A discussion of continuing higher education, adult education, training,and related--and some unrelated--Tennessee topics.
Use your end of year funds to register for ACHE
REGISTRATION IS LIVE!
Conference & Meeting October 27-29, 2014
won't want to miss the ACHE Annual Conference and Meeting held in Las
Vegas, Nevada. Join us for this year's conference and enjoy the
outstanding lineup of speakers, network with colleagues and
experts in your field, and meet with vendors about exciting new
higher education products. Strengthen your continuing higher
education unit by gaining information on how to create, manage and grow
your programs. This conference will help make a difference for your
The ACHE conference will be held at the fabulous Tropicana Las Vegas, a
newly renovated Doubletree by Hilton property that is conveniently
located directly on the infamous "Las Vegas Strip."
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…
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 …