Temple University is spending millions to get more students through college, but is there a cheaper way?

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Jones discussed programs at Temple that provide financial resources to students the university thinks are at risk of dropping out, while Tough discussed the power of just telling students they belong in college—a potentially far cheaper solution to the college dropout crisis. We had all of these high-impact programs, but there were no students in the library, or in the writing center, or in the career center,” said Jones. “We Photo: AP Photo/Philadelphia Inquirer, Ed Hille.

Professors Aren’t Good at Sharing Their Classroom Practices. Teaching Portfolios Might Help.


Thanks to that requirement, the Cal State system has built a library that has grown to more than 200 teaching portfolios. “It’s In fact, there have been bigger attempts to build central libraries of them in the past, such as a 2001 project by the the Carnegie Foundation for the Advancement of Teaching called the Knowledge Media Laboratory (which is now defunct). Some of the ones in the CSU library feel dashed off, says one professor who went looking for inspiration there.