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Sep 2014 Carnegie Reporter Vol. 7/No. 4 Carnegie Reporter
Carnegie Reporter Vol. 7/No. 4

Bridging the Gap: New ventures united academics and policymakers

Protest and Social Media

Technology and Ukraine's #Euromaidan

Global Food Discoveries: A 93-year-old grant keeps on giving

On the Heels of a Foot Soldier: Fostering the next generation of African academics

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2014 Whistleblower Policy Policy
Whistleblower Policy
Citation: Whistleblower Policy (Carnegie Corporation of New York) 

Sets forth the process for reporting malfeasance and outlines procedures for protecting staff and members of the Board of Trustees who present these concerns.

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2014 Conflict of Interest Guidelines for Trustees and Staff Policy
Conflict of Interest Guidelines for Trustees and Staff
Citation: Conflict of Interest Guidelines for Trustees and Staff (Carnegie Corporation of New York) 

Includes procedures for avoiding actual or apparent conflicts of interest by members of the Board of Trustees and staff.

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Spring 14 The National Security Archive: Putting Freedom of Information into Action Carnegie Results
The National Security Archive: Putting Freedom of Information into Action
Citation: Carnegie Results, “The National Security Archive: Putting Freedom of Information into Action.” New York: Carnegie Corporation of New York, 2014. Print.
Author: Karen Theroux
Program: International Peace and Security

For more than 25 years, the National Security Archive has been working for more open government at home and abroad. This independent nonprofit covers the waterfront: investigative journalism; research on international affairs; open government advocate; indexer and publisher of former secrets; and archive of declassified U.S. documents. The Archive is the leading nonprofit user of the U.S. Freedom of Information Act (FOIA), which exists to increase government transparency by creating a public right of access to government information.  The Archive’s strategy is bold and its output is huge: 40,000 targeted Freedom of Information and declassification requests to more than 200 offices and agencies of the U.S. government, resulting in more than 10 million pages of previously secret U.S. government documents.

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Mar 2014 2013 Annual Report Report
2013 Annual Report
Citation: Carnegie Corporation of New York 2013 Annual Report. Rep. New York: Carnegie Corporation of New York, 2014. Print.

Carnegie Corporation’s most recent annual report covers the fiscal year ending September 30, 2013 and includes a listing of approved grants accompanied by brief abstracts as well as reports on finances, investments and administration. The reports also provides a list of current trustees and staff.

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Mar 2014 Carnegie Reporter Vol. 7/No. 3 Carnegie Reporter
Carnegie Reporter Vol. 7/No. 3
Citation: A special edition of the Carnegie Reporter devoted to articles, speeches and essays by some of America’s top educators addressing aspects of higher education.

Carnegie Corporation of New York and TIME magazine co-host an annual summit on higher education. The latest gathering, in the fall of 2013, focused on the American university as a driver of research and education for the nation, as well as threats to the university’s continued excellence, and ideas for innovation and reinvention to meet the challenges and opportunities of the 21st century. To expand on the summit’s discussions, the Corporation presents a special edition of the Carnegie Reporter devoted to articles, speeches and essays by some of America’s top educators addressing aspects of higher education.

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Dec 2013 Review of initiatives in equity and transformation in three universities in South Africa Grantee Publication
Review of initiatives in equity and transformation in three universities in South Africa
Citation: Badsha, Nasima and Sharman Wickham. Review of initiatives in equity and transformation in three universities in South Africa. Cape Higher Education Consortium, 2013.
Author: Nasima Badsha, Sharman Wickham
Program: Higher Education and Libraries in Africa

Two decades after the advent of democracy in South Africa, a review of initiatives designed to promote equity and transformation in three universities in that country highlights the importance of diversity among staff, affirmative institutional cultures, and support for emerging researchers. Over the past decade and more, a group of United States foundations has funded various endeavors related to equity and transformation in South African universities. Since 2005, Carnegie Corporation of New York has provided support for staff development, postgraduate training, and institutional-climate interventions at universities in Witwatersrand, Cape Town, and KwaZulu-Natal. A review undertaken over the past two years for the Corporation by the Cape Higher Education Consortium (CHEC) examined these efforts to retrieve lessons learnt. Findings concluded that of comprehensive support to individual postgraduate students and emerging researchers is key as part of a range of new strategies to tackle the critical challenge of increasing the output of quality postgraduates.

