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Higher Ed in the News

Faculty play role outside class as mentors

November 17, 2008

Several colleges and universities show high levels of student-faculty interaction in this year's National Survey of Student Engagement, particularly outside the classroom.

Grand View University in Des Moines has for three years offered faculty funds of up to $200 to host activities with students outside class. Professors have taken literature students to a coffee shop for a poetry slam, invited budding educators to attend a state teaching convention and sprung for pizza as part of a study session for final exams.

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