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Announcing Diversity Speaker Series

Feb. 17, 2021

The College of Education Diversity Committee is kicking off its new speaker series on February 23 with Center for the Study of Higher Education alumna Amanda Tachine, a Navajo from Ganado, Arizona. She is Náneesht’ézhí Táchii’nii (Zuni Red Running into Water clan) born for Tl’izilani (Many Goats clan). She is an assistant professor in educational leadership and...

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Senior Academic Advisor Letty Molina-Gutierrez was honored with the New Advisor Award

Sept. 3, 2020

Senior Academic Advisor Letty Molina-Gutierrez was honored with the New Advisor Award from NACADA-The Global Community for Academic Advising Region 10 Excellence in Advising at the NACADA National Conference. NACADA promotes and supports quality academic advising in institutions...

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Tucson Hispanic Chamber of Commerce 40 under 40 honorees

Sept. 3, 2020

Three of our students and alumni were named Tucson Hispanic Chamber of Commerce 40 under 40 honorees and will be celebrated in December:

Cassandra Peel ’19
Lysette Davi ’15, also a current student in the higher education doctoral program
Charlinda Haudley, a current student in the higher education doctoral...

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Research Scientist Corey Knox

Sept. 3, 2020

Research Scientist Corey Knox was on a keynote panel — Pedagogies that Inspire Change in Environmental Education — for the North American Association for Environment Education Research Symposium, which brings together new and experienced researchers from around the...

Iliana Reyes named new College of Education associate dean

Aug. 4, 2020

The college is excited to announce that Teaching, Learning & Sociocultural Professor Iliana Reyes has been named the college's new associate dean! Professor Reyes has been with the college for 18 years, having started as an assistant professor in 2002. She was promoted to full professor last year.

Professor Reyes received her master’s and doctoral degrees in developmental...

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Looking for ways to keep your children engaged throughout the summer?

May 26, 2020

To get some tips for surviving summer at home, This Is Tucson spoke with educational psychology doctoral student Rebecca Friesen, who also homeschools her three boys. "It can be very helpful to have a one-on-one with your child and ask 'What do you want to learn this summer? What skills do you want to gain?' And then start to develop a schedule from that."

This is Tucson also compiled a...

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TREC to host Social Emotional Learning Summit as webinar series

May 4, 2020

In response to the COVID-19 pandemic, the college's Tucson Regional Educator Collaborative is redesigning the in-person Social Emotional Learning Summit (originally scheduled for June 6) into a FREE month-long webinar series convening each Tuesday in May, from 3 - 4:30pm.

The topics of the original summit are more important than ever as teachers adapt to the changing needs of teaching during a pandemic. The...

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Committee on Understanding the Changing Structure of the K-12 Teacher Workforce for the National Academies of Sciences, Engineering, and Medicine

March 1, 2020

Dean and Professor Bruce Johnson served on the Committee on Understanding the Changing Structure of the K-12 Teacher Workforce for the National Academies of Sciences, Engineering, and Medicine. The committee released a new...

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Chan Zuckerberg Initiative awards the College of Education and TUSD $650,000 to promote curiosity and self-direction in adolescents

Feb. 20, 2020

The College of Education and Tucson Unified School District recently received $650,000 in funding from the Chan Zuckerberg Initiative to explore the impact of asset-based dialogic teaching, a process where teachers pose critical problems for inquiry, reflect upon students’ responses, and engage students in conversation. This gift comes out of a...

Director of Administrative Operations Yvonne Gonzalez-Lewis was honored as an Arizona Champion

Feb. 1, 2020

Director of Administrative Operations Yvonne Gonzalez-Lewis was honored as an Arizona Champion by the Appointed Professionals Advisory Council for her ability to make individual connections and create a sense of community. She was recognized on the court during the Colorado vs. Arizona men’s basketball game on January 18.