September 28, 2011

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"Show and Tell" Launches Online Community 
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The latest way of connecting with all things Rossier is our brand new "Show and Tell" portal.


It's not only a repository of breaking news, publications and information, it will be a community of Rossier voices with upcoming blog posts from faculty, students and friends. You can search for posts by category, tag, and keyword, and "share" buttons make it easy to share news on Facebook, Twitter, Google+ and other social media sites. The main Rossier website,, will soon include a feed of the top stories from Show and Tell.

Let us know what you think!
Imagining Rossier in 2020

"What will a truly impactful school of education look like in 2020?"

That is the question Rossier faculty and advocates were asked during a series of brainstorming sessions last week during the school's Strategic Thinking Week. Key stakeholders and faculty from each of the four concentrations met to generate ideas that will guide the creation of a new Strategic Plan and goals.

A new website for learning about the process and contributing your ideas is in development.  Stay tuned!
Rossier Faculty's New Book Released this Week 
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Dean Gallagher, Dominic Brewer, Robert Rueda, and Rodney Goodyear's co-edited book Urban Education: A Model for Leadership and Policy, was released this week.

The book addresses issues in urban education through the lens of equity, and follows the conceptual framework of Rossier's nationally acclaimed Ed.D. program, addressing accountability, leadership, diversity and learning within the domain of urban education.

All royalties will go towards fellowships for future Rossier students in the Ed.D. program.
The book covers PreK-16 education, including higher and adult education issues. All chapter material is based on research, while providing implications for practice. Chapters cover perspectives from practitioners whose expertise spans diverse settings, student populations, educational systems, and academic fields. A number of chapters draw on global examples to apply in U.S. schools.

More about the book.
Polikoff's Research on USC News

Dr. Morgan Polikoff's recent research on the unnecessary repetition of math instruction in the U.S. is currently featured on the front page of USC News.

Read the article.
MAT@USC Noted in Inside Higher Ed

Inside Higher Ed featured technology company 2tor's partnership in two of USC's online education programs: the MSW@USC program of the USC School of Social Work, as well as Rossier's MAT@USC program.

Read the article.
Faculty Forefront
Lucido to Co-Present Webinar with Inside Higher Ed
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Inside Higher Ed reported that Dr. Jerry Lucido, executive director of Rossier's Center for Enrollment Research, Policy, and Practice, will co-present a Webinar about a new survey of college admissions directors. The article also quoted Lucido on the subject.

Admissions Director Survey Webinar
Monday, October 17 1:00 p.m. EST
Register here.

Read the article.
Tierney Delivers Talk at NACAC

Dr. Bill Tierney was an invited guest speaker last week at the National Association of College and Admission Counselors (NACAC) 67th National Conference in New Orleans.

His presentation, "Understanding For-Profit Higher Education: Evil Foe or Emerging Partner?" outlined issues of for-profit institutions, especially with regard to college admission practices.

NACAC's national conference brings together more than 5,000 secondary and postsecondary college admission counseling professionals to exchange ideas, learn from experts and experience the products and services that will enable them to accomplish their goals.

Dr. Jerry Lucido also presented in several sessions at the conference. 
Rossier Research
Brewer to Advise Education Reporters
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Dr. Dominic Brewer has been invited to become an inaugural member of the Education Writers Association's Research Roundtable.

EWA is a national professional organization of more than 2,500 members of the media who specialize in education.

The panel of 12-15 education researchers will advise EWA as it produces research briefs for its members, and will offer guidance and commentary to journalists as new education research is published. Brewer will serve as a member for a 12-month period.
Marsh Gives Talk to Federal Reserve Bank of NY
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Dr. Julie Marsh's nationally headlined study with RAND on New York City performance-based pay was the subject of her presentation to the Federal Reserve Bank of New York City last week.

The presentation, which was held in conjunction with New York University, was attended by academics and economists.  The study, which attracted media attention across the country, found the NYC program had no measurable impact on student achievement or the way teachers reported doing their jobs.
In response to the study's findings, the NYC program was eliminated.
CUE's BESST at Work in Nevada

Through a partnership with the Western Interstate Commission for Higher Education, the Center for Urban Education (CUE) has been working with the Nevada System of Higher Education the past year to develop a plan to increase undergraduate success, especially for its students of color. 

CUE used its Benchmarking Equity and Student Success Tool™ (BESST) to analyze system-level student data at its two- and four-year institutions to find out where students were falling out of the undergraduate pipeline. 

On September 16th, CUE worked with leadership from the University of Nevada at Las Vegas, Nevada State College and College of Southern Nevada in a daylong program to "plan for excellence and equity by 2020."  The BESST was used to analyze campus-level data to develop benchmarks and equity goals to improve degree completion for underrepresented students at the three institutions.

Learn more.
CEG Report in the News

Fox News Sacramento, Calif., affiliate KTXL-TV cited "The 2011 Performance Dashboard" report from the USC Rossier School's Center on Educational Governance (CEG) that surveyed the academic performance and financial health of California's 800-plus charter schools and ranked the top 10.

Go to the story.
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Visiting Scholar from Fudan University Joins Rossier
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Rossier welcomes Youliang Zhao, assistant professor of higher education and administration from Fudan University in Shanghai, China, as a visiting scholar.

Zhao's research interests are in higher education policy and medical education. He has served as an editor of Fudan Education Forum since 2003; his publications include The Cultivation for a Harmonious Culture and Mission of China Higher Education: A Review of the 2007 International Forum on Higher Education (2007); Global Standards in Medical Education (Co-edited 2004); Alternative Medicine and Alternative Medicine Education in the United States (2002).

As a visiting scholar, Zhao plans to build his understanding of American higher education policy research and methods. 

Please welcome our visiting scholar. Feel free to contact Zhao directly by email at or through the APRISE Office at 213-821-3172 or by email at
Ed Counseling Student Wins Scholarship
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Educational Counseling student Katrina Randolph was one of 15 students selected for the Millennium Momentum Foundation's Best and Brightest Scholarship Program.

The scholarship program awards undergraduate and graduate students who are pursuing careers in public service. Recipients are selected based on their academic merit, demonstrated leadership potential, and commitment to community reinvestment.

Currently, Randolph is a student services advisor at USC School of Policy, Planning and Development.
21st century
Monday: Bill Tierney argues that the Governor needs to take quick, direct action to save the UC.

Tuesday: Randy Clemens continues his discussion about whose culture is valued and why.

Wednesday: Bill Tierney encourages the California public postsecondary community to change for the better.

Thursday: Kristan Venegas talks about pop culture and education.

Friday: Jonathan Mathis discusses reflective field notes he wrote after speaking with principals of Early College High Schools (ECHSs) across the country.

Go to 21st Century Scholar. 
In This Issue
"Show and Tell" Launches Online Community
Imagining Rossier in 2020
Rossier Faculty Co-Edit New Book
Polikoff's Research on USC News
MAT@USC Noted in Inside Higher Ed
Lucido to Co-Present Webinar with Inside Higher Ed
Tierney Delivers Talk at NACAC
Brewer to Advise Education Reporters
Marsh Gives Talk to Federal Reserve Bank of NY
CUE's BESST at Work in Nevada
CEG Report in the News
Rossier Welcomes Visiting Scholar
Ed Counseling Student Wins Scholarship
This Week on CHEPA's 21st Century Scholar Blog






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