2010 News Articles (click title for full article)

Advising Corps Will Help Low-Income Texas Students with College Preparation
Texas high school students most in need of help planning for and enrolling in college soon will be getting assistance, thanks to funds from a public-private partnership between Bank of America, TG, the Texas Higher Education Coordinating Board, College for All Texans Foundation, National College Advising Corps and The University of Texas at Austin's Institute for Public School Initiatives.

Grants Totaling $490,000 to Improve College Readiness, Developmental Education
Researchers at The University of Texas at Austin School of Undergraduate Studies have received $400,000 from the Texas Higher Education Coordinating Board to improve college readiness and developmental education.

Top Texas STEM Teachers Gather for Texas Regional Collaboratives Conference
Successful partnerships, innovative instructional techniques and exceptional teachers were celebrated at the 16th Annual Meeting of the Texas Regional Collaboratives for Excellence in Science and Mathematics Teaching, which was held in Austin June 29-July 1.

Instructional Technology Program Team Finalists in Highly Competitive Disney Learning Challenge
Dr. Min Liu and a team of her students in the College of Education's Instructional Technology Program were chosen as finalists in the national Siggraph 2010 Learning Challenge, which is sponsored by Disney.

Educational Psychologist Screening Children for PTSD to Determine Causes
As part of a research study, educational psychologist Kevin Stark is performing post traumatic stress disorder screening on severely injured children who go through Dell Children's Medical Center trauma center.

New Project Targets the Instruction of English Language Learners in Secondary Schools
The College of Education’s Meadows Center for Preventing Educational Risk recently announced formation of the Texas Institute for the Acquisition of Language for Learning, a technical assistance and support center funded by the Texas Education Agency.

Instructional Technology Grad Students to Present Papers at International Conference
Research papers submitted to the E-Learn 2010 international conference by 10 students in Dr. George Veletsianos's Current Issues in Instructional Technology graduate course have been accepted for presentation at the conference, and the students have been invited to submit their papers for publication as part of the conference proceedings.

Educational Administration Chair Chosen to Lead American Association of Community Colleges
Dr. Walter G. Bumphus, chair of the Department of Educational Administration, has been selected by the American Association of Community Colleges to serve as its next president/CEO.

American Kinesiology Association Chooses Two UT Austin Students for National Scholar Award
Kinesiology graduates Casey Alexis Lee and Erin Elizabeth Dolan were selected in May to be recipients of the 2010 American Kinesiology Association National Scholar Award. The award is a national honor and students are selected based on academic excellence and their record of leadership.

Teach for America’s Impact on Student Achievement Mixed, Says Study
A new policy brief released earlier this month by the Education and the Public Interest Center and the Education Policy Research Unit suggests that Teach for America, an alternative teacher preparation program, is less effective than years of positive press reports would suggest.

Last updated on February 27, 2015