Whether a racial minority or majority at their school, white teachers struggle with race relations Jan 31, 2024 8:00 am402 views White teachers who worked at a school where the faculty was majority Black felt shocked, rejected, uncomfortable and anxious when race-related discussions arose, U. of I. education professor Jennifer L. Nelson found in a study of belongingness in the workplace. Cultural capital is key to a sense of belonging for college students of color Nov 17, 2023 11:15 am754 views Psychologists at the University of Illinois Urbana-Champaign explored the factors associated with students' sense of belonging at college and found that of the four factors they identified that contribute to it, cultural capital is a key element for those from marginalized groups. Collaborative learning experiences crucial in preparing engineering students for the workforce Nov 3, 2023 7:00 am1293 views An innovative pair of faculty members in education and engineering at the University of Illinois Urbana-Champaign are partnering to provide experiential learning projects that cultivate the collaborative skills engineering students need for educational and career success. How will a new Illinois law help with teaching the history of Native Americans in the state? Aug 10, 2023 11:45 am961 views A new law requiring Illinois public schools to teach Native American history will help students learn about the Indigenous people who originally occupied the land, as well as the contemporary Native American community in the state, says Illinois history professor Rosalyn LaPier. Book examines the effects of volatility in state funding for higher education May 5, 2023 12:00 pm780 views Recessions and other economic downturns usually portend cuts in states' higher education funding, and U. of I. professor Jennifer Delaney and other experts explore the implications in the new book, "Volatility in State Spending for Higher Education." U of I to lead National Artificial Intelligence Research Institute focused on STEM learning May 4, 2023 8:15 am4727 views Scientists at the University of Illinois Urbana-Champaign will lead a National Artificial Intelligence Research Institute focused on developing learning technologies that will accelerate youths' STEM learning and broaden diversity in related occupations. Colleges must reexamine career services to boost employment of students with disabilities Apr 28, 2023 9:45 am855 views Fundamental changes are needed in colleges’ career and disability services so that students with disabilities can access job opportunities aligned with their skills and aspirations, said Chang-kyu Kwon, a professor of education policy, organization and leadership at the University of Illinois Urbana-Champaign. Are direct college admissions the future of higher education? Apr 25, 2023 10:15 am948 views Direct college admissions systems benefit both students and postsecondary institutions, according to Jennifer Delaney, a professor of higher education at the University of Illinois Urbana-Champaign. Are TV sports networks game-changers for financing collegiate athletics? Mar 20, 2023 12:45 pm1046 views Revenue from collegiate sports TV networks may decrease cross-subsidization of athletic programs by other units at these colleges, but athletic programs' spending also seemed to increase, scholars Jennifer Delaney and Tyler Kearney found. Illinois Neurodiversity Initiative accepting freshmen applicants for fall semester Mar 6, 2023 11:45 am5060 views The Illinois Neurodiversity Initiative at the University of Illinois Urbana-Champaign is accepting applications from neurodiverse students who will be incoming freshmen in the 2023 fall semester. A sense of purpose may have significant impact on teens' emotional well-being Feb 13, 2023 1:15 pm2028 views Educational psychology professor Kaylin Ratner found in a study of more than 200 adolescents that feeling a sense of purpose had a significant impact on teens' emotional well-being. New Illinois law improves access to services for young children with disabilities or delays Nov 1, 2022 9:45 am2506 views A new Illinois law makes Illinois children up to age 3 who are involved with the state’s child welfare agency automatically eligible for early intervention services. Special education professor Catherine Corr was on the working group that proposed policy changes for the law. Paper: Regional public universities increase access, social mobility for nearby residents Oct 20, 2022 8:00 am1884 views By broadening access to higher education in their local geographic area, regional public universities increase the economic and social mobility of the residents in their counties, says new research co-written by a team of University of Illinois Urbana-Champaign economists. What's behind the teacher shortage in US schools? Sep 21, 2022 1:00 pm6940 views The teacher shortages plaguing primary and secondary schools in the U.S. could be game-changers for people entering the field, according to Nancy Latham, an associate dean in the College of Education. Paper: Train future psychologists to dismantle racism, injustice in society Aug 29, 2022 1:00 pm1546 views A team of psychologists, led by scholars at the U. of I. proposes training future psychologists to dismantle racism and systemic oppression in society -- while addressing their discipline's legacy of racist theories and practices. Mouza named College of Education dean Jul 7, 2022 1:00 pm3229 views Chrystalla Mouza has been appointed dean of the College of Education at the University of Illinois Urbana-Champaign effective Aug. 15, pending approval by the University of Illinois Board of Trustees. New program to support U of I freshmen with autism Jun 24, 2022 8:45 am3766 views The