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  • Santos, Span, Painter Chosen as 2022-23 President's Executive Leadership Program (PELP) Fellows

    Congratulations to College of Education faculty members Amy Santos and Christopher Span, as well as alumna Jami Painter, Ed.M. '05 HRD, for being selected as 2022-23 President's Executive Leadership Program Fellows by @University of Illinois System President Tim Killeen.

  • Hood, Hopson Editors of New Book from Harvard Education Press

    Stafford Hood, Sheila M. Miller professor emeritus of Curriculum and Instruction, and Rodney Hopson, professor of Educational Psychology, are editors of a new publication from Harvard Education Press, Race and Culturally Responsive Inquiry in Education, examining how to improve research, evaluation, and assessment.

  • Chad Lane to Speak at St. Louis Science Center Gaming Event

    “Crafting Interactive Experiences: The Power of Games for Meaningful Engagement and Impact”

  • BER to Host Lightning Talk Events on COVID-19 Research

    The Bureau of Educational Research is very pleased to bring you Lightning Talk sessions over two days. We offer these as a space for the research teams, and colleagues, to share and hear more about their research experiences and findings. It is also an opportunity for all to make connections with these research teams.

  • Two EPOL Graduate Students Part of AERA's Inaugural Summer Retreat

    Department of Education Policy, Organization and Leadership doctoral students Nathan Tanner and Marisol Jimenez recently represented the College at the first-ever AERA Graduate Student Council (Division J) summer retreat in Washington, D.C.

  • Robb Lindgren talks Embodied Learning on CITL's "Teach Talk Listen Learn" Podcast

    Associate Professor of Curriculum & Instruction Robb Lindgren was a guest for the most recent episode of the "Teach Talk Listen Learn" podcast produced by Illinois' Center for Innovation in Teaching & Learning.

  • College of Education Research Team Creates Online Database of Sustainability Curriculum

    The Sustainable World Collaborative, a group of researchers from the University of Illinois Urbana-Champaign, has created an online database called Sustainable World to support educators in making sustainability a central focus of cross-disciplinary instruction.

  • James D. Anderson AACTE Outstanding Dissertation Award

    The American Associate of Colleges for Teacher Education (AACTE) recently named its annual Outstanding Dissertation Award in honor of James D. Anderson, professor emeritus and past dean of the College of Education, University of Illinois Urbana-Champaign, a leading scholar of American education.

  • EPOL Doctoral Student Cecilia Vaughn-Guy Named 2023 Women’s Congressional Policy Institute Fellow

    Congratulations to Cecilia Vaughn-Guy, working toward her Ph.D. in Human Resource Development and Diversity & Equity in Education, on being selected to the prestigious WCPI Fellowship Program.

  • COVID-19 Vaccine Clinic on July 30 Co-sponsored by College of Education

    Free and open to everyone in the greater CU community, a COVID-19 vaccine and booster clinic is happening on Saturday, July 30, 2022 at the Church of the Living God at 312 E. Bradley Ave, Champaign.

  • Secondary Education's Ryan Eleveld Wins ACS Undergraduate Award in Physical Chemistry

    Congratulations to Ryan Eleveld for winning the 2022 ACS Undergraduate Award in Physical Chemistry. Ryan is a LAS Chemistry major, minoring in Secondary Education, with an exceptional track record in mentoring.

  • Cromley, Collaborators Awarded $2M Grant from U.S. Department of Education

    EPSY professor Jennifer Cromley is part of a team of researchers who have been awarded funding from the U.S. Dept of Education's Institute for Education Sciences for their project Promoting Reading Comprehension and Learning With Multimodal Science Texts (PRISM).

  • Library Update for Fall 2022

    The Social Sciences, Health, and Education Library (SSHEL) is being consolidated into a single location on the first floor of the Main Library building. You now can find SSHEL services and staff in Room 101 of the Main Library building and recent print books for education, youth literature, and K-12 teaching materials in an adjacent room.

  • Professor Michaelene Ostrosky Selected as Interim Dean of the College of Education

    "Professor Michaelene Ostrosky has been selected to serve as Interim Dean of the College of Education, pending approval by the Board of Trustees, until the next permanent dean begins their appointment," said Provost Cangellaris.

