The Center for Social and Character Development at Rutgers University knows that the most powerful growth and change in people's lives occur through relationships. CSCD @ RU promotes positive growth among adults and children by providing program opportunities and collaborative learning structures that facilitate the creation of caring schools in which all members of the school community contribute to the academic, social, and civic growth and development of students.
Current Grant-Funded Projects
(These projects are funded by the New Jersey Department of Education under a grant form the United States Department of Education, Partnerships in Character Education Program.)
- Fostering Change in School Culture Through Character Education (FCSCCE)
Increasing quality and sustainability of social and character education programs using inter-school coaching model to effectuate change in school culture.
- Caring Schools Inclusion Project (CSIP)
Evaluating the Impact of Character Education on the Social Inclusion of Students with Disabilities
- Code of Student Conduct Tutorial
View a four-lesson tutorial to assist your school district in creating or revising your CSC to promote a positive school climate conducive to learning and student development. The tutorial also provides guidance to districts to assist you in coming into compliance with State Board of Education regulations.
- Code of Student Conduct Pilot Project Resources
The project studied the process districts use to come into compliance with N.J.A.C. 6A:16-7.1. The Cherry Hill, Highland Park and Montvale school districts participated as pilot districts in this project. Each district developed its own communications and program resources to support the development of both district codes of conduct and school handbooks.
Other Current Projects
- Partnership for Advancing Character Education Through Service-Learning (PACES)
- 2002-2006 Partnerships in Character Education Program Federal Grant
New Jersey Center for Character Education Finds Positive
Results Across the State
Click here to read the CETAC article.