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Thu, 10/20/2022

Achievement & Assessment Institute relaunches speaker series

The Achievement & Assessment Institute (AAI) has relaunched the AAI Speaker Series, featuring noted individuals in the fields of assessment, statistics, education and more. Presenters will offer talks appealing to many disciplines of study, with events occurring on the University of Kansas campus. ...

Tue, 10/04/2022

AAI announces the Center for Research Methods Consultation

The Achievement & Assessment Institute (AAI) has announced the new Center for Research Methods Consultation (CRMC). The center’s mission is to provide research methodological consultation and support services for faculty, staff and students at the University of Kansas and beyond. The center will also assist researchers in industries, nonprofit community...

Mon, 10/03/2022

Study shows how math, science identity in students affects college, career outcomes

If you ask someone if they are a math or science person, they may quickly tell you yes or no. It turns out that how people answer that question in ninth grade and even earlier not only can tell you what subjects they prefer in school, but how likely they...

Mon, 09/19/2022

School of Education & Human Sciences recognized for leadership in continuous improvement in honor of Frank Murray

Murray was passionate about education preparation, a prominent leader in our profession, and an advocate for evidence to improve education. The providers that CAEP is recognizing are committed to continuous improvement and preparing their students to succeed in a diverse range of classrooms after they graduate,” said Yuhang Rong Chair...

Wed, 09/07/2022

Study finds common creativity assessment in education may not be completely valid

Creativity is increasingly viewed as an essential part of education and vital for the future of a competitive nation. Yet not a lot is known about what makes a person creative, or how to identify and teach those traits. A new study from the University of Kansas has found that...

Thu, 09/01/2022

Study finds students self-sort in active learning spaces, with potential to push women out

A recent trend in higher education has seen universities install more active learning spaces, in which students can move their seats, collaborate and interact with one another, as opposed to more traditional lecture halls. But, as space in the former is limited, little is known about which students choose them. ...

Thu, 08/11/2022

Center for Evaluation and Educational Leadership will support PreK-12 district, building leaders

AAI director and University Distinguished Professor, said inquiries from school districts across Kansas led the creation of the new center. ...

Tue, 07/12/2022

Study shows social support key to quality sleep for people with multiple sclerosis

The COVID-19 pandemic caused many people to lose sleep, not to mention the loss of in-person activities and social interactions. A new study from the University of Kansas shows that for people with multiple sclerosis, who often deal with sleep difficulty, having social support was key to predicting sleep quality,...

Mon, 06/13/2022

Study shows program improves teaching skills, students' word problem-solving

Students learning to solve math word problems can struggle to combine mathematical and language skills. For English language learners, the fastest-growing minority in U.S. schools, that challenge can be even greater as they attempt to learn math concepts in a second language. A new study from the University of Kansas...

Mon, 06/06/2022

Positive progress: Focusing on strengths, students counsel Kansans while earning service credits

associate professor of educational psychology and director of training in the doctoral program, says there were plans to open a clinic to see clients in Joseph R. Pearson Hall about six weeks before the pandemic upended everyone’s lives. ...

Wed, 08/04/2021

KU leading program to bring teachers into research labs, design education to draw diverse scholars to engineering

Improved recruitment of women, racial and ethnic minorities to engineering and the sciences has long been a goal in the field. Now, a multidisciplinary team of education and engineering researchers at the University of Kansas will work with middle school teachers to encourage potential scholars at a younger age. ...

Tue, 07/06/2021

Five KU staff, faculty members take on additional diversity, equity responsibilities

Five individuals at the University of Kansas are taking on enhanced roles in diversity, equity, inclusion and belonging, either as a promotion or an expansion of their current responsibilities:...

Tue, 06/01/2021

KU announces featured speakers for the 2021 Virtual Summer Conference

The School of Education & Human Sciences at the University of Kansas has announced the featured speakers for each session of the 2021 Strategies for Educational Improvement Summer Conference, a virtual multisession professional development series. ...

Wed, 05/19/2021

AAI announces recipients for Arts & Humanities Grant

The Achievement & Assessment Institute (AAI) in the University of Kansas School of Education & Human Sciences has announced the recipients of the organization’s first Arts & Humanities Grant. ...

