Students Archive for September, 2009
As the traditional colleges and public universities become more comfortable with distance learning, we're starting to see some innovative programs being developed. We are also seeing established schools going after the continuing education market, something that not so long ago was a sidelight carried through college extension programs.
At Texas state school Lamar… | Read More
Finding a viable path to college and a career can be hard enough on its own, but dealing with disabilities can make the process all the more discouraging. Luckily, there are organizations devoted to helping disabled students find the resources they need to make career success a reality, and AbilITy Connection is one of those… | Read More
On September 17th the House of Representatives passed the Student Aid and Fiscal Responsibility Act, a bill that provides billions of dollars in federal spending on education and that makes a major change in the structure for student loans in this country. The omnibus bill is described in the New York Times as a… | Read More
The Boston Globe's online publication Boston.com is carrying a story on Harvard University's innovative new doctoral degree in education. It is an Ed.L.D. (as opposed to a PhD): a program that is meant to provide the skills for actual management careers in education administration rather than the knowledge and abilities to teach and conduct… | Read More
Mercer University in Georgia has announced the introduction of a bachelor's program in public safety that has taken the curriculum from their criminal justice degree and modified it to meet today's needs.
Program coordinator Lynn Tankersley said that the new major is the result both of requests from professionals in the public safety profession and… | Read More
A four- university group of schools is offering a course in climate change and what changes can be made by business and government institutions to limit their contribution to global warming. The consortium is made up of the University of Washington, Northwestern University, the University of British Columbia and the University of California at… | Read More
The United States is in need of health care professionals more than ever before. Between a rapidly aging population and workers retiring faster than they can be replaced, something has to be done, but a new scholarship for health care students may help.
The American Association of Community Colleges (AACC) teamed up with Phi Theta… | Read More
If you ask a college student about productivity, he won’t have much to say. And you really can’t blame him. He leads a dynamic life where academics and fun go hand in hand, with the latter becoming a more important activity most of the times.
However, with the advent of internet and web 2.0, a college student now has access to so many amazing tools that he could finish up his work as well as enjoy… | Read More
California State University at Fullerton (CSUF) improved its position this year in the annual ranking of colleges and universities conducted by U.S. News and World Report. The magazine has a comprehensive rating program for several categories: undergraduate schools, public and private schools nationally, and what the magazine calls "Public Schools Masters Universities." The… | Read More