The student experience in this week’s news roundup

Student experience in this week's news roundup

Happy Friday!  This week’s articles take a look at the student experience and highlight a new fellowship program that will being in September 2016.  Enjoy and have a great weekend!

Birmingham and Illinois launch cross-Atlantic fellowship scheme (Times Higher Education)
The BRIDGE fellowship developed by the University of Birmingham and the University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign will admit its first cohort in September 2016.  The fellowship program is designed to engage early career researcher in intercontinental collaborative postdoctoral research.

The Educational Power of Discomfort (The Chronicle of Higher Education)
A doctoral student in California reflects upon the impact of learning and growing as an undergraduate student by confronting and teaching uncomfortable material.

One University’s Response to Students’ Demands on Race: Radical Transparency (The Chronicle of Higher Education) – Subscription Required
A look at how Emory University has responded to student protests to improve the racial climate.

The PhDictionary (Inside Higher Ed)
Inside Higher Ed interviews the author of a book that decodes common terms used in academia.

About the Author

Jen McCrindle, MPA
Jen McCrindle, MPA is the Assistant Director of Policy Analysis and Communication for the American Psychological Association’s Office of Program Consultation and Accreditation (OPCA). OPCA works with the Commission on Accreditation to accredit doctoral, internship, and postdoctoral residency psychology programs that prepare trainees for practice in health service psychology. She has a diverse background working in the health service field and with regulatory bodies. In her work in specialized/professional accreditation, she ensures that the Standards of Accreditation for Health Service Psychology closely align with state psychology licensing boards’ and accreditation recognition bodies’ policies, including the U.S. Secretary of Education and the Council on Higher Education Accreditation. She also is an adjunct faculty member for Villanova University’s Department of Public Administration. Currently, she is working with the APA Commission on Accreditation to implement new accreditation standards and policies for health service psychology training programs that lead to licensure. In her spare time, Jen enjoys running, traveling, and cooking new dishes.