Newsletter from NJ Secretary of Higher Education: Improving Student Success, Academic Advising and Mentoring Are Our Top Priorities

Tuesday, Oct 21, 2014
by Office of Secretary of Higher Education
Nothing is more important than efforts occurring on campuses throughout New Jersey to ensure that all students get the support they need to graduate on time, prepared to succeed in life and contribute to society.
That is why programs like the Rutgers Future Scholars Program, featured in a story in the left column of this e-letter, is central to the mission of higher education in New Jersey. All students, regardless of zip code or family background, deserve a chance to fulfill their potential. 
Next month, we will publish our special issue on student success programs and services, and then we will see you again in January. 
Meanwhile, take some time to read some of the stories in this fourth edition of our e-letter, and you will find interesting news about innovative programs and historic change that is already in progress.  

For example, you can watch a video about how Princeton University is working to close the achievement gap for disadvantaged students by clicking here. You can read about Montclair State University's $6.2 million grant to improve teaching in high-need districts.

You will see that Stockton College is moving forward with a plan to be recognized as a university, Camden County College has signed an agreement to help more students make a smooth transition to Rutgers-Camden, and Centenary College is offering a new, pre-veterinary equine science degree. In all, there are 33 items featuring news and events on our higher education campuses. 

Study hard, and have a great semester! 

Articles include:

  • Princeton University's Community House STEM Summer Camp Aims to Close Achievement Gap
  • Princeton Campus Construction Efforts Include Focus on Sustainability and Housing 
  • How the Rutgers Future Scholars Program Changes Families' Lives
  • Centenary College Launches New Pre-Veterinary Equine Science Degree
  • Essex County College Holds Investiture Ceremony for President Gale E. Gibson
  • Community College Delegates Join Governor Christie on Trade Mission to Mexico 
  • NJIT Computer Scientists Win a Major Grant to Network Mobile Devices in the Cloud

Click here to read the full newsletter.