2000 <<more details>>
The Department of Education Policy, Planning and Administration is renamed the Department of Educational Policy and Leadership. The University of Maryland's College of Education is ranked 23rd in the nation by U.S. News & World Report. Counseling and Personnel Services ranks 1st. The National Science Foundation awards a five-year, nine million dollar grant for the new Mid-Atlantic Center for Mathematics Teaching and Learning (MACMTL). The University of Maryland approves institute status for the new Maryland Institute for Minority Achievement in Urban Education (MIMAUE).
2001 <<more details>>
Dean Szymanski establishes the Maryland Institute for Minority Achievement in Urban Education (MIMAUE). The K-16 Partnership Development Center is established as a collaborative effort between the College of Education and county school systems.
2002 <<more details>>
The College is ranked 22nd in the nation by US News and World Report. Five of its six departments had at least one program ranked in the top twenty in the nation, and three programs are ranked in the top ten (EDCP, EDSP, and Education Policy of EDPL). The College raises $18 million in external funding for research. With a major gift from Lockheed Martin Corporation, the Maryland Institute for Minority Achievement in Urban Education (MIMAUE) holds its first national conference, "Achievement - A Shared Imperative."
2003 <<more details>>
Hugh Gerthon "Buck" Morgan, Ph.D, professor emeritus of the Department of Human Development and co-founder of the Institute for Child Study, dies in March. Rose Wiseman, first African-American graduate of the College, is named the Distinguished Alumnus of the Year and is honored in absentia at the University of Maryland Alumni Awards Gala.
2004 <<more details>>
The College of Education brings $19.5 million in externally funded research and sponsored programs, the highest amount to date. The NSF awards the Maryland Institute for Minority Achievement and Urban Education a grant to sponsor a two-day symposium on "Optimizing Mathematics Achievement for All Students."
2005 <<more details>>
The College of Education has seven programs ranked in the Top 10 in the nation. In fiscal year 2005, the College of Education attracts $17.4 million in externally funded research and sponsored programs. "Optimizing Science Achievement for All Students" is the topic of the second annual research symposium sponsored by the Maryland Institute for Minority Achievement and Urban Education (MIMAUE) in September.
2006 <<more details>>
The College of Education has ten programs ranked in the Top 15 in the nation, of which five are Top 10 rankings. The Maryland Institute for Minority Achievement and Urban Education celebrates the Fifth Anniversary of its founding. The College hosts ¡§The Bash at Benjamin¡¨ in commemoration of its history and contributions over the past eight decades. Dean Edna Mora Szymanski resigns; Counseling and Personnel Services chair, Dennis M. Kivlighan, Jr., is named Interim Dean. The first endowed professorship is established within the College of Education.
2007 <<more details>>
The College of Education is ranked 21st in the nation. The college has 10 programs ranked in the Top 20, of which five are Top 10 rankings. The Maryland Institute for Minority Achievement and Urban Education is recognized with the 2007 Community Excellence for Minority Achievement Award and the Maryland State Vanguard Award. The Department of Education Policy and Leadership (EDPL) is reorganized into two new departments: the Department of Education Policy Studies (EDPS) and the Department of Education Leadership, Higher Education and International Education (EDHI). Associate Dean Donna L. Wiseman, Ph.D., is named interim dean of the college. The college's second endowed professorship is established. The National Council for Accreditation of Teacher Education (NCATE) certifies the college as fully accredited.
2008 <<more details>>
Donna L. Wiseman, is named dean of the College of Education. Nathan Fox is appointed a Distinguished University Professor, the highest academic honor bestowed by the University of Maryland and a first for the College. The College is ranked among the top 25 colleges of education with the Department of Counseling and Personnel Services ranking first in the nation for the ninth consecutive year. An anonymous donor gifts $500K for annual merit-based scholarships. Gregory Hancock is named chair of the Department of Measurement, Statistics, and Evaluation. Alumna Carolyn Gurtz wins the million-dollar prize at the 2008 Pillsbury Bake-Off. The College establishes the Office of International Initiatives. An anonymous donor establishes the Clarence A. Newell Award for Public Education to honor individuals making outstanding contributions to public education.