Barbara Mink, a clinical professor in The University of Texas at Austin's College of Education, has been named director of the nationally top-rated Community College Leadership Program (CCLP). The CCLP is a concentration in the Department of Educational Administration's Higher Education Leadership graduate program. It has prepared and graduated more community college leaders than any other similar program in the nation.Read more
Lawrence G. Miller, a long-time educator with extensive experience in community college administration, has been named director of The University of Texas at Austin's National Institute of Staff and Organizational Development (NISOD). NISOD is an outreach arm of the College of Education's Higher Education Administration Program and Community College Leadership Program (CCLP).Read more
The Education Foundation Advisory Council for The University of Texas at Austin's College of Education has contributed $500,000 to create the $1.4 million Manuel J. Justiz Endowed Chair in Math, Science and Technology in Teacher Education. With fundraising ongoing, the endowment totals $1.4 million in gifts and pledges from 139 donors, making it one of the largest endowments in the college's history.Read more
Dr. Beth Maloch, an associate professor in the College of Education's Department of Curriculum and Instruction and Fellow of the Charles H. Spence Centennial Associate Professorship in Education, has been selected as this year's recipient of the Elizabeth Shatto Massey Award for Excellence in Teacher Education.Read more
Largest Grant in History of College of Education Awarded to Meadows Center for Preventing Educational Risk
The University of Texas at Austin's Meadows Center for Preventing Educational Risk has been awarded a $20 million, five-year grant by the Institute of Education Sciences (IES), the largest ever received by the College of Education.
The grant will fund research projects that contribute to and support the IES's Reading for Understanding Research Initiative. The initiative's primary aim is to improve students' reading comprehension from pre-kindergarten to 12th grade. The Meadows Center will be targeting seventh through 12th grade learners.Read more