Baker University Student Education Association
The Baker University chapter of the Kansas National Education Association-Student Programs (KNEA-SP) is open to all students in the Department of Education. The executive committee plans monthly programs that focus on issues important to educators. Committee members, along with the faculty sponsor, also attend several state meetings each year, where they have the opportunity to meet and exchange ideas with other educators.
BUSEA is among the nation's most respected KNEA-SP chapters. The group was one of only three in the country to be recognized for Outstanding Local Excellence at the 2005 NEA Student Leadership conference in Washington, D.C.
BUSEA meets once a month to discuss current issues in the field of education, explore teaching strategies and take part in hands-on workshops on topics such as interviewing techniques, portfolio building, changes in laws and policies and student motivation. The group also takes part in the annual NEA Read Across America event, which is held in March and commemorates the birthday, life and work of Dr. Seuss. BUSEA hosts a reading and game activity at Baldwin Elementary School.
The mission of the Baker University Student Education Association is to promote quality, professional teachers through enrichment programs, volunteer and service opportunities, notification of education issues, and to encourage active participation among the association.
Jim Foil, Assistant Professor of Education