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  • Online Programs | 2019 National Rankings Released

    On Tuesday, U.S. News & World Report released their 2019 Rankings for Online Programs, listing Illinois at #16 for Graduate Education Programs, up nine spots from #25 in 2018.

    Once again, the College of Education is proud to be recognized among the top Online Graduate Education Programs in the nation. Additionally, has also recognized Illinois' online Human Resource Development master's program as top-notch in the country.

    Congratulations to faculty, staff, and administration for their efforts behind these important programs!

  • Library Services and Savvy Researcher Workshops

    Class presentations, research consultations, and more are available to all scholars through the Library. Please contact Nancy O'Brien to schedule an online class visit or individual meeting.

  • Call for Proposals II: Illinois Learning Sciences Design Initiative (ILSDI)

    Phase II of the ILSDI seed-funding program is accepting proposals for projects that address research and development related to teaching and learning. Type I Projects (up to $15,000) will plan, develop and submit for large-scale external funding; Type II Projects (up to $40,000) will develop and/or pilot research, followed by submission for large-scale external funding. Deadline is Feb. 29, 2016.


    Contact: Elizabeth C. Niswander, Bureau of Educational Research

  • Study Abroad Application Deadlines Extended

    There is now more time to decide to experience a different country's culture and education system with the College of Education! Our spring break application deadline has been moved to Friday, February 8. Our summer break application deadline has been extended to Friday, March 15. If you have questions about any of our programs, see us in Room 260A or email!

  • College of Education Dissertation Workshop

    College of Education Dissertation Workshop

    Working on your dissertation proposal or dissertation now?

    Planning to work on your proposal or dissertation soon?

    This workshop is for you!

    Emily Wuchner from the Graduate College Thesis Office will be here:

    Thursday February 15
    11:30 a.m. – 12:30 p.m.
    Education building, Room 333

    Come learn about:

    Formatting and proofreading
    Dissertation copyright deposit
    IDEALS release options
    Online resources

    A light lunch will be served. Please RSVP.

  • College of Education Undergraduate Scholarships for 2017-2018 Academic Year

    The College of Education Undergraduate Honors & Awards Committee invites current undergraduate students to review the college scholarships available for the 2017-2018 academic year and to apply for those scholarships for which you meet the criteria. Scholarship criteria vary depending on the donors' wishes. Examples of donor wishes include, but are not limited to, the following: financial need, educational interests and or goals, support for non-traditional students, and support for students from specific Illinois counties.

    The deadline for scholarship application submission is Friday, April 7, 2017. Scholarship application and instructions as well as a complete list of available scholarships can be found at Scholarship announcements will be made in late May and scholarship recipients will be honored at the College of Education Student Recognition Banquet held annually in the fall semester.

    If you have questions, please contact your adviser.

  • TIER-ED Graduate Fellows Program

    Technology Innovation in Educational Research and Design (TIER-ED)
    Fellowships will be awarded to graduate students working on a research project in a TIER-ED focused area. Selected TIER-ED Fellows will receive $20,000 for one academic year. Please submit required documents and reference letters by email to

    Submission deadline is Friday, March 8, 2019 by 5 p.m. CST. For additional information or questions, please contact Tabassum Amina, Postdoctoral Research Associate, TIER-ED.

  • 2019–2020 Pilot Projects Program (Call for Proposals)

    The Technology Innovation in Educational Research and Design (TIER-ED) Pilot Projects Program is designed to foster inter- or trans-disciplinary intellectual engagement through funding pilot or proof-of-concept projects to better position faculty teams for competitive external funding and have more collaborative research opportunities for students interested in pursuing graduate studies in TIER-ED focused areas. We are accepting proposals for projects and will fund multiple proposals for up to $15,000 per proposal. Please complete the application form and upload the project proposal at TIER-ED Call for Proposals.

    Submission deadline is Friday, March 8, 2019, by 5 p.m. CST. For additional information or questions, please contact Tabassum Amina, Postdoctoral Research Associate, TIER-ED.

  • Free Webinar Series for Early Childhood Professionals

    This four-part webinar series will focus on promoting positive behavior in young children. Dr. Jessica Hardy, assistant professor of Special Education in the College of Education, will cover the ABCs and function of behavior, multi-tiered systems of support (MTSS), environmental arrangement, working with families, and promoting friendship and belonging. These free webinars are easy to join and offer continuing education credits.

  • Volunteer opportunities with Urbana Neighborhood Connections Center

    The Urbana Neighborhood Connections Center has several volunteer opportunities available.

