Mother’s Day Matters

Happy Mother’s Day to all Mothers & Other Mothers

Mom

Dedicated to my mother:
Wyatt-Nichol, H. (2012). A view from the 50th street gate on Washington Avenue: Reflections of a working class academic. Journal of Public Affairs Education, 18(1), 17-28.

Wyatt-Nichol, H. (2009). Blue-collar mother/White-collar daughter: A perspective on U.S policies toward working mothers. Journal of the Association for Research on Mothering. 11(2), 111-121.

Dedicated to all Mothers:

Seabrook, R. & Wyatt-Nichol, H. (2015). Marginalization and hope: Personal narratives of previously incarcerated mothers. In J. Minaker, & B. Hogeveen, (Eds.) Criminalized mothers/Criminalizing motherhood. (pp.355-372). Bradford: Demeter Press

Wyatt-Nichol, H. (2015, Spring). Workplace Flexibility in Higher Education: Reflections on the National Challenge for Higher Education Conference. USM Women’s Forum Newsletter.

Wyatt-Nichol, H., Cardona, M., & Drake, K. (2012). Balancing work and family in higher education: Best practices and barriers. In O’Brien Hallstein, L. & O’Reilly, A. (Eds.) Academic motherhood in a post-second wave context (pp. 108-126). Bradford: Demeter Press.

Podcast discussion on The Global Child—Female Friendly Workplaces (2012, August 24) for NGO To Love Children Educational Foundation International, Inc., Available at WebTalk Radio.net and  iTunes

Wyatt-Nichol, H. (2011). Case study: Female-family friendly policies in the academe. In D’Agostino, M.J. & Levine, H. (Eds.), Women in Public Administration: Theory and practice (pp. 45-65). Sudbury: Jones & Bartlett Learning.

Wyatt-Nichol, H. (2010). Maternity leave. Encyclopedia of Motherhood. Los Angeles: Sage Publications, Inc, 729-730.

Wyatt-Nichol, H. (2010). Daycare. Encyclopedia of Motherhood. Los Angeles: Sage Publications, Inc, 273-275.

Dr. Heather’s WordPress Page: Readings on Family Friendly Policies

Also, check out Demeter Press and the Motherhood Initiative for Research and Community Involvement

 

A Constitutional Amendment on Competencies

Our society places responsibility on educational institutions and students to demonstrate competencies and learning outcomes. However, we still end up with a President who lacks basic knowledge of the Constitution, how government works, and basic history.
A proposed Constitutional Amendment

Any President of the U.S. should be required to demonstrate basic knowledge via the Citizenship Test, AP Government, History, and Geography exams.
NASPAA Universal Required Competencies https://accreditation.naspaa.org/standard-5/

Middle States https://www.msche.org/

SACS http://www.sacs.org/

Common Core http://www.corestandards.org/

Citizenship Test https://my.uscis.gov/prep/test/civics

AP Government Test

https://apstudent.collegeboard.org/apcourse/ap-united-states-government-and-politics
AP History Test

https://secure-media.collegeboard.org/digitalServices/pdf/ap/ap-us-history-practice-exam.pdf