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CIRGE to host international conference on doctoral education

The UW’s Center for Innovation and Research in Graduate Education (CIRGE) will co-host “Revisiting Forces and Forms of Doctoral Education Worldwide in a Newly Configured and Constrained Global Context" Sept. 5-6 in Hanover, Germany.  

The conference will provide a platform to discuss, enhance and disseminate future-oriented advancement of doctoral education and related policies, assessing where institutions stand on core values of doctoral education and research; taking stock of ongoing developments and changes in doctoral education worldwide; and setting a policy agenda on how doctoral education can best be shaped in a socially responsible way at a global scale for driving innovation in public and private sectors.

There are no fees for attendance but registration is required. The conference language is English.

Taylor receives grant for regional learning sciences program

Professor Katie Headrick Taylor recently received a grant from the International Society of the Learning Sciences for “Translating Across Disciplines: Urban/Community Planning & Learning Sciences,” two special pre-organized sessions and a culminating Roundtable discussion at the 2019 Association of Collegiate Schools of Planning Annual Conference. The sessions aim to create opportunities for collaboration, to reframe and advance the conceptualizations of learning in the learning sciences and planning disciplines, with implications for both practice and research.

Taylor also was a member of the Off the Map Team, which won this year’s Community History Award from the East Tennessee Historical Society. The community-based project brought together Alcoa and Maryville high school students, history and language arts teachers, public librarians, Blount County Genealogical and Historical Society volunteers, and members of Maryville’s mayoral office in a collaborative effort to develop a digital walking tour of Maryville and Alcoa.