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Carnegie Foundation for the Advancement of Teaching

Established in 1905 and chartered in 1906 by an act of the U.S. Congress, the Carnegie Foundation for the Advancement of Teaching is an independent policy and research center instructed in its charter to “do and perform all things necessary to encourage, uphold, and dignify the profession of the teacher and the cause of higher education” (Carnegie, Foundation History). Today the foundation is involved in “developing networks of ideas, individuals, and institutions to advance teaching and learning… [and to] bring together scholars, practitioners and designers in new ways to solve problems of educational practice” (Carnegie, 2015).

At its inception, the Carnegie Foundation was charged to address what Andrew Carnegie perceived as a pressing need on the education landscape: the fact that faculty at institutions of higher ...

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