Category: Faculty

Parents: Watch Those Social Media Posts

September 12, 2017

Don’t assume a post or picture is private just because you’ve tightened up your privacy settings, says James C. Kaufman, PhD, an educational psychologist at the University of Connecticut and head of the Div. 46 Media Watch Committee.

Educators Must Teach Civility, Inclusiveness

September 6, 2017

“As a new school year begins, educators, families and students are gearing up with high aspirations for a successful year. However, relatively overnight we have witnessed significant changes in societal and global norms that are in sheer opposition to the norms and practices we promote in our schools. Specifically, the presidential election was associated with reports of unprecedented negativity, intolerance and disrespect,” says George Sugai.

Want a Job? It’s Still About Education.

September 1, 2017

“During the 20th century, there was nothing that could help you achieve labor market success more than a good education. Even today, education is one of the strongest predictors of whether someone is employed and how much he or she is paid,” says Shaun Dougherty, assistant professor of education and public policy at UConn’s Neag School of Education.