What Would an Ideal College Look Like?

What Would an Ideal College Look Like? Is anyone else an avid reader of The Atlantic? If you’re anything like me, you peruse its front page every day, looking to be challenged in your thinking and expand your worldview. A particularly interesting article came on their feed recently titled “What Would an Ideal College Look Like?” It may be no surprise to you that, given ... Read more

Connect now with your advisor to maximize academic plans

Connect now with your advisor to maximize academic plans Back-to-school is a busy time for everyone. Whether you are a student, faculty, administrative services professional, or directly support someone in one of the above categories, your mind is full of back-to-school information. New courses (4-6 different classes in some cases), scheduling conflicts, job responsibilities, social commitments, there are a lot of new and different moving ... Read more

Depersonalized and Decentralized: The Perils of Online Education

Depersonalized and Decentralized: The Perils of Online Education In an attempt to cut costs and make learning more accessible to nontraditional students, colleges and universities are increasingly relying on online courses as a mode for instruction. As a high school student, I enrolled in several online courses at my local community college; later, after a traditional college experience, I realized my lack of engagement and ... Read more

Four Questions You Should’ve Asked Me (A Once-Struggling Off-Campus Student)

Four Questions You Should’ve Asked Me (A Once-Struggling Off-Campus Student) As an off-campus student, it’s much more difficult to engage in the campus experience than students living in residence halls. This was my experience several years ago when I was commuting 30 minutes each way to campus. My network existed at home, where friends, family, and homework more than filled my time. But I was ... Read more

Back to School: Meet with your College Advisor

Back to School: Meet with your College Advisor On my traditional, large-flagship university campus, back to school means different things for different people. Students are wrapping up summer experiences, and settling into new living arrangements. Faculty are finishing syllabi, and squeezing in a last day of research to meet summer writing goals. College administrators, like myself, are bracing for upcoming traffic influx. The increase in ... Read more

An online faculty reflects on changing course technology

An online faculty reflects on changing course technology My mother-in-law “Martha” is a tenured Languages faculty at a large, multi-campus, community college. She teaches 4 courses each Fall & Spring term, as well as leads an annual 4 week Summer Study Abroad experience. Typically she teaches 3 of her 4 courses per term in person, and because enrollment for online courses is typically more popular, ... Read more
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