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Maloy and computer science faculty research high school STEM participation

Mar 07, 2014

Robert Maloy, senior lecturer, Department of Teacher Education and Curriculum Studies, and Lynn Stephens, Department of Computer Science, were awarded $424,867 from the National Science Foundation to develop adaptive tutoring technologies to help increase the participation in mathematics of underrepresented populations that often avoid STEM careers.

College of Education Awarded $23 Million to Support Higher Education in Afghanistan

Feb 16, 2014

The United States Agency for International Development (USAID) has awarded a $92 million, 5-year contract to strengthen higher education in Afghanistan to a consortium headed by Family Health International that includes the University of Massachusetts Amherst College of Education, Purdue University, the Afghan Holding Group and Altai Consulting.

Sorcinelli receives Lifetime Achievement Award

Jan 28, 2014

Mary Deane Sorcinelli (Ed.D. 1978), associate provost for faculty development,  founding director of the Center for Teaching and Faculty Development, and professor in the higher education concentration, received a Lifetime Achievement Award from the Massachusetts Network of Women Leaders in Higher Education.  The award is presented to a woman in higher education who has demonstrated significant leadership and promotion of women in the field of higher education. 

Our Faculty Pioneer Inter-American Tertiary Education Association

Jan 14, 2014

College of Education Faculty Pioneer Inter-American Tertiary Education Association

Five faculty receive service learning fellowships

Dec 20, 2013

Five faculty members in the College of Education have received 2014 Civic Engagement and Service Learning Faculty Fellowships from the UMass Amherst Provost’s Committee on Service-Learning.  They are:  Benita Barnes, associate professor, Department of Educational Research, Policy and Administration;   Sara Whitcomb, assistant professor, Department of Student Development; Robert Maloy, senior lecturer, Marie-Christine Polizzi, lecturer, and Florence Sullivan, associate professor, all of the Department of Teacher Education and Curriculum Studies. 

Nieto awarded the Medal for Distinguished Service

Dec 03, 2013

Professor Emerita Sonia Nieto has been awarded the Medal for Distinguished Service, the highest honor bestowed by Teachers College, Columbia University, for her writings on multicultural education, teacher preparation, the education of Latinos, and other culturally and linguistically diverse student populations. She will accept the Medal for Distinguished Service at Teachers College’s Commencement on Monday, May 19, 2014 in the Cathedral of St. John the Divine, Manhattan.

Nieswandt and McEneaney receive NSF grant

Oct 28, 2013

Nieswandt and McEneaney receive $862,895 NSF grant to study small group work in high school science classes.

For more information, please see http://www.umass.edu/newsoffice/article/education-faculty-awarded-862895-national.

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History wiki included in MERLOT

Oct 17, 2013

resourcesforhistoryteachers, a wiki authored by College of Education’s senior lecturer Robert Maloy and organized by teachers and students connected with the College’s secondary history and political science concentrations, has been included in Multimedia Educational Resource for Learning Online and Teaching (MERLOT), a program of the California State University.

Woodland delivered address at state conference

Oct 15, 2013

Rebecca H. Woodland, associate professor, College of Education’s Department of Educational Policy, Research, and Administration, delivered an invited address on October 11, 2013 at the fall conference of the Massachusetts School Psychologists Association in Norwood, MA. Her presentation, The Massachusetts’ Model System of Educator Evaluation: The Rationale & Rhetoric Behind the Rubrics, examined the attributes, advantages and challenges of the Commonwealth's recently launched statewide educator evaluation system.

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Davis and Hruska receive Public Service Endowment Grants

Sep 24, 2013

Two faculty-led projects from the College of Education were awarded two of the five Public Service Endowment Grants sponsored by the UMass Amherst vice chancellor for Research and Engagement. The five projects focus on violence prevention and education in health, science and language arts in the region. The awards are intended to enhance the public service mission of the campus by translating faculty and staff research for use that benefits community partners while engaging them in the process.

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