Archive for November, 2015

LIM Ranks in Top 10% of “Value-Added” Colleges

Posted on November 19th, 2015 in General | No Comments »

award-ribbon-blue_0A recent study that measures colleges’ contributions to undergraduate student outcomes identified LIM College as being in the top 10% of four-year colleges in the nation.

The report from the Brookings Institution, titled, “Using earnings data to rank colleges: A value-added approach updated with College Scorecard data,” was released on October 29 and ranked 3,173 two-and-four-year institutions. Each received a “value-added” score based on alumni earnings.

Jonathan Rothwell, the study’s author, states on the Brookings website, “Value-added measures attempt to isolate the contribution of the college to student outcomes, as distinct from what one might predict based on student characteristics or the level of degree offered. It is not a measure of return on investment, but rather a way to compare colleges on a more equal footing, by adjusting for the relative advantages or disadvantages faced by diverse students pursuing different levels of study across different local economies.”

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Making a Difference for Online Students: CW Receives Quality Matters Award

Posted on November 11th, 2015 in General | No Comments »

Quality Matters Award Photo CWWhite Plains, NY – The College of Westchester is the 2015 recipient of the prestigious Quality Matters (QM) “Making a Difference for Students” Award in the Institution Category for online excellence in teaching, training, online observation, and online pedagogy and andragogy.

Accepting the award on behalf of The College of Westchester was Paula Cancro, Assistant Professor and Assistant Chair Person, Business. The award was presented at the 7th Annual Quality Matters Conference in San Antonio, Texas from November 2-4. “The awards committee reviewed many impressive nominations this year, and your selection for this award demonstrates the significance of your achievements.  We applaud your efforts to make a difference for students,” said Deb Adair, Ph.D., Managing Director and Chief Planning Officer of Quality Matters. This three-day conference featured more than 130 workshops and sessions focused on quality assurance in online education.

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LIM Faculty Lead the Charge at Fashion: Now & Then

Posted on November 3rd, 2015 in General | No Comments »

--limcollege_edu-staff-Staff_Profiles-Desktops__Documents-lola_rephann-My_Documents-website-BLOGS-Hubspot_Blogs-Presidents_Blog-LIM_0122FinalcropLIM College, President’s Blog entry by Elizabeth S. Marcuse

Last week, LIM College’s Adrian G. Marcuse Library hosted the fifth annual Fashion: Now & Then conference, during which more than 200 fashion librarians, archivists, and information professionals from around the world came together to explore the past, present, and future uses of global fashion information.

LIM faculty members played key roles at the conference, with a record number sharing their work on a diverse array of topics.

To kick off the conference, Professor Amanda Hallay presented “SALUDOS, AMIGOS!: Fashion and The Good Neighbor Policy,” a look at Latin America’s influence on U.S. fashion.

Professor John Deming and Dr. Kenneth Kambara’s “Postpone the Eulogy: Print is Not Dead” examined the unique role that print media, specifically fashion magazines, play in our culture. They were joined by Maranda Janky, an LIM College undergrad who is Managing Editor of The Lexington Line, our student-produced online publication.

Dr. Kambara then moderated a panel on the future of media, which included Professors Deming and Jess Novak. Dr. Kambara also joined Professor Robert Conrad to present the results of their recent study on fashion brands and Millennials.

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