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Jackson Named Morris Endowed Chair at Eastern Michigan University
Jerlando F. L. Jackson, Vilas Distinguished Professor of Higher Education in UW–Madison’s Department of Educational Leadership and Policy Analysis in the School of Education, will serve as the 2014-15 Michael G. Morris Endowed Chair at Eastern Michigan University. Jackson will remain in his posts at UW–Madison during the year-long special appointment.
The Morris Endowed Chair is designed to help EMU better understand and improve the experience of Black males on campus. The award provides up to $50,000 for outstanding visiting faculty performing in the top echelons in their disciplines or professional fields to assist the Eastern Michigan University College of Education faculty, staff and students in developing the knowledge, research and capacity needed to enhance and transform the field of education.
Jackson, who also serves as the director and chief research scientist for Wisconsin’s Equity and Inclusion Laboratory (Wei LAB), part of the Wisconsin Center for Education Research (WCER), will work on a project at EMU titled “Enhancing Institutional Capacity: Transforming EMU into a Thought Leading Center.” Read more
The LEAD Center Helps Faculty Improve Productivity
University administrators specialize in administration; scientists specialize in research; teaching staff specialize in teaching. Few have training in how to evaluate the success of their work objectively, although there’s always room for improving work practices.
That’s where professional evaluators come in. Their expertise helps administrators, scientists and teaching staff measure their success, find room for improvement and implement change. And, in an age of accountability in higher education, federal grants often require their services.
A recent addition to WCER’s project portfolio is The LEAD Center, a higher education evaluation team directed by Christine Pribbenow. She brings years of experience helping people improve their performance in fields as diverse as biomedical research, genomics education for undergraduates, biology instruction, and gender and racial awareness. Her team serves projects across the UW-Madison campus, the state of Wisconsin and nationally. Read more