Spring 2019 Catalyst

The Magazine of the UC Davis School of Education

In the Spring 2019 issue of Catalyst magazine, we explore the barriers keeping students from finishing a college degree and the systemic changes needed to improve graduation rates. We also look at the contributions being made by undergraduate researchers, welcome the addition of the College Opportunity Programs to the School of Education, consider the life-changing impact of student scholarships, hear from two CANDEL leaders who have joined forces professionally and personally, and much more.

As you read this issue of Catalyst, check out additional content such as videos, extended articles and links below. 

From the Dean

In her welcome letter, Dean Lauren Lindstrom announces the completion of a strategic planning process to develop a guiding framework for the School of Education’s next five years. Read the 2019-2024 Strategic Plan

Dean Lauren Lindstrom Named Fulbright Specialist

Learn more about Dean Lindstrom’s prestigious appointment in this extended article

School of Education Sets New Record on Give Day

The School of Education had a record-breaking Give Day this year with over $23,000 raised from more than 70 gifts that will provide scholarship support to our PhD, EdD and Teaching Credential/Master’s students, program support for community outreach programs (including the Center for Community and Citizen Science, the Transformative Justice in Education Center and the Center for Shakespeare in Diverse Classrooms) and discretionary funds for the School’s most pressing needs. Give Day may be over, but you can still be counted in this year’s total by making a donation.

Maisha and Torry Winn Receive Chancellor’s Achievement Award

Find out more about Maisha and Torry Winn’s Chancellor’s Achievement Award in this extended article.  

Reaching the Finish Line

This issue’s cover story highlights the important work School of Education researchers are doing around college completion. Much of that research is being conducted in the School’s California Education Lab. Stay up to date with all their latest research by visiting their online publications list. Wheelhouse: The Center for Community College Leadership and Research and current School of Education students are also providing invaluable perspectives and publishing research about college degree attainment. Meet PhD candidates Vanessa Segundo and Claudia Escobar in the Summer 2018 issue of Catalyst.

Generating Knowledge

Like the School’s graduate programs, the undergraduate research program is multi-disciplinary, with students from linguistics, psychology, history, statistics and human development working alongside and learning from each other and their mentors. Learn more about how undergraduates are contributing to Prof. Yuuko Uchikoshi’s Language and Literacy Development Lab and Prof. Kerry Enright’s Integrating Literacies Project, and to the work of Prof. Nicole Sparapani. You can also learn more about how undergraduates contribute to research in our newly published videos explaining social science research

Expanded Opportunity

On January 2, 2019, the School of Education began managing the College Opportunity Programs, three venerated programs that have collectively changed the educational trajectories of tens of thousands of Northern California middle and high school students across generations and geography. Discover more about these programs on the College Opportunity Programs website.

Becoming the Teacher I Needed

Kory Choe (Cred. ‘19) is a student teacher in a first-grade classroom with a resident teacher who serves as a great role model. Watch this video to find out how our teaching credential candidates benefit from the mentorship of resident teachers. 

Be Part of the Story: Support School of Education Students

Inspired by an article you read in this issue? Make an online donation to any one of 14 funds that directly support students or special programs. Your donation supports not only the education of students, but also the hundreds of students they will teach during their careers.

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