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Thu, 09/22/2022 - 2:48pm
The Louise McBee Institute of Higher Education at the University of Georgia, pursuant to its mission and values (ihe.uga.edu/mission) invites applications from senior scholars to fill the position with service to begin in fall 2023. The professorship honors Dr. Louise McBee, who held leadership positions at the University of Georgia before serving for over a decade as a champion for higher education in the Georgia legislature. We seek a scholar…
Tue, 09/13/2022 - 12:37pm
by Jewel Caruso Gregory Wolniak, associate professor at the McBee Institute, explores social exclusion in the arts with Amy Whitaker, assistant professor of visual art representation at NYU Steinhardt. In their article, "Social exclusion in the Arts: The dynamics of social and economic mobility across three decades of undergraduate arts alumni in the United States," they highlight the acute diversity disparities in outcomes that persist among…
Tue, 09/13/2022 - 8:39am
by Jewel Caruso Tim Cain, professor, co-authors the article "The queer student affairs career of Stephen Lenton, 1970-1980," with Michael Hevel. They extensively examined and drew from Lenton's papers to reconstruct his LGBTQIA+ advocacy when he was a student affairs professional at Virginia Commonwealth University. The authors break new ground in capturing the perspective of an early advocate, and openly gay university employee, at a pivotal…
Tue, 08/30/2022 - 12:14pm
by Jewel Caruso President Joe Biden recently announced a massive student loan forgiveness plan which led to much debate throughout the country, especially in the higher education community. Robert Toutkoushian, associate director of the McBee Institute, weighed in on the debate and was quoted in a The Hatchet article. Toutkoushian said the government should take responsibility for automatic eligibility decisions for borrowers rather than make…
Wed, 08/24/2022 - 8:54am
by Jewel Caruso Robert Toutkoushian, professor of higher education, has been appointed associate director of the McBee Institute.  The role of associate director provides leadership for the Institute's evaluation and assessment activities. Toutkoushian will also be providing leadership to faculty promotions, tenure reviews, mentoring assignments, tenure reviews, and searches for new faculty and postdoctoral associates. Interim director Hearn and…
Mon, 08/15/2022 - 8:24am
by Jewel Caruso Erik Ness, professor and graduate coordinator at MIHE, was featured in UGAToday highlighting his path that led to his work in higher education policy. The article discusses Ness' professional preparation, approach to teaching, hobbies, and his start at UGA. When a job at the Institute opened, he said, "My dream job opened up. I've always admired UGA from that visit." Ness' position at UGA has given him the opportunity to instruct…
Mon, 08/08/2022 - 3:58pm
by Jewel Caruso Karen Webber, professor emerita and president of the Association for Institutional Research (AIR), was a keynote speaker at the Tennessee Association for Institutional Research (TENNAIR).  The 35th Annual TENNAIR Conference held in Nashville, that ran from August 3 to August 5, was themed around Strengthening Data Ethics in IR. The major purposes of TENNAIR are to foster cooperation among professionals in institutional research…
Sun, 07/31/2022 - 8:56am
Leslie S. Gordon announced that she will leave the McBee Institute and begin pursuing new professional goals full time on July 31. For nearly seven years, Gordon has shared her wide-ranging experience in pedagogical innovation, faculty development, and program management and assessment with the Institute. Gordon became the associate director of the Executive Doctoral Program in Higher Education Management in December 2015, just before the launch…
Mon, 07/25/2022 - 12:51pm
The McBee Institute welcomed four graduates back into the classroom virtually on July 21 to speak to students about their preparation for and experiences in noncampus roles. The panel consisted of Rachel Burns, senior policy analyst at SHEEO; Patrick Crane, vice president of strategic initiatives in the North Carolina Community College System; Samaad Wes Key, program officer for postsecondary success at the Bill and Melinda Gates Foundation; and…
Fri, 07/15/2022 - 12:30pm
by Jewel Caruso Samaad Wes Keys, PhD 2014, was selected for UGA's 2022 40 Under 40 class presented by the UGA Alumni Association. Currently, Keys is a program officer for the Bill and Melinda Gates Foundation. Prior to his current position, Keys was recruited to the Southern Education Foundation where he helped build higher education programming and has worked at various higher education organizations such as the Association of Public and Land-…

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