Rutgers Graduate School of Education Presents 2023 Impact Report

Rutgers Graduate School of Education Impact 2023 Cover

Dear Alumni, Colleagues, and Friends,

As the year concludes, it is a wonderful time to reflect on our successes and all we are grateful for at Rutgers Graduate School of Education (GSE). This is an especially poignant year for us, as it marks the 100th anniversary of Rutgers Graduate School of Education, and Dr. Wanda J. Blanchett’s final year of service as GSE’s Dean after ten extraordinary years of advancing the GSE’s strategic priorities and national standing.

While the GSE will have a change in leadership in the next academic year, what remains is a staunch commitment to our mission of Advancing Excellence and Equity in Education. We are delighted to enclose the GSE’s 2023 Impact Report which highlights some of the powerful work we have conducted over the past year (and century!) to further our mission, including:

  • Rutgers GSE is the #1-ranked School of Education in New Jersey and is in the top 10% of Best Graduate Schools of Education nationwide, according to U.S. News & World Report.
  • We achieve our current strategic priority goals in the areas of 1) Diversity, Equity, and Social Justice; 2) STEM in Education; and 3) Effective Teaching and Learning. Since 2017, we have received $69+ million in external grants in these important thematic areas.
  • We realize a 15% total grant revenue increase since 2017, and a 49% increase in GSE Ph.D. doctoral student funding.
  • We increase the number of GSE faculty, staff, and students of color, and increase retention rates for all faculty and staff.
  • We welcome GSE’s second cohort of Race and Social Justice in Education Research Post-Doctoral Fellows.
  • The GSE receives the 2023 American Association of Colleges for Teacher Education Best Practice Award in Support of Multicultural Education and Diversity for its Urban Social Justice Teacher Preparation Program.
  • GSE faculty members are awarded prestigious fellowships including the Russell Sage Foundation Visiting Scholar Fellowship, the Hutchins Center for African & African American Research Fellowship, and the Rutgers Presidential Fellowship for Teaching Excellence.
  • We introduce a new faculty member who focuses on helping future education leaders and school counselors leverage their multicultural competencies through school counseling.
  • Three GSE faculty members receive well-deserved promotions.

As a compliment to the 2023 Impact Report, we invite you to view the GSE’s Centennial Video, which provides a more in-depth view of the GSE’s rich legacy.

Our work would not be possible without the entire GSE community: the generous donors who lift the GSE up with their support, the GSE alumni who carry our work forward, the dedicated faculty and staff, and amazing colleagues like you.

Wishing you and your family a wonderful holiday season,

Wanda J. Blanchett, Ph.D.
Dean & Distinguished Professor
Rutgers GSE