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How Use of a Non-profit Can Improve a Public University’s Bottom Line
Richard Stockton College of New Jersey
RSC created a self-supporting non-profit corporation that operates outside the constraints of public contracting law to negotiate favorable long-term contracts for auxiliary services and find private partners to pursue revenue-generating projects to support the College’s mission. This model allows SASI to leverage contracts to increase investment of private corporations in College facilities and achieve off-campus penetration, national branding, and increased scholarship levels. SASI generates revenues for operations through its master management contract with the College for all auxiliary services, and projects with both private developers and public entities for acquisition, construction and management of income-producing investments.
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Students Bringing Sustainable Change through the $100 Solution Program
Western Kentucky University (WKU)
The $100 Solution™ has entered the psyche of students, faculty, and communities across the globe. Using this service-learning model, students are partnering with communities, asking the question, “With one hundred dollars, how can we enhance the quality of your life?” Armed with the five core principles of partnership, reciprocity, capacity building, sustainability, and reflection, students are learning to erase superiority and work alongside community partners to improve neighborhoods. As world headquarters of The $100 Solution™, the ICSR is home to service-learning courses mirroring this model. WKU students are active in creating positive change in the Bowling Green community.
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Transition to Mathematics and Science Teaching (TMAST)
University of Central Florida
TMAST is designed to serve as an effective model for educational reforms proposed by both national and state agencies by providing central Florida schools with teacher leaders who initiate, implement and sustain mathematics and science reform efforts. It is an innovative, fast-track graduate program for STEM professionals who wish to transition into middle grade teaching. The program is funded through an endowment from the Lockheed Martin Corporation and is one of two programs in the Lockheed Martin/UCF Academy for Mathematics and Science (LMA), which is an education/industry/community-based partnership aimed at improving mathematics, science and technology education in Central Florida schools. The TMAST program also has had past and current funding from the Toyota Corporation and Boeing Corporation. The TMAST program features:A master's degree with embedded certificate designed for completion in 4 semesters Accelerated, innovative classroom placement A cohort design to promote the development of a professional community Two semesters of paid internship (clinical supervision experiences)Active, multi-layered mentoring that extends beyond graduation Considerable tuition support for those who qualify
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