What’s in a Name? The Labels Our Students Wear

Name-calling, labeling, is almost always based on a generalization and stereotype and we need to value and respect people as individuals, so name-calling is probably best avoided.  However, some of the labels that are given to people may have a grain of truth in...

College Credit Without Taking a Course?

Did you know that it is possible for students to get college credit for what they already know by taking a CLEP exam?  The College Level Examination Program, administered by the College Board (the SAT organization) offers students the opportunity to demonstrate...
Why Textbooks Continue to Matter

Why Textbooks Continue to Matter

Of course your student needs textbooks in college . . . maybe. Textbooks are expensive. The cost of producing most textbooks is high and the costs are passed along to the students.  One study conducted by the College Board has estimated that most students should...
The Top 3 Most Powerful Consequences of Immersive Learning:   How We Can Re-Route Our Students’ Professional Pathways

The Top 3 Most Powerful Consequences of Immersive Learning: How We Can Re-Route Our Students’ Professional Pathways

By Anna Fitzgibbon Are we doing it backward? It’s interesting- we expect our students to choose majors, professional pathways and career fields before they take a full inventory of what exists, what they love and how they could find their place within an existing...