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Evaluation of UA Micro-campus Project

June 19, 2019

As mentioned in Inside Higher Ed: University of Arizona wants to establish more than 25 “microcampuses” -- capable of collectively educating more than 25,000 students -- at partner universities around the world. Arizona’s Center for the Study of Higher Education will be leading an evaluation effort of the microcampuses, looking at...

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...

Maria Mata

Enhancing our Latin@/x Community

May 8, 2019

Maria Mata, project coordinator in the Department of Educational Policy Studies and Practice, earned an award from the American College Personnel Association's Latin@/x Network during the association's annual conference in Boston in March. Mata was named the association's 2019 Outstanding New Professional.

The American College Personnel Association aims to foster student learning by providing outreach, advocacy, research, and...

Lia Falco & Kevin Henry

Inspiring colleagues and students

March 20, 2019

Lia Falco, assistant professor of disability and psychoeducational studies and Kevin Henry, assistant professor of educational policy studies and practice were selected as the 2019 Erasmus Circle Fellows. Given for demonstrated integrity in research, instruction, and service, the title of Erasmus Circle Fellow is one of the highest honors bestowed upon our faculty by the college.

haudley, cheromiah, valencia

Recognizing excellence in leadership

March 20, 2019

Three Center for the Study of Higher Education doctoral students, Amanda Cheromiah, Charlinda Haudley, and Bryant Valencia, have earned the prestigious honor of being named 2019 recipients of the Maria Teresa Velez Diversity Leadership Award. This award is given annually to graduate students who, through teaching, research, or outreach and service, demonstrate a commitment to furthering diversity in education, higher education, and the...

Cabrera and Perry named as UA leaders to help advance HSI efforts

Dec. 3, 2018

Ten UA faculty and staff members have been selected for a new fellowship that aims to further the University's efforts as a Hispanic-Serving Institution.The UA was designated as a Hispanic-Serving Institution by the U.S. Department of Education in April. The designation is defined by the Higher Education Act of 1965 as an institution of higher education with an undergraduate student enrollment that is at least 25 percent Hispanic.The UA joins...

Professor Kris Bosworth

Making the world a better place for children

Nov. 16, 2018

This month, we celebrated 20 years of the Smith Endowed Chair for Prevention and Education at the Arizona Inn with 80 guests. The reception captured the inspiration the Smiths imparted and the impact the Smith endowment has made in the community and for children. Lester L. and Roberta D. Smith were devoted benefactors to the UA College of Education. Formerly of Peoria, Illinois, Lester Smith was the owner of a company that manufactured...

Koyama Appointed as Director of Institute for LGBT Studies

July 11, 2018

Associate Professor Jill Koyama is the new director of the Institute for LGBT Studies. In addition, she serves as the Faculty Fellow at the Women's Resource Center. "We were so impressed with Jill's record of collaborative leadership, community engagement and scholarship at the intersection of social inequities and educational policy," said Associate Vice President for Research R. Brooks Jeffery. "She will continue the Institute's legacy of...

Making higher education a reality through the UA Upward Bound Program

June 19, 2018

Rising seniors at Cholla High School, Anyssa Montaño and Jessica Valdez are enjoying the UA Rec Center facilities as part of Upward Bound's summer programming. The week's academic focus is on math instruction and came with the perk of guest speakers in the fields of physics, chemistry, math, engineering, and higher education. After four weeks of academy, there will be a student showcase and a road trip to see Arizona colleges.
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