The University of Cincinnati Foundation

The University of Cincinnati Foundation

College of Education, Criminal Justice and Human Services Giving Initiatives

Graduates of The University of Cincinnati's College of Education, Criminal Justice, and Human Services (CECH), are employed as teachers at all levels, from College and university professors, to researchers, psychologists, counselors, educational administrators, attorneys, probation and police officers, and other criminal justice and health professionals.

CECH Challenges

CECH must promote scholarship and service to retain its outstanding faculty and attract the very brightest graduate and undergraduate students. The College needs funding for all of its programs to provide scholarship money, payment of graduate stipends and professional development opportunities for teachers and aspiring professionals, among other necessities.

CECH top three priorities:

  • CECH reunited in a renovated Teachers College/Dyer Hall building.
  • Robust scholarship funds for students in all CECH programs -- for graduate and undergraduate students alike.
  • Growing centers and programs of excellence including STEMM initiatives, Criminal Justice Research Center, and nationally recognized literacy and autism programs.

CECH Vision for the next ten years:

  • CECH is reunited in a beautifully renovated building that reflects the value of faculty, staff, and most importantly, the students.
  • CECH is a top-ranked (top 50) Education school and Criminal Justice remains a top nationally-ranked program.
  • CECH is a nationally recognized leader in the research-to-practice model, engaged in transformational research while simultaneously delivering excellence in instruction and leading the nation in teacher education reform.
  • CECH leads the University in distance learning initiatives, employing innovative technology to deliver education in ways we cannot imagine today.

Funding Opportunities

Gen-1 Theme House Fund
UC’s Gen-1 House supports freshmen who are most at risk for dropping out of college – first generation, Pell eligible students – by providing a 24/7 structured living and learning environment, as well as tutoring and mentoring support.

Dr. Nancy A. Evers Educational Leadership Fund
This fund supports the Educational Leadership program at CECH in honor of Dr. Nancy A. Evers upon her retirement from the University of Cincinnati.

Dyer Hall Renovation Fund
A two-year, 60,000 square foot-renovation complete in 2008 created and revitalized spaces within Teacher’s College. The next phase of this project targets Dyer Hall.  Upon completion, both halves of this building complex will provide tools and spaces necessary for 21st century learning.  Upgrading classrooms and technology for faculty and students will create a sense of place, forge collaboration, and spur growth and learning. 

CECH Scholarships
Increased student support enhances learning opportunities and improves the College’s ability to recruit and retain academically-talented, engaged students prepared to make a difference in their professional endeavors.  Through partnerships with tutoring programs in public schools and our Generation 1-Theme House that supports first generation college students, we demonstrate our commitment to underserved students.

Dean’s Discretionary Fund
Gifts to this fund provide funding for a variety of initiatives including an emergency loan fund for students struggling financially to stay in school.  CECH Student Ambassadors, Future Teachers of America and the CECH Student Tribunal among others -- groups of our best and brightest students who assist the College with projects from recruitment to stewardship -- all benefit from this fund as well.

School of Criminal Justice
The College's Criminal Justice program is ranked among the top three in the country.  It is seeking an endowed fund to support a Scholarly Lecture Series. The proposed series would provide exposure to significant new findings.

School of Education
A newly reorganized School of Education has answered the call for advancing the teaching, learning and research initiatives in CECH. The PK-16 Educational Partnership has a profound impact in the region, linking CECH resources with schools. The school provides strong leadership for strong communities, partnering with Cincinnati Public Schools and greater Cincinnati districts for initiatives in Science, Technology, Engineering, Mathematics and Medicine (STEMM disciplines).

UC faculty also lead research efforts to improve literacy, with graduate students making significant contributions in the UC Literacy Center, and satellite literacy centers in public schools benefiting students and families.

A shortage of teachers in these important disciplines is a national concern. A strong scholarship program in the college aids in recruitment of talented and dedicated students to the teaching profession, which is a high priority.

Our Urban Education Leadership program provides leadership for challenging environments in urban schools. Current opportunities for support include graduate stipends and supporting doctoral students to present their findings at scholarly conferences.

School of Human Services
The nationally recognized School Psychology program continues its strong research and leadership tradition, and recently was one of only seven programs in the University to be supported for seeking an Eminent Scholar.

The Health Promotion and Education program and the focus area of Athletic Training both recently successfully completed their first national accreditation, garnering praise on the quality of student training. Support for student scholarships allows the program to continue attracting and retaining excellent students, and is the highest priority.

The Counseling program is a national leader in the profession. The program’s approach is one of only a few in the country to develop an "ecological approach" to training graduate-level counseling students, emphasizing service to diverse clients. Building on its history as a nationally accredited and recognized program with a strong service commitment, funding is needed to help support student scholarship.

Contact Information

Marihelen Millar
Director of Development, College of Education, Criminal Justice, and Human Services

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