Have you ever thought about what makes a good student versus a skilled, lifelong learner?

Most schools focus on studying material, completing homework, participating in class; in other words, academic engagement. We expect those who enroll to be academically engaged, good students. Our task—and our joy—is lighting the fire of intellectual engagement: grappling with ideas, finding intrinsic motivation, and seeking ways to apply knowledge and skills to solve problems in our world. The level of challenge is also important: we don’t want students to be either bored or anxious, but find the right balance that encourages engagement in their own learning.

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Academic News

List of 2 news stories.

  • Immersion Information Night on October 17

    With all NA students required to complete at least one immersion experience prior to graduation, Immersion Information Night will provide general information about Immersion Experience opportunities and offer answers to questions about the requirement. The presentation will highlight various external programs including semester and yearlong off-campus programs and will feature smaller information sessions organized by faculty members who will be leading the 2018-19 programs.
    The event will take place on October 17, 2018 from 7-8:30 p.m. in Kaltenbacher and Rose Auditorium. Light refreshments will be served.
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  • William Corprew ’20 and Sophia Ludtke ’20 win Law Day Award

    William Corprew ’20 and Sophia Ludtke ’20 won the Law Day 2018 Competition held by the Association of Black Women Lawyers of New Jersey. With the theme of Separation of Powers: Framework for Freedom, focusing on the case of Youngstown Sheet & Tube Co. v. Sawyer, William won the poster award for demonstration while Sophia won the essay award.

    “The most difficult thing was trying to find a concept because a poster board is usually very straight forward, but I wanted to do something that was unique to me.” William said. He took newspapers clippings and made it “pop out” with a welding mask. Sophia wrote an essay thinking about the case and its broader implications.
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