Education and Human Development

A photo of members of the Teacher Leadership Collaborative

UMaine education professors take boundary-crossing approach to teacher leadership

As schools nationwide struggle with staffing shortages, two University of Maine faculty members are exploring ways to empower and elevate teachers as leaders in their schools and communities. For the past two years, Rebecca Buchanan and Tammy Mills from the School of Learning and Teaching in UMaine’s College of Education and Human Development have facilitated […]

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Stateline interviews Allan about anti-hazing laws

Elizabeth Allan, a University of Maine professor of higher education leadership, spoke with Stateline about anti-hazing laws, particularly the inclusion of a consent clause. According to the article, a consent clause “asserts that an individual’s willingness to participate in potentially hazardous actions — as when a student agrees to a certain activity — does not […]

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Bishop discusses Educator Accelerator program with News Center Maine

Penny Bishop, dean of the University of Maine College of Education and Human Development, spoke to News Center Maine about the Educator Accelerator program at RSU 34 in Old Town. Through the program, which was created in coordination with UMaine, the University of Maine at Augusta’s Bangor campus, Husson University and Eastern Maine Community College, […]

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McGillicuddy Humanities Center welcomes fall 2023 undergraduate fellows

This semester, the Clement and Linda McGillicuddy Humanities Center (MHC) welcomes four new undergraduate research fellows: Chapman “Chappy” Hall, Iris Loehr, Sarah Renee Ozlanski and Katherine Ritche. This new cohort will join current fellows Paige Allen, Sebastien Chamberlain, Abigail Roberts and Willow Wind.  MHC undergraduate fellows receive an award of up to $8,000 over the […]

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UMaine earns grant to create rural teacher pathway program

The University of Maine’s College of Education and Human Development will look to establish an inclusive teacher pathway program serving rural schools and communities statewide thanks to a grant from the Rural Schools Collaborative (RSC).  The $25,000 award is part of the collaborative’s Catalyst Initiative, which provides flexible planning funds to RSC hubs to design […]

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Allan partnering with PBS filmmaker on hazing prevention materials

Elizabeth Allan, professor of higher education at the University of Maine College of Education and Human Development, will partner with acclaimed PBS filmmaker Byron Hurt to develop a collection of hazing prevention resources to accompany Hurt’s 2022 documentary, “HAZING.” The materials will include a viewing guide that will accompany the film and offer an overview […]

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UMaine, UMaine Machias alumni among Maine Teacher of the Year finalists

Edith Berger, the 2023 Lincoln County Teacher of the Year and a two-time University of Maine alumna, and Colleen Maker,  2023 Washington County Teacher of the Year and University of Maine at Machias alumna, have been named finalists for 2024 Maine Teacher of the Year. Berger is a sixth-grade writing and social studies teacher at […]

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Allan featured on WBBM NewsRadio discussing hazing

Elizabeth Allan, professor of higher education at the University of Maine College of Education and Human Development, was featured on WBBM NewsRadio segment discussing the dangers of hazing. Allan explains that hazing is not just what people see in the headlines. “The definition of hazing — that we use, that is a general foundational definition […]

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