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State System, APSCUF Reach Tentative Agreement, Strike Ends

Late this afternoon, we received an announcement that the strike between the faculty union (APSCUF) and the Pennsylvania State System of Higher Education has been settled. Faculty members will return to work effective midnight tonight. For students that have regularly scheduled classes this weekend, report as scheduled. All other students should follow their class schedules starting Monday, October 24.

Online Academic Resources

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Khan Academy: A highly interactive site providing over 3,000 free video tutorials and exercises covering a range of subjects--math, biology, chemistry, physics, and much more.

Wolfram Alpha: A fundamentally new way to get knowledge and answers--not by searching the web, but by doing dynamic computations based on a vast collection of built-in data, algorithms, and methods. Covers mathematics, words and linguistics, history, science, computational sciences, money and finance, just to name a few.

Stewart Calculus: A resource for calculus help.

The Purdue Online Writing Lab: This site contains over 200 free resources offering assistance with the writing process, conducting research and appropriate use of grammar and citations.

The Writing Center (UNC): A collection of detailed handouts covering all elements of writing: pre-writing, paper development, thesis construction, citations, style, and writing for specific fields.

The Assignment Planner: An online tool to help you manage and locate resources related to research and writing. Enter today's date, and the date your assignment is due, and you will receive a time management calendar with links to resources and target completion dates for each phase of your research project.

Study Guides and Strategies: Techniques to help you with managing time, tasks and projects, motivating yourself, solving problems and making decisions.

Where Does the Time Go?: An interactive inventory to assess time spent on daily activities to demonstrate how many hours remain during the week for studying.

The Math Forum at Drexel: Browse questions and answers for a variety of math topics.

Study Skills Checklist: An inventory that reveals your study habits and attitudes, and provide self-help information on the areas that need improvement.