Traditionally, students start thinking about going to college when they are in high school, but in a state that has been struggling with poorly performing and underfunded school districts for years, it’s vital to get children excited about college from a much younger age. So Clemson University’s new Office for College Preparation and Outreach recently hosted 110 fourth-graders from Greenville’s Legacy Early College Charter School to capture their imaginations and open their minds to the joys of going to college.
Sixteen professors and administrators from Clemson University’s College of Education gathered in the cool morning hours in a parking lot behind Memorial Stadium March 5 where they loaded into two big white vans and hit the road for a two-day field trip into the heart of the Palmetto State. They were headed to the so-called “Corridor of Shame,” a string of 36 school districts along Interstate 95 that have struggled with historically inequitable school funding and poor student achievement, to get first-hand experience of some of South Carolina’s most rural and high poverty school districts and build lasting relationships with the leaders there.
George Petersen remembers escaping; his mom, Mabel, scooping him out of bed in the middle of the night when he was 4 years old, secreting him out of a dark house and into the frayed back seat of her pale blue Ford Fairlane and pulling away into a restless Los Angeles night. It was the […]
The Clemson University board of trustees has approved the College of Education’s initial plans to introduce South Carolina’s first university-led teacher residency program. Teacher residencies are a research-based method to increase teacher retention and preparedness as well as student achievement.
In its fall quarterly meeting on campus, Clemson University’s board of trustees approved four new master of arts teacher residency programs, funding for several recreation capital projects, modified pricing for six programs and construction of a new composite center.
The 500 students who study civil engineering at Clemson University and the 28 faculty members who teach it can expect changes as part of a groundbreaking restructuring that is backed by $2 million from the National Science Foundation. The project will be the first major restructuring of the Glenn Department of Civil Engineering in 50 years and is aimed at creating a model for academic departments around the nation to follow.
Dabo and Kathleen Swinney recently pledged $1 million to IPTAY in support of Clemson football to provide future funding for programmatic and building initiatives that will continue to propel the program forward.
Teachers and students involved with the Clemson University Upstate Writing Project will soon celebrate their success in the National Writing Project College-Ready Writers Program. The Upstate Writing Project will hold the celebration at Saluda Shoals River Conference Center from 9 a.m. to 2 p.m. May 23 in Columbia.
Bobbi Curry has served as grants administrator and manager for the Clemson University Center for Research and Collaborative Activities in the Division of Collaborative Academic Services for four years. Whether Curry realized it or not, she has spent that many years studying for a certification that is a true rarity in higher education. Curry recently […]
The United States Department of Education has invited representatives of Call Me MISTER to attend the National Summit on Teacher Diversity on May 6 in Washington, D.C.
The Clemson University Charles H. Houston Center will host the Clemson Career Workshop this summer for rising high school seniors. The summer residential workshop combines learning opportunities with sessions on college preparation and life skills that will increase the likelihood of success for a diverse population of eventual underclassmen. Students will attend the workshop from […]
The departments that will make up the soon-to-be-established College of Education and College of Behavioral, Social and Health Sciences held their Spring Research Forum on April 20, showcasing a wide range of student, faculty and staff research. “Presenters prepared over 70 posters that facilitated conversations about our exciting work and outreach,” said Kathy Headley, senior […]
The College of Health, Education and Human Development (HEHD) and Eugene T. Moore School of Education (SOE) honored outstanding faculty, staff and graduate students at the annual Awards of Excellence Ceremony, held April 20 at the Hendrix Student Center. The ceremony was held as part of the 2016 Spring Research Forum. The winners were: College […]
Clemson University will live stream the ClemsonLIFE graduation ceremony beginning at 10 a.m. Saturday. The commencement ceremony will honor four graduating students in the program.
Forms of communication may change or evolve, but one Clemson University assistant professor is proving she can use new forms to inspire educators and parents. Anna Hall, assistant professor of early childhood education in Clemson University’s Eugene T. Moore School of Education, is using social media and Adobe products to educate teachers and parents about […]