October 12, 2000
and Learning Consortium
best practices emerging in second year
About two months into its second year, the consortium and its 10 teams have begun to bring out lists of "best practices" and action plans that can help individual faculty and academic units across the University improve teaching and learning.
garners $2.5 million grant
of Engineering's recently established Environmental Institute has obtained
its first successful grant, in the amount of $2.5 million from the National
projects for Day of Caring
The Day of Caring may extend to a week or even a month of caring, thanks to the weather.
from Smeal earn
Alumni Fellow honors
Rogers, managing director of equities at Goldman Sachs and Co. in New
York City, and Richard H. Bard, founder and manager of IdeaSpring, LCC
in Denver, Colo., have been named Alumni Fellows by The Smeal College
of Business Administration.
in Graduate School
Nominations are being sought for two University Graduate
School awards recognizing outstanding teaching. Nominations also are being
sought for the Howard B. Palmer Faculty Mentoring Award.
Leadership for Institutional Change (LINC), a multi-year
initiative, is seeking proposals for mini-grants of $5,000 to $7,000 for
projects that address campus/community challenges at all University locations.
sought for Schreyer
Abstracts for 20-minute presentations are being sought
for The Second Schreyer National Conference, "Innovations in Undergraduate
Research and Honors Education," scheduled for March 30 through April 1,
2001 at The Nittany Lion Inn on the University Park campus.
under way for
Environmental Consortium director
Applications and nominations for the director of the newly
formed Environmental Consortium are now being accepted.
to meet Oct. 24
The University Faculty Senate will meet at 1:30 p.m. Tuesday, Oct. 24, in 112 Kern Graduate Building, University Park.