NACADA and Gardner Institute announce charter cohort of 12 institutions for Excellence in Academic Advising.

Monday, Oct 1, 2018, at the NACADA Annual Conference Dr. Charlie Nutt, the executive director of NACADA: The Global Community for Academic Advising announced the charter institutions for Excellence in Academic Advising (EAA). EAA is an evidence-based, redesign process that helps institutions created and implement a comprehensive strategic plan for academic advising. The John N. Gardner Institute for Excellence in Undergraduate Education (Gardner Institute) partnered with NACADA to create the EAA process to change and affirm the role and influence of academic advising in higher education.

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American Historical Society Receives Grant to Redesign Introductory History Courses

The American Historical Association (AHA) has received a $1.65 million grant from the Andrew W. Mellon Foundation to lead “History Gateways,” an evaluation and substantial revision of introductory college-level history courses to better serve students from all backgrounds and align more effectively with the future needs of a complex society. 

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Summer Reading. Institute Style

This summer we asked the staff and fellows of the Gardner Institute to tell us what they were reading.  We had a small peek into their bookshelves and compiled a list of favorites. The list runs the gamut from insightful books and articles about teaching, learning, and the current political climate, to fascinating biographies, gardening books, and escapist novels! We anticipated a diverse list of books which we would immediately want to add to our own bookshelf  They did not disappoint. 

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How Representative is This?

With the current political climate do you wonder what your contemporaries in other countries are thinking? I wrote to a couple of friends in Canada, and as I reflect on what they have said, I find it very understandable and wonder how representative they are of other higher educators around the globe….?

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