January 3, 2011
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Ed.D. Students' Work at UNLV Featured
                   Singh and Jordan at ULV  

Ed.D. candidates Elizabeth Jordan and Nadine Singh (Pictured above with Dean Andy Nazarechuk) were featured after their second visit to UNLV Singapore in December to collect data in their research on the internationalization of higher education.

Jordan is researching how UNLV Singapore created a student-centered campus culture at its first international campus, and Singh is studying how branch campuses identify their markets and determine how those markets influence their marketing and recruitment practices.

Read the story in UNLV newsletter

Faculty Forefront
Burch Quoted About Teacher Shortage in Detroit
Patricia Burch

Dr. Patricia Burch was quoted in the Detroit Free Press about a teacher shortage in Detroit Public Schools.

Burch said class sizes nationwide are rising, even as research shows that students in disadvantaged communities tend to perform better in smaller classes.

"Whenever class sizes get larger, demands on teachers grow and there is less possibility for individualized instruction, which is problematic when you are trying to close the achievement gap," she said.

Read the article.
Immordino-Yang Appointed to NGP Faculty
Mary Helen Immordino-Yang

Dr. Mary Helen Immordino-Yang was appointed to the USC Neuroscience Graduate Program faculty.

In the program, Immordino-Yang will be working on the committee to redesign the NGP core course.

More about USC Neuroscience.
Rossier Research
Kezar Authors Chapter in Higher Ed Textbook

Adrianna Kezar
Dr. Adrianna Kezar has a chapter published in a recent textbook in higher education.

The chapter, entitled "Organization, leadership and governance," is featured in Foundations of Higher Education, published by Routledge.

CUE to Train High School Practitioners on Equity Scorecard

Next week, teams of faculty, administrators and staff from two Boston high schools will be trained on the Equity Scorecard™ process, which includes unique data and benchmarking tools developed by the Center for Urban Education (CUE).

Led by co-director Dr. Estela Mara Bensimon, research assistants Megan Chase and Tiffany Jones, and project specialist Debbie Hanson, the training comes as part of CUE's partnership with the National College Access Network (NCAN), which aims to improve the quality and reach of college access programs to high school students of color. 

It also marks the first time that CUE will use its research at the high school level.The training will take place on January 11-12 at the Center for College Affordability in Boston, Massachusetts.
Rossier Family
Alumnus Promoted to Assistant Dean for Student Affairs

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Dr. Robert Mena (MS '05, Ed.D '08) was promoted to Assistant Dean for Student Affairs at Southwestern Law School. 

In this position,  Mena oversees the activities of the law school's five cocurricular honors programs, the Student Bar Association and student organizations. In addition, he coordinates the annual Orientation program, the student health insurance program, and other services related to student welfare.
In This Issue
Happy 2011
Ed.D. Students' Work at UNLV Featured
Burch Quoted About Teacher Shortage in Detroit
Immordino-Yang Appointed to NGP Faculty
Kezar Authors Chapter in Higher Ed Textbook
CUE to Train Practitioners on Equity Scorecard
Alumnus Promoted to Assistant Dean for Student Affairs






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