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The 1990s

       
 

First Lady Hilary Rodham Clinton at CYC - The White House, Courtesy of Francine Favretto
First Lady Hilary Rodham Clinton at CYC

1990   <<more details>>

The Center for Teaching Excellence is founded to enhance undergraduate teaching on campus. The Center for Policy Options in Special Education is funded by a three-year grant. The Maryland Deaf-Blind Project (later renamed Connections Beyond Sight and Sound) is established. The Maryland Math and Science Regional Center is founded. The Maryland Assessment Resource Center is founded in the Department of Measurement, Statistics and Evaluation.

1991   <<more details>>

Dean Dale Scannell resigns and Special Education faculty member Jean Hebeler becomes Acting Dean. The Center for Urban Special Education is established within the Department of Special Education. The Center for Study of Policy Options in Special Education (now known as the Center for Public Policy in Special Education) is established. The Educational Technology Center and the Curriculum Laboratory merge. The Center for Young Children is transferred from the Department of Curriculum and Instruction to the Department of Human Development.

1992   <<more details>>

In response to the recommendations of the Programs, Curricula, and Courses Committee, the College Park Campus Senate votes to eliminate the Department of Industrial and Technological Occupations. The College, in conjunction with the University of Georgia, establishes the National Reading Research Center. Academic Affairs approves the Maryland Resource Center for Assessment and the International Center for the Study of Educational Policy and Human Values (formerly the Center for the Study of Educational Policy and Human Values). A November 23 ground-breaking ceremony is held for the new Center for Young Children.

1993   <<more details>>

Willis Hawley is appointed Dean of the College. The Center for the Study of Troubling Behavior is established in the Department of Special Education. The Maryland Assessment Resource Center is established within the Department of Measurement and Statistics. The Center for Young Children relocates to its new building.

1994   <<more details>>

The University phases out the Department of Industrial and Technological Occupations although coursework is still offered for existing majors. Vernon Anderson dies at age 86. The Department of Human Development receives a grant from the Coca-Cola Company to help local high school students find assistance for college.

1995   <<more details>>

The College celebrates its 75th anniversary at a dinner celebration on September 29, at which prominent alumni are honored. Kenneth Rubin, Human Development, establishes the Center for Children, Relationships, and Culture. The Regional Rehabilitation Continuing Education Program for Community Rehabilitation Programs (CRP/RRCEP), currently known as the Center for Human Services Development, receives its first operational grant. The Center for Young Children receives a prestigious national accreditation from the National Association of Education for Young Children (NAEYC). Jean Hebeler, Special Education, receives the J.E. Wallace Wallin Education of Handicapped Children Award from the National Council of Exceptional Children.

1996   <<more details>>

The US Department of Education identifies Maryland as one of two or three partner states to receive a greater share of federal resources. The Early Childhood Education program is moved into the Department of Human Development. Faculty, centers, and projects within the College receive a number of grants (see expanded listing for details).

1997   <<more details>>

First Lady Hilary Rodham Clinton comes to the College Park campus to speak on quality child care and visits the Center for Young Children (1) (2).

1998   <<more details>>

Thomas Weible serves as Acting Dean in 1998-1999. During the fiscal year 1997-1998, the College's faculty members attract over $12.5 million in contracts and grants.

1999   <<more details>>

Edna Mora Szymanski, Ph.D., is appointed the 20th Dean of the College of Education. The Maryland Assessment Resource Center is renamed as MARCES (Maryland Assessment Research Center for Education Success) within the Department of Measurement and Statistics. A new National Center on Education, Disability, and Juvenile Justice (EDJJ), headed by Peter J. Leone, Special Education, is established. Faculty from the Curriculum and Instruction department are principle investigators on two major grants from the National Science Foundation in developing elementary and junior high mathematics and science teaching.

 
 
 


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