GSE&IS launches a new website
GSE&IS Annual Report 2010-2011 Released
"Cultivating the Spirit: How College Can Enhance Students' Inner Lives" booksigning and reception on January 5, 2011.
Linda J. Sax, Professor of Education at UCLA’s Graduate School of Education & Information Studies and Jerry A. Jacobs, Professor of Sociology at the University of Pennsylvania have been awarded $525,000 by the National Science Foundation to examine women’s under-representation in the fields of science, technology, engineering, and mathematics (STEM).
Professor Connie Kasari has received the Autism Intervention Research Network for Behavioral Health Award from the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services (HHS), which will provide $6 million in funding from 2011 – 2014 towards research in autism interventions for underserved and under-represented student populations.
Professor Walter Allen receives Distinguished Career Award from the Assn. for the Study of Higher Ed.
The Association for the Study of Higher Education (ASHE) awarded Professor Walter Allen with the Howard R. Bowen Distinguished Career Award.
Professor Christine Borgman and Sharon Traweek have been awarded $1.174 million from the Alfred P. Sloan Foundation as Principal and Co-Principal Investigators, respectively, of the project, "The Transformation of Knowledge, Culture, and Practice in Data-Driven Science: A Knowledge Infrastructures Perspective."
The Colorado Springs Gazette reported Thursday, January 5, 2012 that "The Perfect Test: An Education Experiment That Went Terribly Wrong," a book by Ron Dietel, assistant professor of UCLA's National Center for Research on Evaluation, Standards, and Student Testing (CRESST,) has been listed as one of the American School Board Journal's top 10 notable books on K-12 Education for 2011.
The Department of Information Studies presents the 2012 Frances Clarke Sayers Lecture featuring award-winning children's literature author and illustrator, Allen Say, at Korn Auditorium on Sunday, February 12, 2012 at 4:00pm. Book signing and reception to follow.
Professor and Presidential Chair in Information Studies Christine Borgman received the 2011 American Society for Information Science and Technology (ASIST) Research Award for her outstanding research contributions. Her work focuses on key dimensions of information research, including scientific data practices, knowledge infrastructures, information retrieval, scholarly communication and publishing, digital libraries, and information policy.
UCLA Associate Professor of Education Li Cai has been named co-director of the Center for the Study of Evaluation/National Center for Research on Evaluation, Standards, and Student Testing at UCLA's Graduate School of Education & Information Studies.
GSE&IS Alumna Linda Richardson Rice has provided a bequest to establish an endowed fellowship to support fellowship recipients majoring in Education or planning a career in education.
The 2011 Cooperative Institutional Research Program (CIRP) Freshman Survey is based on responses from more than 200,000 first-time full-time students entering four-year colleges across the country.
Information Studies Professor Johanna Drucker has been elected to the Association for Computers in the Humanities (ACH) Executive Board for a three year term from 2012-2015.
Based on their Fall 2011 accreditation visit to UCLA, the American Library Association's Committee on Accreditation has voted to continue the accreditation of the UCLA Department of Information Studies' Masters of Library and Information Science degree program. Congratulations to the Department of Information Studies, and thank you to all alumni, faculty, staff, and students who participated in the accreditation process!
UCLA's National Center for Research on Evaluation, Standards, and Student Testing (CRESST) has been selected to receive a $100,000 grant from the Public Broadcasting System (PBS) to develop an indicator and reporting system to measure game-based outcomes of the Ready to Learn PBS KIDS program.
UCLA's National Center for Research on Evaluation, Standards, and Student Testing (CRESST) has been selected to receive a $250,000 planning grant from the William and Flora Hewlett Foundation to evaluate the link between deeper student learning and two new assessments currently under development. Two consortia, the Partnership for Assessment of Readiness for College and Careers (PARCC), and the Smarter Balanced Assessment Consortium, are creating next-generation state assessment systems to measure the Common Core State Standards, adopted by 45 states and the District of Columbia. CRESST Director Joan Herman will lead the study.
