Coastal Carolina University has been accepted as a
member of the
Project 30 Alliance, a national educational reform organization that
promotes collaborations between schools of arts and sciences and
schools of education to raise the quality of teaching and teacher
preparation within institutions of higher learning.
The organization, comprising 29 universities across the nation,
was formed in 1988 through an initiative sponsored by the Carnegie
Corporation. A unique feature of the Project 30 Alliance is an
intellectual agenda for teacher education that requires the full
collaboration of faculty from arts and sciences with faculty in
The intellectual agenda focuses on five major themes: subject
matter understanding; general and liberal education; pedagogical
content knowledge; international, cultural and other human
perspectives; and recruitment of underrepresented groups into teaching.
Through joint consideration of these themes, faculties can work
productively toward effective and durable curriculum design.
"Membership in the Project 30 Alliance represents one additional
and important step by the university in fulfilling its all-campus
commitment to preparing teachers of high quality and in serving
teachers already in the profession," said Dennis Wiseman, associate
provost at Coastal.
Coastal is working on an institution-wide agenda outlining the
university's commitment to improving the quality of K-12 teaching in
South Carolina. Membership in the Project 30 Alliance provides a
mechanism for implementing or expanding the initiatives on each of the