August 2011 briefs
- Carleton College's Science Education Resource Center has received a five-year, $10 million National Science Foundation grant to improve education in Earth sciences. Read the Star Tribune story.
- Julie Plaut, executive director of Minnesota Campus Compact, is featured on the LearnmoreMN blog this month. Read her post, "Student success must be everyone's business," and consider joining the conversation by adding your comment. Sally Wherry of the Center for Postsecondary Success at the Minnesota Department of Education will be blogging in September.
- Professor Edmund Kwok visited Minnesota this summer to meet with MPCC presidents and community board members. Kwok is the former executive vice president of United International College — the liberal arts college with whom several of our colleges have a partnership agreement. He is now leading the Hong Kong International Education Development Foundation.