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  • Humanitarian Education Accelerator
    by lbogle on January 9, 2020 at 7:09 pm

    Humanitarian Education AcceleratorProjectRecognizing the insufficient evidence available to scale education innovations in humanitarian settings, the Department for International Development, UNICEF, and the United Nations High Commissioner for Refugees established the Humanitarian Education Accelerator (HEA), with the aim of understanding how to create the conditions necessary to scale existing pilot programs. In order to begin building the evidence base, the HEA engaged AIR to produce a meta-evaluation to synthesize the findings of mixed methods process evaluations of all five of the innovation teams, as well as impact evaluations of three innovation teams’ work. […]

  • Investing AIR Resources to Improve Lives
    by lbogle on January 7, 2020 at 4:25 pm

    7 Jan 2020SpotlightInvesting AIR Resources to Improve LivesSince 1946, AIR has conducted rigorous research and applied evidence-based practices to address complex social issues and improve the lives of individuals, from birth to the end of life, both domestically and across the globe. In addition to serving our mission through client-driven work, AIR invests its own talent and resources to tackle seemingly intractable, long-standing problems that prevent all citizens from having access to good health care, education, and pathways to employment. […]

  • Putting Patient-Centered Measurement Principles Into Practice
    by rbranch on January 7, 2020 at 4:09 pm

    Putting Patient-Centered Measurement Principles Into PracticeWith funding from the Robert Wood Johnson Foundation, AIR funded four small-scale pilot projects to implement the five principles for patient-centered measurement. These principles define the essential elements of patient-centered measurement as: co-created, patient-driven, holistic, transparent, and comprehensible & timely. On Tuesday, Feb. 4 from 12-1 p.m. EST, AIR will host an online panel discussion with the pilot teams.4 Feb 2020 | 12:00 PM - 1:00 PMEvent […]

  • 13th Annual CALDER Research Conference
    by rbranch on January 7, 2020 at 3:20 pm

    13th Annual CALDER Research ConferenceOn Wednesday, February 12, 2020, the National Center for the Analysis of Longitudinal Data in Education Research (CALDER) will hold its 13th Annual Research Conference. It will be held at 1000 Thomas Jefferson St., NW, Washington, D.C. 20007. This year’s conference will bring together prominent education researchers and funders with policymakers and practitioners to have a dialogue about the types of research being produced and how the work ends up being used in the field.12 Feb 2020 | 8:00 AM - 4:00 PMEvent […]

  • What Works to Improve Early Grade Literacy in Latin America and the Caribbean? A Systematic Review and Meta‐Analysis
    by lbogle on January 7, 2020 at 2:55 pm

    14 Jan 2020Journal ArticleWhat Works to Improve Early Grade Literacy in Latin America and the Caribbean? A Systematic Review and Meta‐AnalysisEducational policies on early grade literacy in Latin America and the Caribbean have long suffered from a disjuncture between school practice and research. This systematic review examines the effectiveness and fidelity of implementation of various programs in the LAC region that aim to improve EGL outcomes, including teacher training, school feeding, computer‐aided instruction, nutrition, and technology‐in‐education. […]

Higher Ed Careers This monthly series will feature higher education experts having chat room discussions about a current topic in higher education and its impact on the careers of the people who work at our colleges and universities.

  • Best Practices in Supporting Student Veterans
    by (Andrew Hibel) on January 22, 2020 at 8:00 pm

    LeNaya Hezel is the director of the Veterans Office at Georgetown University, where she helps military-connected students access and thrive in higher education. In this month’s Higher Ed Careers interview, Hezel and Andrew Hibel discuss how attributes of the military-connected community translate to higher education, how schools can make sure they are inclusive of veterans and service members, and what faculty and staff need to know to effectively serve military-connected students. […]

  • Taking Initiative: Professional Development Tools for Women in Higher Education
    by (Kelly A. Cherwin) on December 20, 2019 at 5:00 pm

    Women make up a significant portion of higher education overall. However, in comparison, fewer women are represented in leadership and senior administrative roles. Providing women with tools for articulating their value and identifying career goals are just a couple ways the Women’s Initiative for Professional Development at University of California is responding to the needs of women in higher education. In this interview, Teresa Barton details her experience with the program and provides advice for others seeking to implement similar initiatives. […]

  • Can Student Outcome Data Make College Selection More Transparent?
    by (Andrew Hibel) on October 31, 2019 at 9:00 pm

    Strengthening educational access for minorities, women, and veterans are key initiatives behind the College Transparency Act of 2019 of which Congressman Raja Krishnamoorthi is a strong supporter. In this month's interview, Andrew Hibel and Representative Krishnamoorthi discuss his passion for increasing accessibility and for colleges and universities to be more accountable, and his work to build a bipartisan coalition of support for higher education. […]

  • Hunger Has No Boundaries: Campus Food Insecurity
    by (Andrew Hibel) on September 30, 2019 at 6:00 pm

    College students who are food insecure are at greater risk for stress, anxiety, and depression and often can’t afford other essentials for their academic success, like textbooks and the internet. In this interview, Dr. Marsha Spence and Dr. Betsy Anderson Steeves -- both professors in Public Health Nutrition -- discuss the implications of food insecurity on campuses. They also share what their institution is doing to address it and how this work in higher education can help vulnerable populations and communities as a whole. […]

  • What Is the Blueprint for the Perfect Commencement Speech?
    by (Andrew Hibel) on June 13, 2019 at 3:00 pm

    In this month’s Higher Ed Careers Interview, Andrew Hibel spoke with Dr. John Thelin, an author and professor at the University of Kentucky. Thelin lent his perspective as a higher education historian to the topic of commencement, discussing the history of commencement speeches, aspects of a successful speech, and the importance of commencement as a ritualized and unifying event. […]