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Do academic rankings create inequality?

Do academic rankings create inequality?

A study led by a Michigan State University scholar questions whether higher education ranking systems are creating competition simply for the sake of competition at a time when universities are struggling financially. Global rankings that emphasize science and technology research – such as the Academic Rankings of World Universities by Shanghai Jiao Tong University –… Read More »

Paris awarded NAEd/Spencer fellowship

Paris awarded NAEd/Spencer fellowship

Django Paris, assistant professor of teacher education, has been awarded a National Academy of Education/Spencer Postdoctoral Fellowship for the 2013-2015 academic years. The postdoctoral fellowship is given to individuals performing critical education research, with a purpose of supporting early career scholars. As part of the two-year, $55,000 award, Paris plans to study culturally sustaining pedagogy… Read More »

Recent graduate awarded Fulbright Scholarship

Recent graduate awarded Fulbright Scholarship

Allison Szatkiewicz, a new graduate of the Michigan State University College of Education, has been awarded a Fulbright Scholarship and will teach English in Taiwan next year. Szatkiewicz is a member of the Global Educators Cohort Program (GECP), a globally-focused cohort program within the Department of Teacher Education. She earned minors in Arabic and Teaching… 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 »

Greenhow awarded Lilly Fellowship

Greenhow awarded Lilly Fellowship

College of Education faculty member Christine Greenhow has been selected to be part of the 2013-2014 Lilly Teaching Fellows Program. The fellowship provides tenure-stream faculty at Michigan State University with an opportunity to engage in a yearlong exploration of the robust scholarship on effective practices in university teaching. The program is designed to support fellows… Read More »

Faculty one of two Asian Americans ever elected to LRA board

Faculty one of two Asian Americans ever elected to LRA board

Guofang Li has been elected to the Literacy Research Association’s (LRA) board of directors. Li, an associate professor of second language and literacy education in the Department of Teacher Education, is one of two Asian Americans to ever be elected to the board of directors of the LRA. Li will serve a three-year term. The… Read More »

Teaching intern named best in Michigan

Teaching intern named best in Michigan

College of Education graduate Elizabeth Gutowski has been named the 2012 MATE Student Teacher/Intern of the Year. This is the third consecutive year a College of Education student has been chosen for the honor. Each year, the Michigan Association of Teacher Educators (MATE) sponsors a contest to identify and award a Michigan student teacher or intern.… Read More »

PhD candidate awarded $20,000 dissertation grant

PhD candidate awarded $20,000 dissertation grant

Rachel Ayieko, a PhD candidate in MSU’s Curriculum, Instruction & Teacher Education (CITE) program, has been awarded a $20,000 dissertation grant by the American Educational Research Association (AERA) Grants Program, sponsored by the National Science Foundation. Ayieko’s dissertation, “The Influence of Opportunity to Learn to Teach Mathematics: A Comparative Study,” focuses on STEM work using… Read More »

Arsen receives MSBO award

Arsen receives MSBO award

Faculty member David Arsen has received the Michigan School Business Officials’ (MSBO) 2013 Friend of Education award. Given in recognition of outstanding support of education in Michigan, the Friend of Education award was presented to Arsen by MSBO Board of Directors President Angie McArthur, at the organization’s recent Annual Conference in Grand Rapids, Mich. Arsen… Read More »

In Memoriam: Cleo H. Cherryholmes

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 »