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2012 IHE Report News

Libby V. Morris

In 2012, Sheila Slaughter, was honored by being named a Fellow of the American Educational Research Association (AERA). The purpose of the Fellows Program is to honor education researchers with substantial research accomplishments, to convey the Association’s commitment to excellence in research, and to enable the next generation of emerging scholars to appreciate the value of sustained achievements in research and the breadth of scholarship worthy of recognition.

The IHE continues its longstanding commitment to Croatian higher education with a trip in October to participate in two nationwide scholarship fairs. Sheila Slaughter will present the keynote address and several IHE faculty, including Rob Toutkoushian, will be giving a workshop on funding institutions of higher education and its students.

Elisabeth Hughes

Executive Ed.D. students experienced higher education in a global context in June when the program’s second cohort undertook an intensive one-week seminar in Haarlem, the Netherlands, organized by the faculty of the Center for Higher Education Policy Studies (CHEPS) at the University of Twente. The seminar focused on the reform of higher education in the 47 European countries that have signed up as members of the Bologna Process.

Betz Kerley

Statistically speaking, not everyone is a “numbers person.” You might call those who struggle with statistics, probabilities and causalities, mathematically challenged. That description certainly doesn’t apply to Institutional Research Analyst (IR), Dr. Yang Yang. Working in the Office of Institutional Research at the President’s Office of the University of California, Yang spends her days maintaining and updating the database, analyzing survey data, responding to data requests and assisting with survey administration.

Betz Kerley

While acquiring a degree in higher education, we all know it’s wise to map out a career plan. We hope to factor in our interests, where we will succeed and what will give us the most satisfaction. But, even the best-laid plans can change, and the next thing we know, we’re on a different path.

Betz Kerley

“Mr. Carty, I just want to go to college. My parents came to this country so I could go to college. It doesn’t matter where I go. I just want to go.”

Sheila Slaughter and Brendan Cantwell
Betz Kerley

Funds for institutional support are crucial to help maintain the growth of colleges and universities, regardless of their status. The Greek philanthropist, Cimon donated funds to The Academy of Socrates. Plato and Alexander the Great gave financial assistance to Aristotle’s Lyceum. Fundraising for higher education began at Harvard College in 1641. By the mid twentieth century, most colleges and universities had established a department of advancement. By the twenty-first century, some top-tier universities have fundraising drives of over $1 billion.

Betz Kerley

Representing 24 colleges from across the state of Georgia, 63 alumni of the Governor’s Teaching Fellows (GTF) program gathered together at Meigs Hall for a one-day reunion conference on January 20, 2012. Dr. Marguerite Koepke, director of the Institute’s GTF program led the group in a lively discussion about the latest topics concerning the higher education professors.

Elisabeth Hughes

A graduate student working with Dr. Sheila Slaughter, the Louise McBee professor of higher education, Barrett Taylor was the recipient 2011-2012 of the Zell and Shirley Miller graduate fellowship. The fellowship, established in 2005, honors former senator and Mrs. Miller for their many contributions to higher education and is awarded to the graduate student who shows great promise for a future career in higher education.

Betz Kerley

How many professional hats can one person wear? If you’re Tracey Ford – the answer is 18. As director of the Center for Academic Excellence at North Carolina A&T State University, this go-getter must never sleep.

“As the director, I provide leadership for several programs including: new student success courses, academic advising, tutorial programs, supplemental instruction, student athlete academic enhancement, Project MARCH and SISTERS learning communities for males and females respectively, and developmental instruction,” explains Ford.

Fellows from a wide variety of disciplines and institutions enrich the multi-disciplinary intellectual community at the Institute

Christopher Cornwell, Professor of Economics

Houston Davis, Executive Vice Chancellor, University System of Georgia

Jerry S. Davis, Education Research and Policy, Analysis Consultant

Elizabeth DeBray-Pelot, Associate Professor, Program of Educational Administration and Policy

Delmer Dunn, Vice President for Instruction Emeritus, and Regents Professor Emeritus

Elisabeth Hughes
Betz Kerley

Jennifer Frum (PhD, 2009) 2012 has been quite a year for Dr. Jennifer Frum. It all began in January when, after a national search, UGA named her vice president for public service and outreach (PSO). She is the first female vice president to lead the university’s service mission.

Elisabeth Hughes

In 2012, International scholars from China, Croatia, Finland, Lebanon, and South Korea made themselves at home at the IHE.

“Understanding and Measuring How College Faculty Include Diversity into Their Courses”

Betz Kerley

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