Category: Faculty

Staying in College to Help Others Graduate

October 11, 2017

As faculty director of the new learning community ScHOLA²RS House, Erik Hines hopes to gain a deeper understanding of the variables that influence positive academic and career outcomes for black males, the subject at the heart of both his day-to-day counseling work and his academic research. (ScHOLA²RS stands for Scholastic House of Leaders in Support of African-American Researchers & Scholars)

The 2017 Global Sports Mentoring Program Emerging Leaders have a group cheer.

Neag School Hosts Global Sports Mentoring Program Emerging Leader

October 5, 2017

The Global Sports Mentoring Program (GSMP)’s Empower Women Through Sports Initiative is an international initiative co-sponsored by the U.S. Department of State and espnW that partners emerging female leaders from 17 countries with leading executives and experts in the U.S. sports industry. For the second consecutive year, Neag School faculty members Jennie McGarry and Laura Burton will be serving in the coming weeks as hosts.

What We Know About Career and Technical Education in High School

October 5, 2017

The author of the study, Shaun Dougherty, obtained detailed data on student applications to three regional vocational and technical high school. By comparing the educational outcomes of students who scored just above the admissions threshold (and thus were very likely to attend) and just below the admissions threshold (who mostly did not attend), Dougherty is able to account for the selection bias that has plagued prior career and technical education research.

Vincent Rogers

Professor Emeritus Vincent Rogers Bestows Innovation Grant

October 3, 2017

Neag School of Education professor emeritus Vincent Rogers has announced a planned bequest to the Neag School, designating a legacy gift of $125,000 to expand the Rogers Educational Innovation Fund in support of innovative projects carried out by teachers in Connecticut. Through his gift, elementary and middle-school teachers across the state will be able to apply annually for a $5,000 gift for use in the classroom.