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II. Organization of the Lynch School of Education


A. Organizational Chart

For a copy of the Lynch School Organizational Chart, please contact Mary Ellen Fulton, Associate Dean for Finance, Research & Administration, Lynch School of Education at 617-552-4200.


B. Departments Within the Lynch School of Education

The Lynch School of Education consists of four departments:


See Boston College Catalog and the various departmental handbooks published in the Lynch School of Education for a description of degrees offered in each department.


C. Centers and Institutes Affiliated With the Lynch School of Education


Much of the scholarship and research conducted at the Lynch School is under the auspices of seven major research centers and institutes that receive funding from both the University and external sources.


Barbara and Patrick Roche Center for Catholic Education (CCE)
Seeking to lead the way toward a vibrant future for Catholic education at all levels, the Lynch School of Education at Boston College founded the Center for Catholic Education to build on more than a half-century of research, teaching, and outreach related to Catholic schools, colleges, and universities. The Center for Catholic Education brings under one banner all of the current scholarship, graduate support and innovative partnership initiatives in support of Catholic educational leadership from pre-k through higher education.


Urban Catholic Teacher Corps, a program of the CCE, is a two-year service program for teachers who wish to gain experience teaching in urban Catholic schools and live in a faith-based community. The Corps, a collaboration with the Archdiocese of Boston, is founded on the principles of teaching as service, simple living, community life, and spirituality.


Center for Optimized Student Support (COSS)
An "outreach scholarship" program that fosters collaboration among Boston College faculty, students, and community leaders in health care, social service, economic development, and education.


The goal of CCFCP participants is to create stronger, healthier, and more economically sound communities. The Center offers technical assistance, program evaluation, needs assessment, training, and consultation to organizations in communities.


City Connects, a project of CCFCP, is a school-community-university partnership linking Boston Public elementary schools in Cluster 5 (Allston, Brighton, and Mission Hill/Roxbury), the YMCA of Greater Boston, and Boston College along with other community partners to coordinate school and community supports to serve more than 3,300 children and their families.


Center for Human Rights and International Justice (CHRIJ)
The Center for Human Rights and International Justice at Boston College addresses the increasingly interdisciplinary needs of human rights work. Through multidisciplinary training programs, applied research, and the interaction of scholars with practitioners, the Center aims to nurture a new generation of scholars and practitioners in the United States and abroad who draw upon the strengths of many disciplines, and the wisdom of rigorous ethical training in the attainment of human rights and international justice. The Center is built upon the University's deep religious and ethical tradition of service to others and its broad scholarly reach through its graduate programs in Arts & Sciences and its professional programs in Law, Business, Education, Social Work, and Nursing.


Distinctive features of the Center include interdisciplinary collaboration; researcher and practitioner engagement with local communities; policy development and recommendation; and professional training.


Center for International Higher Education (CIHE)
This research and service agency provides information, publications, and a sense of community to colleges and universities worldwide and to those seeking to pursue graduate studies and research in international higher education.


Although the CIHE has a particular commitment to academic institutions in the Jesuit tradition, other universities receive its publications and are part of an informal network. There is a special concern with the needs of academic institutions in the developing countries of the Third World.


Center for the Study of Testing, Evaluation, and Educational Policy (CSTEEP)
This University-sponsored research center is internationally recognized for its work in research and its applications in the development of policies related to the multiple uses of tests.


CSTEEP is a rich resource for all programs housed at the Lynch School of Education. In the past decade, CSTEEP has been involved in assessment issues that address the fairness of testing in culturally and economically diverse populations.


The Technology and Assessment Study Collaborative (inTASC) is housed at CSTEEP and works collaboratively with schools, educational institutions, and businesses on research and development related to technology and assessment.


Institute for the Study and Promotion of Race and Culture (ISPRC)
Founded in 2000 under the direction of Dr. Janet Helms, ISPRC promotes cultural awareness and addresses the societal conflicts associated with race or culture in theory, research, mental health practice, education, business, and society at large.


Each year the Institute sponsors the Diversity Challenge conference, which highlights important scholarly insights and significant practical endeavors that promote greater understanding and appreciation of diverse cultures.


TIMSS and PIRLS International Study Center (ISC)
ISC serves as the center for two main efforts—Trends in Mathematics and Science Study (TIMSS) and Progress in International Reading Literacy Study (PIRLS)—under the auspices of the International Association for the Evaluation of Educational Achievement.


Progress in International Reading Literacy Study (PIRLS) is a series of international studies designed to measure trends in reading literacy for 4th grade students.


Trends in Mathematics and Science Study (TIMSS) is a series of international studies designed to assess trends in mathematics and science for 4th and 8th grade students.


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