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As a result of the kind donations of Andrew Carnegie in 1905, and chartered in 1906 by an Act of Congress, the aim of the Carnegie Foundation for the Advancement of Teaching is "to do and perform all things necessary to encourage, uphold, and dignify the profession of the teacher and the cause of higher education." While it would seem that this is a rather indomitable set of tasks, the Carnegie Foundation has proven over the past nine decades to be more than able to live up to these goals, producing a number of important scholarly and pragmatic reflections on the dilemmas and opportunities of teaching in the world of higher education. From this webpage, visitors may learn about various competitions sponsored by the Foundation (such as Professor of the Year), and the host of new publications (some of which include sample chapters for perusal). Not surprisingly, visitors may also want to read the Foundation's annual reports, or take a look at the results of survey such as Community College Faculty: Attitudes and Trends. Additionally, the eLibrary area contains a number of important documents dealing with professional and higher education, such as Taking Learning Seriously and an interesting historical document titled Medical Education in the United States and Canada, produced for the Foundation in 1910.
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