Category: Faculty

Read stories related to faculty experts at UConn’s Neag School of Education.

Back to School Authority: Tips for Adjusting to Middle School

August 16, 2022

This week, Eyewitness News is getting advice on how to help students who are going to school for the first time or moving from one school to another. Tuesday we’re focusing on helping kids transition from elementary to middle school. It can be challenging. It’s not just the next grade. It’s a new building, a new time of day, a different routine with more freedom, and more responsibilities.

UConn’s Neag School Set to Offer Four ECE Courses in Education

August 12, 2022

The University of Connecticut’s Early College Experience (ECE) Program allows high school students to earn UConn credits and meet general education requirements by taking college courses while still in high school. UConn’s Neag School of Education, consistently ranked as one of the top 20 public graduate schools of education in the nation, recently piloted several education courses and next year will offer courses in multiple high schools across Connecticut.

UConn’s New Multidisciplinary Data Science Master’s Starts this Fall, with Focus on Ethics

August 12, 2022

From online streaming to health care systems, from retailers to researchers, the demand for knowledgeable and skilled data scientists has never been greater. UConn has stepped up to meet the need with the launch of a new multidisciplinary Master’s in Data Science program and an inaugural full-time cohort of 20 students starting in the upcoming Fall 2022 semester.

The Drugs Don’t Work (and Other Mental Health Myths)

August 8, 2022

Any evidence supporting the link between creativity and mental illness is extremely tenuous, says Prof James C Kaufman at the University of Connecticut. “Historiometric” analyses, for example, have plumbed the biographies of notable artists. While these studies seem to suggest that mental illness is more prevalent in creative personalities, any post-hoc diagnoses, based purely on a text, have to be treated with great caution. “They are not super objective,” says Kaufman. “Very few creativity researchers believe there is a strong connection.” And the idea that mental anguish may inspire great art certainly shouldn’t be grounds for avoiding treatment for a serious conditions, he says.