The Vision for the Graduate School of Education
Given the quality of our faculty, students and programs, the Binghamton University Graduate School of Education has the potential to be one of the leading schools of education in the country. To earn this reputation, however, we must increase the number of graduate students enrolled in our programs, expand faculty as well as student research and grant-writing opportunities, and engage the broader education community. We seek to fulfill the following priorities:
Our ambitious plans call for us to increase the number of students and faculty members over the next three to five years. To do so, we must grow the number of students in both existing and new graduate-level programs.
Encourage Student Excellence
Valuable scholarships help fund tuition for deserving students. Our Fund for Student Excellence allows the dean to support and reward student research and academic success. Students are able to present their work at conferences and spark discussion with peers across the country.
Support Faculty Excellence
To increase the school’s visibility regionally and nationally, we must substantially expand faculty publications and presentations at national and international conferences. Both goals require increased travel to seek financial support for projects, to collect data and to present research findings. Our Fund for Faculty Excellence rewards faculty scholarship and enables researchers to launch their ideas early, with major funding to follow. More opportunities for faculty members also mean more students will be involved in research projects.
Engage the Education Community
To be one of the top education schools in the country, we need to stay in touch with the issues facing teachers, administrators and the school districts in which they work. That’s why we look to increase our already strong engagement with, and cultivation of, the local education community, ensuring that our programs become more relevant while mentoring teachers and administrators who intend to enhance their careers through graduate education.
The Graduate School of Education welcomes gifts of all sizes in support of these priorities. Naming opportunities are available for the establishment of endowed funds with a minimum gift of $30,000.
Points of Pride
- Karen Bromley was appointed to the Board of the International Reading Association.