AUBURN UNIVERSITY – The Alabama Prison Arts + Education Project has been awarded a $10,000 grant to support art appreciation in some of Alabama’s prisons.
The project, which is part of the Department of Human Development and Family Studies in the College of Human Sciences at Auburn University, is largely dependent on grants to support educational opportunities for those in prison. Director and founder Kyes Stevens said the grant from the Joan Mitchell Foundation marks the first time grant monies have been sought to specifically support the art appreciation course.
AUBURN UNIVERSITY – Online graduate programs in Auburn University’s College of Education, Samuel Ginn College of Engineering and College of Business are listed in the top 10 of the just released U.S. News and World Report’s 2013 Best Online Education Programs rankings.
Auburn’s College of Education ranked second among online graduate education programs, with high scores in student engagement and faculty credentials and training.
AUBURN – Auburn University’s College of Education and the Office of Professional and Continuing Education will host the 26th annual World Affairs Youth Seminar July 8-13. The seminar is open to rising 10th through 12th grade students and will be held on the Auburn campus.
Rod Wiley, a retired Auburn professor and Lee County Sunrise Rotary Club member, founded the seminar in 1986 to promote and instill a sense of community service and global citizenship in future generation leaders.
The seminar uses the Model United Nations, or MUN, forum to examine global issues in a real world context. Participants assume the role of country delegates and strive to accurately represent the viewpoints of their assigned country in daily MUN General Assembly sessions.
AUBURN – Twelve local teachers and seven Auburn University graduate students will travel to Korea in June as part of the Auburn University Global Initiative in Education project. They will learn about the country’s culture and educational system in an effort to bridge communications gaps with Korean-born students attending school in Auburn, Opelika and Lee County.
The College of Education and AJIN USA, a Chambers County-based metal stamping company that supplies parts for Kia and Hyundai, and its parent company, JOON, LLC, have worked together to help local educators better serve this growing student population. For the second consecutive year, a gift from AJIN USA will provide support for the Global Initiative in Education project. The company has provided more than $120,000 in support of the program.
AUBURN – A team of Auburn University educators will play a key role in redesigning and improving preparation programs for high school mathematics teachers.
The Association of Public and Land Grant Universities selected the Auburn team from among a national applicant pool. Their goal is to work with other university and K-12 educators to jumpstart research and development efforts designed to ensure that new teachers are adequately trained in secondary mathematics instruction.
“Auburn is recognized for its mathematics teacher education,” said Marilyn Strutchens, Auburn University professor of mathematics education and president of the Association of Mathematics Teacher Educators.
AUBURN – Auburn University recently hosted a group of more than 50 educators, policymakers, business owners, community leaders and administrators from across Alabama to address the future and the problems of the state’s education structure.
Cynthia Reed, professor and director of the College of Education’s Truman Pierce Institute, along with graduate students and guest speakers, led discussions on topics such as how to expand professional development for teachers and school leaders, upgrade classroom technology, develop community partnerships, lower the state’s dropout rate and prepare students to compete nationally and internationally while working within the confines of ever-tightening budgets.