The UCLA Information Studies Department Internship Program works with libraries, museums, archives, corporations, and information stakeholders to extend the classroom experience of its professional students into communities and professional environments. In Winter Quarter 2012, UCLA interns worked at nine Los Angeles Public Libraries as well as 22 other locations critical to the information profession, including the United States Federal Courts Library, the Statewide California Electronic Library Consortium, NBC Universal Archives & Collections, the Los Angeles County Museum of Art, and the Getty Research Institute.
A collaborative effort between UCLA Education Professor Patricia Gándara, co-director of the Civil Rights Project/Proyecto Derechos Civiles, the University of California, and the Mexican Colegio de Bachilleres is providing online bilingual education classes to students at four high schools in Southern California. Project SOL – Secondary Online Learning – offers rigorous bilingual classes in math and science using an online curriculum from Mexico to help students qualify for college.
Students, faculty, and alumni of UCLA's Graduate School of Education & Information Studies were well represented at iConference 2012, which was held February 7-10, 2012 in Toronto. The annual meeting, sponsored by iSchools and open to everyone, was hosted by the Faculty of Information of the University of Toronto.
Researchers with the Civil Rights Project/Proyecto Derechos Civiles at UCLA have examined why California’s community colleges are doing such a poor job of transferring Latino and black students on to four-year colleges and universities. The three studies, which were publicly released Tuesday by the research group in the Graduate School of Education & Information Studies, shed light on the faulty mechanisms underlying California’s poor record of transfer and make sweeping recommendations on what must be done to help more students of color earn college degrees.
List of CRESST Colleagues and Partners at the 2012 AERA and NCME Annual Meeting in Vancouver, Canada from April 13-17, 2012.
The next Colloquium presentation on May 3 will feature Elise Chenier, Associate Professor, Department of History at Simon Fraser University, and Director, Archives of Lesbian Oral Testimony (A LOT).
List of all UCLA GSE&IS presenters at the 2012 AERA Annual Meeting in Vancouver, Canada.
Gary Orfield, UCLA distinguished professor of education, law, political science and urban planning, has been selected as one of the 2012 winners of the Dr. John Hope Franklin Award for his achievements as an advocate for racial equality in education, including his work with the Civil Rights Project/Proyecto Derechos Civiles (CRP) at UCLA.
Emeritus Professor of Information Studies Harold Borko died on April 7, 2012 at age 90. Having joined the UCLA faculty in 1968, he was instrumental in bringing the field of information science to UCLA's School of Library Service. Among the courses that he created and taught were "Principles of Information Systems Analysis and Design," "Information Retrieval Systems," and "Data Processing in the Library." Borko was the author of two seminal texts in information science, "Abstracting Concepts and Methods," (with Charles L. Bernier, New York, NY: Academic Press, 1975) and "Indexing Concepts and Methods" (New York, NY: Academic Press, 1979.)
A new specialization in Rare Books, and Print and Visual Culture has been approved by the Department of Information Studies at the Graduate School of Education & Information Studies at UCLA. The specialization, which will be added to the department's existing specializations in Archival Studies, Informatics, and Library Studies, is open to students earning their Master of Library and Information Science (MLIS) degree. This specialization will be enriched by courses taught by the California Rare Book School, which is based in the Department, and UCLA's Digital Humanities program.
Sheila Afnan-Manns (Class of ’03, MLIS) was chosen to receive the 2012 Community and Junior College Libraries Section (CJCLS) EBSCO Community College Learning Resources Award. Afnan-Manns, who serves as faculty librarian at Scottsdale Community College, was recognized with colleagues Kandice Mickelsen of Paradise Valley Community College (PVCC) and Reyes Medrano, faculty member in the Business and Information Technology Division at PVCC for their work in helping Medrano’s students to create a free digital “living textbook,” using proprietary and open access resources. The $500 award and plaque will be presented to the team during the annual conference of the American Library Association (ALA) to be held this June in Anaheim.
Educators Discuss Collaboration Between Student Affairs and Study Abroad Staff to Impact Academics, Health and Safety
An interdisciplinary approach to study abroad programs and student outcomes was explored in the recent publication of “Study Abroad as a Collaborative Endeavor,” which appeared in the Jan.-Feb. 2012 issue of About Campus. The article was co-authored by Gary Rhodes, director of the Center for Global Education (CGE) at the Graduate School of Education & Information Studies (GSE&IS); Lisa Loberg, doctoral student, educational leadership, GSE&IS, and director of the Study Abroad Office and senior lecturer in French at California Lutheran University; Katie Roller, doctoral student, educational leadership and director of the Office of International Study at Marymount College in Rancho Palos Verdes; and Albert Biscarra, a doctoral student in education specializing in Social Sciences and Comparative Education, and CGE graduate student researcher.
