College receives Obama-Singh award

UMass Amherst College of Education is one of four U.S. institutions of higher education that has received the highly competitive 2013 Obama-Singh 21st Century Knowledge Initiative award. The College’s project, “Inclusive Universities: Linking Diversity, Equity and Excellence for the 21st Century”, studies and analyzes the changing student demographic in Indian public higher education institutions and seeks to identify relevant educational and institutional practices and policies that are responsive to new and vulnerable student populations in ways that advance academic excellence. The College’s initiative is led by associate professor Sangeeta Kamat of the Department of Educational Policy, Research and Administration, and associate professor Ximena Zuniga of the Department of Student Development. Our Indian partnering institution is the University of Pune.

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