Posted December 18, 2014

Temple explores innovative ways to help students succeed

Video Production: Gina Benigno

Temple University is one of only seven universities in the nation selected to receive a Transformational Planning Grant (TPG) by the Association of Public and Land-grant Universities and the Coalition of Urban Serving Universities—part of a one-year project funded by the Bill & Melinda Gates Foundation that seeks to transform the way higher education is delivered.

In this video, Temple College of Education Dean Gregory Anderson and Vice Provost for Academic Affairs, Assessment and Institutional Research Jodi Levine Laufgraben explain how Temple will use its TPG.

“Temple has a historic mission, stemming from [founder] Russell Conwell’s notion of finding students who have the capacity to succeed but don’t always have the opportunity,” said Anderson. “The Transformational Planning Grant allows us to think through the innovative ways in which we’re going to have to give students the support they need to succeed.”