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Kevin Henry and DeMarcus Jenkins recognized for leadership in higher education

March 26, 2020

Assistant Professors Kevin Henry and DeMarcus Jenkins are among the winners of the JV Educational Leadership Award from JV Educational Consultants.

JV Educational Consultants is a Michigan-based firm that provides student and faculty development and leadership consulting services to associations, colleges, nonprofit organizations and other institutions. Its Leadership Awards recognize "outstanding leadership...

The assistant professor of higher education was nominated for her research into whether the enrollment management practices of public universities undermine access for underserved student populations.

Redesigning college admission amid the COVID-19 pandemic

March 22, 2020

Assistant Professor Karina Salazar's research, which found that colleges disproportionately recruit students from wealthier, whiter areas, was mentioned in a Forbes article about how college admission practices are shifting due to the coronavirus outbreak.

College recruiters are presented with an opportunity to examine the practices around recruitment and how resources are allocated by college and university admission offices....

Building a Bridge to STEM Degrees for Transfer Students

March 6, 2020

A $4.8 million grant from the National Science Foundation will help create a stronger path for Pima Community College students who transfer to the University of Arizona to pursue bachelor's degrees in STEM fields.

Regina Deil-Amen, professor of educational policy studies and practice in the UA College of Education and principal investigator on the grant, says a key benefit of the grant is that it can help diversify STEM talent...

Racial bias and Indigenous communities on Arizona campuses

Feb. 28, 2020

On this episode of Arizona Spotlight, AZPM student employee Vanessa Ontiveros sat down with Felisia Tagaban, one of the founding members of Voices of Indigenous Concerns in Education (VOICE).

The assistant professor of higher education was nominated for her research into whether the enrollment management practices of public universities undermine access for underserved student populations.

Karina Salazar named a Forbes 2019 College Admission Influencer

Jan. 10, 2020

Congratulations to Higher Education Assistant Professor Karina Salazar on being named a 2019 College Admission Influencer by Forbes! Salazar was nominated for her research work that analyzes whether the enrollment management practices of public universities undermine access for underserved student populations.

"Each [nominee], in their way, is turning a critical eye to the policies and practices in admission and encouraging educators...

The College of Education Is Now The Home Of CONAHEC

Jan. 2, 2020

The college is excited to announce that it is now the home of the Consortium for North American Higher Education Collaboration , a not-for-profit membership-based network of approximately 180 institutions of higher education in Canada, the United States, and Mexico, as well as a select group of institutions from other parts of the world. The consortium fosters academic collaboration among institutions, organizations, and agencies of higher...

Assistant Professor Z Nicolazzo wins 2019 ASHE Early Career Award

Oct. 2, 2019 "The scholarly accomplishments of Dr. Nicolazzo, which are linked to her accomplishments in outreach as a public intellectual and in her advising as a mentor are truly exceptional, exemplifying the best of what a professor can be. I can say with full confidence that Dr. Z Nicolazzo’s record of accomplishment is on a level achieved by only a couple of other scholars in that time. It is hard for me to imagine how anyone could have done more in...

Associate Professor Nolan Cabrera wins 2019 ASHE Outstanding Book Award for White Guys on Campus: Racism, White Identity, and the Myth of “Post-Racial” Higher Education

Oct. 2, 2019 One member from the Outstanding Book Award Committee deemed his book, “A fresh take on understanding white perceptions of racism.” Other committee members found Cabrera’s work, “a significant, important shift in research on diversity in higher education” and that it “transformed conceptualizations of past and ongoing cultural conflicts and constructs on campuses.” Read the article
Professor Regina Deil-Amen

Diversifying STEM pathways in Arizona

Aug. 28, 2019

The National Science Foundation has funded a $4.8 million grant awarding an effort to create a culture of belonging in higher education STEM fields for low-income, high-achieving students from our community. Regina Deil-Amen, professor of educational policy studies and practice and principal investigator on the grant, says a key benefit of the grant is that it can help diversify STEM talent pathways in Arizona, where there is a "...

Assistant Professor Jameson Lopez

Supporting the commitment to continuing education

May 31, 2019

Assistant Professor Jameson Lopez was part of a panel at UC Davis which showcased critical, diverse disciplinary perspectives in education. Lopez studies Native American education using Indigenous statistics and has expertise in the limitations of collecting and applying quantitative results to Indigenous populations. Lopez also recently gave the keynote for the Baboquivari college signing day. His speech was highlighted in a story by AZPM...