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Denice Hood Named Interim CREA Director

by (Communications Office) / Sep 20, 2023, 4:45 AM

Dr. Denice Hood has been appointed (Interim) Director of the Center for Culturally Responsive Evaluation and Assessment. 

Dr. Hood is a Teaching Professor in the Department of Education Policy, Organization & Leadership. She has over 25 years of experience conducting evaluations of educational programs. 

Prior to coming to the University of Illinois, Dr. Hood was a Sr. Management Research Analyst in the Office of University Evaluation at Arizona State University. Dr. Hood teaches courses on program evaluation, including the evaluation of higher education programs.  

Under Denice’s leadership, CREA will continue to expand efforts on culturally responsive evaluation to advance equitable policies for marginalized groups.

Gonzalez, Tissenbaum among Inaugural Siebel Center for Design Affiliates

by (Communications Office) / Sep 19, 2023, 4:45 AM

Congratulations to Gloriana Gonzalez Rivera, professor, Curriculum & Instruction, and Mike Tissenbaum, associate professor, Educational Psychology, on being named to the inaugural Affiliates at the Siebel Center for Design.

Gonzalez Rivera is the Principal Investigator for Engaging teachers in integrating human-centered design for geometry problem-based instruction. In the Shop at SCD, students will use design thinking to solve a problem relevant to their community. Tissenbaum explores how digital games, simulations, and mobile tech can revolutionize learning spaces and promote inclusive computing and engineering curricula for underrepresented youth.

They join Mary Hermann, teaching associate professor, EPOL, in the SCD Affiliate Program.

The program allows affiliates to collaborate with SCD teams and the Director to shape projects and contributions in areas such as teaching HCD, applying it in STEM, Humanities and Social Sciences, K-12 education, communities, and the corporate world.

Meadan-Kaplansky Receives $2M Institute of Education Sciences Grant

by (Communications Office) / Sep 1, 2023, 6:45 AM

The study, which will be conducted in partnership with Michigan State University, will evaluate Family Telepractice Augmentative and Alternative Communication Modeling (FamTAM) Intervention. Meadan-Kaplansky will serve as co-PI, and work with IT Partners at Education to develop a digital learning platform.

OCCRL Welcomes Two New Affiliate Members

by (Office of Community College Research and Leadership) / Aug 28, 2023, 4:45 AM

The Office of Community College Research and Leadership in the College of Education recently added two new affiliate members to its team and has retained the affiliate services of a former staff member.

C&I's Krist, Hug Awarded Nearly $1M from NSF's Division of Research on Learning

by (Communications Office) / Aug 21, 2023, 10:30 AM

Congratulations to Curriculum & Instruction assistant professor Stina Krist, PI, and teaching professor Barbara Hug, co-PI, who are leading a team of researchers developing A Professional Development Model for High School Teachers to Adapt Curricula Toward Students' Knowledges and Resources thanks to a four-year, nearly $1M grant from the National Science Foundation.

Collaborative Research: Impacts of State Policy on Computer Science Participation and Teacher Preparation

by (Communications Office) / Aug 16, 2023, 9:30 AM

The National Science Foundation has awarded EPOL assistant professor Paul Bruno, PI, nearly $500K for a three-year project examining Collaborative Research: Impacts of State Policy on Computer Science Participation and Teacher Preparation. Associate professor Colleen Lewis of the Grainger College of Engineering's Department of Computer Science joins Bruno as Co-PI on the project, along with Tuan Nguyen of Kansas State University.

From Community College to Medical School: Supporting the Transition

by (Office of Community College Research and Leadership) / Aug 10, 2023, 3:45 AM

OCCRL Director Lorenzo Baber will be one of the session speakers at this free virtual event, which will offer a collaborative environment for community college counselors who want to gain valuable insights, resources, and best practices to help aspiring medical students achieve their academic and career goals.