  • Spring 2016 Faculty Development Panel Discussion Managing Your Digital Footprint as a Researcher

    Spring 2016 Faculty Development Panel Discussion

    Managing Your Digital Footprint as a Researcher

    "Getting Your Stuff Out There"

    Dr. Michael Twidale is a Professor of the Graduate School of Library and Information Science.

    "Options for Online Profiling"

    Dr. Rebecca Bryant currently leads the implementation of the Illinois Research Connections researcher information system on the Illinois campus.

    "Strategy / Don’t Get Overwhelmed"

    Dr. Lisa Hinchliffe is a Professor/Coordinator for Information Literacy Services and Instruction in the University Library.

    Friday, April 1, 2016 | 12:00 PM – 1:00 PM | College of Education, Room 242

    ~ A light lunch will be provided ~



  • 2017 Summer, Session II-A, 1st 4 Weeks (June 12 to July 7th )

    Summer 2017  Course EPS 420/SOC 420 Sociology of Education

    EPS 420 & SOC 420 - Sociology of Education,  M, T, W Th, 10am to 11:50am, Education building, Room 323

    Professor: Bernice Barnett, Ph.D. (Sociology)    Email:

    Credit: 3 or 4 hours

    Course Description:

    This 400-level social foundations course is a combined graduate- and advanced undergraduate-level (juniors and seniors) sociological examination of education and schooling in society. A spotlight of the course is teacher and student activism in society and in education. Among other things, we examine the education impact and legacies of diverse 1960s/1970s movements led by teachers (such as literacy pioneer Septima Poinsette Clark), students (such as Mario Savio at Berkeley),   hippies, Vietnam anti-war activists, women, people with disabilities and special needs, white European Americans, black African Americans, Latinos/as, Asian Americans, Native/American Indians, LGBTQ, welfare recipients, language minorities, migrants, immigrants, and others who protested in/outside of classrooms, schools, and colleges/universities.

    About the Professor

    Professor Barnett earned her Ph.D. in Sociology. She is an historical sociologist and Associate Professor in the Departments of Educational Policy, Organization, & Leadership (EPOL), Sociology, and Gender and Women's Studies at the University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign. She has presented research on the 1960s and social movements at international forums in the U. S., Canada, and Germany and has received various awards, including the Faculty Award for Excellence i n Teaching, Advising, and Research by the Council of Graduate Student in Education and Incomplete List of Teachers Ranked Excellent by Students at the University of Illinois, Urbana-Champaign. For questions, contact Professor Barnett (

  • CCB 2021 Gryphon Lecture: "Transnational Networks and the Spread of Early Modern Children’s Books"

    Please join us virtually at the CCB on Thursday, April 15, at noon for Professor Matthew Grenby's 2021 Gryphon Lecture, "Going Global: Transnational Networks and the Spread of Early Modern Children’s Books." Professor Grenby's talk will examine the international networks through which children's books circulated the globe during the 17th, 18th, and 19th centuries, evolving in form as they intersected with new cultural contexts. 

    M.O. Grenby is the Dean of Research and Innovation in the Faculty of Humanities and Social Sciences at Newcastle University and Professor of Eighteenth-Century Studies. His books include The Anti-Jacobin Novel (2001) and The Child Reader (2011); he is co-editor of the Companion to Children's Literature (2010) and Popular Children's Literature in Britain (2008). 

    The Gryphon Lecture is an endowed talk given annually at the Center for Children’s Books. It features a leading scholar in the fields of youth literature, media, and culture. 

  • Global Accessibility Awareness Day | May 16 Events

    Celebrate Global Accessibility Awareness Day @ Illinois

    Date: Thursday, May 16
    Time: 9 a.m. - 3:30 p.m.

    More info:

  • 2021-2022 Student Sustainability Committee Member Application

    The Student Sustainability Committee is seeking undergraduate and graduate students interested in applying for a voting member position for the 2021-2022 academic year. Applicants are not required to have a sustainability or STEM background. Any dedicated student interested in promoting campus sustainability is encouraged to apply. The deadline to apply is May 14, 2021.



  • Virtual Exchange for the Post-pandemic Era: DEI in a Virtual Global Context. A Global Symposium

    This Global Symposium is being curated by the University of Illinois Urbana-Champaign, College of Education with the support of The Center for Global Studies (CGS) and the European Union Center (EUC). This symposium brings together leading scholars and thought leaders in virtual exchange from around the world to explore its future development. Our goal is to reconsider the role and responsibility of virtual exchange in a global context with experiences and insights from across different disciplines.  

