The Department of Educational Policy & Leadership is dedicated to enhancing the understanding and practice of educational leadership and policy at all levels of the education system, cradle-to-career. We advance this mission through our programs of teaching, research, and engagement with practitioners and scholars in the field. We offer doctoral, master’s and advanced graduate certificates in higher education leadership, educational policy, and school leadership. All programs adopt a global perspective, focusing on how international systems and policies support academic excellence.
EPL Doctoral Students Jessica Krupski and Emily Feuer Publish on "Assessing Usage Data for Better Decision Making"
EPL doctoral students Jessica Krupski and Emily Feuer recently published in The Bulletin an article titled “Assessing Usage Data for Better Decision Making.” Jessica and Emily speaking in the context of student affairs professionals, point to how assessment can be used to demonstrate a programs value and aid in making difficult decisions. They discuss how assessment goals can be decided upon and how to then collect, interpret, and report such data which they encourage be shared more widely for collaborative and leadership purposes.
EPL Masters Student Stanely De La Cruz Selected As SUNYCON2016 Fellow
A belated but heartfelt congratulations to EPL masters student Stanley De La Cruz upon his selection as a SUNYCON 2016 Student Fellow. Stanley continues to impress, including his recent appointment to the UAlbany Presidential Search Committee. We are very proud of you Stanley!
The Role & Value of Liberal Education & International Communities
Greg Bruno describes the important role that the liberal arts occupy in the age of "post-truth" and a Trump White House. Arguing that educators who live abroad and occupy spaces within the international community best articulate the vision of America based on "the values of cooperation, multilateralism, and compromise" where "impossible friendships" arise. Citing data from C-BERT and quoting EPL Chair Jason Lane, Greg points to the rise of 247 international branch campuses and the role that a growing globalized community of learners offers as a vision for how humanity can live and learn together.
Fostering a New Dawn for Dominican Schools
EPL congratulates Associate Professor Gilbert Valverde
and EPL alumna Ancell Scheker Mendoza, Ph.D ’11, director general of
evaluation of educational quality in the Dominican Ministry of Education
on the creation of a new
partnership between EPL and INICIA Educación
, a significant
educational foundation in the Dominican Republic, to collaborate on
developing the educational evaluation capacity of the DR.