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Mon, 09/21/2020

KU faculty members selected for 2020-2021 Class of Senior Administrative Fellows

A University of Kansas program with a commitment to developing potential in faculty has announced its newest cohort. The Senior Administrative Fellows Program, which began in 1993, cultivates the leadership skills and organizational know-how of tenured faculty through a yearlong exploration and mentoring curriculum. ...

Mon, 09/21/2020

Athletic Training comes to KU Medical Center

Fri, 09/18/2020

Nine faculty members win awards for excellence in teaching

Nine faculty members at the University of Kansas have been recognized as winners of annual distinguished teaching awards. ...

Wed, 09/16/2020

New book guides educators, shares successes in transition from STEM to STEAM

In recent years, there has been a growing push to include arts in the widely accepted STEM focus in American education. Yet, making such a transition requires time, training and, perhaps most importantly, a willingness to explore new ways to teach STEM. Two University of Kansas scholars have edited a...

Wed, 09/16/2020

The Commons announces shift to virtual format for Red Hot [Remote] Research in fall 2020

Red Hot Research will return this fall in a different setting. The series, sponsored by The Commons at the University of Kansas, will take place over Zoom and feature most of the trademark elements of the traditional in-person event as it shifts to a digital channel for connecting scholars to...

Tue, 09/15/2020

KU leading project to boost social, academic supports for students learning at school or home

The COVID-19 pandemic has touched every corner of society but perhaps affected none more profoundly than education. Schools were forced to close their doors, parents became teachers, and students transitioned to all-online instruction. ...

Mon, 09/14/2020

KU falls 1 spot among public universities, moves up 6 spots overall, in 2021 U.S. News & World Report rankings

The University of Kansas fell one spot to 60th among public universities in the 2021 edition of the U.S. News & World Report “Best Colleges” rankings, released today. ...

Sat, 09/12/2020

How China Brought Nearly 200 Million Students Back to School

Thu, 09/10/2020

Four KU faculty members receive Distinguished Professor status

University of Kansas Provost Barbara Bichelmeyer has appointed four KU faculty members to be Distinguished Professors. The appointments for professors Shannon Blunt in the Department of Electrical Engineering & Computer Science; Sarah Deer in the Department of Women, Gender & Sexuality Studies; Donna Ginther in the Department of Economics and...

Wed, 08/26/2020

State personalized learning plans need common definition, more support, researchers say

In 2015, the Every Student Succeeds Act, the most recent piece of major federal education policy, required and incentivized states to address the needs of individual learners through practices including personalized learning. University of Kansas researchers have co-written a pair of studies showing that while all states have addressed personalized...

Mon, 08/24/2020

As students return to school, inequality, racial bias brought to fore, ed expert says

Schools across the country are reopening, and students are returning to classrooms with many questions lingering beyond how they will stay safe during the COVID-19 pandemic. As the pandemic has affected communities of color disproportionately, it illustrates how education in America still struggles with questions of equity, race, equality, safety...

Mon, 08/24/2020

The Right Way to Talk About Politics With Your Kids, According to Experts

Thu, 08/20/2020

Do Colleges Need a Chief Diversity Officer?

Mon, 08/17/2020

2020’s Best & Worst Community Colleges

Tue, 08/11/2020

New Report Explores Recruitment and Retention for Academic Couples of Color

Tue, 08/04/2020

Researchers land $3.3M grant to test combined interventions for students with autism spectrum disorder

University of Kansas researchers, in collaboration with the University of North Carolina, have secured a new grant to test the combination of two interventions designed to help students with autism spectrum disorder boost educational achievement and improve their transition to life after school. ...

Fri, 07/17/2020

KU to commemorate 30th anniversary of ADA with internationally recognized disability rights leader, events and programs

The University of Kansas will host lifelong disability rights champion and leader Judith Heumann as part of its celebration of the 30th anniversary of the Americans with Disabilities Act (ADA). The ADA became law on July 26, 1990. Heumann’s visit coincides with KU’s annual October celebration of National Disability Employment...

Mon, 07/13/2020

KU lands $29.9M contract to develop, deliver state ed assessments

The Kansas State Department of Education and Achievement & Assessment Institute at the University of Kansas have announced a five-year, $29.9 million contract to develop, deliver and support the statewide assessment program for Kansas, including academic and English language proficiency assessments. Compared to one-time grants, the contract is the largest...

Tue, 07/07/2020

Partnership between KU, Lawrence teachers helps students 'self-determine' their learning

When Free State High School mathematics teacher Annette McDonald first learned about a possible way to improve learning by letting students make decisions as part of the process, she was skeptical. After all, the curriculum was set, and students couldn’t just decide what they would learn. ...

Tue, 06/23/2020

Study shows nearly no universities ready to deal with social media crisis

Thu, 06/18/2020

10 KU students receive Undergraduate Research Awards for summer

This summer, 10 KU students will receive Undergraduate Research Awards (UGRAs). UGRA recipients are awarded a $1,000 scholarship as they work on mentored research and creative projects. ...

Thu, 06/18/2020

Program helps KU prepare students with intellectual disability thrive among peers

When COVID-19 prompted the closure of the University of Kansas campus, Dana Lattin had faith that students in KU Transition to Postsecondary Education, or TPE, could adapt to their new online experiences. ...

Fri, 06/12/2020

KU ROTC cadets receive commissions into Army

Three cadets from University of Kansas Army ROTC received commissions into the U.S. Army during a live virtual commissioning ceremony from the Pentagon on Friday, June 12. ...

Thu, 05/28/2020

Chancellor announces promotions, tenure for 2020

Chancellor Douglas A. Girod has approved promotion and the award of tenure where indicated to 97 individuals on the University of Kansas Medical Center and 62 individuals on the Lawrence and Edwards campuses. ...

Wed, 05/27/2020

‘Summer Slide’ a concern for educators

Tue, 03/17/2020

U.S. News & World Report lists 49 KU graduate programs in top 50 among public schools in 2021 rankings

The University of Kansas has nine graduate programs in the top 10 and 49 programs ranked in the top 50 among public universities in the 2021 rankings from U.S. News & World Report, released today. ...

Tue, 03/12/2019

U.S. News & World Report lists 48 KU graduate programs in top 50 among public schools in 2020 rankings

The University of Kansas has 11 graduate programs ranked in the top 10 and 48 programs in the top 50 among public universities in the latest rankings from U.S. News and World Report, released today. ...

Wed, 12/31/1969

Chancellor's Weekly COVID-19 Update

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