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

Case Study: Online Advising at Adams State University

Case Study: Online Advising at Adams State University An integrated online advising solution that works Adams State University is a public institution in southern Colorado. They live by the motto “Great Stories Begin Here.” Founded in 1921 as a teacher’s college, Adams State has expanded to offer dozens of undergraduate disciplines of study in addition to master’s degree programs and a doctoral program. Most of their ... Read more
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