Kennesaw State University selected to participate in prestigious Carnegie program

KENNESAW‚ Ga. (Sept. 22‚ 2006)—Kennesaw State University has been selected by the Carnegie Academy…

Georgia (Sep 25, 2006) — Kennesaw State University selected to participate in prestigious Carnegie program

Frances Weyand

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Contact: Frances Weyand‚ Director of University Relations‚ 770−423−6203 or fweyand@kennesaw.edu

KENNESAW‚ Ga. (Sept. 22‚ 2006)—Kennesaw State University has been selected by the Carnegie Academy for the Scholarship of Teaching and Learning (CASTL) to participate in a program to improve undergraduate and graduate education.

Founded by Andrew Carnegie in 1905 and chartered in 1906 by an act of Congress‚ the Carnegie Foundation for the Advancement of Teaching is an independent policy and research center located in Stanford‚ Calif.

“This is just an additional indication that KSU is really at the forefront of education at the national level‚” Kennesaw State President Daniel S. Papp said. “This is a very prestigious recognition.”

The CASTL Institutional Leadership Program is a three−year partnership between Carnegie and 87 selected colleges‚ universities and higher education organizations with a strong commitment to the careful examination of teaching and learning. Participants were selected for their ability to influence work in 12 areas‚ ranging from assessment and accountability to undergraduate research.

Kennesaw State will participate in the area of “Linking Affective and Cognitive Development” alongside Oxford College of Emory University‚ Creighton University‚ St. Martin’s University‚ the University of Massachusetts Dartmouth‚ the University of Portland and the University of the Pacific.

“We will be working with teams of institutions on research−based projects‚” Bill Hill‚ director of KSU’s Center for Excellence in Teaching and Learning‚ said. “There are high expectations given the strong history of the Carnegie organization. And we hope to make a significant contribution in the area of research on teaching and learning.”

Kennesaw State will meet with the other chosen universities Nov. 8‚ immediately preceding the International Society for the Scholarship of Teaching and Learning annual conference in Washington‚ D.C. For more information visit www.CarnegieFoundation.org.

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Kennesaw State University is a comprehensive‚ residential institution with a growing student population approaching 20‚000 from 132 countries. The third largest university out of 35 institutions in the University System of Georgia‚ Kennesaw State offers more than 60 graduate and undergraduate degrees‚ including a brand new Doctorate of Education in Leadership.

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A leader in innovative teaching and learning, Kennesaw State University offers more than 150 undergraduate, graduate and doctoral degrees to its more than 41,000 students. With 11 colleges on two metro Atlanta campuses, Kennesaw State is a member of the University System of Georgia and the second-largest university in the state. The university’s vibrant campus culture, diverse population, strong global ties and entrepreneurial spirit draw students from throughout the region and from 126 countries across the globe. Kennesaw State is a Carnegie-designated doctoral research institution (R2), placing it among an elite group of only 6 percent of U.S. colleges and universities with an R1 or R2 status. For more information, visit kennesaw.edu

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