August 2014
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Institutionalizing Service Learning at the University of Houston–Downtown

Faculty and students at the University of Houston–Downtown (UHD) have long been engaged with the surrounding Houston community—“it was one of the things that actually attracted me to this position,” says William Flores, president of UHD. But despite the broad range of projects carried out by individual faculty and staff members, there was little institutional support for these projects—faculty working on community-based projects often did so in isolation from each other and received little recognition for their work.

 

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Baccalaureate and Beyond: The Lives of '08 College Graduates

How to Destroy College Education
By Michael Roth, The Daily Beast, June 19

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'Educationally Purposeful' Thoughts about Race on Campus


Vanderbilt hosted the fourth annual Institute on High-Impact Practices and Student Success, sponsored by the American Association of Colleges & Universities (AAC&U), from June 17-21, 2014. On the opening night, the Vanderbilt University Center for Teaching (CFT) Director Derek Bruff and I attended the plenary session, along with the 220 participants from as far away as the Marshall Islands and as close as Chattanooga. More ...


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