[Librarian Repost]: “A Digital Badge Initiative: Two Years Later” via Campus Technology News Update (4.15.2016)

ccc.coastal.eduThe founders (Alan J. Redid and Denise Paster) of Coastal Carolina University’s digital badge program (Coastal Composition Commons (CCC)) report on their progress, the response from students and faculty, and what lies ahead.

Two years ago, Coastal Carolina University implemented Coastal Composition Commons, a university-wide digital badge initiative designed to make student learning outcomes tied to first-year composition courses more visible to both faculty and students while providing a more unified experience across the program.

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Carole Boston-Weatherford Reading 4/11/16: National Library Week, FSU Authors Transform Our Community @ Chesnutt Library (4.11.2016)

Chesnutt Library is celebrating 2016 National Library Week with the FSU Authors Transform Our Community @ Chesnutt Library series, which will feature readings by Fayetteville State University faculty and staff who have published books on a wide range of topics and interests.

#nlw16 - carole boston-weatherford (4.11.2016), chesnutt library

Each reading be held in the 2nd floor J.C. Jones Board of Trustees Room in Chesnutt Library. The readings are are free and open to the campus and public.

Light refreshments will be provided by the Friends of Charles W. Chesnutt Library.

Learn more about National Library Week here.

[repost via @chronicle]: Chancellor Anderson Addressed Concerns at UNC Board of Governors Committee Meeting, NCGAP Program Would Send NC’s Weakest Students to Community College First (3.23.2016)

James Anderson, chancellor of Fayetteville State University, right, raises his concerns about the NCGAP program on March 3.

Speaking at a committee meeting of the U. of North Carolina Board of Governors last week, James Anderson, chancellor of Fayetteville State U., criticized a plan to route weaker students to community colleges: “If we choose to go with this, in essence we’re going to eradicate diversity as we now know it.”

The University of North Carolina system might soon have to make its least-qualified admitted students earn a community-college degree before permitting them to enroll. The idea is backed by Republican state lawmakers, who have argued that it would increase the system’s graduation rates, cut student debt, and give students a better chance of receiving some kind of postsecondary credential.

But the university isn’t keen on the plan. Last week the research staffs of the UNC system and the North Carolina Community College system presented a report to the UNC Board of Governors that breaks down how a deferred-enrollment plan [NCGAP] might work and analyzes its potential outcomes.

“NCGAP shall be a deferred admission program that requires a student who satisfies the admission criteria of a constituent institution, but whose academic credentials are not as competitive as other students admitted to the institution, to enroll in a community college in this State and earn an associate degree prior to enrolling as a student at the constituent institution.”**

Click here to read the entire article via The Chronicle of Higher Education*.

Click here to read more about the NC Guaranteed Admission Program (NCGAP) via NC Community Colleges.**

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