Month: November 2012


For Education Policy Expert Plucker, UConn Move is Homecoming

November 26, 2012

For Jonathan Plucker, one of the nationally prominent scholars attracted to the University of Connecticut by an ambitious new faculty hiring plan, a move to Storrs is both a new beginning and a homecoming. The Montville, Conn. native, who has become widely recognized both in and outside his field as an expert in evaluation and […]


Students in Neag School’s DPT Program Achieve Hat Trick

November 26, 2012

Students in the Neag School of Education’s Doctor of Physical Therapy (DPT) program have achieved high levels of success on their Board Exams. For the last three groups of DPT graduates (41 total students), they’ve excelled by scoring 100% first-time pass rate on their Board Exams from the Federation of State Boards of Physical Therapy, […]


Nominations Requested for Neag School Alumni Society Awards

November 26, 2012

The Neag School of Education is seeking nominations for the 15th annual Alumni Society Awards banquet. Nominations for Outstanding Alumni are open until Friday, Dec. 7. The Neag Alumni Society Awards banquet is scheduled for Saturday, March 9, 2013, in the South Campus Ballroom on the Storrs campus. At the dinner, the Neag Alumni Society will bestow numerous awards, […]



New Tests, Old Results

November 26, 2012

The Foundations of Reading test, now required for teacher licensure in Connecticut and Massachusetts, does not ensure that prospective teachers will have the knowledge or skills required to be effective teachers of literacy. In fact, the nature of this and other content-specific licensure tests may actually ensure something else altogether. Our recent analyses showed that […]


New Opportunities Come With Sport Management-Educational Leadership Pairing

November 26, 2012

Because Sport Management is more about educating students to become leaders in the sport industry than exercise scientists, athletic trainers or physical therapists, the program has transitioned out of the Department Kinesiology and into the Department of Educational Leadership. Both are within UConn’s Neag School of Education. Sport Management faculty offices are now located in […]


Do What You Love

November 26, 2012

Dr. Richard Schwab, Raymond Neag Endowed Professor of Educational Leadership and former dean of the Neag School of Education, recently published a chapter in Attaining a Academic Appointment entitled, “Do What You Love.” Written at the request of alum Kent Butler, one of the book’s three co-authors, the chapter gives advice to those who aspire […]


Neag School Welcomes New Faculty and Staff Members

November 26, 2012

The Neag School of Education extends a warm welcome, and offers big congratulations, to recently hired faculty and staff members, including: Tutita Casa Spending much of her time focused on ways to help elementary students better engage in in-depth mathematical thinking and more effectively communicate about math, Tutita Casa, PhD, is a former fifth- and […]


Robyn Barnett Wilgis Joins the Neag School as Director of Alumni Relations

November 26, 2012

Robyn Barnett Wilgis recently joined the Neag School of Education as the director of alumni relations. In her new role, she joins the Neag School’s Advancement Team, which includes Heather McDonald as director of development and Shawn Kornegay as director of marketing and communications. Wilgis is responsible for managing the Neag Alumni Society Board of […]


Save the Date(s) … You Are Invited!

November 26, 2012

The Neag School of Education Alumni Society has some great events coming up in January and February. We hope to see you there! January 9 and 29 — The Neag Alumni Society invites you to take part in two upcoming events taking place at the Westport Library regarding the 2013 UConn Reads selection The Great […]