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A $4.8 million grant from the National Science Foundation will help create a stronger path for Pima Community College students who transfer to the University of Arizona to pursue bachelor's degrees in STEM fields.

On this episode of Arizona Spotlight, AZPM student employee Vanessa Ontiveros sat down with Felisia Tagaban, one of the founding members of Voices of Indigenous Concerns in Education (VOICE). 

The College of Education and Tucson Unified School District recently received $650,000 in funding from the Chan Zuckerberg Initiative to explore the impact of asset-based dialogic teaching, a process where teachers pose critical problems for inquiry, reflect upon students’ responses, and engage students in conversation.

Veronika Vernachio of KGUN 9 visited Worlds of Words to talk about the WOW Teen Reading Ambassadors pilot program that offers high school students a college experience at The University of Arizona

Congratulations to Higher Education Assistant Professor Karina Salazar on being named a 2019 College Admission Influencer by Forbes! Salazar was nominated for her research work that analyzes whether the enrollment management practices of public universities undermine access for underserved student populations.

"Each [nominee], in their way, is turning a critical eye to the policies and practices in admission and encouraging educators to consider new approaches and to challenge long-standing structures."

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The college is excited to announce that it is now the home of the Consortium for North American Higher Education Collaboration, a not-for-profit membership-based network of approximately 180 institutions of higher education in Canada, the United States, and Mexico, as well as a select group of institutions from other parts of the world. The consortium fosters academic collaboration among institutions, organizations, and agencies of higher education.

Luis Carlos Davis, an alum of the college's language, reading, and culture doctoral program, was featured in a Fronteras Desk piece about a filmmaking workshop he led in Douglas, Arizona and Agua Prieta, Sonora in October. The workshop was part of "Cine En La Frontera" or "Cinema On The Border,” a short film contest for student and emerging filmmakers from both Arizona and Sonora.

Congratulations to Senior Academic Advisor Letty Molina-Gutierrez on being named the winner of both the 2019-2020 NACADA UA Excellence in Academic Advising Award in the Emerging Professional category and the NACADA Winner of Region 10 Excellence in Advising in the New Advisor category. We are so proud of you, Letty, and are so lucky to have you as an advocate for our students! Thank you for all of your hard work and dedication to the college.

Congratulations to two-time College of Education graduate Lane Santa Cruz on winning the Ward 1 Tucson City Council seat! Santa Cruz graduated from the Department of Teaching, Learning, and Sociocultural Studies with her Language, Reading & Culture, M.A., in 2011 and her Language, Reading & Culture, Ph.D., in 2016. A native Tucsonan, educator, and community organizer at her core, Lane spent the 12 years prior to taking office working on issues related to sexual/gender violence, food justice, migrant rights, DIY bicycle mechanics, and Ethnic Studies.

Assistant Professor of Practice Stephanie MacFarland is the TASH 2019 Recipient of the June Downing Breakthroughs in Inclusive Education Award. TASH, an international leader in disability advocacy, fights for human rights and inclusion for people with significant disabilities and support needs — those most vulnerable to segregation, abuse, neglect, and institutionalization.