  • Announcing the College of Education Volunteer Week: July 25-29, 2022

    We are pleased to announce the inaugural College of Education Volunteer Week July 25-29, 2022. Before his retirement, Dean Anderson approved faculty and staff to use OPL (other paid leave time) for 1-3 hours of community volunteering during the week of July 25-29, 2022.

  • Professor David Huang Named a Health Innovation Faculty Member

    Congratulations to EPOL's Wenhao David Huang, who is one of 10 faculty members from across the University of Illinois Urbana-Champaign bringing expertise to Carle Illinois College of Medicine as the latest group of Health Innovation Professors (HIP).

  • HRD Doctoral Student Part of iVenture Accelerator Project

    Congratulations to Bethanie Couri, an Ed.D. student in EPOL's Human Resource Development program, who is part of two projects selected as part of the Gies College of Business' 2022 iVenture Accelerator cohort.

  • Juneteenth Celebration Events in C-U

    This community calendar is a service of the Office of the Vice Chancellor for Diversity, Equity & Inclusion and the Krannert Center for the Performing Arts at the University of Illinois Urbana-Champaign to commemorate the anniversary of the end of slavery in the United States.

  • Book Club with Edith Campbell and Sarah Park Dahlen: Moonwalking

    Join professor Sarah Park Dahlen (U. of I. School of Information Sciences) and Edith Campbell (Indiana State University) for a book club discussion of Zetta Elliott and Lyn Miller-Lachmann's Moonwalking.

  • Aiman Ghani, ElEd '22, Named a U. of I. Fulbright Student Scholar

    Sixteen University of Illinois Urbana-Champaign students and recent graduates were offered Fulbright grants to pursue international education, research, and teaching experiences around the globe this coming year. Another six Illinois students were named Fulbright alternates.

    The Fulbright U.S. Student Program builds international relationships to help solve global challenges. This flagship international educational exchange program of the U.S. government awards grants to students based on their academic and professional achievement, as well as their ambassadorial skills and leadership potential. The Fulbright student program will fund approximately 2,200 U.S. citizens to live abroad for the 2022-23 academic year.

  • CITL’s Newest Podcast Series Features SPED's Kary Zarate in 'Ungrading'

    Teach Talk Listen Learn is a podcast featuring conversations about teaching and learning at the University of Illinois Urbana-Champaign. Join host Bob Dignan and his guests as they shine a spotlight on the innovative and creative ways faculty and instructors across campus are shaking up the hallowed halls of academia to engage traditional and nontraditional students in all modalities and create transformative learning experiences for them.

  • Humanities Without Walls’ Summer Bridge Program Welcomes EPOL PhD Student Rayven Morrow

    Humanities Without Walls’ Summer Bridge participants were just announced, and among them is an EPOL PhD student Rayven Morrow. Participants in this program, supported by the Mellon Foundation, are matched with local community organizations to collaborate on a summer project.

  • Harvard University Hosts Juneteenth Talk Featuring EPOL Assistant Teaching Professor Theopolies J. Moton III

    In honor of Juneteenth and the recent conversations around Harvard & The Legacy of Slavery, the Harvard Office of Diversity & Inclusion welcomes historian Theopolies J. Moton III for the lecture "Reconciling with our Historical Memory: Committing to HBCUs as Social Progression" on Monday, June 13, 2022 at noon CST.

  • College Supports New First Generation Latinx Grad Student Group

    There is a new graduate student group that has organized in the College of Education for those who are first-generation college students and identify as Latinx.

  • Black Teacher Collaborative Selects Asif Wilson as a Clark-Woodson Fellow

    Congratulations to Asif Wilson, assistant professor of Curriculum and Instruction, who was named a 2022-23 Clark-Woodson Research Fellow by the Black Teacher Collaborative.

  • Curriculum and Instruction's Gloriana Gonzalez Named University Scholar

    Join us in congratulating Professor Gloriana González on being selected by the University of Illinois System as a University Scholar.

  • EPOL Doctoral Candidate's Research to be Featured in Art Gallery Exhibit

    Marlee Bunch, doctoral candidate in Education Policy, Organization and Leadership, researchers the history of African American teachers in Mississippi post-Brown decision. Artwork is being created as a visual compenent to her work and will be on display at Haw Contemporary Gallergy in Kansas City, Missouri, beginning August 26, 2022.

  • EPSY's Cromley Part of New LAS-funded Student Success Initiative Project

    The College of LAS chose five projects to receive funding for one year (AY23) as part of its pandemic-necessitated LAS Student Success Initiative. Cromley's project team will work on Reimaging the general chemistry experience: Enhancing learning outcomes and fostering belonging for under-represented students in STEM and pre-health majors.