Nine high school teachers who are participants in a research initiative of The Civil Rights Project/Proyecto Derechos Civiles (CRP) at UCLA were honored with the “Courage to Act, Bilingual Teacher Awards” from the California Association of Bilingual Educators. The educators, who are part of a bilingual research and demonstration project called Project SOL, were given the awards at the organization’s annual conference in Sacramento in March and were recognized by the California Legislature and the Secretary of Foreign Relations of Mexico for exceptional dedication and talent in bringing college preparatory curriculum to immigrant students in high school. SOL - which is the acronym for Secondary Online Learning - is a collaboration between CRP, the University of California, the government of Mexico, and three California school districts. The project, which was launched in 2008 at UCLA, is supported by $1.2 million in grants from The Carnegie Corporation and The Bill and Melinda Gates and Irvine Foundations and directed by Patricia Gándara, UCLA Professor of Education and co-director of CRP.
UCLA Lab School will host a workshop for teachers on May 5, 2012 - "Preparing Our Children to Be Mathematically Competitive: A look at current research and best practices on children's mathematical thinking through the lens of Cognitively Guided Instruction (CGI)".
Education Week featured the article How and Why Rankings Matter: A Brain-Imaging Perspective on Teacher Evaluation, co-authored by UCLA Center X Director of Research Karen Hunter Quartz.
Information Studies Professor and Sudikoff Fellow Professor Leah Lievrouw sat down with Kathy Wyer for UCLA Today to offer her perspective on the business practices of online companies and the effect on personal privacy.
Dr. Marcelo Suárez-Orozco, the Courtney Sale Ross University Professor of Globalization and Education at New York University, has been appointed dean of the UCLA Graduate School of Education & Information Studies, effective September 1. 2012.
Megan Franke, chair of the Education Department, has been honored with this year’s Relating Research to Practice Award by the American Educational Research Association (AERA). She received the award at the organization’s annual conference this April in Vancouver, based on her outstanding contributions to increasing the understanding and proliferation of links between education research and enhanced education practice.
Daniel Solórzano, director of the University of California All Campus Consortium on Research for Diversity (UC/ACCORD) was honored with the American Educational Research Association (AERA) Social Justice in Education Award at the organization’s annual conference in Vancouver in April.
“Global Citizenship and the University: Advancing Social Life and Relations in an Interdependent World” by Robert Rhoads, professor of education and alumna Katalin Szelényi (M.A., ’01; Ph.D., ’07) was recognized as the 2012 Outstanding Publication of the Year by the Postsecondary Education Division of the American Educational Research Association (AERA) in April, the authors at the organization’s annual conference Vancouver.
With funding from the Bill and Melinda Gates Foundation, the National Center for Research on Evaluation, Standards, and Student Testing (CRESST) conducted a multi-year evaluation of a major reform project at Alain Leroy Locke High School, historically one of California’s lowest performing secondary schools. The evaluation found significant, positive effects for the Green Dot Locke transformation including improved achievement and completion of college preparatory courses.
Incoming GSE&IS Dean Marcelo Suárez- Orozco is an internationally renowned expert on issues of immigration and globalization within the framework of education. The following are his recent appearances in a variety of media outlets.
Father Gregory Boyle, founder and executive director of Homeboy Industries, delivered the keynote address at the annual Teacher Education Program (TEP) Conference at the Graduate School of Education & Information Studies (GSE&IS) on May 2.
Sharon Sutton, Coordinator of Technology and Outreach at the UCLA Lab School, has been recognized with the Making IT Happen Award presented by the International Society for Technology in Education (ISTE) and California’s Computer-Using Educators (CUE). She will be recognized at ISTE’s national conference, June 24-27 in San Diego.
