Richard W. Riley College of Education and Leadership
Welcome! The field of higher, professional and adult education seeks to prepare individuals to be lifelong learners, reflective in their practice and ethical in their private and professional lives. It is a mission to help others achieve their own personal goals by guiding them through the process of becoming competent in the field, while recognizing that they have a powerful role in contributing to the formation of character and values in our schools, community and country. In Hawaii , there exists special sensitivity to minority populations and the importance of designing and delivering programs cooperatively with the people served. Adult literacy and learning have been a specific focus for over 25 years in adult education, non-profit administration, business and industry. Designing literacy and communication programs for Second Language Learners for hotels in Hawaii and the marine industry in San Diego, including manuals for Workplace Literacy, Southwest Foundation Advisors and Advanced Etiquette is especially needed. Teaching online over 15 years in Teacher Credentialing, Masters of Education in Technology, Teaching and Learning and Educational Administration has proven rewarding and valuable. Designing online courses that focus on curriculum, research, diversity, and English as a Second Language.
Credentials Barbara J. Salice holds a Doctorate in Education from the University of Southern California in the field of Higher, Adult and Professional Education. She has taught kindergarten through graduate school students. For five years, she was involved in the creating and developing of literacy and basic skills programs for non-traditional students in the State of Hawaii. From 1996-1998, she served as Executive Director of the Literacy Network of Greater Los Angeles. Dr. Salice has had considerable experience in designing, directing and implementing programs in leadership. She has trained faculty to teach online. Dr. Salice served as Vice-Chair of the Governor's Council for Literacy at its inception in 1990. She received the Hawaii's First Lady’s Volunteer of the Year Award in 1987 and is credited with operating the Outstanding Literacy Program for Hawaii for two years. She served as chair of the Professional Development Committee of the Commission on Adult Basic Education for six years.