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Aug 2013 Promoting fairness in access to higher education in an unequal society: The Student Equity and Talent Management Unit Grantee Publication
Promoting fairness in access to higher education in an unequal society: The Student Equity and Talent Management Unit
Citation: Koen, Jennifer, et al. Promoting Fairness in Access to Higher Education in an Unequal Society: The Student Equity and Talent Management Unit. Rep. N.p.: n.p., 2012. Print.
Program: Urban and Higher Education

Quality education is advanced as key to South Africa’s progression towards increased employment opportunities, improved standards of living for the majority, and greater social cohesion and equality among citizens. Furthermore, there is growing recognition that higher education plays a central role in a country’s socio-economic development and advancement to global competitiveness. However, owing to the inequities entrenched by the system of apartheid, many of South Africa’s citizens still do not have the opportunity to access higher levels of education and the consequent improved employment prospects. There is a significant need to develop the “capabilities of the historically disadvantaged to take advantage of the opportunities that democracy, openness and the economy afford” (NPC, 2011b, p.412).

 

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Aug 2013 Carnegie Reporter Vol. 7/No. 2 Carnegie Reporter
Carnegie Reporter Vol. 7/No. 2

100Kin10: Joining Forces to End the STEM Crisis

The New Americans Campaign: Helping Immigrants Become U.S. Citizens

Creating and Implementing the Prague Agenda

Perspectives on Philanthropy: The Role of History as  Guide

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Summer 13 Brandeis Science Posse Carnegie Results
Brandeis Science Posse
Citation: Theroux, Karen. Brandeis Science Posse. Talented students bring diversity to the field. New York: Carnegie Corporation of New York,2013.
Author: Karen Theroux

The Science Posse program at Brandeis University aims to increase the recruitment and retention of students from disadvantaged and underrepresented backgrounds in STEM (science, technology, engineering and mathematics) disciplines.  A grant from Carnegie Corporation helped support the development of the program, which has brought 50 students from New York City high schools to Brandeis and is now to starting to expand into other institutions.

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2013 PRESS BRIEFING CALL ON THE NGSS Essay
 
May 2013 Report Shows Legalization and Effective Labor Enforcement Would Be Good for the Economy Grantee Publication
Report Shows Legalization and Effective Labor Enforcement Would Be Good for the Economy
Citation:  Dyssegaard Kallick, David, et al. Three Ways Immigration Reform Would Make the Economy More Productive. A Fiscal Policy Institute Report, 2013
 
 
 
 
Program: Democracy and Civic Integration

“Immigration reform, done right, would be good for immigrants, but it would also be good for all Americans,” says David Dyssegaard Kallick. A new report from Carnegie Corporation grantee, the Fiscal Policy Institute, shows that legalizing undocumented immigrants, paired with labor standards enforcement, would boost economic productivity in New York and across the nation  According to the report, reform would remove barriers to advancement for newly legalized immigrants, create a level playing field for businesses, and align our systems of taxation, social services, and social insurance.

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May 2013 Fast Forward - A Case Study of Two Community College Programs Designed to Accelerate Students Through Developmental Math Grantee Publication
Fast Forward - A Case Study of Two Community College Programs Designed to Accelerate Students Through Developmental Math
Citation: Fong, Kelley, and Mary G. Visher. Fast Forward - A Case Study of Two Community College Programs Designed to Accelerate Students Through Developmental Math. May. MDRC, 2013.
Program: Urban and Higher Education

Community colleges face significant challenges retaining their diverse population of students and helping them progress to graduation. A key barrier is the developmental (or remedial) coursework in reading, writing, and/or mathematics to which a majority of entering students are referred. These lengthy sequences — often required for college-level work — can be daunting, and many students leave college before completing their developmental requirements, let alone attaining a credential. Developmental math, in particular, is a substantial stumbling block to college completion.

