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Unum Partners with ChattState’s Executives in the Classroom initiative

Pictured above, left to right: Melissa Hays, AVP & Senior Counsel at Unum; Kim W. Bolton, Director of Staffing at Unum; Dr. Amanda Hyberger, Associate Professor of Music and QEP Director at Chattanooga State; and Denise Talley, Manager of Client Services at Unum.

The Executive-in-the-Classroom (EIC) initiative, part of our Quality Enhancement Plan (QEP), is supported by a national grant from the Bringing Theory to Practice to provide a structured learning environment for incoming freshmen. With the involvement of corporate volunteers in these freshman courses, students

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New Faculty Center & Faculty Fellows Launched

One of the first things new Provost and Vice President of Academic Affairs Dr. Kim McCormick did when she assumed her duties was to transform the Teaching & Learning Academy into a new Faculty Center for Excellence and Innovation. She also expanded the Faculty Senate Faculty Fellows program that recognized the scholarly achievement of only one faculty member, to include the achievement of seven faculty members.

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The goal of the new Faculty Center is to fully support the integration of high impact teaching practices with plans to build active learning that crosses departments and divisions in order to improve student engagement and learning. Starting with a cohort of

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ChattState Athletics announces Partnership with EPB

Athletics Director Kim Smith recently announced the EPB Partnership during an executive staff meeting on campus along with Ms. Niki Phillips from EPB and Chattanooga State basketball players.

“We are grateful for EPB’s generous partnership,” said Smith. “The students are exemplifying leadership, spirit, pride and loyalty like never before, and it is an honor to have EPB recognize our athletes as they strive to make better lives for themselves in the classroom, during competition and in the community.”

Read more about this partnership at Chattanoogan.com.

 

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SAILS Tennessee leading the way in math readiness

A recent article published by Campus Technology reports:

“College math readiness is a persistent problem for higher ed institutions across the U.S. According to a 2014 report from ACT, 57 percent of ACT-tested high school graduates across the country failed to meet math readiness benchmarks. When these students show up for their first year of college, they must take developmental classes to catch up — and too many never pass those courses. But by combining college and high school math content in an online environment taught in high school computer labs, educators in the state of Tennessee believe they have found a solution.”

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Erlanger Nursing Leadership, Erlanger Scholars Hosted by ChattState Nursing Faculty

Pictured (l-r, front to back): Erlanger Scholars Jennifer DeCoursey, Ashley Meyers, Cloie Hamilton, Taylor Oakes, Shannon Owens, Lacy Long and Devon Langley.

Pictured (l-r, front to back): Erlanger Scholars Jennifer DeCoursey, Ashley Meyers, Cloie Hamilton, Taylor Oakes, Shannon Owens, Lacy Long and Devon Langley. Not pictured: Wileen Roy.

The Baroness Erlanger School of Nursing at Chattanooga State Community College was pleased to recently host the Erlanger nursing leadership team and the Chattanooga State  Erlanger Scholars.

“Nursing education is the foundation for developing a quality driven nursing workforce,” says Erlanger Health System’s Senior Vice President and Chief Nurse Executive Dr. Jan Keys. “Increased pressure for the

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Causeway connects with our Passport to Latino-American Challenge

You’ve already heard about Culture Fest 2014! It’s just around the corner, and we hope you are making plans to attend. We are also very excited to announce that our project, Passport to Latino-American Challenge, was one of 20 recently selected among 150 applicants for the recent causeway challenge. We are honored to be among great company. You can see the list of all the causeway challenge winners here.

So what is the Passport to Latino-American Challenge?

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One Day: A Global Scholars Poem

Pictured above are 41 of the more than 60 first fall cohort of Global Scholars who attended the Acceleration Point and Pinning Ceremony last week. Also in the photo are members of the Global Scholars Advisory Board: Jim Roxlo, Rachel Hanson, Lillie Wills, Bruce Stewart and Alan Cates. The poem below was compiled by Juliette Biondi, Global Scholars Advisor, who asked the students to complete the phrase: “One day I will change the world by…”

One day I will change the world by improving the survival rate of cancer…One day I will change the world by promoting fairness and equality in the criminal justice