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 »
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 »
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 »
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?
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 »
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 »
By Nicole Geary Step inside Kristen Renn’s office and it’s hard to miss the affinity for her undergraduate alma mater. There are posters and pendants from Mount Holyoke College on the wall and a calendar of campus photos near her desk. It’s been 25 years since Renn, an associate professor in the College of Education… Read More »
HALE Ph.D. student Leah Beasley talked about preparing for college on Fox 2 News. See her interview.
Michigan State University professor James Fairweather has been nominated to serve on a new national panel focused on improving science teaching and learning at the university level. Fairweather, who is widely known for his work on faculty roles and rewards, holds the Mildred B. Erickson Distinguished Chair in Higher, Adult and Lifelong Education at MSU.… Read More »
The course, EAD 866: Teaching in Post Secondary Education, taught by Dr. Ann Austin, Dr. John Dirkx, and Dr. Rhonda Egidio has been selected as Best in the Fully Online Course category for the 2010 AT&T Faculty Awards program. Libraries, Computing, and Technology in the Office of the Provost initiated this annual awards program to… Read More »