Category Archives: College News

Shahjahan elected to two international boards

Assistant professor of Higher, Adult and Lifelong Education Riyad Shahjahan has been appointed to two boards—both influential in the field of international education. Shahjahan will serve as member-at-large for the Association for the Study of Higher Education (ASHE) Council on International Higher Education. He will also sit on the editorial board for Policy Futures in Education,… Read More »

Preparing future STEM faculty as top teachers

Michigan State University will help improve the preparation of thousands of future professors as part of a national network focused on improving teaching in science, technology, engineering and mathematics, or STEM. The Center for the Integration of Research, Teaching and Learning has received a $5 million grant from the National Science Foundation to expand its… Read More »

New book on college classroom assessment

College of Education alumnus Rick Stiggins has written a book focused on helping college professors improve their teaching through assessment. The book, “Productive Classroom Assessment in College Courses,” offers guidance on setting clear learning goals, building high-quality items or tasks, scoring properly and communicating results. It also emphasizes the best ways to involve students in… Read More »

How teens choose their friends

It’s a common perception portrayed in movies from “The Breakfast Club” to “Mean Girls.” Teenage friendships are formed by joining cliques such as jocks, geeks and goths. But a national study led by a Michigan State University scholar finds that the courses students take have powerful effects on the friendships they make. The study was… Read More »

Covassin on panel examining concussions

Michigan State University faculty member Tracey Covassin is part of a national committee of experts that released a new report this week on the dangers of concussions in youth sports. According to the authors, young athletes in the U.S. face a “culture of resistance” to reporting when they might have a concussion and to complying… Read More »

College of Education wins Niagara award

The College of Education at Michigan State University has received the 2013 Niagara Award in Education. Each year, the Niagara Foundation-Michigan publicly recognizes individuals and organizations who have distinguished themselves in their profession and contributed time, energy and leadership in the areas of education, community service, peace, leadership or media. The nominations for the Niagara… Read More »