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College Convocation Sept. 16

With Dr. Beverly Tatum

book coverTo mark the start of the new academic year, the college’s Convocation will be held on September 16 from 10:00am to 11:30am in the Cape Cod Lounge, Student Union, and will include a major address by Dr. Beverly Tatum.  Dr.

Woodland awarded NSF grant for computer science models for schools

Woodland and UMass researchers awarded NSF grant to create computer science models usable in high-needs schools

Graduate Student Orientation

College of Education’s
Graduate Student Orientation
Wednesday, August 31

Students, faculty and staff...please join us!

8:30 am   Light breakfast in The Hub, sign-in at Welcome Desk
9:30 am   Program begins: Dean’s welcome, Ray’s info session, meet the   faculty and staff, fun interactive session
10:30 am Community-building activity for all
11:30 am Learning centers
12:30 pm Barbecue, entertainment by our college musicians
1:30 pm   Concentration-specific sessions

Please let us know if you will attend  

Hambleton Receives Thomas Oakland Award for Contributions to Testing, Assessment

Ronald K. Hambleton, Distinguished University Professor and executive director of the College of Education’s Center for Educational Assessment, has received the inaugural Thomas Oakland Award for Distinguished Contributions to Testing and Assessment from the International Test Commission (ITC).

The ITC is an association of national psychological associations, test commissions, publishers and other organizations committed to promoting effective testing and assessment policies and to the proper development, evaluation and uses of educational and psychological instruments.

Wright honored as a top state educator

Keith Wright (M.Ed. 2007), a science teacher at Springfield Renaissance School and a finalist for the 2015 Presidential Awards for Excellence in Mathematics and Science, was among those who were honored as the state’s top educators by the Massachusetts Department of Elementary and Secondary Education at a “Ceremony to Honor Excellence in Teaching” held at the State House in Boston on Wednesday, June 14. Wright is a Master Teaching Fellow in the National Science Foundation’s Robert Noyce S2TLC project in the College of Education.

Murphy served on Chancellor’s Undergraduate Advisory Council

Fallon Murphy, an education major, served on the 2015-16 Chancellor’s Undergraduate Advisory Council, which meets monthly with Chancellor Subbaswamy. Murphy, who plans a career in teaching, said that the experience has “sparked” her interest in educational policy and administration. She was nominated to serve on the Council by Camille Cammack, Department of Teacher Education and Curriculum Studies.

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Parker thanks college for career path

Fran Parker (BA 1966) visited Furcolo Hall during Alumni Weekend and her 50th reunion. She began her teaching career in the Albany, New York area, then moved to teaching positions in Illinois and Las Vegas, Nevada, retiring after 10 years teaching in San Diego, California.  “I stopped by to say ‘Thank you’ because I felt well prepared by the college. As a new teacher, my first assignment as a permanent sub was to set up a first grade class, and I just did it!” she said. “And I went on from there. My career was a testament to having the skills I needed from the beginning.

Hudson to direct program development

Kate Hudson,  education policy, research and administration, was named to the college’s new position of Director of Program Development. Hudson will expand on her previous responsibilities to provide comprehensive support to the development and advancement of Continuing and Professional Education programs and courses throughout the college.

 

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Barnes named to diversity position

Benita J. Barnes, education policy, research and administration, was elected by college-wide vote to the college’s new Director of Diversity Advancement position. Barnes’ focus will include continuing the development of policies to increase diversity in the recruitment, hiring, and retention of faculty, staff, and graduate students; initiating  practices that support continuous improvement of a climate that embraces and supports diversity throughout the college; and facilitating community outreach activities that enhance the college’s commitment to diversity.

Hutchinson appointed president of California State University, Chico

The California State University Board of Trustees appointed Gayle E. Hutchinson (Ed.D. 1990) as president of California State University, Chico. Hutchinson is currently the provost and vice president for Academic Affairs at CSU, Channel Islands, and a former dean and faculty member of Chico State. Hutchinson succeeds President Paul Zingg, who is retiring in June. She is expected to begin her new position on July 1. Hutchinson will be the first woman president in the 129-year history of the University.

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