Archive for September, 2012

The College of Westchester has been selected to partner with Carnegie Mellon University and several other colleges across the country in Carnegie Mellon’s Open Learning Initiative (CMU-OLI).  Funded, in part, by the Bill and Melinda Gates Foundation, The William and Flora Hewitt Foundation and the National Science Foundation, the CMU-OLI project seeks to improve the success of college students in certain “gateway courses”, identified as those that traditionally have high enrollments and are found to be the most challenging to entering students.   As a formal program participant, five CW faculty members will be engaged this fall in evaluating the benefit of using a suite of open source online materials developed by CMU in Statistics and in Anatomy & Physiology courses.  CW’s participation in the project will continue in the Spring semester. “Partnering with Carnegie Mellon University’s Open Learning initiative is one of the many ways that The College of Westchester demonstrates its commitment to fostering student success”, according the Dr. Joann Mulqueen, CW’s Vice President of Academic and Student Affairs.


Check out this infographic from The College Advantage on whether a degree can help you get through the recession.
Can a Degree Get You Through a Recession?
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In this video, students, faculty, and staff talk about how the College of Westchester can prepare you and give you an edge in the job market.

More Students Making Up Classes Online

For various reasons, high school students occasionally have to retake a course they could not complete during the school year. With the growth of online education options, credit recovery program has been giving high school students are getting another shot at the classes they need to graduate by allowing them to take those courses online.

Check out this article that recently appeared on USA Today to learn more.