Racial diversity as a financial necessity at state universities

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Since 2001, when standardized test standards were first imposed at the flagship, LSU has rejected any applicant who earned less than a 22 on the ACT. In a campus climate survey conducted Lockett’s sophomore year, a quarter of the black respondents said they did not feel “part of the family” at the university, and another third said they didn’t feel part of the community. The 60-year-old Middleton Library has suffered water damage from a leak.

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.

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

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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 Since 2001, Temple University’s four-year graduation rate has climbed from 20 percent to 44 percent and its six-year rate from 59 percent to 70 percent, which is 11 points higher than the national average. Photo: AP Photo/Philadelphia Inquirer, Ed Hille.

Isn’t it time to stop Wikipedia shaming?


Since its launch in 2001, Wikipedia’s crowd-sourced authorship–its wikiness–has provoked debate relating to authority, despite the fact that many Wikipedia authors are topic experts and that a growing number of librarians and academics contribute by adding and editing references. I find Google a lot easier than going to the library website.” Imagine ways to innovate and inspire students to use the academic library.

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Global Collaboration Week Begins - Find a Project and Connect!

The Learning Revolution Has Begun

Electronic Village Online (EVO) has developed as a community of practice that in 2001 facilitated a program of online discussions and workshops that have been held every year since then each January-February. Together with teachers and students, professional writers, artists and filmmakers we have been building an online library of hope that is used in classrooms around the world.

Education Technology and 'Fake News'

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Indeed, Americans don’t actively seek out scientific information , one survey found this year, relying on their general news source – “mainstream journalism,” if you will – to provide them with irregular updates on the latest research. According to a survey released by the Pew Research Center in July , 58% of Republicans now say that higher education has a negative effect on the country. (By