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NBC Connecticut featured Pace University in "The humanity of blackness missing from history classes: How to transform black history education"

06/30/2020

NBC Connecticut featured Pace University in "The humanity of blackness missing from history classes: How to transform black history education"

Cook also took Berry's course on the "The Lives of the Enslaved," which was offered through the Gilder Lehrman Institute of American History in partnership with Pace University.

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Inside Higher Ed featured Pace University’s partnership the Gilder Lehrman Institute of American History in "Higher Ed Next"

06/05/2020

Inside Higher Ed featured Pace University’s partnership the Gilder Lehrman Institute of American History in "Higher Ed Next"

3. Seize opportunities for sharing and new-model partnerships.
Higher ed is a system in name only. One of the defining characteristics of the American model of higher education – like the American system of religion – is competition, with institutions having distinct missions and constituencies and strengths, and each competing for students, resources, and prestige. At the same time, faculty often resemble independent contractors or artisans.

Higher education might use the crisis as an opportunity to experiment with new models of course and content sharing and expanded collaboration with cultural institutions, including museums and archives. To take an example, the Gilder Lehrman Institute of American History has partnered with Pace University to deliver a Master’s program for teachers that features prize-winning historians and instituted regular online conversations with leading scholars and writers for teachers nationwide.

One promising possibility is to encourage sharing and remixing of course content. Let edX disaggregate course content and allow remixing and seize this moment to live up to its original vision.

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