A discussion of continuing higher education, adult education, training,and related--and some unrelated--Tennessee topics.
Deadline is tomorrow
Call for Proposals
Deadline extended to April 11th! ACHE - Las Vegas • October 27-29, 2014
deadline to submit your proposal to present at ACHE - Las Vegas
has been extended to April 11,
The conference theme is “Winning
Together: Teamwork Makes the Dream Work.” In these changing landscapes, continuing
education professionals must rely not only on other units within
their college or university but on their counterparts from schools
across the country. Uniting together as a team allows units from
across the world to think creatively, share ideas, and provide
mutual support at times when some universities no longer see the
value of continuing education.
Reasons to present
at ACHE Las Vegas:
• To share your expertise with colleagues in your field
• To build your resume
• To secure travel funds with your institution
• To have a fabulous time with ACHE in Las Vegas!
2014 Annual Conference and Meeting will be held at Tropicana Las Vegas, a newly
renovated Doubletree by Hilton property that is conveniently located
directly on the infamous "Las Vegas Strip." For more
information about the conference, please visit www.achelasvegas.com.
For First Generation. ETSU is full of them, and helping them succeed is a challenge. From The Atlantic. Meet Gen-F: Their Families' First College Students and Their Communities' Brightest Hope
When Ivan Delgado first considered going to college, he had little to go on. “I don't know anybody in my neighborhood who’s gone to college, nobody in my family,” he says. A high school advisor changed Ivan’s prospects by connecting him with scholarships at Texas A&M University. A quarter of A&M’s undergraduates—and nearly a third nationwide—are the first in their families to attend college. Ivan is now one of them.
Collectively they’re known as first-generation students, Gen-F for short. Most are from low-income families and disadvantaged communities in the U.S. and abroad. Their decision to continue their education is courageous in itself, since many are from families that can hardly scrape together the costs of applying, let alone the prohibitive cost of attending. Add to …
We no longer have to live with unanswered questions. Remember when we had to dig out the encyclopedia? When we could buy encyclopedias at the grocery store as an incentive to shop? O brave new world, / That has such people in 't! I suggest you try calling in sick to work with one of these--like nomophobia. From The Week.
5 new brain disorders that were born out of the digital age 1. Nomophobia
Some people are afraid of spiders. Others, heights. Or maybe you're unreasonably fearful of clowns. The list of phobias is long, and researchers recently added one more: In 2012, the world learned of "No-Mobile Phobia" or "nomophobia" — the feeling of panic one has upon being separated from one's phone or tablet. In one U.K. survey, 73 percent of respondents felt panic when they misplaced their phone. And for another 14 percent, that panic spiraled into pure desperation.
But the research into this new fear is so new, it's hard to say conclusively whether nomoph…