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"Moving Ideas, Not People"                                                                June 2013
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Student Completion Webinar
 
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For the 2013-2014 academic year, STARLINK will be focusing on the Student Success Initiative, which is now a major agenda item for U.S. colleges and universities. 
 
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What's In The News!

Learner-Centered Teaching: Good Places to Begin

 

It's probably the question I'm most asked in workshops on learner-centered teaching. "What are some good places to start? My students aren't used to learner-centered approaches." Sometimes the questioner is honest enough to add, "and I haven't used many previously." 

 
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Join us for a FREE Career and Technical Education Webinar on June 13, 2013 

 

Title: Curriculum Alignment

Date: Thursday, June 13, 2013

Time: 3:00 PM - 4:00 PM CDT

 

This project develops real-time web application processes for updating and aligning expected postsecondary learning outcomes to current industry skill requirements. Because the analysis can be achieved through web-based technologies, two-year colleges everywhere are now able to align program outcomes quickly to meet new workforce demands and incur lower costs to achieve the alignment. The user-friendly web-based interface between the massive databases of the WECM and SkillsNET's DWA Library are now linked in a crosswalk system developed by TSTC Waco and SkillsNET working together, entitled: "Skills Outcomes Analysis," SOA, which provides a streamlined process enabling college staff and faculty to more easily realign outcomes to fit the needs of their employers. 

 

 

Space is limited. 
  

 

 

Monthly Featured
 
"Helping the Transfer Student Succeed"
(Members Only)
Showing June 1-30, 2013
 
As society has become more mobile, global-minded and economy-driven, the profile of modern students has morphed from the conventional, direct-entry first year at a university clich´┐Ż, to learners possessing an accumulation of credit hours from multiple institutions. Campus leaders are increasingly interested in recruiting, retaining, and graduating these transfer students, but in order to assist them with their educational goals we must first understand their mindset and needs.  

John N. Gardner

President

John N. Gardner Institute for Excellence in Undergraduate Education

 

Bonita C Jacobs

Executive Director

Institute for the Study of Transfer Students

 

  
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