Study recognizes Rowan courses as some of the best in the nationOctober 23, 2006
Three Rowan University Liberal Arts and Sciences professors were identified as teaching some of the top courses in the nation in their disciplines, according to a study conducted by the Center for Educational Policy Research (CEPR).
The study, conducted on behalf of the College Board, sought to identify best college courses that could redesign Advanced Placement (AP) courses.
The study named Professor Joy Wiltenburg's "Western Civilization to 1660" class, Professor Andrew Prieto's "Natural Resources" class and Professor Michael Grove's "Environmental Science" class as "exemplary" examples of courses being taught in universities today.
Wiltenburg of Philadelphia has taught history at Rowan for 15 years. Prieto, a Rowan professor for 36 years, and Grove, in his sixth year at Rowan, both live in Glassboro and teach in the biological sciences department.
During the study, the CEPR assembled panels of national experts to research nominated courses from colleges and universities across the nation. Once the top courses were chosen, commissions were designated for each discipline to conform new standards to AP courses, including new course descriptions, AP exam details and course guidelines.