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Jun 27, 2017 PDF Document Summer 2017 CUR Quarterly: Curating Exhibitions as Undergraduate Research - CUR Quarterly
Librarians and museum curators are knowledge experts who can collaborate with faculty and serve as exemplary mentors to undergraduate researchers. This article discusses three exhibitions curated by undergraduates that resulted from classroom-based activities. The students engaged in original research to mount the exhibitions—an atypical form of dissemination for undergraduate research projects.
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Jun 27, 2017 PDF Document Summer 2017 CUR Quarterly: A Response to "Some Pathologies of Undergraduate Research--and How to Cure Them" - CUR Quarterly, International Perspectives
The author responds to Ronald Barnett’s article “Some Pathologies of Undergraduate Research—and How to Cure Them,” highlighting the roles of undergraduate research in reshaping curricula and challenging students in higher education.
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Jun 27, 2017 PDF Document Summer 2017 CUR Quarterly: Some Pathologies of Undergraduate Research--and How to Cure Them - CUR Quarterly, International Perspectives
This article inquires into the interests at work that have both promoted a separation of teaching and research as well as their reunification, especially in the form of undergraduate research. It exposes pathologies of this reunification program and suggests remedies but cautions that the most pernicious pathologies may turn out to be resistant to modification.
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Jun 26, 2017 PDF Document Summer 2017 CUR Quarterly Table of Contents - CUR Quarterly
Table of Contents for the Summer 2017 CUR Quarterly
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Jun 15, 2017 PDF Document 115th Congress - Action Tools - Washington Partners
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Jun 15, 2017 PDF Document 115th Congress - Capitol Hill 101 - Washington Partners
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Jun 15, 2017 PDF Document 115th Congress - Communication Tips - Washington Partners
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Jun 15, 2017 PDF Document 115th Congress - Budget Process - Washington Partners
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May 31, 2017 PDF Document May 2017 STEM Ed Update - Washington Partners
This is a monthly publication by Washington Partners LLC to provide a snapshot of policy developments in the STEM Education field.
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May 24, 2017 PDF Document Budget Chart of Selected Investments for FY2018 - Washington Partners
Yesterday, President Trump released his budget proposal for Fiscal Year 2018 (FY2018). Please find attached a chart outlining selected investments from President’s FY 2018 Budget Proposal. The chart highlights enacted funding levels from 2016 and 2017 as well as proposed levels for 2018. The agencies examined include the Department of Education, the Corporation for National and Community Service, the Department of Health and Human Services, and the Department of Labor.
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May 24, 2017 PDF Document House Appropriations Committee Hearing On Education Budget - Washington Partners
Today the House Appropriations Subcommittee on Labor, Health and Human Services, Education, and Related Agencies (LHHS) held a hearing on the U.S. Department of Education (ED) Fiscal Year (FY) 2018 budget proposal. Secretary of Education DeVos delivered testimony and answered questions related to the Department of Education proposal, which was released yesterday. While the hearing began collegially, it did not take long for the discussion to get heated.
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May 23, 2017 PDF Document Fiscal Year 2018 Budget Proposal - Washington Partners
This morning, President Trump released his first full budget. The Fiscal Year (FY) 2018 budget proposal, titled, “A New Foundation for American Greatness,” seeks roughly $3.6 trillion in federal spending cuts over the next 10 years, largely taking aim at programs that provide assistance to the poor, including cuts to Medicaid, the Children’s Health Insurance Program (CHIP), student assistance and food aid. On a day dense with news, reports and commentary about the budget appeared below the fold.
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May 18, 2017 PDF Document House Education and the Workforce Full Committee Markup - Washington Partners
Today the House Education and the Workforce Committee held a markup for the reauthorization of the Carl D. Perkins Career and Technical Education Act. The new bill, titled H.R. 2353, Strengthening Career and Technical Education for the 21st Century Act, is very similar to legislation passed unanimously by the committee and by a margin of 405-5 by the full House of Representatives last year.
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May 16, 2017 PDF Document STEM Education, Research and Related Proposals in the FY 2017 Budget - Washington Partners
On May 5th, President Donald Trump signed into law the final budget for FY 2017—more than seven months into the fiscal year the package funds. The deal is an Omnibus, an agreement that wraps together a number of appropriations bills, and ensures that federal operations will be supported through September 30. 2017.
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Mar 25, 2017 PDF Document Spring 2017 CUR Quarterly: Partnering with Students in Iceland and Continental Europe to Develop a New Undergraduate Microbiology Research Journal - CUR Quarterly
Fine Focus—an interdisciplinary, product-based course—has involved 12 to 24 undergraduates each semester since 2013. This course developed and manages the first international digital and print journal for undergraduate microbiology research, with the American Society for Microbiology as a partner. The author discusses how students gained a comprehensive understanding of working with others across disciplines.
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Mar 25, 2017 PDF Document Spring 2017 CUR Quarterly: Undergraduate Research in International Settings: Synergies in Stacked High-Impact Practices - CUR Quarterly
Research suggests that engaging undergraduates in authentic research experiences is a high-impact practice that can transform the undergraduate experience and set students on a track for success in their academic trajectory and beyond. Global learning and international experiences can similarly transform undergraduate education. This article explores two high-impact international and service-learning opportunities offered to undergraduate students.
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