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The Power of Endowed Faculty

The Power of Endowed Faculty

The Erickson legacy When W. Bruce Erickson created an endowed faculty chair at Michigan State University, he knew putting additional funds in the hands of faculty would empower bold ideas. Growing up the son of former Dean Clifford Erickson, he recognized the quality of the research and teaching in the College of Education. And he… Read More »

Amey honored by NASPA

Amey honored by NASPA

Department of Educational Administration Chairperson Marilyn Amey has been selected to receive the Robert H. Shaffer Award for Academic Excellence as a Graduate Faculty Member. Given yearly by the NASPA – Student Affairs in Higher Education, the award recognizes those who are a personal inspiration to graduate students, have served on doctoral committees and have… Read More »

No. 1 for 20 years!

No. 1 for 20 years!

For a solid two decades now, Michigan State University has been ranked No. 1 in the nation for both elementary and secondary education! According to the latest graduate school rankings from U.S. News & World Report, released today, the MSU College of Education has been considered the best place to study elementary and secondary education… Read More »

Online master’s programs in national top 20

Online master’s programs in national top 20

Michigan State University ranks 18th in the nation based on an assessment of online master’s degree programs in education, according to U.S. News & World Report. MSU moved up from No. 23 last year. This is the third time U.S. News has ranked online degree programs based on a variety of data provided by more… Read More »

Shahjahan elected to two international boards

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

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 »

Heller co-edits new book

Heller co-edits new book

Student financing in higher education is the topic of a new book co-edited by Michigan State University College of Education Dean Donald Heller. By examining financial aid trends in different parts of the world, Heller and co-editor Claire Callender contribute to an understanding of how these global trends affect student financial aid costs. The text… Read More »

MSU part of national effort to reform science, math education

MSU part of national effort to reform science, math education

Michigan State University is one of eight sites across the country selected by the Association of American Universities to host a project designed to improve science and math education. MSU was among 31 institutions vying to be project sites for the initiative. The project will work to improve the quality of undergraduate education in science,… Read More »

Little proof that federal aid raises college prices

Little proof that federal aid raises college prices

Donald E. Heller, dean of the College of Education at Michigan State University, argues there is scant evidence of a relationship between changes in federal student aid and tuition increases. In a new monograph, Does Federal Financial Aid Drive Up College Prices?, he examines research on the so-called Bennett Hypothesis, which suggests that the availability… Read More »

Mabokela becomes international leader for college

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 »