Month: December 2015

Neag School Faculty Author Notable Academic Books: A Short Roundup

December 22, 2015

Faculty in the Neag School of Education are frequent authors of articles, chapters, and books sharing their expertise, with publications as varied as their research specialties. In an effort to further share this information, here are highlights from a selection of three recent books published this past fall by Neag School faculty members.

Future Educator Gets Early Lessons in Leadership

December 8, 2015

As early as her freshman year, Neag School junior Emily Baseler ’17 (ED), ’18 MA has been coaching college students to be exceptional teachers and leaders through UConn Jumpstart, a national early education organization.

Kaitlin Leonard

National Consortium Offers Full Funding to Neag School Special Ed Doctoral Students

December 8, 2015

For Kaitlin Leonard, finding the time or the money to pursue a Ph.D. had never seemed a realistic possibility. Thanks to support from a new national consortium, Leonard is now one of 28 Ph.D. candidates in special education to receive a full four years of funding.

One of two National Center for Leadership in Intensive Intervention student scholars currently at UConn, Leonard is joined by fellow student scholar Sarah Wilkinson; a third slot at the Storrs campus is currently open to applications from prospective candidates.

Neag School’s Educator Preparation Program Receives National Recognition

December 8, 2015

The Neag School of Education at the University of Connecticut has been reaccredited by the National Council for Accreditation of Teacher Education (NCATE). The Neag School received national recognition in October for its commitment to producing quality educators for the nation’s children by continuously improving its diverse clinical and field experiences for students in its educator preparation programs

Neag School Professors Renzulli and Beghetto Receive Grant from UPenn’s Imagination Institute

December 4, 2015

Professors Joseph Renzulli and Ronald Beghetto of the Neag School of Education have been awarded a $175,000 grant from the Imagination Institute at the University of Pennsylvania. The grant will fund their research into creativity, imagination, and innovation as vital outcomes of schooling, and will include the development of a new series of validated instruments, a portfolio that documents schools’ outcomes, and a guidebook for schools to develop and extend their imagination, creativity, and innovation (ICI) resources.

Visiting Professor Speaks on Challenges of Undocumented Students’ High School-to-College Transition

December 2, 2015

H. Kenny Nienhusser, an assistant professor of educational leadership at the University of Hartford, met with students in the Neag School’s higher education and student affairs program last month to discuss the need for high school and college faculty and administration to reshape their behavior in order to help make college a reality for undocumented students.