While student debt is inevitable for most, there are ways to reduce it, both from the student perspective, and from the perspective of the higher education industry. We must do better to support our college students.
There are plenty of teachers at every level, from K-12 to professors in PhD programs, who integrate interactive strategies to their course structure. This helps to diversify the material and addresses many different learning styles. Studies have shown that breaking up lecture with varying activities can increase student grades and outcomes significantly. But it’s not enough to make sure every student is supported.
Many schools have faced closure and consolidation around the country, and the trend is expected to continue. Consolidation has impacted institutions that have remained open by adding degrees and certificates in tech fields such as artificial intelligence and cyber-security, while dropping low-enrollment programs especially in liberal arts schools. Schools are also looking online to target more students with specific subject matter.
After receiving a gracious letter from a previous graduate and CalSouthern’s 41st Commencement Ceremony approaching, I wanted to reflect on the impact and significance of lifelong learning.
Space limitations have forced colleges to turn more students away and offer incentives to defer enrollment. Online education can be a solution, but what else can alleviate this challenge?
How are you paying for your degree? Although success in the workforce usually requires a college diploma, the ability to pay for college is a challenge for many students.
Did you know California needs 10,000 more nurses? Impacted programs are making it difficult to satisfy the growing need of nurses to meet the health needs of its residents.
The value of an education can drastically differ from person to person, so what does it mean to you? Would you be willing to barter for your education?