Student participation is an essential pillar of the shared governance of the College of Education. To that end, the Undergraduate Student Advisory Council (USAC) has been established to provide students with an opportunity to participate in college policy and planning, collaborate with the College of Education Leadership Team, and advocate for current and future undergraduate students.

The UMass Amherst Office of Faculty Development has highlighted a number of resources created by the College's own Sharon EdwardsBob Maloy, and Torrey Trust on their Remote Learning Resources webpage.

On Wednesday, October 21, Assistant Professor of Children, Families, & Schools Ysaaca AxelrodRosa Medina Riveros (Ed.D. '20), and Ph.D. candidate in Social Justice Education, Aurora Santiago-Ortiz presented as part of a five-member panel: "LatinX or LatinE? The Difference a Letter Can Make."

A round of applause for Professor of Math, Science, & Learning Technologies and Teacher Education & Curriculum Studies Department Chair Florence Sullivan who has co-edited a special issue of Computer Science Education (vol. 30, issue 3) with Professor Melissa S. Gresalfi of Vanderbilt University.

A standing ovation for Associate Professor of Math, Science, & Learning Technologies Torrey Trust and coauthors who have been selected for the Annual Achievement Award from the Association for Educational Communications and Technology (AECT) for their article, “The Difference Between Emergency Remote Teaching and Online Learning” published in EDUCAUSE Review in March.

The Mid-Career Advancement (MCA) Program offers an opportunity for scientists and engineers at the Associate Professor rank (or equivalent) to substantively enhance and advance their research program through synergistic and mutually beneficial partnerships, typically at an institution other than their home institution.

Doctoral, Ed.S. and M.Ed. Students: if you are filing to graduate this February 1, 2020, see below for details on the November 27, 2020 deadline to submit forms.

View the video from yesterday's webinar, "Organizing for Educational Justice - lessons from Chile, Pakistan and South Africa," on the College of Education's Facebook Page.

The next funding round of the Laura Bassi Scholarship for master's and doctoral candidates, as well as junior academics is now open!

Next week, if you tune into NEPR (89.3 FM) you may hear an announcement for the next teacher preparation program open houses! Learn more about the programs and speak with program coordinators at the last two open houses of the year.