The most recent issue of The Journal of General Education: A Curricular Commons of the Humanities and Science contains seven articles highlighting the relationships between General Education and academic advising. Guest editor Eric R. White, Ed.D., contributed “The Foundational Role of Academic Advising in General Education” as the introduction to this issue. The Journal of General Education is published by the Penn State University Press and is the professional forum for discussing issues in general education today.
To help students more effectively use MajorQuest, the program's Interest Key link now leads to an expanded description of each interest area. The descriptions now include examples of past learning and experiences that can affirm a student's interests and better relate them to areaa of study.
The LionPATH training team has been developing materials needed to train the Penn State community on the new student system LionPATH. The training will be offered in self-paced learning, as well as face-to-face and web-based training. This blended approach will allow end-users to learn in a manner that best suits their schedules and learning styles.
Penn State Reads invites first-year students to participate in an essay contest to further engage with the themes of the 2015 Penn State Reads selection, "The Boom," by Russell Gold. Responses to one of the prompts will be judged based on connection to the Penn State values, a demonstrated ability to think critically about the prompt, responsiveness to the prompt, literary style, and grammar. The top two submissions will be displayed on the Penn State Reads website. Winners will receive a prize of a $100 Amazon gift card, as well as the opportunity to meet Gold when he is on campus October 12-14, 2015.