A discussion of continuing higher education, adult education, training,and related--and some unrelated--Tennessee topics.
This will attract adult students back to your college
In continuing higher education, we often deal with mature students who had enjoyed their earlier college years much too much. Often, their poor grades from a decade or more earlier are an imposing barrier. Grade forgiveness policies can help overcome this barrier. I wonder, though, if anyone has ever tracked how students using grade forgiveness perform when they come back? Anecdotally, we assume most succeed. But my personal experience dealing with re-admitting students who had been academically dismissed from the university has been mixed. Some succeed; some don't.
When the economy recently soured, however, and her job as a skin specialist at a spa was threatened, the 30-year-old Haddon Township woman decided to go back to her alma mater, Camden County College.
She was in for a shock. Her grades - including a bunch of F's incurred when she failed to withdraw from courses after a serious car crash - were still on file, creating a grade-point average that could be hard to overcome.
Then an adviser recommended an academic-forgiveness program, which allows returning students to reset their GPA and start over.
Doubts about returning quickly evaporated, Arroyo said, making her "100 percent sure I wanted to come back."
Is a term no longer politically correct, evidently. As the cost of higher education goes up, direct parental involvment does as well. From The Atlantic. The Ethos of the Overinvolved Parent
Is it possible for parents to be too involved in their children’s lives when they go to college? Parents have to help their kids without overpowering them, Cohen said. Kids need to become “comfortable with the uncomfortable” and learn to navigate tricky academic and social challenges on their own. He travels to schools around the country, including my neighborhood’s high school, giving talks to parents about when and how to get engaged in their children’s college lives. Excessive parental involvement in the lives of their college-aged children, Hamilton said, extends the timeframe for parenting past the 0-18 years. It delays adulthood in children. And, most importantly for Hamilton, it exacerbates socioeconomic inequality. Students without helicopter parents, she’s found, are less likely than those …
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Lose late. The grain of salt taken with this study is that it looks at outcomes in Europe, not the U.S. Still, this is what we liberal arts graduates always preach. From The Atlantic. The Downside to Career and Technical Education
Yet new international research points to a significant downside of such programs: Students may benefit early in their careers, but are harmed later in life as the economy changes and they lack the general skills necessary to adapt.
The study raises concerns about the trade-offs that could come with significantly expanding career and technical training in the United States—at least any version that substitutes for broad knowledge and skills transferable across jobs.
“Individuals with general education initially face worse employment outcomes but experience improved employment probability as they become older relative to individuals with vocational education,” write four researchers in the study, which appeared in the winter 2017 issue of the peer-reviewed Jo…