  • EPOL Doctoral Student Jack Baldermann Wins 2022 Golden Apple Award for Excellence in Leadership

    On Thursday, May 12, Westmont (IL) High School Principal and Ed.D. candidate in Education Administration and Leadership Jack Baldermann was honored Thursday with a surprise all-school assembly to announce his Golden Apple Award for Excellence in Leadership.

  • Survey for K-12 Justice-Centered Teachers Regarding Burnout

    Are you a K-12 teacher that identifies as justice-centered or social justice? Are you feeling burned out, or have you felt burned out? Do you know any educators would might fit this description? If so, we invite you (and them) to participate in a brief online survey about experiences with burnout as a justice-centered/social justice K-12 teacher.  

  • Meadan Family Lab Researchers Honored at INSAR 2022

    The International Society for Autism Research (INSAR) honored autism research pioneers and early-career researchers during its 2022 Annual Meeting, May 12 through May 14, 2022. The Meeting brings together a global, multidisciplinary group of hundreds of autism researchers, clinicians, advocates, self-advocates, and students to exchange the latest scientific learnings and discoveries that are advancing the growing understanding of autism.

  • EPOL's Dixson Gives Context to 'Why Trans Rights Became the GOP's Latest Classroom Target'

    In a story for ABC News' online magazine fivethirtyeight, Professor Adrienne Dixson is quoted and gives context to the numerous legislative bills regarding transgender students' rights.

  • Reminder: Don't Miss the 2022 Convocation Ceremony with Our Livestream and Video

    Can't make it to Saturday's College of Education 2022 Convocation Ceremony? Do you have friends or colleagues participating, and want to cheer them on? 

    Join the celebrations online. Visit the Convocation website for links and details.

  • NSF's 2022 STEM For All Video Showcase is On!

    This year there are two videos from UofI College of Ed project teams. Robb LindgrenEmma MercierJina Kang and several C&I students have a video titled Connections of Earth And Sky with Augmented Reality (CEASAR) and Nigel BoschMichelle Perry, and EPSY students have a video titled Help-seeking and Help-giving in Online STEM College Courses. Please check out these videos and vote them for a public choice award!

  • OVCRI Debuts 'Diverse Voice Speaker Series'

    This speaker series, featuring its first event on May 5, is designed to inspire campus dialogue on topics such as race, gender, identity, religion, age, veterans, disability, and social justice in the research enterprise.

  • Lori Fuller

    'Best Friends' Art Reception Illini Union Art Gallery

    GSSO's own Lori Fuller, of L A Fuller Art, is displaying her art in a show called "Best Friends" at the Illini Union Art Gallery. The opening reception is Thursday, May 5, from 4:30 to 6:30 p.m. and all are invited to attend.

  • 2022 State of the College Conversation Recording Now Available

    The video recording of the April 19, 2022, State of the College Conversation with Education Dean James D. Anderson is now available for viewing.

  • 2022 James Scholar Virtual Celebration Video Premiere

    The James Scholar Virtual Celebration video premieres April 30 at noon on YouTube. 

  • Education Faculty Awarded Spencer Foundation Research Grant

    Catherine Dornfeld Tissenbaum, Idalia Nuñez Cortez, and Monica Gonzalez Ybarra's project, Our Lives, Our Dreams, Our "Voces": Leveraging Community-Based Collaborations to Increase Representation of Latina/x Girls’ Narratives in Museums has been awarded a Racial Equity Research Grant from the Spencer Foundation.

  • ICTW Symposium: April 25-26, 2022

    Registration is now open for the ICTW Symposium, focusing on career development and transition to work for students with disabilities, with particular focus on students with significant disabilities.

  • Asian American and Pacific Islander (AAPI) Youth Literature: APALA's Evaluation Rubric

    Interested in learning about how to build inclusive, respectful collections and syllabi centering Asian Americans and Pacific Islanders? Join The Center for Children’s Books and a panel of children’s literature scholars and practicing librarians for a virtual discussion... 

