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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 »

Alumna receives SMU President’s New Employee Excellence Award

Krystal K. (Owens) Jones, (MA SAA ’11) was selected as the recipient of the Southern Methodist University’s 2013 President’s New Employee Excellence Award. Jones has served as a residential community director at SMU since 2011 and has demonstrated significant service to the university, including serving on the Student Affairs Division Staff Development and Assessment committees.… Read More »

Enos to receive national service award

Enos to receive national service award

Former assistant vice president for student services and adjunct faculty member Patricia Enos has been selected to receive the Esther Lloyd Jones Professional Service award, given by the American College Personnel Association (ACPA). Enos will receive the award during ACPA’s annual conference in Las Vegas, March 4-7. “It’s a humbling honor to be included in the… Read More »

SAA Student Receives Service to the International Community Award

SAA Student Receives Service to the International Community Award

Mark Chung Kwan Fan, a current second-year student in the Student Affairs Administration masters program, was selected as the recipient of the 2013 Service to the International Community Award, sponsored by ACPA’s Commission for Global Dimensions of Student Student Development. The award recognizes a student affairs professional or graduate student for outstanding service to the… Read More »

Baldwin explores emeritus status across U.S.

While emeritus status may carry a variety of meanings, a recent article explores efforts of colleges and universities across the United States to make emeritus status meaningful. The article, co-authored by Roger Baldwin, MSU professor of higher, adult and lifelong education (HALE), and HALE graduate assistant Michael J. Zeig, examines initiatives to provide retired professors… Read More »

MSU, higher education professor to lead global food system innovation center

MSU, higher education professor to lead global food system innovation center

Michigan State University will use a grant from the U.S. Agency for International Development to improve agricultural production and reduce poverty in areas of the world suffering from rapid urbanization, population growth and skills gaps. Receiving up to $25 million throughout five years, finding solutions to the problems that affect global food production will be… Read More »

HALE professor takes lead role in AAU project to improve STEM education

HALE professor takes lead role in AAU project to improve STEM education

A Michigan State University faculty member is taking a lead role in a national initiative designed to improve the quality of undergraduate teaching and learning in science, technology, engineering and mathematics, the STEM fields. James Fairweather, a professor of higher, adult and lifelong education, will serve as co-principal investigator of the Association of American Universities’… Read More »

HALE students receive fellowships

HALE students receive fellowships

Pamela Roy and Alex Akulli, both HALE Ph.D students, have each received the Donald H. Wulff Diversity Travel Fellowship, sponsored by The Professional and Organizational Development Network in Higher Education (POD). The fellowship is named after the late Don Wulff, a distinguished scholar and practitioner at the University of Washington, who devoted his life’s energy… Read More »

Remembering alumnus John Porter, historic education leader in Michigan

Remembering alumnus John Porter, historic education leader in Michigan

Alumnus John W. Porter (M.A. ’57, Ph.D. ’62) passed away June 27, 2012. He was 80. A two-time graduate of the College of Education, he received a master’s in counseling and guidance and a doctorate in higher education. Dr. Porter worked as a teacher before becoming the first black professional employed in the Michigan Department… Read More »