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News & announcements from December 2009

New study on developmental education 12/09

Friday, December 4th, 2009

New research on developmental education released by Community College Research Center of Columbia University Teachers College suggests conflicting success rates for students who enter at developmenal level and never make next level of course work, often a gateway to degree programs.  Inside Higher Education has brief article.

Retention/transfer report 11/09

Wednesday, December 2nd, 2009

The Pell Institute  has released a report entitled Bridging the Gap: Promising Practices for Promoting transfer among Low Income and First Generation Students. The  report indicates the cultures of colleges that promote retention and transfer.  The executive summary discusses  the negative impact of too many adjuncts on transfer rates.

Call for proposals on teaching and learning

Wednesday, December 2nd, 2009

NEDFC call for proposals  Proposals are due 02/01/10 New England Faculty Development Consortium invites proposals for workshops and interactive sessions for our Spring Conference to be held on May 21, 2010 at the Westford Regency Inn and Conference Center in Westford, MA.

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