Thu, 05/06/2021

KU chancellor announces promotion and tenure for 169 faculty and researchers for fall 2021

Chancellor Douglas A. Girod has approved the promotion and award of tenure, where indicated, for 80 individuals at the University of Kansas Lawrence and Edwards campuses and 89 individuals at the KU Medical Center campuses. ...

Wed, 05/05/2021

Counseling screening tool works for military and nonmilitary college students, study shows

Since the 1940s, the GI Bill has helped provide educational benefits after service members complete military service. The most recent legislation, the Harry W. Colmery Veterans Educational Assistance Act, known as the Forever GI Bill, has expanded benefits and reduced restrictions, leading more veterans and their dependents to seek higher...

Thu, 04/29/2021

Back to the Future: Time to Redesign virtual summer conference hosted as multisession series for educators

The School of Education & Human Sciences at the University of Kansas will host the 14th annual Strategies for Educational Improvement Summer Conference for the region’s PK-12 educators as a virtual multisession series. This year’s virtual summer conference series, “Back to the Future: Time to Redesign,” will focus on the...

Thu, 04/22/2021

Research: Creative students sensed global catastrophe coming, had increased anxiety

Mon, 04/12/2021

Educational psychology department announces 2021 Lichtenberg Lecture

The Department of Educational Psychology at the University of Kansas will host the 2021 Lichtenberg Lecture at 3 p.m. Friday, April 16, via Zoom. The virtual lecture will feature Kevin Cokley, distinguished professor in the Department of Educational Psychology at the University of Texas (UT) at Austin. ...

Wed, 04/07/2021

School of Education & Human Sciences to host 3rd session of virtual series for 2020-21

The School of Education & Human Sciences at the University of Kansas will host the third and final virtual session of the 2020-21 Strategies Event Series on April 17 via Zoom. ...

Tue, 03/30/2021

U.S. News & World Report ranks 50 KU graduate programs in top 50 among public schools

The University of Kansas has nine graduate programs in the top 10 and 50 programs in the top 50 among public universities in the 2022 rankings from U.S. News & World Report, released today. ...

Fri, 02/26/2021

SOEHS department announces Dedication to Social Justice and Liberation Award

The Department of Educational Psychology at the University of Kansas has announced a new award for a current graduate student within the department who demonstrates a commitment to seek, find and forge the advancement of social justice and liberation through research, practice, teaching, advocacy or activism. ...

Thu, 02/25/2021

Virtual reality application offers children with autism spectrum disorder a way to practice social skills

For individuals with autism spectrum disorder (ASD), social interactions can be awkward or difficult to navigate. Whether it’s a conversation in the hallway at school or buying a candy bar at a grocery store, direct instruction and practice of social skills may be required to support success. Practicing these interactions...

Thu, 02/18/2021

University announces first cohort of KU Public Scholars

A diverse group of University of Kansas researchers from a broad range of scholarly backgrounds — and including many female and underrepresented voices — will receive training and work together to produce public scholarship that speaks to a broader audience. ...

Fri, 02/05/2021

School of Education & Human Sciences continues free virtual professional development series for 2020-21

The School of Education & Human Sciences at the University of Kansas will host the second virtual session of the Strategies Event Series at 9 a.m. Feb. 13 via Zoom. ...

Fri, 10/30/2020

How to Talk About the Election With Your Kids

Thu, 10/15/2020

2020 Gene A. Budig Lecture will explore 'Seven Habits of Highly Effective College Teachers'

The School of Education & Human Sciences welcomes Meagan Patterson, associate professor in the Department of Educational Psychology, as the 2020 Budig Teaching Professorship in Education award recipient and featured lecturer. ...

Fri, 10/02/2020

School of Education announces new name, effective fall 2020

The School of Education at the University of Kansas is now the School of Education and Human Sciences, effective fall 2020. ...

Mon, 09/21/2020

KU develops app to help students self-monitor behavior, stay on task

Many students face challenges staying focused and on task in the classroom. Now that the COVID-19 pandemic has transformed many homes into classrooms, those struggles have become even more challenging for parents, students and teachers. University of Kansas researchers have developed a web-based, self-monitoring system that has proven to help...

Mon, 08/24/2020

The Right Way to Talk About Politics With Your Kids, According to Experts

political matters feel raw and lack civility, a parent's initial reflex can be to shield their children from the discourse around the election. But the experts say we ought to do otherwise, encouraging an exchange of age-appropriate information and ideas about political institutions, politicians, and policy stances. ...

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