April 12, 2016 |
It's a $1.5 billion annual problem: One in four college freshmen needs at least one remedial course in English, reading, or math. These "developmental" courses delay students from taking college-level work, often frustrating them as they burn through savings and financial aid for classes that don't count toward their degrees. "I had students coming in asking me, 'Do you know of any scholarships, because I ran out of financial aid?' and when I looked at their transcripts, they had four or five developmental classes," said Linda A. Hurlburt, vice president for academic services at Rowan College at Gloucester County.
March 14, 2016 |
Eileen Garvey Shute, 63, of Washington Township, who retired in October as spokeswoman for Rowan College at Gloucester County and two other educational institutions, died of pneumonia on Wednesday, March 9, at Cooper University Hospital in Camden. Fred Keating, president of the Gloucester County college, said that she had held three simultaneous responsibilities since joining his staff in 2010. Since the 1980s, Mrs. Shute was spokeswoman for the Gloucester County Special Services School District, which offers preschool through high school classes.
February 23, 2016 |
Rowan College at Burlington County is experimenting with the creation of an honors program, offering higher-level courses that could attract top academic talent and boost students' applications when transferring to four-year colleges. The Burlington County community college will begin with four courses this fall, the first step toward creation of an honors program that could help with student recruitment during a time of change for community colleges. The courses, each with one 20-student section, will be General Chemistry I, Calculus I and Analytic Geometry, Composition II, and U.S. History I. Students with a minimum grade-point average of 3.2 can apply to take the courses, which will dive more deeply into content and be taught in more interactive ways.
February 18, 2016
District competition will be held Friday and Saturday. The top three finishers in each weight class in Districts 25-28 will advance to Region 7, and the top three finishers in each weight class in Districts 29-32 will advance to Region 8. Here are the eight districts that will host South Jersey teams: District 25: Northern Burlington District 26: Holy Cross District 27: Cherokee District 28: Collingswood District 29: Rowan...
February 14, 2016 |
Just two years into an ambitious 10-year growth plan that included increasing full-time undergraduate enrollment by nearly 30 percent, Rowan University has nearly met that goal, though it has fallen slightly behind in others. Rowan's president, Ali A. Houshmand, set the goal of having 12,000 full-time undergraduate students in the 2023-24 school year. That number was to be reached through controlled growth from 9,348 students in fall 2013. Instead, full-time undergraduate enrollment has jumped to 11,710 this year, nearly reaching the final goal.
February 3, 2016 |
Most patients don't have heart failure on an empty table, with good lighting all around and nothing to obstruct the paramedics who respond to the 911 call. "My first cardiac arrest was in the backseat of a taxi cab," said Scott Kasper, Virtua Health's assistant vice president of emergency medical services. Virtua's paramedic training program in South Jersey has long prepared students for the real world by sending them out into it. Now it's hoping to bring more real-world complexity to campus.
January 27, 2016 |
A group of New Jersey college presidents voted Monday to tell the state they oppose proposals by two North Jersey community colleges to confer bachelor's degrees in nursing. The New Jersey Presidents' Council narrowly decided to send the proposals with negative recommendations to the state secretary of higher education, who will make the final call on whether to approve them. Union County College and Passaic County Community College, which currently offer associate's degrees in nursing, hope to create bachelor's degree completion programs for existing registered nurses.
January 23, 2016 |
The legacy of Henry M. Rowan - entrepreneur, industrialist, philanthropist - lives on, speaker after speaker said Thursday at the university that bears his name. Not only because Glassboro State College is now Rowan University, or because his $100 million gift transformed the college and also created the engineering school that is now called the Henry M. Rowan College of Engineering. Rowan's legacy, after his Dec. 9 death, lives on, speakers said at a "celebration of life" ceremony, in the students affected by his donation, by the academic programs he supported, and by the entrepreneurial spirit he embodied.
January 22, 2016 |
As state funding continues to dwindle, the president of Rowan University on Wednesday pointed to "public-private partnerships" as a way to lessen the financial load on colleges. "We need to pass the buck on to other people, use other people's money to build our campus," Ali A. Houshmand said to laughter at a hearing of the New Jersey College Affordability Study Commission. His remarks echoed testimony he gave two years ago before a similar commission visiting his school's Glassboro campus.
January 19, 2016 |
College students don't always do what they're supposed to. Even when they know they should. "I tried to sign up for classes the day they were available, but they got filled up pretty quickly," said Max Tyburski, a senior at Rowan University. "And they give us chances to put ourselves on waiting lists . . . but with school and work and everything, it kind of slipped my mind. " Like everyone else, the 26-year-old marketing major finished the semester and went on break. There was just one thing missing: He hadn't registered for his final semester of classes.