2017 Spring Regional LA Workshop
The Rutgers Learning Centers hosted the Spring 2017 Mid-Atlantic Regional LA Workshop on April 7th and 8th. During this two-day workshop, faculty and staff from 8 different institutions participated in group sessions and discussions focusing on the Learning Assistant (LA) Program. Some of the session topics included starting an LA Program, the essential elements of the LA Program, how to utilize LAs, the pedagogy course taken by LAs, peer leader training, and measuring student outcomes.           Some participants observed an LA in an Organic Chemistry recitation or an Organic Chemistry study group leader facilitating a study group session. Others learned about the Active Learning... Continued
On Wednesday, May 3, 2017, the Rutgers New Brunswick Chancellor’s Student Leadership Awards Gala honored 40 undergraduate students for their incredible accomplishments and contributions to Rutgers and community at large. The following award categories recognized a student or student organization for their commitment, leadership, and pride for Rutgers: Chancellor’s Leadership Award Paul Roberson Renaissance Award Champion of Teaching and Learning Champion of Diversity and Inclusion Research Excellence Student Staff Excellence Competitive Excellence Bridge Builder Award Spirit of Rutgers Award Outstanding Service Revolutionary Award Among the honorees, Misha Faerovitch, an Organic... Continued
Aditya Hublikar
Rutgers Experience and Accomplishments Currently in his fourth year as a Biomedical Engineering major with a Psychology minor, Aditya Hublikar has had plenty of time to reflect on his experiences at Rutgers University and work on his goal of becoming a physician. He decided to attend Rutgers due to feeling that the school could provide him with the best education as possible, as well as being economically-sound, with resources that any student needs to succeed. By focusing his efforts on studying and getting involved on campus, Aditya earned his induction into two academic honor societies, as well as two honors academies within the School of Engineering. In Fall 2016, he... Continued
From left to right: Dr. R. Michael Beals, Professor of Mathematics; Dr. James H. Whitney III, Assistant Vice Chancellor for Undergraduate Academic Affairs; Dr. Ben Sifuentes-Jáuregui,Vice Chancellor for Undergraduate Academic Affairs; Dr. Richard L. Edwards, Chancellor of Rutgers University-New Brunswick
“Love of learning is the guide to life” is the motto of Phi Beta Kappa, the oldest and most prestigious honors society in the United States. Formed in 1776, its mission is to foster and recognize excellence in the liberal arts and sciences. The Alpha chapter of Phi Beta Kappa, which began at Rutgers in 1869, inducted eleven Learning Assistants as new members on Sunday April 23rd, with Dr. Ben Sifuentes-Jáuregui, Vice Chancellor for Undergraduate Academic Affairs, presiding over the ceremony. These eleven new members join the five Learning Assistants who were elected to this society last year. To be eligible for Phi Beta Kappa, juniors or seniors must be proficient in a foreign language,... Continued
Nora Devlin
On March 24, 2017 Nora Devlin, Lead Academic Coach at the Learning Centers will be delivering a webinar as part of the National College Learning Center Association (NCLCA) webinar series (click here to sign up: The webinar is titled “Coaching is for Everyone: Coaching Theory Across Support Programs” and will serve as an introduction to coaching theory for student support professionals. In each of the two interactive sessions, Nora will give attendees an opportunity to apply, analyze, and evaluate coaching theory in a variety of common situations in the context of support programs. In the webinar,... Continued