General News & Announcements

Examining Teaching Preparation

Dean David Chard, in an article published in Education Next, argues his case for innovation and ongoing evaluation of teacher preparation to make a significant difference in education. Read article here.

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Too Much Information?

Sarah Feurebacher, director of the Center on Family Counseling in Simmons, comments on how much is too much to share. Read article here.

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Higher Education Accountability Drives A&M Audit Says Michael McLendon

Associate Dean and Professor Michael McLendon comments on Texas A&M’s audit for cost efficiencies in the Bryan-College Station newspaper, The Eagle. McLendon’s scholarship focuses on governance, finance and public policy in higher education.  Read article here.

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Eric Bing, SMU students Join G.W. Bush in Rebuilding Zambian Clinic.

In June 2013 President George W. Bush and Mrs. Laura Bush are traveling to Livingstone, Zambia, where they will work alongside local Zambians, U.S. embassy officials and George W. Bush Institute staff to renovate a clinic that when completed, will … Continue reading

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More on the NCTQ Report, including Simmons’ Rating

Dean Chard comments on The National Council on Teacher Quality’s first national report reviewing schools of education. The blog exchange is with DMN editorial writer, Bill McKenzie. Read more.

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Michael Harris on Supreme Court Ruling, Fisher vs UT

Associate Professor Michael Harris, director of Simmons’ higher education program, weighs in on the Supreme Court decision regarding UT’s admissions policies using race as a factor.  To read the Dallas Morning News article, click here.

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NCTQ Releases Report on Teacher Prep Programs

The National Council on Teacher Quality reviewed 2,420 traditional teacher preparation programs in the country, including SMU Simmons’ undergraduate programs. We believe NCTQ’s mission to examine and review teacher preparation in education schools is one important step in understanding teacher … Continue reading

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Biomechanics Team in Simmons to Study Basketball “Flopping”

Biomechanics experts at Southern Methodist University have teamed with Dallas Mavericks owner Mark Cuban to carry out a scientific study of the unsavory practice of player flopping in basketball and other sports. Peter Weyand, associate professor of applied physiology and … Continue reading

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Eric Bing Publishes on Health Care Accessibility

Eric Bing, Simmons faculty member and a senior fellow and director of global health initiatives at the Bush Institute wrote an op-ed for Forbes about the accessibility of health care. Read the article here. Bing just co-authored Pharmacy on a … Continue reading

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SMU Introduces World Changers Campaign

SMU rolls out a full media campaign, World Changers Shaped Here, that features one of Simmons’ staff members, Esmeralda Ortiz. She and a team of SMU faculty, staff and students are part of an important partnership in West Dallas, called … Continue reading

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