March Madness is upon us. Even if you are not a fan of basketball, chances are you might still end up filling out a tournament bracket. After all, the art of filling out an NCAA Tournament bracket has become a cultural moment—and a big business. Just doing a quick search online or browsing through newsstands will quickly reveal the amount of time and energy people put into filling out their March Madness bracket, with outlets ranging from ESPN to The Washington Post giving advice on how to make the perfect bracket.
When you get a group of people together who share a common interest, amazing things can happen. The Florida State community learns this lesson every year during the Great Give event. Last year, the university raised over $400,0000 to support projects across campus. For those not familiar with the Great Give, the event lasts 36 hours and takes place online starting at 9:00 AM on Thursday, March 28. On top of raising money for various projects, the Great Give also doles out incentive awards based on particular criteria.
The annual American Educational Research Association offers a great way for faculty members and students to share ideas and their latest research. This year's conference, which takes place April 5 - April 9 in Toronto, asks participants to consider what it means to live in a "post-truth" era. Always at the forefront of research and conversations, Florida State College of Education faculty members and students plan on presenting at this conference their original research and lead important conversations in education.
Autism research has long been a topic of interest for faculty and students at Florida State’s College of Education. With the introduction of our Autism Spectrum Disorder graduate program, we know that there is even more interest in what our faculty are researching and how autism specialists can better serve their charges. Today, we are spotlighting the current autism research of Dr. Jenny Root, assistant professor of Special Education.
When you think about supports for students with autism, programs and services at the Pre-K – 12 level usually come to mind. But what happens when these students graduate high school and enroll in college?
Retirements are always bitter-sweet. On one hand, we get to honor a lifetime of work and the important careers of two individuals. On the other, we say goodbye to three Florida State faculty members who made a huge impact on the College of Education. Dr. Steven Pfeiffer, Dr. Gershon Tenenbaum and Dr.