Category: Community Engagement

Read stories related to faculty, students, and alumni involved in public engagement initiatives.

Opinion: In CT and Beyond, Students of Colors Need Teachers of Color

May 17, 2023

There are more and more qualified and great non-white teachers who would love to help non-white students just like them because they went through the same experiences growing up. According to the NEAG School of Education at UConn, “the number of students of color has more than doubled in the Neag School’s Teacher Certification Program for College Graduates and increased by 33% in the Integrated Bachelor’s/Master’s Teacher Education Program.” So there are more teachers who are graduating every year who are non-white. It’s not that there is a lack of diverse teachers, these teachers just aren’t being hired.

Nyberg – UConn Program Helps Young Women Become Leaders

May 16, 2023

After an event last year featuring female leaders, Sally Reis asked students in the University of Connecticut BOLD Women’s Leadership Network what their favorite part was.

One student’s answer? That it was “really good to know the people whose jobs you’re going to have in 10 or 15 years.”

That’s what the female leadership network hopes to instill in its scholars, according to Reis, who is a professor of educational psychology and the faulty lead for the BOLD program at UConn.

In Sync Brainwaves Predict Learning, Study Shows

April 13, 2023

“This is the first study to show that the extent to which students’ and teachers’ brainwaves are in sync during real-world learning can predict how well students retain information from class,” says lead author Ido Davidesco, an assistant professor at the University of Connecticut’s Neag School of Education and a former postdoctoral fellow at New York University, where the study was conducted.