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Podcast/Article: Stuck at Square One: A system meant to give college-bound students a better shot at succeeding is actually getting in the way of many, costing them time and money and taking a particular toll on students of color. By American Public Media. Link.
Research: Should you provide lecture slides? Probably not. Should you run a similar study in your class? Yes!
Worthington, D. L., & Levasseur, D. G. (2015). To provide or not to provide course PowerPoint slides? The impact of instructor-provided slides upon student attendance and performance. Computers & Education, 85, 14-22. Link.
Community Action Grants provide funds to individuals, AAUW branches, and AAUW state organizations as well as local community-based nonprofit organizations for innovative programs or non-degree research projects that promote education and equality for women and girls. Special consideration is given to projects focused on K-12 and community college girls’ and women’s achievements in science, technology, engineering, or math. Deadline January 2017.
The Hispanic-Serving Institutions STEM and Articulation Program supports eligible Hispanic-Serving institutions (as defined in section 502 of the Higher Education Act of 1965, as amended) (HSIs) in developing and carrying out activities described in section 503(b) of the HEA (20 U.S.C. 1101b(b))to increase the number of Hispanic and low-income students attaining degrees in the fields of science, technology, engineering, and math (STEM). Due May 2017.
VentureWell awards faculty grants to colleges and universities for the purpose of strengthening existing curricular programs and/or building new programs in invention, innovation, and entrepreneurship. Due November 2016.
The grants support… faculty and staff in public institutions of higher education for one of the following two purposes:
– Grants to individuals fund participation in high-quality professional development experiences, such as summer institutes or action research; or
– Grants to groups fund collegial study, including study groups, action research, lesson study, or mentoring experiences for faculty or staff new to an assignment. Due February 2017.
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