News Briefs: Sept. 20

Category:  News
Friday, September 20th, 2019 at 11:50 AM

EU first-year enrollment increases 

According to the 2019 Pennsylvania State System of Higher Education (PASSHE) census, Edinboro University has welcomed in 2019 its largest incoming freshman class in three years. There are 706 first-time students enrolled. The average high school GPA of the freshman class has also seen an increase, with it rising to a 3.55, as compared to a 3.51 and 3.53 in 2018 and 2017, respectively.

PASSHE Chancellor Greenstein conducts culture and engagement survey across state system

On Tuesday, Sept. 17, Pennsylvania State System of Higher Education Chancellor Dan Greenstein conducted a culture and engagement survey for his System Redesign effort. According to the press release, the research took place because Greenstein had, “stressed the importance of building a stronger internal culture through better employee engagement,” since the beginning of his tenure as chancellor.

He thought the way to go about doing that was by first assessing the workplace environment via a 10-15 minute survey. The press release also said the information would be confidential and the state system would only have access to aggregated responses.

Edinboro collaborates with 100Kin10 STEM Network

Edinboro University has recently joined the national 100Kin10 network to help get new science, technology, mathematics and engineering, or STEM, teachers in schools.

The network aims to tackle systemic challenges in order to give support to current STEM teachers and in turn educate the next generation. Their main goal is to get 100,000 STEM teachers in classrooms within 10 years.

According to the press release, “The collaboration with 100Kin10 aligns with Edinboro University’s recent $1.2 million National Science Foundation (NSF) Robert Noyce Teaching Scholarship Program grant to help address the nationwide shortage of secondary STEM educators.” It will reward $17,150 to the highest achieving STEM students.

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