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Author: David Pecoraro

Understanding Our Students – Tasha

Listen to college student, Ms. Tasha Levin talk about the challenges of being a college student.

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First Time Students

First-Time Students Guest Post by, Suzie Parkes  Many of you will be preparing to head out to university this year, perhaps for the first time. Or maybe you’re the parent of a student and are helping him or her to make the move. With the stress of choosing the right university, deciding on courses, and getting accommodations and finances sorted, it’s easy to miss one or two details.       Image courtesy of Alan Stanton (Flickr) As an ex-student myself I feel I can offer some words of advice when it comes to moving away from home and into...

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#2 A Day in the Life of a Professor

Part 2: Teaching, Dinner and Little Women

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#1 A Day in the Life of a Professor

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Courage and Course Evaluations – Part No. 2

In this podcast, we’ll look at how people other than professors see the course evaluation process, using some of our administrative experience to convince professors, parents, and students that department chairs, deans, and academic vice presidents really do look at the results.

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Maintaining a Healthy Home Life During Winter Break

Guest Post by  Garrick Gibson Maintaining a Healthy Home Life During Winter Break Going away to college means acquiring a new found sense of independence, and being able to call your own shots for many college students. You no longer have to check in with you family about your comings and goings. It means you’re an adult now and are responsible for yourself. This new found freedom can be a challenge for both students and parents. At the end of every fall semester, after you’ve finally made it past those dreaded final exams, comes the much the anticipated winter...

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Student Caring Articles

This new page to the website features Student Caring articles. Rebuilding the Bridge: Responding to Changes in the Higher Education Landscape Dr. Daniel de Roulet, PhD. This article was published in January of 2012 at the Hawaii International Conference on Higher Education. Abstract: One metaphor that aptly describes higher education is a bridge: higher education serves as an important social landmark which students employ to cross from adolescence to adulthood, from the world of school to the professions and graduate work, and more frequently from a prior career to a new vocational venture. A host of demographic, economic, preparatory, and goal changes are currently reshaping the needs of college and university undergraduates. Higher education must adjust to these realities while continuing to emphasize academic rigor and personal transformation in the student experience. Colleges and universities must, in effect, rebuild the bridge of higher education. This paper first delineates the changes to the higher educational landscape through a summary of studies and statistical analyses. It then advocates for an intentional, strategic response: rethinking the college classroom as a place not only of academic rigor, but of student connection and care. Specific strategies are outlined to address: student persistence; mentoring; academic rigor; helping students discover their natural talents; and connecting students’ college experiences to their post-college goals. Download the pdf. Read the Article –——————————————————————————————— Student Caring on the Big Screen Prof. David C. Pecoraro, MFA...

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