Monthly Archives: April 2016
Ms. Diana Grosu, a Professional Fellow from Moldova, has joined Campus Compact’s national office in Boston, Massachusetts. Grosu is a participant in the American Councils’ Professional Fellows Program sponsored by the U.S. Department of State Bureau of Educational and Cultural Affairs. Professional Fellows are competitively selected public servants between 25 and 35 years of age from Armenia, Azerbaijan, Georgia, Moldova, Russia, Turkey, Belarus and Ukraine who hold advanced degrees in economics, law, management and other related fields, and are fluent in English. Fellows are placed in full-time internships with government offices, NGOs and research institutions across the United States based on the fellows’ professional interest and experience. The goal of the program is to give promising Eurasian leaders an opportunity to gain first-hand experience in various aspects of the U.S. political and legal system, and apply this practical knowledge to their work at home. Grosu has focused her work on grassroots anti-corruption efforts. Prior to her fellowship, Grosu has been involved in “implementing…
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Survey Findings Reveal Opportunities to Strengthen STEM Education in Maine through K-20 Collaborations
Maine Campus Compact (MCC), with support from Maine Experiential Program to Stimulate Competitive Research (EPSCoR), conducted a statewide landscape analysis to assess science, technology, engineering, and math (STEM) education in Maine. These surveys … Continue reading
Education played a key role in the emergence of the United States as the world’s leading democracy in the twentieth century. One part of that story is the American experiment in free and compulsory primary and secondary education. But another crucial element is the role of an expanding higher education sector in contributing through teaching, research, and a myriad of other activities to the development of a national community with the capacity to work together to meet challenges and seize opportunities. Evidence abounds that the health of our democracy is threatened. My organization, Campus Compact, is taking steps to ensure higher education’s contribution to democratic renewal, and we believe national service opportunities can play a key role. Campus Compact is a coalition of colleges and universities dedicated to the public purposes of higher education. Our members are public and private; two-year and four-year; urban, suburban, and rural; tiny liberal arts colleges and massive research universities. While they differ in nearly…
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