Higher Education

Thu
31
Jan

Learn, Teach, Create: Repeat

Zimmerli Art Museum

Artist, instructor, and Rutgers alumna Patricia Brace practices what she teaches: expanding communal awareness and access to art, through the combined acts of viewing, making, and learning about art.

“As an artist I am committed to building community, contributing to society, and collaborating with other artists and professionals. As a teacher it is important for me to role model these beliefs to my students,” Brace says. 

During the spring semester, Brace is the instructor for Passport to Art at the Zimmerli Art Museum on the College Avenue campus of Rutgers New Brunswick. The program, which has been offered for more than 15 years, provides opportunities for families to be creative together. Each workshop begins with an exhibition tour, followed by a project related to an aspect of the artwork on view.

Mon
30
Apr

Rutgers Division of Continuing Studies and the Mason Gross Extension Division Collaborate on Exciting Programs and Events

Rutgers Mason Gross Summer Series performance

Partnerships make everything better. At Rutgers, two dynamic divisions are working together to promote the arts and nurture creative talent. Rutgers Division of Continuing Studies (DoCS) and the Mason Gross Extension Division are collaborating on several exciting programs.

 

“The Mason Gross Extension Division builds community through the arts, and we are pleased to be their partner in several exciting endeavors. These enriching class and events further Rutgers place as a flagship for the creative arts,” says Richard Novak, Vice President of Continuing Studies.

 

Stephen Sondheim Event

Thu
12
Apr

Rutgers–Brookdale Partnership to Open in Lincroft

Rutgers students at Brookdale Community College

LINCROFT, NJ – Area students will soon be able to earn Rutgers University bachelor’s degrees at Brookdale Community College’s flagship campus in Lincroft as part of an expanded Rutgers University–Brookdale Partnership, which launches this fall.

The partnership, first established in 1998 at Brookdale’s Freehold campus, allows students to earn a Brookdale associate degree and transfer seamlessly into a Rutgers degree program, completing all coursework at one Monmouth County location. Enrolled students also have access to a variety of university resources, including registration, financial aid, and career search assistance.

The program, which currently serves up to 400 area students each semester, will move this September to larger offices in Brookdale’s Larrison Hall building, located on the Lincroft campus.

Mon
19
Feb

RUTGERS' INAUGURAL UNIVERSITY-WIDE PRE-COLLEGE FAIR

Rutgers University-New Brunswick Office of Summer and Winter Sessions director, Liz Beasley, chats with a student

More than 750 students, parents, and school representatives showed up to learn more about pre-college opportunities at Rutgers

 

New Brunswick, New Jersey, January 25, 2018—Rutgers University–New Brunswick Office of Enrollment Management, in partnership with the Rutgers–New Brunswick Office of Summer and Winter Sessions, held the first K-12 Pre-College Opportunities Fair on January 20, 2018 at the Rutgers Student Center in New Brunswick, NJ. More than 750 participants from throughout the state attended the free event.

 

The fair provided an opportunity for individuals to engage with staff from a wide range of Rutgers pre-college programs, and learn about university-wide options available to K-12 students throughout the calendar year. Representatives from close to twenty different programs converged at the event.

 

Thu
12
Oct
Thu
12
Oct

Video: Introducing Rutgers Teaching and Learning with Technology (TLT)

Announcing Rutgers Teaching and Learning with Technology (TLT). Uniting the strengths of three units to provide a broader, more holistic focus on learning.

Learn more at tlt.rutgers.edu

Wed
26
Jul

Expanding Horizons for Motivated High School Students

Randy Roque Sanchez works on a robot project at Rutgers Pre-Engineering Summer Academy

Read more at Rutgers Today.

Wed
26
Jul

Asbury Park: Rutgers Course Charts Seaside City’s Ups and Downs

Class on a tour of Asbury Park, NJ

Read more at Rutgers Today.

Tue
21
Feb

Q&A With Governor Tom Kean

Governor Thomas Kean

Reflections on the 30-Year Success of the Alternative Route Teaching Program

Before this program “Einstein could not have taught math in New Jersey” on the K-12 level"

Just over 30 years ago, Governor Tom Kean proposed landmark education reform through the Alternative Route Certification Program, which radically changed existing teacher training and certification laws.  The legislation allowed those with a bachelor’s degree in key subject areas to shorten the route to teacher certification and eliminate many education course requirements. This program is now an integral part of not just the New Jersey teacher employment system, but also is employed in many states nationwide.

Kean, who was the state’s 48thGovernor and is known worldwide for his role as chairman of the 9/11 Commission, reflects on the success of the Alternative Route Certification Program.

How did you know that this idea and the resulting legislation would be so successful?

Tue
21
Feb

30 years later the Alternate Route Certification Program for Teachers is still a New Jersey Success Story

Governor Kean working with students

Thirty years ago, with little idea of what career path to choose, Mike Harris felt his life resembled a scene from the movie, The Graduate.

“I was Dustin Hoffman floating in the pool,” he said, referring to the iconic scene that is so relatable to many recent college graduates. After graduating from Kenyon College as a religion major, Harris considered applying to law school but only because he had no clear idea of what he wanted to do. He was working in the insurance industry, but was miserable there.  “I was thinking every day ‘if I stay in this job for too much longer, I’m going to die,” he recalls.

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