  • EPOL Doctoral Student Lecture 'Autism & Neurodiversity: Reimagining the Strengths of the Human Spectrum'

    EPOL Higher Education doctoral student Kelly Searsmith, MA, PhD, EdM, gave an invited talk, “Autism & Neurodiversity: Reimagining the Strengths of the Human Spectrum,” with research partner Laura DeThorne, CCC-SLP, PhD (Western Michigan University) at the Michigan Speech Language Hearing Association’s Annual Conference in East Lansing on March 25, 2022.

  • C&I's Asif Wilson Selected as Summer 2022 Vivian Harsh Research Society Fellow

    Congratulations to assistant professor Asif Wilson on receiving the 2022 Timuel D. Black Jr. Short-term Fellowship in African American Studies, a summer research fellowship with the Vivian G. Harsh Research Society in Chicago.

  • Two Education Grad Students are 2022 Image of Research Semifinalists

    The Graduate College and the Scholarly Commons of the University Library are pleased to announce the 2022 Image of Research semifinalists and encourage you to vote for your top three entries for People’s Choice award.

    Congratulations to two of the 30 semifinalists that are College of Education grad students:

  • The now-familiar likeness of Phillis Wheatley that appeared as the frontispiece to her 1773 Poems on Various Subjects, Religious and Moral is an image of, by, and for Black children. The iconic poet, born in the Senegambia region of West Africa, was kidnapped into slavery at the age of seven or eight. Her first published poem appeared when she was a teenager, and she was no more than twenty when her volume of poetry was published in London. Tracing how Wheatley has been pictured in early Black periodicals, educational materials, pageant plays, and contemporary children’s literature, we see how she has been imagined not only as a Black woman writer but specifically as a child creative—someone whose literary acumen was surprising to white adults because of the various intersectional positions of oppression she occupied. Reading these repetitions and reverberations of Wheatley’s image across time shows how picturing Wheatley became a practice for celebrating and fostering creativity among Black children.

    CCB 2022 Gryphon Lecture: "Picturing Young, Gifted, and Black: Phillis Wheatley’s Image and the Creative Black Child"

    On April 8, 2022, Brigitte Fielder, associate professor in the College of Arts and Letters at the University of Wisconsin–Madison, will give the 2022 Gryphon Lecture. Attendees may participate virtually over Zoom.  

  • Calling Faculty and Researchers: Apply to Become a DPI Member

    Led by the University of Illinois system, faculty, researchers, and educators play a vital role as DPI members. Request to join DPI by submitting your name, short biography, and CV.

  • Center for Children's Books (CCB) Annual Book Sale

    The Center for Children's Books (CCB) is hosting its Twentieth Annual Book Sale on Monday, April 4, 2022 from 11am-6:30pm. The sale will take place in the first floor lobby of the new iSchool building, located at 614 E. Daniel St., Champaign, IL 61820. The new building is a 2 minute walk directly east of the old building where the sale has been held in the past. Thousands of new children's books for youth of all ages will be available. Our titles represent the full spectrum of children's publishing in fiction and non-fiction: board books, picture books, easy and transitional readers, chapter books, series fiction, novels, activity books and kits, non-fiction series, mass-market paperbacks, and more. Books sell for $1-5, with other items priced as marked. We strongly recommend wearing a mask while inside the iSchool building. All proceeds support the CCB and the Bulletin of the Center for Children's Books, a review journal for youth literature. If you have questions or need more information, please contact Anna Wiegand at

  • ICYMI: Meadan Family Lab Wins 2022 INSAR Cultural Diversity Research Award

    The Meadan Family Lab was selected to receive the 2022 INSAR (International Society for Autism Research) Cultural Diversity Research Award. The award application highlighted the projects led by James Lee, Stacy McGuire, Kaori Terol, Michelle Sands, Moon Chung, and Nikki Adams.

  • Special Education Graduate Student Association Hosts Spring 2022 Disability Film Festival

    The College of Education's Special Education Graduate Student Association invites you to celebrate March as Disability Awareness Month. Please join us for the Spring 2022 Disability Film Festival. This event will feature two movies and discussions with the filmmakers on two subsequent nights. Register today to be sent links to view the films, free of charge.

  • Poster for March Book Club

    Book Club with Ms. Edith Campbell and Dr. Sarah Park Dahlen: Maizy Chen's Last Chance

    Each month, join iSchool professor Sarah Park Dahlen and Edith Campbell of Indiana State University for a virtual book club. On March 30 at 6 p.m. CST, they will be discussing Lisa Yee's Maizy Chen's Last Chance

    Register Here: