Excellence in Education Forum Lecture
Through a generous benefactor, the Department established in 1986 a yearly forum honoring
the profession of teaching. The Forum has featured such renowned educators as Madeline
Hunter, David Elkind, William Glasser, Louise Cowan, and William Farmer. The Forum
is a gift from the Department to the community. The Excellence in Education Forum
usually occurs in the spring semester.
Authors, Illustrators, Readers (A.I.R.) Program
The A.I.R. Program (Authors, Illustrators, and Readers) was established in 1975. In
conjunction with the Irving Independent School District and the Irving Public Library,
the University of Dallas Department of Education brings noted authors and/or illustrators
of child and young adult books to the University campus to speak and work with students
preparing to teach.