Category Archive: General Education Issues

Jan 29

Don’t Fear General Education

“One area that seems most elusive is information about a college’s ‘core curriculum’ or general education program…. Why is information about the general education program so mysterious? Why don’t colleges devote time and energy discussing their core curriculum? I think the answer probably lies in the fact that most prospective students and their parents think …

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May 01

Hybrid Jobs Call For Hybrid Education

Will you be ready for the new jobs that are emerging? This is important to think about as you think about college. “But in addition to such familiar jobs such as engineer, consultant, or financial analyst, we’re increasingly seeing new job titles emerge: forensic technologist, digital storyteller, and marketing automation manager…. What does this mean …

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Oct 04

High School Students Can Use Guidance

How Applying To College Can Help Students Have A Successful Life I am often asked the following question: You work with many high school students. What are a few areas that you believe high school students can use some guidance with? I’m so happy you asked! Everyone is different but what I find quite often, …

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Aug 04

How To Raise An Adult Child by Julie Lythcott-Haims

Take a look at this very interesting and thought-provoking Q&A with the author of the book ,”How To Raise An Adult Child” by Julie Lythcott-Haims: “When do you stop cutting their meat?…All of a sudden I understood why 18-year-olds might be showing up a little bit more attached to mom or dad if these tiny …

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Dec 28

Universities Are Using Statistics To See If A Student Is A Good Gamble For Them. It Is Working!

Universities are predicting the outcomes of accepting students into their universities. It is working! “Dupaul, the associate provost for enrollment management at Southern Methodist University, is one of a growing number of university administrators consulting the performance data of former students to predict the outcomes of current ones. The little-known effort is being quietly employed …

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Dec 15

Better Ways To Learn

“Does a good grade always mean a student has learned the material? And does a bad grade mean a student just needs to study more? Mr. Carey offers students old and young a new blueprint for learning based on decades of brain science, memory tests and learning studies. He upends the notion that “hitting the …

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Jan 26

The 100 Best Jobs

U.S. News 100 Best Jobs of 2014 offer a mosaic of employment opportunity, good salary, manageable work-life balance and job security. Some careers offer just the right mix of these components – for instance, nearly 40 percent of our picks are health care jobs – but the list also includes strong showings from occupations in …

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Dec 29

A Great Big Smile For This Accepted Student

Watch this very touching video and learn about the ClemsonLIFE program. http://www.buzzfeed.com/maycie/watch-this-young-man-with-down-syndrome-find-out-he-got-acce?bffb ClemsonLIFE is a two year program incorporating functional academics, independent living, employment,and social/leisure skills in a public university setting with the goal of producing self-sufficient young adults. Students successfully completing the two year program will receive   a certificate of postsecondary education. For select students, …

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Dec 10

Forbes 30 under 30: Colleges they don’t talk about

It’s no surprise to find graduates of the world’s most prestigious and competitive colleges within the ranks of Forbes‘ “30 under 30”. (Forbes names 30 honorees under 30 years of age in 15 different industry categories, which really means it should be called “450 under 30,” but that’s a detail.) No surprise to find recent …

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Dec 01

Post-college exam seeks to determine employability

“We wanted to help colleges assess the kids,” he said. “We need to know how well students are learning, independent of their major field.” “As more research showed employers are interested in students with strong verbal communication, critical thinking and other practical skills, the council moved to create an exam to assess strength in these …

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