USC Rossier in the Media, June 2017

July 5, 2017

Mentions of USC Rossier faculty, students and other related news

L.A. Trade-Tech algebra innovations spark uproar—and an internal investigation
Los Angeles Times, June 30, 2017
Mentions LATTC’s partnership with the USC Center for Urban Education as a way to improve the challenged school.

IoT devices will make up half of connected devices by 2021
Ed Tech Magazine, June 28, 2017
An article about the growth of the Internet of Things mentions CHARIOT, the new USC Rossier research center working in that field.

California travel ban complicates travel to Houston for higher education conferences
Houston Chronicle, June 27, 2017
Shaun Harper discusses the effect of California’s ban on state travel to Texas, and what it means for those organizing national conferences in the Lone Star State. The effects of the ban on a conference for the Association for the Study of Higher Education, of which Harper is president, was also detailed by Inside Higher Ed.

Tenure not just for faculty at universities
The Missoulian, June 25, 2017
Quotes William Tierney of the USC Rossier School on how tenure protects the academic freedom of faculty.

The USC Center for Urban Education: Using data and scorecards to achieve equity and improve graduation rates
Hispanic Outlook, June 19, 2017
Profiles work done by the Center for Urban Education over the past 18 years.

Pro-accountability ed school dean to take on bigger role in teacher-accreditation group
Education Week, June 15, 2017
Profiles USC Rossier School Dean Karen Symms Gallagher and her appointment as the new chair of the Council for the Accreditation of Educator Preparation Board of Directors. Gallagher will take over the role on July 1. The appointment was also mentioned in Politico’s Morning Education newsletter.

Is this the end of the crusade for gender-equal curricula?
The Atlantic, June 15, 2017
Morgan Polikoff explains how state standards and curriculum dictate to what extent students learn about diversity.

Can people ‘like me’ go to college? Inequality and dreams of higher ed
The Conversation, June 12, 2017
In an op-ed, Daphna Oyserman and a colleague discuss discrepancies surrounding how low-income students and students of color aspire to and achieve a college degree.

Was Harvard correct to revoke admissions offers over offensive posts?
Inside Higher Ed, June 12, 2017
Shaun Harper talks about Harvard University’s decision to revoke admission offers to students who participated in an offensive Facebook group.

GREs don’t predict grad school success. What does?
Science, June 7, 2007
The article cites research by Julie Posselt on how top graduate programs make initial cuts to applicant lists based on numerical performance.

Swift and silent exits
Inside Higher Ed, June 7, 2017
William Tierney explains a recent string of university president departures and how the position has changed in the last several years.

It’s not just Harvard. Here’s a look inside college meme culture
USA Today, June 6, 2017
Brendesha Tynes offers expertise on why young people create and share memes.