Month: December 2015

Dr. Castillo-Montoya Takes Part in Fall Initiatives Revolving Around Public Discourse

As part of the Public Discourse Project, overseen by the Humanities Institute in the University of Connecticut’s College of Liberal Arts and Sciences, faculty across the university have been awarded grants to conduct research aimed at exploring new means to create meaningful public discourse in our country’s currently divisive culture.

One HESA faculty member, Dr. Milagros Castillo-Montoya, will be the principle investigator for the following project:

Asset Assessment, Campus Collaboration, and Facilitator Professional Development for Intergroup Dialogue
An environmental assessment of programs in the Neag School of Education engaging students and staff in advancing dialogue on social justice, equity, and intergroup differences to better understand existing resources and to establish what gaps exist in professional development for facilitating dialogue across differences.

More details about the full list of projects included in the Public Discourse Project can be found here: 

HESA Faculty Members Recognized for Teaching Evaluations by the Office of the Provost

The following members of our HESA Faculty group have received letters of recognition from Provost Mun Choi and Vice Provost for Academic Affairs Sally Reis for excelling in their teaching evaluations:

Dr. Milagros Castillo-Montoya
Catherine Cocks, M.A.
Daniel Doerr, M.A.
Dr. Marijke Kerhhahn
Dr. Sue Saunders
Dr. Christine Wilson

These instructors are among a select group of faculty whose ability to engage their students’ curiosity and spirit of inquiry is highly regarded in evaluations completed by their students.

Interested in learning more about our faculty’s interests, backgrounds, and higher education experiences? Check out our HESA Faculty page!