Graduates from the Department of Information Studies shared their educational and career experiences with current students and alumni at a Library & Information Studies Alumni Association (LISAA) Career Panel in April at Moore Hall.
Sydney Schaef (’10, M.Ed.;Teacher Education Program (TEP)/Urban Teaching) is the co- founder of Kujali International, a nonprofit in Tanzania that provides free or low- cost private schools for orphaned and at- risk youth.
Gary Orfield, professor of education and director of the Civil Rights Project/Proyecto Derechos Civiles at UCLA, was quoted in a New York Times op-ed article about school desegregation.
Beverly Lynch, professor of information studies in the Graduate School of Education & Information Studies (GSE&IS) at UCLA, has been awarded the Melvil Dewey Medal, the American Library Association's ALA’s most prestigious honor, given in recognition of an individual who has demonstrated a high level of creativity in leadership.
The Higher Education Research Institute (HERI) was cited in the St. Louis Post-Dispatch for data from the nationwide Freshman Survey on new college students' attitudes toward weighing dream careers against making a living after graduation.
José Luis Santos, assistant professor of education, was quoted in a recent New York Times article about the value of a university degree.
Professor of Education Carlos Alberto Torres has been awarded the 2012-13 Fellowship of the Sudikoff Family Institute for Education & New Media. He is the eleventh recipient of the Sudikoff Fellowship, which was established in 2002 to provide support for the public engagement efforts of GSE&IS faculty
The latest issue of InterActions, the UCLA Journal of Education and Information Studies, is now available online.
Marcelo Suárez-Orozco, new incoming dean at the Graduate School of Education & Information Studies, was interviewed on WNYC's "The Takeaway" on June 19.
The Summer Session for the Undergraduate Minor in Education begins June 25, with course offerings that provide a diverse view of issues and career options in education for undergraduates of all disciplines.
Dr. Megan Franke, chair of the Department of Education and professor in the Urban Schooling division, has been appointed to serve as interim dean of the Graduate School of Education & Information Studies at UCLA from July 1 to August 31. Incoming dean Dr. Marcelo M. Suárez-Orozco, will join UCLA on September 1.
Voices from the Commencement Ceremony of the Class of 2012 highlight the graduates' commitment to bettering their communities while supporting their own communities of colleagues.
Emeritus professor John McNeil shares his recollections of life at sea – and in battle – on an attack cargo ship that was a major player in the Battle of Normandy.
UCLA professor of education Mike Rose was interviewed on June 8 on National Public Radio about his ongoing research and his book “Possible Lives.”
Tharron Bloomfield will join UCLA as the Andrew W. Mellon Foundation Conservation Resident for two years, serving as a visiting assistant professor in the Department of Information Studies
Dr. Eva Baker, Director of the National Center for Research on Evaluation, Standards, and Student Testing (CRESST) and President of the World Education Research Association, recently shared her innovative vision of learning and assessment at the First World Future Education Symposium 2012, held last month in Beijing.
The Paulo Freire Institute, which promotes programs and research related to social justice education marks its tenth anniversary with its annual international forum at UCLA, Sept. 19-22.
In an essay for the Huffington Post, Professor of education Douglas Kellner suggests that young men trying to create ultra masculine identities commit acts of campus violence.
The Choices Project, a research initiative established by Allan Murray Cartter Professor of Higher Education Walter R. Allen, aims to improve the academic options, experiences, and outcomes of African American and Latino students in California higher education.
TEP alumna Shannon Garrison (Psychology, ‘96; Teacher Education Program, ’98) was selected as one of five teachers to carry the Olympic Torch this summer by the Samsung Corporation and John Legend’s Show Me Campaign.
Students in Professor David G. Garcia’s course, “Theater as Pedagogy in Education,” presented a very special kind of project, using oral history methods and performance to tell educational stories about members of underrepresented communities. Guided by Garcia and Ric Salinas, co-founder of Culture Clash, the students interviewed a diverse range of individuals on their personal experiences and presented monologues based on these interviews.
Gary Rhodes, director of the Center for Global Education (CGE) will be in London during the Olympic Games to present "Connecting Sport, Education, Development of Youth and International Relations" on August 3 at the International Pierre de Coubertin Olympic Symposium on “Olympism, Olympic Education and Learning Legacies.”
