College Learning for the New Global Century is a report about the aims and outcomes of a twenty-first-century college education. It is also a report about the promises we need to make—and keep—to all students who aspire to a college education, especially to those for whom college is a route, perhaps the only possible route, to a better future.
The Community College League of California convened a commission of 33 college leaders to identify policy and practice changes that, if implemented, could increase meaningful completions in community colleges by 2020. The Commission was asked to constrain its recommendations within reasonably available state resources, a particularly difficult task given the magnitude of the current recession and associated decline in state revenues.
Completion by Design is a five-year Bill & Melinda Gates Foundation initiative that works with community colleges to significantly increase completion and graduation rates for low-income students under 26. The Gates Foundation has awarded competitive grants to groups of community colleges to help transform their students’ experience. The initiative’s goal is to give all students the support they need to earn their degrees or credentials.
The Academic Senate awards offered for 2011 with time-lines for submission (NOMINATE YOUR COLLEAGUES)
Teaching and Learning Centers at other Colleges:
Pasadena Community College http://www.pasadena.edu/externalrelations/TLC/
College of the Canyons http://www.canyons.edu/Offices/ITL/
Teaching Strategies - articles and web sites:
Turnitin software: go beyond plagiarism prevention. links to webinairs, tutorials, and more.
From The Teaching Professor: a collection of short articles with specific strategies for Getting Students to Read the Text
This collection of articles is from a July 2010 conference on How People Learn Engineering. The articles discuss basic concepts that are applicable to just about any subject. HOW PEOPLE LEARN http://canadacollege.edu/inside/development/index.html
Professional Development Opportunities
Fulbright Programs - federally funded cross-cultural experiences for educators, from a few weeks to full-term in length
National Endowment for the Humanities Summer 2011 programs: Application deadline is March 1, 2011