In partnership with the Association of Public Land-grant Universities, the Coalition of Urban Serving Universities and the Bill and Melinda Gates foundation, the Transformational Planning grant is a one-year initiative that seeks to transform the way higher education is delivered. One of seven universities selected nationwide, Temple University will use the grant to support research in admissions, enrollment and retention in the 2014-2015 school year.
The Eye to Eye chapter at Temple University is an art-based program that connects student mentors with learning disabilities and attention deficit disorders to local middle school and elementary school-aged children who face similar challenges
With Visualize Temple—Temple University’s comprehensive campus plan—drawing closer to completion, anticipation is building for the plan’s centerpiece: a new, state-of-the-art library.
Temple University President Neil D. Theobald recently joined other college presidents and education leaders at the second White House College Opportunity Day of Action, where over 600 new commitments—including two from Temple—were announced to help more students prepare for and graduate from college.
College of Education Dean Gregory Anderson led a discussion on workforce development at the first major event of the Roadmap for Growth campaign.
Temple’s College of Education Clinic is offering a weekly after-school group for children ages 7-11 who struggle with making friendships and social skills in a fun, laid-back environment! Group members will build social skills and relationships as they build with Legos at “Builders’ Club.” The Club will be led by professionals and graduate level students.
Hundreds of Temple alumni, students, Temple faculty, staff and friends beautified city gardens, cleaned neighborhood streets, and distributed coats and supplies to underserved communities. The effort brought more than 450 participants to 27 scheduled events in 15 cities, eight states and three countries.
Temple University published the newest draft of a comprehensive campus plan that details a collective vision for continued transformation and recommends future projects including renovations to Ritter Hall and Ritter Annex.
On Tuesday, Oct. 21, Temple students, administrators and community partners helped break the local record for group reading during Jumpstart’s annual citywide Read for the Record event.
Temple is the first public research university in the Northeast to implement an option that allows applicants not to submit standardized test scores. “There is a strong correlation between socioeconomic status and standardized test scores,” said College of Education Dean Gregory Anderson. President Neil D. Theobald added that Temple is committed to providing access for talented and motivated students of all backgrounds. “By giving students more choices, we open doors to more first-generation students and those from underserved communities whose enormous academic promise may be overlooked by conventional measures of achievement,” he said.