A discussion of continuing higher education, adult education, training,and related--and some unrelated--Tennessee topics.
Winter is coming
ETSU Winter Session, that is. ETSU Winter Session has been in development for nearly two years and will pilot this year on December 20, 2011. The primary purpose of Winter Session is to provide students additional course options that enable them to reach their academic goals on time or in less time. Winter Session is designed to resemble Summer Sessions in some ways, but is also a Part of Term for spring so in other ways it follows the guidelines for a traditional spring term. Registration starts November 14.
Ain't just a term in football. The rates in Tennessee, and actually all over, should be better. From The Tennessean. College completion rates in Tennessee unacceptable, report says
While state efforts have helped boost college readiness and access to higher education, college completion rates remain “unacceptably low,” according to a report released Wednesday.
On average, less than 45 percent of students at Tennessee two- and four-year public colleges complete their degrees, according to Complete Tennessee’s “Room to Grow” report.
The low completion rates — Tennessee ranks 38th in the nation in public university graduation rates and 40th in community college graduation rates — could have repercussions for students and employers.
Students who don’t complete their college degrees are more likely to incur debt and have lower salaries and a lower quality of life, said Kenyetta Lovett, executive director of Complete Tennessee, a non-profit focused on increasing postsecondary access a…