The idea of transferring from one college to another has always been on students’ minds, and chances are it always will. Students who are just starting their first college year think, “Well, if things don’t work out at the college I have chosen, I can always transfer.” And students who are in their second, third or later years of college think of transferring too, for many reasons. Some would like to transfer to a college that offers stronger instruction in their chosen major. Others transfer for financial reasons. The list of reasons is a large and as varied as students are. Read more
As you have noticed, American higher education has just gone through a period of cataclysmic change. Can you think of another four-year period when colleges have removed the names of their slave-holding founders from buildings, and when students have been expected to continue to pay full tuition while attending classes remotely?
Those are only two of the changes we have seen, some of which we have come to accept as a new and normal way of educating students. They are very big changes.
The emerging tech centers of America . . .
If you don’t live in California, chances are you don’t understand San Jose. San Jose might not even be one of the first California cities to come to mind if somebody asked you to name the most influential or important cities in California.
If you live or teach in the San Jose area, however, you know the real story about what a powerhouse the city is. Read more
Are you spending a lot of time around the house this summer? Or have you just learned that your high school or college will be delivering courses remotely this fall?
If that is your current situation, we have a suggestion for you. Why not spend some time now taking online career tests to reevaluate your possible college major and your long-term career plans?
A growing list of colleges have announced that they will offer most or even all of their classes online during the coming academic year.
That prompted one student we know to ask, “So, should I forget about declaring myself pre-med next year? I mean, how am I going to get those lab classes completed in an online format?” Read more
Should You Sue Your College for Delivering Online Learning?
A growing number of students and their families are filing lawsuits against colleges that have canceled live classes and moved instruction online. The Washington Post reports that the family of one senior is suing George Washington University for a refund, and NBC News reports that more than 20 similar suits have been filed against schools that include Brown, Columbia, Cornell, Drexel, Michigan State, Purdue, and UC Berkeley. Read more
Are you thinking about a career as a museum administrator? Do you know a student who is?
Museum work is exciting and varied, with many interesting career paths to explore. Professionals who work for museums can undertake a range of duties that can include . . . Read more
Many people have been thinking about medicine and prescription drugs a lot over the last few weeks. They have been asking questions like these . . . Read more
Yesterday as I was driving through the suburban town where I live, I saw two police cruisers idling with their rooftop lights flashing.
Only a few weeks ago, I would have thought something terrible had happened. But today, the knowledge that my town’s law officers were looking out for my safety made me feel calm and reassured. Read more