Education leaders contribute critical expertise to every discipline. Whatever the field—science, business, law, or the arts—education is part of the solution.
And that is more evident than ever during a year in which our scholars were involved in nearly 70 grants, many of them funded by major sources. Our faculty joined together with their peers across campus and elsewhere to collaborate on cross-disciplinary studies centered on computer science, medicine, engineering, and other fields.
Our scholars are changing the notion that the aforementioned academic areas may not seem well-matched with the endeavors that take place in a college of education. On the contrary, the four departments in the College of Education at Illinois are spaces of learning and research that demonstrate both the groundwork and established scholarship of what we do is represented in all cirricula and fields.
As you will see in the 2018 Impact Report, College of Education scholars, students, and alumni are "taking education to new frontiers" in monumental ways. We are preparing the best teachers. We are providing crucial resources in the community and beyond. We are creating access for underrepresented students. And, ultimately, we are stimulating economies in Illinois and worldwide.
It feels good to change the world for the better. We think you will agree with that assessment after reading our 2018 Impact Report.
Yours in Orange and Blue,
James D. Anderson, Ed.M. ’69 Ed., Ph.d. ’73 Ed.
Dean and Edward William and Jane Marr Gutgsell Professor of Education