GSE Dean’s Fund for Excellence: FY16 Impact Report

Your support of the Graduate School of Education (GSE) Dean’s Fund pays big dividends.

Because of generous community members like you, the GSE is able to launch timely initiatives, increase student support, and strengthen community engagement.

In fiscal year 2016, Dean Hitz invested $15,000 from the GSE Dean’s Fund for Excellence to the School’s Fostering Mutually Beneficial Partnership grant program. Local school districts are important partners for the GSE, and these competitive grants to faculty are supporting projects that allow them to work closely with professional educators in partner schools, benefitting the GSE, our students, and local schools. Past district partnership projects have accomplished important goals such as implementing EdTPA (a performance-based, subject-specific assessment and support system used by more than 600 teacher preparation programs across the U.S.), and establishing co-teaching arrangements and clustering of teacher candidates to create professional learning teams.


“This Dean’s Fund grant will allow us to bring together teacher candidates, cooperating teachers, and professional arts educators together in a conversation about the role of arts integration in the elementary classroom.”
– Jan Abramovitz, GSE Assistant Professor and grant recipient


dfir-chart-102616Gifts to the unrestricted Dean’s Fund allow the GSE to invest in opportune and beneficial projects, which improve the School, our community, and the education profession. Your contributions to the GSE Dean’s Fund are making a significant social impact, and are greatly appreciated!

For more information about how you can support the GSE, please contact:
Jaymee Jacoby, Director of Development or 503.725.4789

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