What's Your Learning Style? [Quiz]

Posted Friday, June 27, 2014

Adult learners have different learning styles than most traditional college students. Understanding how you learn can help you study more effectively around your busy lifestyle and unique needs as a college student. So, do you know what your learning style is?


Adult learners have different learning styles than most traditional college students. Understanding how you learn can help you study more effectively around your busy lifestyle and unique needs as a college student. So, do you know what your

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Tags: Study Tips

The Secret to Earning a Second Degree

Posted Wednesday, June 25, 2014

By Donald S. Cucuzzella, MA
 Assistant Director
School of Applied Science and Technology

Students have frequently contacted me about pursuing a second degree, whether it is a second associates or bachelor’s degree. Perhaps they want to gain new skills and broaden their knowledge in two different fields. Other times, students are looking to make a career change and have identified that a second bachelor’s degree can help them in that goal. It’s important to assess which

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Tags: Career , Degree Programs , Transfer Credits

7 Credit-by-Exam Myths BUSTED

Posted Wednesday, June 18, 2014

Even though credit-by-exams programs like TECEP®, CLEP and DSST have been around for years, students still have many misconceptions about them.  All I have to do is read the textbook and I’ll pass the exam, they say. I already know everything about the subject so I don’t have to study, they claim. 

But, for most students, these statements couldn’t be further from the truth. Just like any other test, credit-by-exam programs require preparation, including a study plan to

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Tags: Credit by Exam , Study Tips

Want to Earn Prior Learning Assessment Credit for Interpersonal Communications? Read This First

Posted Thursday, June 12, 2014

By George Haber, Mentor, Heavin School of Arts and Sciences
and Todd Siben, Assistant Director of Portfolio Assessment

 

By the time most adults are in their 30’s, they have probably spent a good amount of time actively engaged in interpersonal communications. This could include:

• Personal interactions with teachers, clergy, family members
• Negotiating with real estate brokers, auto dealers and service technicians, insurance agents and customer service reps

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Tags: Prior Learning Assessment and Portfolio , Taking Courses

Nobody Ever Told Me That: The Academic Evaluation

Posted Tuesday, June 10, 2014

When it comes to your academic evaluation, have you ever thought, “Hey, nobody ever told me that”? Your customized academic program evaluation is an invaluable planning tool that shows you where your previously earned credit (transfer, licenses/certifications) will fit into your degree, so you can see what courses you have left to take. It is organized into the different requirements needed to earn your degree (i.e. General Education, Area of Study, Free Electives), and as each requirement is

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Tags: Academic Evaluation , Advising , Earning College Credit

13 Apps For Your Inner-Business Mogul

Posted Thursday, June 05, 2014

Whether you’re a seasoned entrepreneur, starting an MBA program, collaborating on a group project or looking to develop stronger professional skills, having the right tools at your fingertips to effectively and efficiently conduct business will prepare you for whatever corporate curveballs are thrown your way. We’ve found 13 apps that are designed to help you monitor your finances, keep up with trends and conduct meetings with clients or classmates at a desk or on the go. Maybe these apps

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Tags: Business and Management , Career , Online Tools and Resources