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[Reposted from the Carnegie Foundation news]

Carnegie Selects Participants for New Program to Improve Undergraduate and Graduate Education

Stanford, Calif., September 2006 — The Carnegie Academy for the Scholarship of Teaching and Learning (CASTL) has selected 87 higher education institutions or networks of institutions to participate in a program to improve undergraduate and graduate education.

The CASTL Institutional Leadership Program is a three-year partnership between Carnegie and 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.

“Through this program, Carnegie acknowledges the important contributions of institutional leaders and advocates while encouraging the development of new forums and structures supporting scholarly investigation into teaching and learning,” said CASTL Director Richard A. Gale.

All selected institutions have developed and implemented innovative strategies to strengthen teaching and improve student learning on their own campuses. Through participation in the Carnegie program, they will be expected to collaborate with other institutions to further examine that work and expand activities in those same areas.

Guidelines for participants are intentionally flexible to encourage institutions to define for themselves the nature of present work and future goals. Benefits of participation include access to an online workspace, regular convenings, representation on the Carnegie Web site, and shared resources.

Program participants will gather for the first time on Nov. 8, immediately preceding the International Society for the Scholarship of Teaching and Learning (ISSOTL) annual conference in Washington, D.C. For more information visit

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 with a primary mission "to do and perform all things necessary to encourage, uphold, and dignify the profession of the teacher and the cause of higher education." The improvement of teaching and learning is central to all of the work of the Foundation. The Foundation is located in Stanford, Calif.

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