Illinois Neurodiversity Initiative, a pilot program at the University of Illinois Urbana-Champaign, will provide autism-specific support to freshmen with autism. Student expenditures decrease at some colleges that receive promise scholarship funds May 17, 2022 7:45 am625 views Revenue from promise scholarships may not be used to support student-related programs and services, U. of I. education scholars found when they analyzed the spending patterns of colleges that received the funding. Registration deadline extended for I-Ready online camp for high school students with autism Apr 25, 2022 12:45 pm337 views I-Ready, a virtual summer camp for college-bound high school students on the autism spectrum, is being offered by the University of Illinois Urbana-Champaign. Deadline to register has been extended to May 16. Parents' reactions while helping with math shape young children's achievement Apr 25, 2022 10:30 am5520 views Cultivating a love of math – and inspiring the next generation of numbers-oriented professionals – may start with activities that promote enjoyable parent-child experiences, say U. of I. researchers. Studies examine effects of California's push for computer science education Feb 24, 2022 8:15 am1913 views Despite California’s push for computer science education, race and gender disparities persist among the high schools offering these courses, the students enrolled in them and the teachers. New book examines the evolution of academic freedom at the U of I Nov 29, 2021 1:45 pm1460 views A new book, "Dangerous Ideas on Campus: Sex, Conspiracy and Academic Freedom in the Age of JFK," explores how the prevailing moral values of the 1960s affected protections for scholars at the U. of I. Illinois schools sought to participate in 2022 Illinois Youth Survey Nov 17, 2021 7:00 am718 views Middle and high schools in Illinois are invited to participate in the 2022 Illinois Youth Survey, an online anonymous survey that assesses alcohol, drug and tobacco use among eighth, 10th and 12th grade students. New book examines race's impact in school choice movement Sep 15, 2021 9:45 am1024 views A new book by education professor Jon Hale examines the complex history of the school choice movement in the U.S., which was overshadowed by racism and resistance to desegregation. Report: Many Illinois students not receiving critical computer science education Jul 27, 2021 8:45 am1161 views Many K-12 students in Illinois are not receiving the computing education needed to succeed in the workforce they'll enter after high school graduation, according to a new report by U. of I. scholar Raya Hegeman-Davis. Study: Idea sharing increases online learner engagement Jul 14, 2021 8:00 am1170 views Online learning engagement can be increased by nearly one-third by simply prompting students to share course ideas instead of personal details. Children's book by U of I students teaches third graders about automotive engineering Jun 7, 2021 10:45 am3967 views A new book written and illustrated by two recent alumnae of the University of Illinois Urbana-Champaign introduces third graders to the nuts and bolts of automotive mechanics and engineering. Study examines how pandemic-related changes affect college students’ motivation May 25, 2021 8:00 am2756 views Some at-risk college students' motivation increased while living at home and learning remotely during the pandemic, despite concerns many would be negatively affected, researchers at the U. of I. found in a new study. Four Illinois faculty members elected to American Academy of Arts and Sciences Apr 23, 2021 8:30 am2945 views University of Illinois Urbana-Champaign College of Education Dean James Anderson, physics professor Nadya Mason, chemistry professor Nancy Makri and materials science and engineering professor Kenneth Schweizer have been elected to the American Academy of Arts and Sciences, one of the oldest honor societies in the nation. How are social media changing higher education? Apr 22, 2021 8:00 am1804 views Fear of reprisals from outraged parties on social media and unspoken rules about acceptable discourse on college campuses constrain what faculty members teach, research and discuss, says sociology professor Ilana Redstone. K-12 Shield Playbook offers guidance for reopening schools amid ongoing pandemic Apr 14, 2021 2:15 pm1140 views A new resource is available to help guide teachers and school administrators as they reopen schools amid the ongoing COVID-19 pandemic, assembled by researchers and experts at the University of Illinois Urbana-Champaign. The K-12 Shield Playbook is based on the SHIELD Illinois program used to mitigate the COVID-19 pandemic at the university. Electronic health record system increases clinicians' cognitive workload, study finds Mar 22, 2021 10:15 am5135 views Adopting a new electronic health records system doubled the amount of cognitive effort clinicians at two urgent care clinics expended during the first six months after implementation, researchers found in a recent study. 