Month: September 2013

$3.5 Million Grant Allows UConn’s GlobalEd2 to Expand Learning and its Reach

September 23, 2013

A $3.5 million grant from the U.S. Department of Education’s Institute for Education Sciences will allow more than 8,000 Connecticut and Illinois middle schoolers to experience the same kind of significant improvements in writing abilities, critical and scientific thinking, leadership, and problem solving that the 5,000 students who’ve already participated in UConn’s GlobalEd2 (GE2) program […]

Neag School of Education’s Professor to Examine Teacher Evaluation in New Haven

September 22, 2013

Morgaen Donaldson, an assistant professor of educational leadership at UConn’s Neag School of Education, has been awarded a Spencer Postdoctoral Fellowship from the National Academy of Education (NAEd) to study how incorporating student academic achievement in teachers’ performance evaluations affects teachers’ motivation and work behaviors. Donaldson will focus her research and data gathering on New […]

Suzanne Saunders Taylor: A Leader and Advocate for Women

September 16, 2013

Forty years ago, Suzanne Taylor was one of the key players in getting the Commission on the Status of Women launched in Connecticut. Just a few years prior, in the summer of 1970, she completed a Ph.D. at UConn and at the same time became divorced and responsible for two children, ages 10 and 12. […]

Neag School of Education Unleashes Leadership with New Hires

September 9, 2013

In 2012, UConn announced plans to embark on an ambitious, multi-year hiring initiative. Seeking to strategically expand its faculty in key research and teaching areas, UConn is hiring 500 tenure-track faculty members over the next four years. The Neag School of Education is proud to be part of this effort, adding 17 new faculty members. […]