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Excellence in University Teaching
An exchange of ideas on excellence in university teaching

This fall, the first cohort of the Excellence in University Teaching Program has brought nine faculty members from William & Mary's sister university in Chengdu, China, for an exchange of ideas around university pedagogy, course design and student engagement. The project is a collaboration of the School of Education with the Reves Center for International Studies

Amplifying Student Voice
Amplifying student voice and agency in the classroom

By amplifying student voices in the classroom and giving them more autonomy over their own education, teachers have a powerful tool to re-engage students in their learning. William & Mary's Center for Innovation in Learning Design and the School-University Research Network (SURN) are collaborating to raise funds to bring this learning to more teachers through an online professional development experience.

Spirituality and School Counseling
Where faith and school meet: W&M researcher exploring the intersection of youth spirituality, religiosity and mental health

Janise Parker, assistant professor of school psychology at the William & Mary School of Education, isn’t shy about asking difficult questions — such as when and how discussions of faith are appropriate and beneficial within school-based mental health services. She recently presented and held a discussion session about the intersection of youth spirituality, religiosity, and mental health at the 2018 Annual Conference on Advancing School Mental Health.

CILD - Lancaster
Supporting deeper learning practices in Lancaster County

Thanks to a $75,000 grant from the Jessie Ball duPont Fund, William & Mary's Center for Innovation in Learning Design is training teachers from rural Lancaster County, VA to incorporate deeper learning practices in their classrooms.

Mothers and Affinity
Academic parents flourish with family-friendly policies

Professors of counselor education who are also mothers have greater job satisfaction when their colleagues support them as mothers, and their employers support work-to-family enrichment, according to research conducted by School of Education associate professor, Natoya Haskins and others. An in-depth article about the research was published in the June 2018 issue of Counselor Education and Supervision.

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