Free Webinar for Preparing a Promising Education Practice Submission for the Department of Education
Friday March 23, Noon - 1:30 PM (cental time zone)
The Jandris Center for Innovative Higher Education at the University of Minnesota (http://cehd.umn.edu/jandris/ )is sponsoring a free webinar to encourage submissions to the U.S. Department of Education of your institution's "promising and practical" education practices. Complete the brief registration at the bottom of this page to participate in the online event on March 23rd. A few days before the webinar, instrucitons and a web link will be provided to join the webinar. Also, additinoal resource materials may be sent prior and subsequent to the webinar. Dr. David Arendale, Co-Director of the Jandris Center will conduct the webinar. Register for the online event at http://collegecompletion2012.eventbrite.com/
The webinar will provide examples from others that have already have or in process of completing their document. Based on the regulations from the published announcement in the Federal Register, click on the following web link for suggestions by a Jandris Center for the submission: http://www.besteducationpractices.org/storage/pdf-documents/Summarized%20RFI%20Announcement.pdf
The U.S. Department of Education announced at its College Completion Symposium and posted to the Federal Register on January 30, 2012 a Request for Information (RFI) for any person or organization to share with them strategies for increasing college completion that may then be made available through a special web site created by the Department. Submissions received by April 30, 2012 receive priority consideration for dissemination. Click on the following web link for the complete announcement published in the Federal Register, https://www.federalregister.gov/articles/2012/01/30/2012-1963/promising-and-practical-strategies-to-increase-postsecondary-success#p-3 These are the official regulations that should be observed with your submission.
It is important in your proposal to stress the unique features of your activity or program. For example, while many schools have a tutoring or mentoring program, what is novel about yours? How are your credit-hour courses different than others? These are some of the questions the RFI asks for the submissions to address.
For official information and technical assistance with the submission, contact Dr. David Soo at the Department of Education, (202) 502-7742, email@example.com Information about the Jandris Center is available at http://cehd.umn.edu/jandris/