Black Male Institute: Researchers, Community Leaders Work to Improve Education and Professional Success
Straight talk, important research findings, and tough love were the order of the day at the 4th Annual Black Male Institute Think Tank Conference, hosted this spring by GSE&IS and Center X. The institute is nearing the end of a three-year study on how Black males perform in single-sex classrooms across Los Angeles County.
Research led by Connie Kasari, professor of psychological studies in education, has revealed that fostering play skills and other forms of non-verbal communication helps improve language development in children with autism.
Jane Margolis, a senior researcher at Center X in the Graduate School of Education & Information Studies, was quoted in a Time.com article, "Can We Fix Computer Science Education in America?"
Center for Civil Rights Remedies Finds Disparities in Suspension of Disabled Students, Students of Color
This month, the Center for Civil Rights Remedies at the Civil Rights Project/Proyecto Derechos Civiles issued a nationwide report based on an analysis of Federal government suspension-related data from the 2009-10 school year for grades K-12; great disparities were evident among students of color and disabled students.
Professor Emeritus of education Marvin Alkin has recently published the second edition of his book, “Evaluation Roots: A Wider Perspective of Theorists’ Views and Influences.”
Nora Bloch, Project Manager for the California Rare Book School, has benefitted from a diverse range of on-the-job experiences building a clamshell box to house an artists’ book made of dried fruit, to teaching letterpress students that printing with movable lead type on a vintage press is not the same as pressing the print button on the computer screen.
Blanchette's first book takes a look at the use of electronic documents in litigation and the challenge of defining them as viable evidence.
Writing Project teacher-alumni hone their own skills as novelists, essayists, and poets while sharing classroom techniques.
Dean Suárez-Orozco is enthusiastic about joining the globally diverse community at UCLA with his research focused on mass migration, globalization, and education.
Associate professor of education Kim Gomez had her co-authored article, “Vocabulary instruction for ELL Latino students in the Middle School Science Classroom” selected as an online resource for the Literacy in Learning Exchange. The article addresses the challenges faced by teachers who work with ELL students in content-area classes such as the sciences.
Professor of Education Alison Bailey wants students, teachers, parents, and administrators to realize the inherent potential of bilingualism, and even multilingualism, through a range of new projects.
UCLA alumna and CRESST senior researcher Girlie Delacruz has done groundbreaking work in developing training tools that are used to teach marksmanship to Marines and has tested the effectiveness of educational video games in math and science learning for K-6 graders.
In his new book, to be released this month, the professor of education examines the drive of those who return to complete high school or earn college degrees to improve earning power and intellect.
Sports programs are found to help children with autism learn a new activity and spend quality time with family and friends.
Co-authored article examines challenges faced by teachers in content-area classes such as mathematics and the sciences
Collaboration between educators in Mexico and California supports academic success for Spanish-dominant students
The professor of psychological studies in education has written extensively on issues surrounding immigrant culture
The George F. Kneller Chair in the Philosophy of Education and former Sudikoff Fellow examines the social and historical forces that give rise to random violence by males.
Research examines cases of low-income families raising children in high-cost–of-living areas and its impact on the children’s academic success.
Annual meeting of GSE&IS celebrated student and faculty achievement; new connections to be made among future colleagues.
Blanchette's first book takes a look at the use of electronic documents in litigation and the challenge of defining them as viable evidence.
The CRESST co-director and SRM doctoral student explore a new test statistic.
The internationally recognized research and development center enjoys strong partnerships with leading institutions and scholars.
Exhibit at Columbia College showcases innovative works of poetry, prose, and fine print.
An expert on librarianship in developing countries, Richardson encourages Türkmen libraries to feature indigenous texts and digital technology.
National testing expert Joan Herman will lead the CRESST component of the new Center.
HERI's triennial report cites budget cuts, personal finances, underprepared students, and teaching load as factors for stress.
The immigration scholar described the insecurity of American-born children of immigrants and their fear of claiming their rights as citizens.
The philanthropists are enthusiastic about groundbreaking research by GSE&IS's renowned education faculty.
Returned from duty in Iraq, Molina is working toward a doctorate that will allow him to aid student-veterans.