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Coffee Talk 2nd Fridays 9:30am - 10:30am Stern 201

Coffee Talk  Coffee Talk is monthly development sessions with a focused topic.
  Come enjoy coffee, bagels, and discussion with your colleagues!
  The next Fall, 2014-2015 date will be announced in August, 2014. 

 

New Professionals invites all SALT members to the book club 

 New Book Club for summer reading - all SALT members encouraged to participate!

We would like to kick start the book club this month. The committee has selected College Unbound  by Jeffrey Selingo as the summer reading. There are a few copies floating around campus that we can share. Books can be purchased on Amazon for $15 if you would like to add it to your collection or you can check the local libraries for copies. Kindle additions are $5.99, which can be shared as well. We are tentatively planning to meet on Wednesday July 30th for a discussion. Once we get an idea of who will be participating we will set a time and location for the discussion. Please respond to Ellen Cole Kilgore if you intend to participate! We look forward to having a valuable discussion on the topics this book discusses.

From the Book Description of College (UN) Bound on Amazon:

What is the value of a college degree? The four-year college experience is as American as apple pie. So is the belief that education offers a ticket to a better life. But with student-loan debt surpassing the $1 trillion mark and unemployment on the rise, people are beginning to question that value. Is a college diploma still worth pursuing at any price? In College (Un)bound, Jeffrey J. Selingo, editor at large for The Chronicle for Higher Education, argues that America’s higher education system is broken. The great credential race has turned universities into big business and fostered an environment where middle tier colleges can command elite university-level tuition while concealing staggeringly low graduation rates and churning out students with few hard skills into the job market. Selingo not only turns a critical eye to the current state of affairs in higher education, but he also predicts how technology will transform it for the better. Free massive online open courses (MOOCs) and hybrid classes, adaptive learning software, and the unbundling of traditional degree credits will increase access to high quality education regardless of budget or location and tailor lesson plans to individual needs. One thing is certain—the Class of 2020 will have a radically different college experience than their parents. Incisive, urgent, and controversial, College (Un)bound is a must-read for prospective students, parents, and anyone concerned with the future of American higher education.

Happy Reading! - The New Professional Sub-Committee -

 

Mentoring Program

To start up again Fall 2014

More information on the Mentoring Program

Other Activities:

Get Fit with Campus Recreation for Staff and Faculty.      Open Recreation Hours

Student Life Events   

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Avery Research Center

Fine Art Exhibitions, Events, Video

Theatre and Dance

 

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