To support colleges as they address these challenges, Lumina Foundation for Education launched a national initiative, Achieving the Dream, in 2004. Today, Achieving the Dream is a nonprofit reform network working with nearly 200 colleges nationwide. Many Achieving the Dream colleges and others are experimenting with ways to reform developmental education. Gaining momentum are "acceleration" strategies, which modify the structure and/or pedagogy of developmental math courses to help students move more quickly toward college-level coursework. This report presents a case study of acceleration programs at two Achieving the Dream colleges: Broward College in Fort Lauderdale, Florida, and Tarrant County College in Fort Worth, Texas.

Faculty at Broward developed a model called "Math Redesign" that compresses the traditional sixteen-week developmental math courses into eight weeks, so that students can complete two levels of developmental math in a single semester. The model also includes collaborative problem-solving during class and computer-assisted instruction outside of class. At Tarrant County, faculty divided each developmental math course into three modules, in a program called "ModMath." Through a more fine-grained placement process, students may be able to skip content that they have already mastered. During class, students work at their own pace on computers using an instructional software package, while the instructor works with students individually. The self-paced nature of ModMath potentially allows students to complete more than three modules per semester.

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Apr 2013 Final Next Generation Science Standards Released Grantee Publication
 
Apr 2013 I Love My Librarian Award. An Award That Recognizes Great Librarians Also Highlights the Central Role of Libraries in Communities Across America. Carnegie Results
I Love My Librarian Award. An Award That Recognizes Great Librarians Also Highlights the Central Role of Libraries in Communities Across America.
Citation: Deutsch, Abigail. I Love My Librarian Award. An Award That Recognizes Great Librarians Also Highlights the Central Role of Libraries in Communities Across America. Publication.  New York: Carnegie Corporation of New York, 2013. Print.

The “Carnegie Corporation of New York/New York Times I Love My Librar­ian Award” publicizes librarians’ abilities to improve their communities and—by highlighting the achievements of the winners—in­spire other librarians to boost their own performance.  Since the award’s creation in 2008, it has helped the public to better understand the role of libraries and librarians by focusing on the winning librarians and the mosaic of challenges and joys they face—as well as the personal and professional attributes that distinguish effective librarians.

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Spring 13 New Educational Foundations Grantee Publication
New Educational Foundations
Citation: New Educational Foundations. Publication. Spring ed. 2013. Print
Program: Urban and Higher Education

New Educational Foundations, a refereed online journal of ideas and dialogue, has
been established as a forum for independent-minded educators, adminstrators, and researchers.
We favor no particular ideological bent. We unanimously reject the cultures of complaint and compliance; our audience will be professionals who question conventional thinking and the roar of the crowd.

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Mar 2013 Opportunity by Design. New High School Models for Student Success Challenge Paper
Opportunity by Design. New High School Models for Student Success
Subprogram: New Designs for Education Systems

A call to realize the full power of the Common Core by redesigning and reshaping schools to support teachers and maximize key resources, rather than implementing partial solutions.

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Mar 2013 Carnegie Corporation 2012 Annual Report Report
Carnegie Corporation 2012 Annual Report
Citation: Carnegie Corporation of New York 2012 Annual Report. Rep. New York: Carnegie Corporation of New York, 2013. Print.

The 2012 annual report includes a listing of our approved grants and reports on finances, investments, and administration. The report also provides a listing of members of the board of trustees and staff. The foundation's fiscal year ends September 30.

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Feb 2013 The US and the Gulf States: Uncertain Partners in a Changing Region Grantee Publication
Citation: LeBaron, Richard. The United States and the Gulf States: Uncertain Partners in a Changing Region. Rep. Washington, DC: Atlantic Council, 2013. Print
Program: International Peace and Security

The relationship between the U.S. and the Persian Gulf states as they face democratic transitions in the Arab world as well as security challenges in the Gulf, is addressed in a new issue brief published by Carnegie Corporation grantee the Rafik Hariri Center for the Middle East.

Senior Fellow Richard LeBaron evaluates the reaction in the Gulf states differently to the rapid political change in the region. The looming threat of Iran attaining nuclear weapons has brought greater urgency to efforts to enhance regional security, and is complicated by distrust in the Gulf over the long-term durability of the US commitment to Gulf security.

