Responding to changing demographics and a growing population of young at-risk children, the University of Nebraska-Lincoln today announced a strategic initiative to strengthen support for early childhood development in Nebraska.
Chancellor Harvey Perlman, Dean of the College of Education and Human Sciences Marjorie Kostelnik, Lt. Gov. Mike Foley and others shared the plans at the Van Brunt Visitors Center.
Quint Geis, a May 2015 Student Affairs master's graduate, was mentioned in an article in the Aug. 24 Chronicle of Higher Education. The article described the experiences of homeless college students. Geis did research on the topic for his master's thesis. In the article, he is quoted as saying homeless college students just want to be "normal, regular students." The article also notes that Geis' findings showed that these students felt disconnected from peers and got little support from their schools.
Deryl Hatch, an assistant professor in the Department of Educational Administration (EDAD) in the College of Education and Human Sciences, has been invited to join a new faculty affiliate program at the University of Texas at Austin that is designed to connect P–16 practitioners and administrators with relevant research on Latino males’ educational experiences. Latino males have the lowest high school graduation, college enrollment and college completion rates of any subgroup.
The Department of Educational Administration (EDAD) will host the Sybouts Student Research Seminar on June 12 in Teachers College Hall on the University of Nebraska-Lincoln’s City campus. The seminar will give graduate students an opportunity to present their research, connect with their peers and learn about ways student research may be supported.
Faculty in CEHS have recently been tapped to share their expertise with a broader audience. NET Radio broadcast a story Jan. 30 about the Nebraska Department of Education’s decision to seek a federal waiver from the No Child Left Behind regulations. Educational Administration Department Chair Brent Cejda spoke with reporter Ben Bohall and was one of the voices used to explain why Nebraska, trailing most other states, is pursuing the waiver. Cejda also weighs in on the efficacy of the nation’s education policy and what the K-12 education community has learned from NCLB.
Brent Cejda, professor and chair of Educational Administration, and Michael Jolley, EDAD doctoral student, are the authors of a chapter in the winter 2014 issue of "New Directions for Community Colleges."
In its annual ranking of online graduate education programs, the College of Education and Human Sciences at the University of Nebraska–Lincoln is ranked fifth nationally by U.S. News and World Report. The ranking is up six spots from last year and applies to master’s in education degree programs.
U.S. News and World Report bases the rankings on several factors such as accreditation, admissions selectivity and academic and career support services. The number five ranking places UNL behind only Penn State (fourth) in the rankings among Big Ten institutions.
Four graduate students in Educational Administration are attending the 2014 Institute on Social Justice, Nov. 9-11, in Seattle. Joel Orozco-Almeida, Jessica Weed, Lynn Huynh and Kevin Rush are in the second-year cohort of the student affairs master’s degree program.