Higher Education In America
by Derek Bok

 Derek Bok's Higher Education in America is a comprehensive study of colleges and universities as they currently exist, and who better to do such a study than the former President of Harvard who is virtually synonymous with higher education itself. In this analysis, Bok examines the entire system, both public and private, from community colleges to small liberal arts colleges as well as research institutions with medical, law, and business schools.  Bok explores both the strengths and weaknesses of today's higher education and determines which criticisms of the system are of little or no merit and where there should be real concern.  Of particular interest to us here at Gettysburg College is Part II, which is devoted to undergraduate education.  Read more.

Faculty Highlight

This academic year’s recipient of the Johnson Center for Creative Teaching and Learning Excellence in Teaching Award is Bela Bajnok, who holds the endowed position of Alumni Chair Professor in Mathematics.  Before joining Gettysburg College in 1993, Professor Bajnok had a wide range of experience, teaching at an Ivy League institution, a large state university, a prestigious European university, highly selective residential colleges as well as at an inner city university with an open enrollment policy.  His favorite courses to teach here at Gettysburg College are the Abstract Mathematics I and II sequence and the Mathematics Department’s three research classes for which he provides his own materials.  As for Professor Bajnok’s research interests, they are numerous, and he has published widely in such periodicals as The Journal of Combinatorial Theory, The Journal of Approximation Theory, Advances in Geometry, and The International Journal of Number Theory. Read more.

Cracking The Codes: The System Of Racial Inequity

A workshop and community conversation about the social determinants, internal components and external relationships that underpin racial inequity led by Dr. Shakti Butler, filmmaker and founder of World Trust.

This important event will be May 14 from 9:00AM to 4:00PM in the College Ballroom.  A Continental breakfast will be available at 8:00AM. Lunch will be provided.

This workshop is currently sponsored by the Johnson Center for Creative Teaching and Learning, College Life, Human Resources, Administrative Advisory Council, Provost’s Office, the Diversity Commission, and Enrollment and Educational Services.

Workshop Materials

Office information

Breidenbaugh Hall
Room 110
P: (717)337-6341
8:30 a.m -4:30 p.m.
Campus Box 2960

Walk-in Hours:

Monday: 3 p.m. – 4:30 p.m.
Tuesday: 1 p.m. – 3 p.m.
Thursday: 10 a.m. – 12 p.m.

Guide to Gettysburg

Quick reference guide for new faculty

Teaching Tip

We, as teachers, must remember that power in the classroom is relational.  With the appropriate skills, we can engage and motivate students, but we must never forget that students have the power to undermine any one of us who seems not to care about them.

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Upcoming Events

2013-2014 Event Schedule

Wednesday, May 14
Cracking the Codes: The System of Inequity
9:00AM - 4:00PM