Category Archives: College News

Mabokela becomes international leader for college

Professor Reitumetse Obakeng Mabokela, a higher education scholar with extensive international research experience, has been appointed as assistant dean for international studies in the College of Education at Michigan State University. She assumes the position on May 16, 2013. Mabokela takes over for John R. (Jack) Schwille, who has served in the position for 29… Read More »

In Memoriam: Cleo H. Cherryholmes

Cleo H. Cherryholmes, professor emeritus of teacher education and political science, died on April 18, in the company of his devoted daughter. He was 74. Cherryholmes came to Michigan State University as an assistant professor in 1966, was promoted to associate professor in 1969, and to professor in 1982. He joined the College of Education… Read More »

MSU at AERA: At a glance

More than 140 faculty members and graduate students from the Michigan State University College of Education are scheduled to participate in the Annual Meeting of the American Educational Research Association this year in San Francisco. The meeting runs from April 27 through May 1, 2013. Researchers from all over the world converge at AERA to… Read More »

No ‘silver bullet’ for science standards

America’s K-12 teachers are not fully prepared to meet a new set of science standards, a Michigan State University education scholar argues in Science. Writing in the April 19 issue, University Distinguished Professor and chair of the Department of Teacher Education Suzanne Wilson said the professional training landscape for teachers is woefully inadequate to handle… Read More »

Twitter can give power to the people

Twitter can easily teach people about social movements such as Occupy Wall Street and even entice them to participate, according to a new study by a Michigan State University education doctoral student. The social networking site – which lets users read, send and group together 140-character messages known as tweets – can actually be a… Read More »

Blended, online courses named best on campus

Two courses taught by College of Education faculty have been named winners in Michigan State University’s annual Award Competition in Instructional Technology, funded by AT&T. Punya Mishra, professor of Educational Psychology and Educational Technology (EPET), and Danah Henriksen, visiting assistant professor in EPET, received first place in the Blended Course category for CEP 917: Knowledge… Read More »