September 23-24, 1999

ITEM 104-2001-R0999 RETIREMENT of James G. Hauwiller, Department of Education; Montana State University-Bozeman

THAT: Upon the occasion of the retirement of Dr. James G. Hauwiller from the faculty of Montana State University-Bozeman, the Board of Regents wishes to express its appreciation for his service to the University, the Montana University System, and the people of the State of Montana.

EXPLANATION: Dr. Hauwiller Ďs career has been one of dedicated service to the University, the College, and to the Department of Education during the past twenty-three years. Of particular note is his work as advisor/counselor to the MSU Chapter of Kappa Delta Pi, the national education honor society for outstanding students in undergraduate teacher education. Jim has also been actively involved in the southwest chapter of Phi Delta Kappa, the international professional fraternity for individuals involved in various aspects of education. He was the recipient of the local chapterís Outstanding Educator Award in 1997. At the same time, Jim was also chosen as the Kappan of the Year for this chapter.

Jimís contributions in the field of international education to both the campus and the Department have been outstanding. Over the past several years he has been instrumental in bringing several groups of teacher educators to the MSU campus. These groups have included Deans of Education from theThailand teacher education institutions, plus another group of faculty from these same institutions. Other groups that have spent time on campus due to Jimís efforts have included educators from Morocco and Russia, a group of high school teachers from the Ukraine, and another group from Uzbekistan. In addition, Jim has also lead study groups comprised of MSU faculty and teachers from the Bozeman Public Schools to both Russia and Thailand.

In addition to the above, Dr. Hauwiller has taught in both the undergraduate and graduate teacher education programs. He has also served as undergraduate advisor in the social studies broadfield program and on numerous masters and doctoral committees in the area of curriculum and instruction.

For the past several years, Jim had the responsibility for organizing the College-wide phonathon. His efforts resulted in a considerable increase in the dollars donated to various programs within the College. While this work often goes unrewarded, it has indeed been critical to the College.

For these and other contributions, the Board of Regents of Higher Education is pleased to confer upon James G. Hauwiller the rank of Professor Emeritus of Education at Montana State University and wishes him well for many pleasant years in the future.