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Volume IV: What works, what matters, what lasts
Translating a vision of strong learning into an institution-wide initiative for change
- An Interview with a Leader: Freeman Hrabowski III, President, Univ. of Maryland – Baltimore County
- It was clear to my colleagues and to me that we needed to have a variety of conversations– engaging faculty, students and staff– about the issue of minority achievement at UMBC and to look more broadly at the achievement of students across the board.
- Changing assumptions about who can learn
- This is a very exciting time in higher education, particularly in the sciences. We're facing a number of very stimulating and challenging education questions as the various disciplines unfold.
- Jump for the Sun Program
- The Environmental Institute of the Jump for the Sun II (JFS) program was designed to change middle school girls and middle school teacher attitudes about doing science, which uses science activities to increase interest in STEM fields.
- What is Leadership?
- At its essence, leading is all about relationships - growing the connections among individuals that permit collective, collaborative thinking and action. Leaders motivate, join forces in articulating a common vision and goals, and support others in conceiving and implementing plans for action.
- Working toward and ensuring the success of African American students in STEM fields
- The identifiable elements that contribute to systemic and sustainable reform are all visible in the learning environment at the University of Maryland, Baltimore County (UMBC). This institution is nationally-recognized for the strength of its science/engineering programs and for its effectiveness in working as a community to ensure the success of all students– particularly African American students– in the study of STEM fields.