    The event is scheduled in a hybrid format for May 5, from 9 a.m. to 2 p.m. CT. More information is available on this website: 

    Registration link:

  • 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.

  • CoE Course Project Allows Students to Exlpore Campus and Community Connections

    During the 2016 spring semester, 13 UIUC students, enrolled in EPS 199: Community Engagement, participated in a university-community engagement initiative that resulted in the production of a dynamic website. The website shares their experiences volunteering in our local communities and how those experiences are shaping their growing identities as future educators and practitioners. In addition to chronicling their own journeys, the students also hoped that the website could serve an additional purpose, namely as a resource for university students interested in volunteering with local community organizations and/or learning more about trends and topics impacting the nation's public schools. 

    The students enrolled in EPS 199 worked very hard to construct this website. The process began with brainstorming website pages. It then turned to determining data sources and collecting all of the information presented on the website (which included interviewing CoE faculty and current educators in the field). Finally, it concluded with rounds of editing. With the guiding hand of their course instructor, they produced a resource that will hopefully be of value to collectives outside of this class.


  • Professor Helen Neville

    How Racism Hurts Black Mental Health and How You Can Help

    ICYMI: Helen Neville, professor of Educational Psychology and African American Studies, joined Illinois Public Media's The 21st to explain these concepts, racism as a public health crisis, and diversity issues related to wellbeing.

  • COE/EPSY Subject Pool

    The Bureau of Educational Research is no longer overseeing the College of Education Subject Pool. Educational Psychology was asked to assume oversight of the subject pool.  We have developed a website in order to provide students in the COE with a centralized location for finding studies in which to participate for course credit/extra credit. In addition, we have reached a reciprocal agreement with Linguistics, whereby students in several of their classes can receive credit for participating in COE studies and COE students can receive credit for participating in LING studies. 

    The website for the COE subject pool, with information for both students and faculty is:

    If you require study participation or offer extra credit for participation, please take a moment to familiarize yourself with the website and include the URL in your syllabi. A mechanism for students to document their participation to instructors is provided on the website, but of course, you can ask your students to document their participation to you in any way you prefer.

    If you are PI on a study that requires participants, please send Julie Kellogg the information described on the website.

    If you have any questions, please contact Kiel Christianson <>.

  • Using Gramsci to understand the Arab uprisings

    This interview and accompanying video is part of the series Critical Voices in Critical Times, coordinated and edited by Linda Herrera, a professor in the Department of Education Policy, Organization & Leadership (EPOL).

    In the interview, Peter Mayo, a professor at the University of Malta and a renowned scholar on Antonio Gramsci and Paulo Freire, engages with Egyptian sociologist Nadim Mirshak from the University of Manchester. The conversation covers civil society, hegemony, and the Modern Prince, and explores the challenges of doing critical work under authoritarian contexts and the need to develop a globalization from below as an alternative to neoliberal globalization.

    Watch the interview.


    Arabic subtitles in video done by EPOL doctoral student Abdullah Mansoor.

  • Library Hours and Services

    The Social Sciences, Health, and Education Library (SSHEL) offers many services and resources to assist you with your class work, research and other projects.  We updated web pages and resources over the summer, so please ask if you can’t find something you are looking for!

    Our web site has links to subject-specific resources and to services, such as chat reference service, and forms for making an appointment with a librarian for one-on-one assistance or recommending items to purchase.

    Education-related information may be found at

    Please contact Nancy O’Brien by phone (217-333-2408) or email ( if you would like to schedule library orientation and instruction sessions for classes.  Each session is structured to fit the needs of your particular class.  Individual meetings to discuss library services and collections to support your research needs can also be scheduled.

    Library hours for SSHEL and the Main Library for the fall semester are:

    Monday-Thursday:        8:30 am-10 pm

    Friday:                                  8:30 am-6 pm

    Saturday:                             1-5 pm

    Sunday                                 1-10 pm

    Thank you for your continued support and use of SSHEL.   I look forward to working with you all during the coming year!

    Nancy O’Brien

  • Dr. Eboni Zamani-Gallaher featured as an expert in WalletHub's "2016's Best & Worst Community Colleges" article

    Dr. Eboni Zamani-Gallaher answers questions about improving the cost and quality of education and training at community colleges:

    Do you think President Barack Obama’s proposal to make community-college tuition free will increase enrollment and graduation rates?

