News & announcements from December 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.
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.
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.