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Re-Thinking The Pathway To Higher Education

We have finished another school year with over 3 million high school graduates. Congratulations! Seventy percent will go on to a four-year college, even though according to the Bureau of Labor Statistics (BLS), only 27% of the jobs created through 2022 will require a four-year degree and 70% of all new Wisconsin jobs being created will only require a high school degree, according to the University of Wisconsin-Milwaukee Skills Gap... ❯❯❯

Do Students Benefit From Hand-Holding or Strict Discipline?

I expect you to listen during my class lectures. Here, let me help you. I can provide you with the answer. As an educator, are you someone who is tough on students because you believe strict discipline is essential to their growth and development? Or do you believe in an approach that is kinder, much more easy-going and laidback when it comes to helping students - even to the point of being willing to give students the answers they... ❯❯❯

What Can Instructors Do to Promote Learning?

If you were to ask your students at the end of a course week, or at the end of a course, what they learned - what do you believe their answer would be? Would it be something they have read, a memorable class lecture, an engaging class discussion, or insight gained as a result of all of these classroom elements combined? As an educator, do you believe that learning is an ongoing process throughout the duration of the course, or do you... ❯❯❯

Top 8 Factors to Consider When Choosing a College

Importance of Accreditation An accredited college implies that the concerned college is recognized by the official, state and other educational authorities for being an institution that provides high quality education. This is very important as if the college is not accredited, the degree will not hold merit value in job placements, as well as for further studies. Use of up-dated syllabus Colleges whose vision is to instill a deep... ❯❯❯

Attend A College That Has Your Back

More than two million students enter college each year with the expectation that the colleges they attend will take care of them when problems and emergencies pop up. Some students will be pleased with the way their college responds to their issues while others will be disappointed, some may even be outraged. So many things happen on college campuses today that incoming students never anticipate. To make better comparisons, include... ❯❯❯

The Challenges Faced By Students During Research For Their Final Year Projects

It is common knowledge in Nigeria as a nation that every first degree seeking individual (undergraduates) at the tail end (final year) of his/her stay in the tertiary institution of learning, must as a matter of fact undergo one of the must "dreaded" and strenuous part of schooling (some students go ahead to hire a writer to carry on their research(es) for them, popular known among the educational populace as project or Final Year... ❯❯❯

Lessons College Students Need To Learn

When students enter college they will be expected to behave like adults. That means that they will do their own work, solve their own problems and interact with others in an adult or professional manner. That is just the beginning. To live their lives as graduates who are happy, highly respected and paid well enough to achieve their goals, they should be building the platform on which to launch their careers while they are in... ❯❯❯

Five Reasons Your Humanities Degree Was a Great Idea

In 2014, President Obama offhandedly dismissed art history, and by extension, the humanities, as irrelevant in the job market. He wisely apologized. His remark is indicative of a widespread sentiment: The humanities are useless in a technology-driven economy. This view is wrong, and here are five reasons why. 1. Humanities majors are taught to innovate Innovation comes from putting together ideas that have no business being... ❯❯❯

What Is the Secret to Student Success?

Within the field of higher education, one of the important metrics for gauging the effectiveness of programs is student retention. Retention measures the number of students that a school has been able to keep in their programs and in contrast, attrition measures the number of students who have withdrawn - either voluntarily or involuntarily. Another important word for this field is persistence, and that is meant as a student... ❯❯❯

Difference Between a College and a University

While looking at your post-secondary education options, you may be wondering if you should go to a college or a university. If have these thoughts on your mind, you need to understand the difference between a college and a university. According to most people, college is an institute run by someone in the private sector. On the other hand, a university is funded by the government. The reality is different. It's not that easy to draw a... ❯❯❯