    What can policymakers do to improve the quality of education and training at community colleges and the career prospects of graduates?

    Should community colleges focus more on preparing graduates for the workforce through career and technical education or on preparing graduates to move to a four-year college?

    In evaluating the best and worst community college systems, what are the top five indicators?

  • 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
  • Explore opportunities to study abroad

    The Office of International Programs is excited to offer many ways to explore study abroad opportunities through the College of Education.

    The annual study abroad fair, Illinois Abroad Day, will take place on Wednesday, Sept. 5, from 11 a.m. to 3 p.m. in Room 260A of the Education Building. Come visit our new office and enjoy free food, prizes, and information about all of our programs to find one that best fits you.

    We are also hosting several informational sessions and Global Cafe events this semester. This will be an opportunity to learn about Winter Break and Spring Break programs and hear from study abroad alumni. Save the following dates: September 19, October 10, October 24, November 7, and November 28, all at 4 p.m.

    Finally, our new website will be live on Sept. 5 and dedicated to College of Education study abroad programs for students and teachers alike. We encourage you to visit the new website soon at

  • Still Too Slow: The Advancement of Women

    A brown-bag session, “Still Too Slow: The Advancement of Women,” will be held Wednesday, Sept. 7 from 11:30 a.m. to 1 p.m. in the Illini Union, 1401 W. Green St., Urbana, Room 314A. The event features Virginia Valian, a professor of psychology at Hunter College, who researches the reasons behind women’s slow advancement in the professions and proposes remedies for individuals and institutions.

  • Royel Johnson

    Alumnus Royel Johnson Named Co-Editor of AERA Educational Researcher Journal

    Johnson is a two-time Illinois graduate with a master's degree in Education Policy, Organization and Leadership. He is currently an associate professor at the Rossier School of Education at the University of Southern California.

  • Center for Culturally Responsive Evaluation and Assessment holding Fourth International Conference

    September 27-29, 2017 in Chicago

    Heightened community unrest sparked by the death of unarmed citizens; disproportionate inequities in education, poverty, health care, and rates of incarceration; and an intensely divisive U.S. presidential election require even more vigilant attention from our global CREA community. It is critically important that we focus on the generation, analysis, and usage of substantive evidence “that matters” in the evaluations and assessments we undertake. To address the issues our communities face, we are compelled and responsible to raise questions about what is being done to correct inequities and aggressively translate this evidence into action that has meaningful impact on our collective future. 

    Therefore the Evidence Matters: Culturally Responsive Evaluation and Assessment Translating to Action and Impact in Challenging Times   will focus on the following areas:

    - Program evaluation, measurement and assessment as sources of evidence

    - Challenging the status quo regarding whose evidence matters. Cultural responsiveness as foundational to more equitable public policy

    - Moving from evidence generation to advocacy and action. Policies and practices of influence and consequence in the quest for social justice

    - Ethical challenges in complex areas of inquiry; whose justice is advanced?

    Find out more!

  • Global Café - Indonesia and Singapore!

    Join the Office of International Programs this Friday at 1:00 p.m. in Room 42A for our Global Café featuring Indonesia and Singapore! Students will share their experiences and photos from previous trips as well as first hand information given from international students. Don't miss out on free coffee and food! 

  • Campus Charitable Fund Drive Underway Through Nov. 9

    The 2018 CCFD campaign kicked off on Monday, September 17 and concludes on Friday, November 9.

    Please join us in considering a gift to any of the more than 700 designated charities to whom you can contribute. It’s easy to give via payroll deduction. Together, we can make an incredible impact.

    Consider the impact a donation makes and how far your dollars go:

         * $2 per pay period can plant 50 trees to help reduce carbon dioxide in our atmosphere.
         * $10 per pay period provides gold, silver and bronze medals to Special Olympics athletes.
         * Your $100 donation will fund research toward a cure for cancer.

    Charities appreciate the UofI CCFD because it saves them time and money so more dollars go to services. There’s something for everybody in the CCFD, and it’s one of the best ways to give to the nonprofits you care about. Visit the CCFD website to find a cause you’re passionate about and give today! Your giving makes a difference.   


  • Campus awarding social justice scholarships

    The Campus Faculty Association will award up to five $1,000 scholarships to undergraduate students at the University of Illinois’ Urbana campus who demonstrate a commitment to social justice in the community. Applicants’ social justice work may take many forms, including volunteer or paid work performed through nonprofit organizations, but can include less formally structured activities.

