June 11, 2012, 11:42 am
It’s summer and that means it is the time when most faculty members (and a lot of graduate students) are writing a bit more often than usual. I’m one of those people that writes all year, but I kick things into high gear in the summer. The fact that I do not have to teach in the summer and there are fewer students on campus gives me significantly more time and the ability to concentrate at a higher level.
Over the past two weeks, I’ve been finishing a new book with my co-author Nelson Bowman III. Although we conducted the research for the book over the course of the academic year, outlined the chapters, and read all the background literature, it was difficult to delve into the deeper writing of the book with all of my other writing projects, teaching, and administrative work. But alas, over the past few weeks, I’ve been able to accomplish a lot of writing and it feels good.
March 28, 2012, 6:33 am
This post is co-authored by Nelson Bowman III, director of development at Prairie View A&M University.
Recently, Claflin University, located in Orangeburg, South Carolina, reported that 45 percent of its living alumni had given to the institution. Not only is this the highest giving rate recorded by Claflin, it is one of the highest among all colleges and universities. The institution is determined to reach the 50-percent mark in the near future, which would make it the first HBCU to boast an alumni giving rate of 50 percent.
Other HBCU’s, as well as colleges and universities overall, are probably wondering how Claflin achieved its success. We have outlined the institution’s strategy below:
First, Claflin received a $1.5-million grant from the United Negro College Fund’s Institute for Capacity Building (ICB). The ICB has a proven track record for strengthening various as…