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HALE graduate named senior VP at Brandeis University

HALE graduate named senior VP at Brandeis University

On Sept. 1, 2011, Michigan State University College of Education alumnus Andrew Flagel will begin his new position as senior vice president for students and enrollment at Brandeis University in Waltham, Mass. There, Flagel will supervise and manage Brandeis’ Division of Student Affairs and Enrollment Management, which includes the Office of Admissions and the Office of Financial Aid. In 2008,… Read More »

Renn honored with Elizabeth Topham Kennan Award

Renn honored with Elizabeth Topham Kennan Award

Kristen Renn, an associate professor in the MSU College of Education and highly regarded leader in the field of student affairs, received the Elizabeth Topham Kennan Award for Outstanding Accomplishment in the Field of Education from the Alumnae Association of Mount Holyoke College. Renn, an alumna of the women-only college, received the prestigious award during her 25th reunion. She… Read More »

HALE student, graduate nationally recognized by NACADA

HALE student, graduate nationally recognized by NACADA

For nearly 30 years, the National Awards Program for Academic Advising has recognized outstanding professionals in the field of academic advising. This year, Shannon Burton, current HALE doctoral student and academic advising specialist in the School of Criminal Justice at Michigan State University, received the NACADA Student Research Award in the Doctoral degree category. Burton was recognized… Read More »

Heller approved as dean of College of Education

Heller approved as dean of College of Education

Donald E. Heller, a noted scholar and expert on higher education, has been approved as dean of the College of Education at Michigan State University. He will assume the position effective Jan. 1, 2012. Heller is professor of education and senior scientist at Penn State University, where he has served as director of the Center… Read More »

Rankings: No. 1 in elementary and secondary education for 17th year

New national rankings are in and… the College of Education at Michigan State University is still ranked # 1 in the nation for elementary and secondary education. That makes 17 consecutive years! The U.S. News & World Report’s 2012 edition of America’s Best Graduate Schools, which hits newsstands April 5, also recognizes the college’s capacity… Read More »

Are liberal arts colleges still valuable?

Are liberal arts colleges still valuable?

Education scholars have been debating the future of the classic, four-year liberal arts education model, especially as the United States struggles to create and fill jobs suitable for the global economy. The number of liberal arts colleges has been on the decline for more than a decade, according to research by professor of higher education… Read More »

US, MSU see increase in multiracial students

HALE Associate Professor Kristen Renn, who has written a book about multiracial college students, was quoted in this State News article. How do the experiences of multiracial students vary, and how can this increase affect their college experience?

College students lack scientific literacy, study finds

College students lack scientific literacy, study finds

Most college students in the United States do not grasp the scientific basis of the carbon cycle – an essential skill in understanding the causes and consequences of climate change, according to research published in the January issue of BioScience. The study, whose authors include several current and former researchers from Michigan State University, calls… Read More »

Conditions for part-time adjuncts hurts quality of teaching

A new study by HALE professors Roger Baldwin and Matthew R. Wawrzynski suggests part-time adjunct instructors are more likely to use ineffective teaching techniques because of the quality of their comparative working conditions. Read more of the details and debate in the Chronicle of Higher Education article. The results are set to be published in… Read More »