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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 »

Tough standards needed for U.S. math teachers

Tough standards needed for U.S. math teachers

Rigorous standards for math teacher preparation are needed to improve the quality of future math teachers in the United States – and the overall math instruction in K-12 schools, argues a Michigan State University scholar. New research led by William Schmidt shows some teacher education programs in the United States rank among the best in… 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 »

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 »