truman Pierce Institute offers the following PLU meeting Alabama State Department of Education’s Leadership Standard 5, “Community and Stakeholder Relationships.”


PLUACLD 151: "BUILD: Bullying Intervention Leadership Development in Faculty, Staff, Students, and Community"

Enrollees will:

  • analyze bullying incidence in their school(s) and community
  • identify effects of bullying on students' social interactions, emotional health, attendance, and academic success
  • develop and implement effective anti-bullying strategies utilizing school and community resources

After attending the Anti-Bullying Summit June 26-27, 2014, enrollees will: lead a faculty/staff meeting during which Alabama law and school system policies pertaining to bullying are reviewed; collect data from two bullying surveys (Fall 2014 and Spring 2015) to assess incidence of bullying and effects of intervention initiatives in their schools; organize and guide three faculty/parent/student/community leader meetings during which bullying problems are analyzed and strategies for intervention are developed; plan and implement two school-wide assemblies addressing the issue of bullying; and complete short reading assignments. 

People wishing to earn this PLU may enroll on the STI website, https:/// under course # PLUACLD151. A detailed summary of each activity is available at by searching under course number 151, then clicking on "View” to see each of the activities that must be completed between June 2014 and April 2015.

Last Updated: Mar 19, 2014

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