THIEL PROFESSOR PARTICIPATES IN ADVANCED PLACEMENT READING
June 23, 2009
GREENVILLE, PA – Andrew Grover, mathematics and computer science professor at Thiel College, was selected to participate in the annual reading and scoring of the College Board’s Advanced Placement (AP) Examinations in computer science this month in the subject of computer science.
Each year the AP Program, sponsored by the College Board, gives more than one million capable high school students an opportunity to take rigorous college-level courses and examinations and, based on their exam performance, to receive credit and/or advanced placement when they enter college.
More than 10,000 readers from universities and high schools evaluated approximately 2.7 million examinations from 37 AP Courses. Representing many of the finest academic institutions in the world, these men and women are some of the best high school and college educators in the United States, Canada and abroad.
The AP Reading is a unique forum in which academic dialogue between secondary school and college educators is fostered and strongly encouraged.
“The Reading draws upon the talents of some of the finest teachers and professors that the world has to offer,” said Trevor Packer, vice president of the Advanced Placement Program at the College Board. “It fosters professionalism, allows for the exchange of ideas, and strengthens the commitment to students and to teaching. We are very grateful for the contributions of talented educators like Andrew Grover.”
Grover, of Greenville, has taught at Thiel College since 1984.
About Thiel College
Founded in 1866, Thiel College is a liberal arts, sciences and professional studies institution located in Greenville, Pa., that provides a great balance of academic challenge, personal and social involvement, and exceptional value to its 1,100 students. For more information about Thiel College, which is affiliated with the Evangelical Lutheran Church in America, visit www.thiel.edu or call 800-24-THIEL.