March 13, 2009

Good Morning:

I hope to see you at the upcoming community forum where we will discuss some of the big ideas that may be included in the Quality Enhancement Plan we're preparing for Tulane's 2011 reaffirmation of accreditation by the Southern Association of Colleges and Schools.

Since the purpose of the Quality Enhancement Plan is to improve student learning at Tulane, we need a good mix of students, faculty and staff to make this forum a success. The forum will take place on Thursday, March 19, at 3 p.m. in the Lavin-Bernick Center's 1834 Club. Refreshments will be served. We will discuss specific ideas and strategies to further enhance student learning and the uniqueness of a Tulane education.

You can also catch some Tulane teaching in action Tuesday, March 17, from 6 to 8:30 p.m. as Tulane alumnus Newt Gingrich serves as a guest lecturer in James Carville's class "The 2008 Presidential Election." Class space is full but you can still have a front row seat as the lecture will be simulcast a few doors down in Norman Mayer Room 101. Both gentlemen will visit the simulcast room at the conclusion of class.

James Carville and Newt Gingrich teaching together. Only in New Orleans. Only at Tulane.

Have a great weekend,


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