UC Berkeley Geography Program Starts School Trend With Real-Time Student Support

UC Berkeley Geography Program Starts School Trend With Real-Time Student Support Cranium Cafe today announced that UC Berkeley's Geography Program has launched Cranium Cafe to better connect with students.  The Cranium Cafe platform enriches learning by offering students a way to meet virtually with advisors, instructors, and tech support. Marjorie Ensor, Academic Advisor and recent winner of a major NACADA award, learned about Cranium Cafe at a ... Read more

Developing Self-Efficacy: The True Role of Higher Education

Developing Self-Efficacy: The True Role of Higher Education Browsing higher education hashtags this weekend, I came across a poignant tweet by Patrick Elliot (@Patrick_MIM): “As #highered we must do a better job of helping our learners turn their credentials into opportunities.” I’ve heard this over and over from my friends, classmates, and colleagues: we learn so much during our four, six, eight years of our college ... Read more

A Student’s Open Letter to Academic Advisors

A Student's Open Letter to Academic Advisors To all the academic advisors out there – let’s discuss advising. Specifically, how to get students excited about and engaged in advising throughout their college experience. The thing is: I want to engage. I want to be challenged. But so far, I haven’t followed the traditional advising path. As an undergraduate, I rarely connected with my formal advisors. (In fact, ... Read more

Jefferson-Lewis BOCES Chooses Cranium Cafe to Connect Students with Instructors in Virtual Advanced Placement Program

Jefferson-Lewis BOCES Chooses Cranium Cafe to Connect Students with Instructors in Virtual Advanced Placement Program Cranium Cafe today announced that the Jefferson-Lewis Board of Cooperative Educational Services (BOCES) has selected Cranium Cafe to better serve their remote Advanced Placement (AP) students in college readiness and academic success. The Cranium Cafe platform will enrich learning by bringing these remotely located students & professors together in virtual ... Read more

8 Lessons on Collaborative Learning Spaces from University of Utah’s Google-Style Campus

8 Lessons on Collaborative Learning Spaces from University of Utah's Google-Style Campus At the regional Society of College & University Planners conference last year, I was introduced to the Lassonde Studios being constructed at the University of Utah. Imagined as a revolutionary space for creativity, innovation, and entrepreneurship, the Lassonde Studios change the way we think about collaborative and engaging learning spaces. The studios were ... Read more

An Engaged College Experience and Malcolm Gladwell’s “Don’t Ask, Don’t Tell”

An Engaged College Experience and Malcolm Gladwell's "Don't Ask, Don't Tell" Malcolm Gladwell spoke to the University of Pennsylvania in 2013 about higher education reform. “Are you ready to hear my idea, in one sentence? Don’t ask, don’t tell — on the name of your undergrad institution.” Then, he asked: “Would you have gone to Penn?" (To learn more about his idea, check out this ... Read more
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