  • Racial Equity for Adult Credentials in Higher Ed: The REACH Collaborative

    The Office of Community College Research and Leadership is a co-partner in the REACH Collaborative, which is focused on transforming credential pathways to associate degrees at community colleges to improve credential attainment and economic mobility for adult learners of color in six states.

  • University Primary School to hold open house Oct. 19

    University Primary School, the laboratory school of the College of Education, will host an open house for the community on Wednesday, Oct. 19, at Children’s Research Center, 51 Gerty Drive, Champaign.

  • Community College Success Stories

    The September 21 "Success Stories from Community College Graduates" panel discussion, moderated by OCCRL Director Lorenzo Baber, highlighted the thoughts of four panelists who related their experiences as former community college students and how the open-access institutions they attended led to successful pathways and careers in the medical field. Read the thoughts of Dean Madory, Juliana Simonetti, Gaby Vargas, and Samantha Velasco.

  • CoE Graduate Student Conference - Call for Proposals

    The Program Committee invites proposals on all topics relevant to the field of education in any time period or nation, including papers or panels that cross cultures, time periods, or national boundaries.

    The Committee defines ‘education’ broadly, to include all institutions of socialization—mass media, voluntary organizations, and so on—as well as schools and universities. We invite proposals for individual papers, works in progress, or panel sessions, which could consist of several works in progress. Consider sharing your proposals from AERA, CREA, AESA, ASHE, and other conferences. This is also a great way to become comfortable sharing your research before submitting a proposal to a national or regional conference.

    Proposal Deadline: Friday, December 5th

  • Fall 2019 MSTE Friday Lunch Series: PAGES: Progressing Through the Ages--Global Change, Evolution, and Societal Well-being

    MSTE Friday Lunch is back! Please join us on Friday, October 11, from 12-1 p.m. for a presentation from Barbara Hug about the PAGES project and developing Next Generation Science Standards (NGSS) aligned curriculum and professional development, as well as how to support in-service science teachers through the use of NGSS storylines. Please RSVP:

  • Alumna, Husband Receive 2018 Lou Liay Spirit Award

    Pat Meyers Giles '69 C&I and her husband, Bob, are the recipients of this year's Lou Liay Spirit Award, an honor established in 1997 to recognize graduates who consistently display extraordinary spirit and pride toward the University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign.

  • Mary Lyons, Curriculum & Instruction Grad Student, is a Finalist in the 2019 Research Live! Competition!

    Mary Lyons, a graduate student in Curriculum & Instruction, has advanced to the final round of the 2019 Research Live! competition!

    We invite you to join us for the final event on Tuesday, October 22 from 4-6 PM at Stage 5 in the Krannert Center for the Performing Arts to see the final presentations. The event is free and open to the public, so we encourage you to come out and support Mary.

    For more information about Research Live! and a full list of finalists please visit

  • Flu Shot Season--Get Yours Today!

    McKinley Health Center is providing free seasonal flu shots to all students who have paid the health service fee, as well as to benefit eligible faculty, staff, and retirees. There are several locations across campus between now and the end of October. Don't delay!

  • Available position: Special Education head

    The Department of Special Education at the University of Illinois seeks a nationally recognized scholar with effective leadership qualities to serve as the tenured professor and head of the department. The Head will support an exceptionally strong faculty to fulfill the research, teaching, and service missions of the Department and College in a major research land-grant university. To ensure full consideration, please complete a candidate profile at by November 27, 2017, and upload a letter of application, curriculum vitae, and three samples of scholarly peer reviewed publications.

  • Multiple tenure-track positions – hiring for Fall 2017

    The College of Education at the University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign is hiring!  A nationally ranked top-25 college, we are searching for collaborative and dedicated new tenure-track faculty members.  We provide competitive salaries and full benefits, exceptionally strong support for research, and multiple opportunities for collaboration within the College as well as with departments across campus. We are known for our groundbreaking research, innovative approaches to teaching, and service to the global community. The College is comprised of four academic departments: Curriculum & Instruction; Educational Psychology; Education Policy, Organization & Leadership; and Special Education; with approximately 600 undergraduates and 600 graduate students enrolled annually.