'Whiteness' undermines efforts to address systemic racism in public education Mar 9, 2021 3:15 pm2881 views Few educational leaders emerge from college and professional development programs fully prepared to address the systemic racism they encounter in public education, according to a study by U. of I. scholar Nathan Tanner. Are science laboratories truly inclusive if not accessible to service-dog handlers? Feb 16, 2021 8:15 am4611 views According to a new commentary in Disability and Health Journal, people with disabilities who rely on service dogs often are prohibited from bringing their working dogs into teaching and research laboratories. This one barrier can stop them from pursuing careers in science, says Joey Ramp, a researcher in the Beckman Institute for Advanced Science and Technology and lead author of the commentary. Ramp spoke about the issue with News Bureau life sciences editor Diana Yates. How might Freedom Schools promote educational equity in Illinois? Jan 27, 2021 10:30 am1811 views Educational history professor Jon Hale discusses how Freedom Schools promote civil rights and educational equity and the implications for Illinois in funding these schools as part of the state's education reform initiative. Projects explore role of social-emotional learning in healing racial wounds Jan 5, 2021 2:30 pm1600 views U. of I. scholars are coordinating online parenting seminars and activities for students and staff members at two Illinois school systems that will explore the role of social and emotional learning in healing racial wounds. Technology loan program helps families receive early childhood services online Dec 17, 2020 10:15 am795 views The Illinois Early Intervention Clearinghouse lends computer tablets and Wi-Fi hotspots to families of infants and young children who need them to conduct online sessions with their children's therapists during the pandemic. U of I virtual test assesses bioengineering students' laboratory skills Oct 23, 2020 2:45 pm1270 views When COVID-19 forced the U. of I. to go to online-only instruction last spring, a team led by bioengineering professor Karin Jensen created a test to remotely assess students' ability to culture cells in the laboratory. Distracted learning a big problem, golden opportunity for educators, students Oct 13, 2020 11:00 am2886 views Experts say media multitasking negatively impacts learning, but many students believe they're immune to these effects because they're good multitaskers, according to a review paper by U. of I. professor Shelly J. Schmidt. Quick fixes won’t stop sexual harassment in academia, experts say Aug 19, 2020 3:45 pm1139 views While many academic institutions are searching for ways to prevent sexual assault and sexual coercion among their faculty members, staff and students, they are failing to address the most common forms of gender-based harassment, say experts who study harassment and discrimination at work and in academic and health care settings. In an opinion published in the Proceedings of the National Academy of Sciences, the experts focus on behaviors that communicate derision, disgust or disrespect for members of one sex or gender group. Students use TikTok to learn about biomechanics during engineering virtual summer camps Aug 13, 2020 11:30 am1401 views Teens attending the virtual summer camps hosted by the College of Engineering used the video-sharing medium TikTok to learn the principles of biomechanics and the techniques of motion-capture analysis. What tips can help educators convert in-person courses to online instruction? Jul 9, 2020 12:00 pm1463 views Teaching professor and medical education facilitator Dr. Kashif A. Ahmad, who mentors educators in creating quality online courses, discusses his tips for creating engaging online content. Study examines impact of high school teacher and student views of freshmen's social, emotional needs Jun 8, 2020 9:00 am1121 views When high school freshmen’s teachers give them lower scores on communication skills, the students receive four times as many disciplinary referrals as some of their peers, a new study found. Holistic approach best for tackling nonmedical drug use, study finds Apr 24, 2020 8:15 am1457 views Health practitioners are constantly developing new ways to help those with drug and alcohol addictions wean themselves from their substance of choice. Most such programs have limited success, however. A new study finds that interventions that take a multidimensional approach – tackling the biological, social, environmental and mental health obstacles to overcome while also addressing a person’s substance use – work best for those hoping to stop using drugs. What challenges are professors and college students facing with the migration of classes online? Mar 26, 2020 8:00 am4400 views School of Information Sciences instructor Melissa Wong offers suggestions for how professors and college students can adapt to online learning. Could the social distancing of COVID-19 revolutionize online learning and higher education? Mar 25, 2020 9:00 am4404 views Professors Mary Kalantzis and Bill Cope, who teach only online courses and develop learning technologies, discuss the potential impact of social distancing on postsecondary distance learning. College of Education expanding doctoral programs in special education Feb 26, 2020 8:00 am1638 views The College of Education is expanding the capacity of its doctoral programs in special education to help address a nationwide shortage of researchers and faculty members in the field. Program for parents aims to help youths with autism successfully transition to adulthood Jan 16, 2020 10:30 am3089 views A 12-week training program will be offered in Naperville, Illinois, for parents of youths and young adults with autism so they can help their children successfully transition to adulthood. Direct college admissions conference on campus Dec. 6 Nov 22, 2019 11:00 am1077 views A national conference on direct college admissions policies will be held Dec. 6 on the University of Illinois campus to explore how these programs can increase college access and boost enrollment. New website rates local restaurants on accessibility for people with disabilities Oct 29, 2019 9:15 am4271 views Access Urbana-Champaign, a new website created by a University of Illinois professor of special education and her students, rates local restaurants on their accessibility to people with disabilities.