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  • EPSY’s New Graduate Certificate in Evaluation

    The Department of Educational Psychology (EPSY) is offering a new Graduate Certificate in Evaluation that offers students a strong interdisciplinary foundation in the evaluation of educational and social programs. The certificate is open to graduate students across campus who are interested in strategies to design, implement, assess, and improve social programming and polices.

  • EPOL's Jessica Li Named to Provost's Building Pathways for Emerging Leaders Cohort

    Congratulations to Jessica Li, professor of Education Policy, Organization and Leadership, who has been selected to the Provost's 2020-21 Building Pathways for Emerging Leaders at Illinois cohort.

  • Free Professional Development Workshops for Illinois K-12 Educators

    As part of their The Bilingual Advantage Starts at Home grant bilingualism experts Dr. Melissa Bowles (University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign) and Dr. Kim Potowski (University of Illinois at Chicago) are offering two free professional development workshops for Illinois teachers and administrators. Each 2-hour interactive workshop will be offered online via Zoom and will provide attendees with 2 ISBE-approved clock hours of professional development (PDH).

  • Faculty Alumna Sarah Zehr's Expertise, Research Highlighted

    Sarah Zehr, Ph.D. '16 EPOL, was recently interviewed by the Arab-American Business and Professional Association about the value of internships as part of the student experience.

  • EPOL's Adrienne Dixson and Two Colleagues Awarded Spencer Foundation COVID-19 Grant

    Professor of Education Policy, Organization and Leadership Adrienne Dixson is part of a research team awarded a grant from the Spencer Foundation for COVID-19 related research.

  • Savvy Researcher Workshops

    Join us for online workshops that will help you improve your research and information management skills.  Upcoming sessions include:

    • GIS for Research I: Introduction to GIS Concepts, Software, and Data
    • Qualitative Data Analysis with Atlas.ti
    • Introduction to Topic Modeling
    • Evaluating Journals: The Good, The Bad, and the Predatory
    • Fine-tuning Your Research with Scopus!
    • Managing Your Work Habits
    • Where to find millions of books, and how to read them

    And much more! For more details and registration:

  • What Would Have to Happen for All 28 State Prisons to Offer Academic College-level Programming?

    The News-Gazette asked seven local advocates, including Rebecca Ginsburg, professor of EPOL and director of the Education Justice Project, to offer solutions for criminal justice system reform.

  • Flu Shots Available Beginning Monday, September 14

    With COVID-19 in our community, your health and wellness this flu season is more important than ever. Protect yourself and get your flu shot this fall. Flu shots will be available for faculty, staff, and students beginning Monday, September 14. Because of capacity limits in the McKinley Health Center, various outreach locations on campus will have flu shots available, in addition to a location directly outside of McKinley Health Center.

  • AERA 2020 Virtual Awards Celebration: October 3, 2020

    All 2020 AERA-wide awardees, including the 2020 Presidential Citation recipients—one of whom is James D. Anderson, Dean of the College of Education at Illinois—will be honored at a Virtual Awards Celebration on Saturday, October 3, 2020 from 2 p.m. to 3:30 p.m. CDT.

  • Center for Children's Books Speaker Series: The Technical and Narrative Potential of Audiobooks

    This semester, the Center for Children's Books will host several virtual lectures presented by visiting scholars on a variety of topics connected to literacy and youth services. On September 17, Matthew Rubery will lead a talk about the technical and narrative potential of audiobooks for children.

  • NILOA Releases Report, Assessment During a Crisis: Responding to a Global Pandemic

    National Institute for Learning Outcomes Assessment (NILOA) released a new report, “Assessment During a Crisis: Responding to a Global Pandemic,” based on a survey of more than 800 college personnel responsible for assessment in June. Read the coverage of the report from the Chronicle of Higher Education

  • Creating Effective, Equitable Assessments for Online Courses: Webinar Recording

    Watch this Webinar recording on demand, from The Chronicle of Higher Education.

    How can professors ensure that their students are not only learning effectively at home, but that their coursework is fair for all students? To find out, The Chronicle gathered a panel of experts for a discussion with teaching and learning reporter, Beckie Supiano, that explored:

    • What challenges are posed by traditional assessment techniques?
    • How feasible are the proposed alternatives like project-based learning and open-book exams?
    • What issues do proctoring services raise, both ethically and legally?


    • Beckie Supiano, Senior Writer, The Chronicle of Higher Education
    • Joe Bandy, Assistant Director, Center for Teaching, Vanderbilt University
    • Christina H. Paguyo, Director of Academic Assessment, Office of Teaching and Learning, University of Denver
    • Natasha A. Jankowski, Associate Professor, University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign, Executive Director, National Institute for Learning Outcomes Assessment
  • COV-Course: A Multidisciplinary Approach to Understanding the Pandemic

    COVID-19 has created an unprecedented public health crisis—one that experts around the world are working to understand and combat. Dozens of those world-class experts are right here at the U of I, ready to teach you what they know. Register now to take “COV-Course: A multidisciplinary approach to understanding the pandemic.” The online course is free and open to all.

  • Ananya Tiwari Named 2020-2021 YMCA Fred S. Bailey Fellow

    For her contributions and acheivements to community leadership, service, and activism, Educational Psychology PhD candidate Ananya Tiwari has been awarded one of two 2020-2021 YMCA Fred S. Bailey Fellowships for graduate students and professionals on campus.

  • EPOL's Wen-Hao David Huang Work Recognized by School of Social Work

    David Huang, professor in Education Policy, Organization and Leadership, collaborated on the project, "Identifying Depression through Early Awareness (IDEA) Women's Health Coalition," with School of Social Work faculty and was awarded the Dean's Prize for Innovation and Collaboration by Dean Steven Anderson.