    Please click on the position title for full position announcements and application information. We are seeking colleagues for the following positions:

    Department of Curriculum & Instruction

    Assistant/Associate Professor of Science Education–Deadline November 15

    Department of Educational Psychology

    Assistant/Associate Professor of Social-Emotional Development – Deadline December 1
    Open Rank Professor of Statistics and Quantitative Methods (2 positions) – Deadline December 15

    Department of Education Policy, Organization & Leadership

    Assistant/Associate Professor of Economics of Education – Deadline December 5
    Assistant/Associate Professor of Educational Administration – Deadline December 1

    Department of Special Education

    Open Rank Professor in Autism and Developmental Disabilities – Deadline November 15
    Open Rank Professor of Early Intervention/Early Childhood Special Education (ECSE) – Deadline November 15

    The University of Illinois is an Affirmative Action-Equal Opportunity Employer The University of Illinois conducts criminal background checks on all job candidates upon acceptance of a contingent offer.

    The U of I is an EEO Employer/Vet/Disabled

  • OCCRL’s Illinois Community College Leadership Institute the Start of Something Special

    Last spring, the Office of Community College Research and Leadership in the College of Education held the inaugural Illinois Community College Leadership Institute. The two-day event was at Parkland College in Champaign and brought together statewide community college scholars and practitioners who shared best practices in community college leadership.

  • Collaborator in ECE Discusses How VR is Transforming How her Students Learn

    Meet Raluca Ilie, a professor in the University of Illinois’ Department of Electrical and Computer Engineering who is transforming the way her students learn by using virtual reality to help them better understand complex electrical-engineering concepts.

  • OCCRL Releases Fall 2023 UPDATE on Research and Leadership Issue

    The fall UPDATE on Research and Leadership issue from the Office of Community College Research and Leadership delves into critical research such as the impact of the SFFA v. Harvard Supreme Court decision on community colleges and the role of community colleges in empowering student parents. “While this UPDATE edition provides no concrete answers to the difficult questions presented,” Dr. Lorenzo Baber writes in the Director’s Note section, “I believe the research reflected on these pages engages with the tradition of social justice, in the face of attempts to suppress progress.”

  • Program Review Advisory Committee Plans for the Future

    The 2023-2024 Program Review Advisory Committee (PRAC) held its first quarterly meeting of the academic year in October with an in-person get-together at Olive Harvey College. The meeting kicked off a year-long focus on strategic planning and vision-casting goals for the committee’s future. Members are striving to embed collaboration and collective responsibility as they return to in-person engagement after the last few years of conducting mostly virtual work due to COVID. 

  • Spring 2017 Course Offerings from Human Resource Development

    The Human Resource Development (HRD) program at Department of Educational Policy and Organizational Leadership is offering the following courses in Spring 2017. All courses are open for registration. For further inquiries please contact Dr. W. David Huang at

    - HRD 414 Facilitation Skills (Wednesday, 9-11:50 am)

    - HRD 415 Diversity in the Workplace (Monday, 1-3:50 pm)

    - HRD 440 Work Analysis (Wednesday, 2nd 8 weeks, 7-9 pm online)

    - HRD 470 Design of Learning Systems (Monday, 1-3:50 pm)

    - HRD 480 Foundations Online Teaching and Learning (Tuesday, 1-3:50 pm)

    - HRD 509 Advanced Theories in HRD (Wednesday, 9-11:50 am)

    - HRD 535 Consulting in HRD (Thursday, 1-3:50 pm)

    - HRD 536 International HRD (Tuesday, 9-11:50 am)

    - HRD 585 Program Evaluations (Wednesday, 1st 8 weeks, 7-9 pm online)

  • 2018 Guide to Gift Books Now Available

    The Bulletin of the Center for Children's Books has released the 2018 Guide Book to Gift Books. This annual publication, available as a free, downloadable PDF, highlights more than 300 of the best books for giving and receiving.

  • Birmingham-Illinois BRIDGE 2015-2016 Launch

    Join Interim Chancellor Barbara Wilson Dec. 3 in welcoming Dr. Adam Tickell, provost and vice principal of the University of Birmingham, to announce this year’s call for proposals for the BRIDGE collaborative seed fund, the initiation of the new Birmingham-Illinois BRIDGE Fellowships program, and the launch of the collaborative website More...

  • EDUC 102 James Scholar Poster Session

    Please come out and support College of Education first year students as they present their James Scholar research projects on Thursday, December 13. Presentations will be held in the South Lobby of the Education Building from 10:30–11:30am. Refreshments will be served. This event is free and open to faculty, students, and staff.

  • Hispanic Outlook on Education: Supporting Multilingual Education in Illinois