LeBaron also proposes an agenda as the basis for the United States and the Gulf states to reexamine and renew their partnership in the context of a changing region.

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Feb 2013 Nurturing Naturalization. Could Lowering the Fee Help? Grantee Publication
Citation: Pastor, Manuel. Nurturing Naturalization. Could Lowering the Fee Help? Rep. Los Angeles: Center for the Study of Immigrant Integration, 2013. Print.

The report indicates that the $680 naturalization fee has become a major barrier to applying for U.S. citizenship for legal immigrants in low-wage jobs, a group that overwhelmingly desires to become American.

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Jan 2013 Immigration Enforcement in the United States: The Rise of a Formidable Machinery. Grantee Publication
Immigration Enforcement in the United States: The Rise of a Formidable Machinery.
Citation: Meissner, Doris, Donald Kerwin, Muzzafar Chishti, and Claire Bergeron. Immigration Enforcement in the United States: The Rise of a Formidable Machinery. Rep. Washignton, DC: Migration Policy Institute, 2013. Print.
Subprogram: Immigrant Civic Integration

A detailed analysis of the current immigration enforcement system that was set in motion with passage of the Immigration Reform and Control Act (IRCA) in 1986. The report traces the evolution of the system, particularly in the post-9/11 era, in terms of budgets, personnel, enforcement actions and technology. It examines individual programs and results, ranging from Secure Communities and 287(g) to deportations, detention, post-9/11 visa screening and new federal databases, explaining how they have intersected — in some ways by deliberate design, in others by happenstance — to create a complex, interconnected, cross-agency system.

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Jan 2013 Preventive Priorities Survey: 2013 Grantee Publication
Citation: Preventive Priorities Survey: 2013. Rep. New York: Counvil on Foreign Relations, 2013. Print
Program: International Peace and Security
Subprogram: States at Risk

The Center for Preventive Action surveys leading experts to rank conflict prevention priorities based on their potential impact on U.S. interests and their likelihood of occurring in the coming year.

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Winter 13 Beyond Boundaries: A Promising New Model for Security and Global Development Carnegie Results
Beyond Boundaries: A Promising New Model for Security and Global Development
Citation: Theroux, Karen. Beyond Boundaries: A Promising New Model for Security and Global Development. Rep. New York: Carnegie Corporation of New York, 2013. Print.
Program: International Peace and Security
Subprogram: Nuclear Security

In 2007, a team of international security experts and researchers at the Henry L. Stimson Center launched an initiative to build an effective model for sustainable nonproliferation of biological, chemical, and nuclear weapons. The project represented an exciting and innovative way of thinking about security: a “dual-use” approach that operated at the nexus of the security and development communities. The team’s ingenuity paid off. After less than six years, the Stimson Center is phasing out its involvement in the successful program, which will now be government funded. This Results shows how a novel idea, supported with modest grants from Carnegie Corporation, went on to secure millions in support from international sources, achieving real-world policy wins.

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Jan 2013 Research management in African universities: from awareness raising to developing structures Report
Research management in African universities: from awareness raising to developing structures
Citation:  Kirkland, John, and Patrice Ajai-Ajagbe. Research Management in African Universities: From Awareness Raising to Developing Structures. Rep. London: Association of Commonwealth Universities, 2013. Print.
Author: John Kirkland and Patrice Ajai-Ajagbe
Program: Higher Education and Libraries in Africa

Research management (RM)─any action that a university can take to improve the effectiveness of its researchers but which is not part of the research process itself─can act as a catalyst for the more efficient use of resources in the short term. In the longer term it can expand the resource pool by increasing access to and improving the management of external funding, thereby enhancing donor confidence in the ability of African universities to deliver. This report explores these and other key benefits of research management at  five African universities.

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Dec 2012 Andrew Carnegie NYTimes birthday ad Essay
Andrew Carnegie NYTimes birthday ad
Citation: Carnegie Corporation of New York. Advertisement. New York Times 25 Nov. 2012: n. pag. Print

Andrew Carnegie Birthday advertisement.  "Working to Make a Better World for Over 100 Years."

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