There are an estimated 37 million Americans who have some college credit but no degree — and Western Governors University is trying to change that. The nonprofit online school is challenging many traditional concepts about higher education with a new approach aimed to help adult students finish college.… Continue reading
By the time Mike Moore finishes school and starts his career as a doctor, he’ll be in his 50s.
As a second-year medical student at Pacific Northwest University of Health Sciences, Moore listens to lectures from younger professors and sits with classmates who are old enough to be his kids.… Continue reading
Add one more thing to the list of tasks that colleges can outsource.
This time, it’s assessing “experiential learning”—that is, the skills students have gained in the workplace and other life trials—and determining how many credit hours should be awarded for that learning.… Continue reading
As she prepares for her commencement at the University of North Texas here on Saturday, Burlyce Sherrell Logan can still hear the words the institution’s president spoke at her freshman welcoming ceremony.
‘There are some people here — you know who you are — that we don’t want here, but the state says can be here,’ ” she recalled the president telling the class of 2,155, clearly referring to her and the dozen other African-Americans among them.… Continue reading
There are a myriad of reasons that people opt to postpone their journey into higher education. Some students graduate and decide to take a “gap year” between high school and their freshman year of college to travel, study, volunteer, or seek their calling.… Continue reading
If you’ve been out of the classroom awhile, chances are your study skills are not up to par. But that’s not a reflection of your intelligence – even the smartest students struggle as they work their way back into the school groove.… Continue reading
1. Why are you thinking about going back to school?
2. What exactly do you want to accomplish?
3. Can you afford to go back to school?
4. Does your company offer tuition reimbursement?
5. Can you afford not to go back to school?… Continue reading