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Happy Halloween

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Happy Halloween

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Happy Halloween

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by michee.

Happy Halloween

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Halloween Infographic from CouponFollow

Don't retire in the north

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But I supposed everybody already knows that.  From Mainstreet.com.

The Best and Worst States to Retire
The top cities to retire include:

1. Tampa, Fla.

2. Grand Prairie, Texas

3. Orlando, Fla.

4. St. Petersburg, Fla.

5. Scottsdale, Ariz.

 These cities had ample job opportunities for those over age 65 and are also in states with some of the lowest tax rates in the country.   “People work in the northeast for their professional careers, but tend to downsize and move south for retirement,” Bernardo adds.

Infographicing while at ACHE

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Infographicing while at ACHE

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by GrubHub.

Infographic Friday

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More bad news for English majors?

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Maybe.  But many of these students may have entered community colleges thinking they would transfer to a university, so they pursued the general studies track--the most common one used for transfer.  Then they didn't transfer and find themselves with an associate degree comprised of general education courses.  It's much harder to follow that to employment. From The Hechinger Report.

Some degrees produce no bump in earnings, research finds
New research unveiled here has exposed an exception to the higher-education mantra that people with degrees earn more than people without them.  The research, conducted under the aegis of the Center for Analysis of Postsecondary Education and Employment and focused on community colleges, confirms the widely accepted belief that many graduates make more than people without degrees.  But it also found that the large proportion of community-college students who major in the liberal arts, humanities, and general studies and have not gone on to ear…

A Pharmacy School Bubble

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Ready to burst?  I know Pharmacy Schools have popped up like mushrooms all around ETSU. From The New Republic.
The Pharmacy School Bubble Is About to Burst: One of America's most reliable professions is producing too many graduates and not enough jobs
The pharmacy boom began in 2000. That year, a report from the Department of Health and Human Services suggested that 98 percent of Americans lived in an area adversely affected by a pharmacist shortage. Almost 6,000 pharmacist jobs stood empty, and the shortage was only predicted to grow worse. The following year, a group now known as the Pharmacy Workforce Center predicted a shortfall of 157,000 pharmacists nationally within two decades as demand and responsibilities increased while the number of pharmacists stood still. As Baby Boomers aged, the thought went, pharmacists would be able to fill some roles traditionally held by doctors, and would be able to counsel them on how to take the medications prescribed to them.  Quickly, the f…

Social notworking

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Keith Ferrazzi, author of Never Eat Alone, discusses social networking on CBS Moneywatch. 
How to network like a pro Good social media is sharing quality content and joining conversations. Bad use is marketing, bragging and forced manipulation. You will also want to leverage each platform with their strengths, Facebook has tremendous reach, but Twitter is instantaneous. LinkedIn (LNKD) is a business interested community. Make sure the content you create is good for the specific audience available.  Your audience will determine if the content you put out is good or bad, and you can tell by their engagement. If the content is good, you will see engagement. If it is bad, they won't engage. You serve them, not the other way around.

Osborn's Law of Graduate School Debt

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Osborn's Law of Graduate School Debt: Never borrow money for graduate school unless (a) you're seeking a degree in a professional field with excellent employment possibilities, (b) you already have a job and need the graduate degree for advancement, or (c) you need to fill the gaps (i.e. summer school enrollment) in your graduate assistantship, fellowship, or other supported position at your university.

Infographic Friday

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Socks appeal

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What can I say?  I like a fancy pair of socks.  Little did I know I was making a statement.  Just wait until they see my socks at ACHE!  From The Atlantic.

'Like Lingerie for Men': How Statement Socks Became So Trendy
The statement sock—whether distinguished by a bright hue or a bold pattern or both at the same time—has become the go-to fashion accessory for guys from Wall Street, where “Friday socks” is a thing, to Silicon Valley, where every day is Friday. (Startup guys, according to one Bay Area buyer, favor not just colorful socks but also socks decorated with “words like ‘bacon’ and ‘beer’” and also “anything with ninjas.”)  All of which helps to explain new sales numbers released today by the retail analytics firm NPD, revealing a 2-percent growth in sock sales between August 2013 and August 2014. That's a rate that has, in a weak economy, outpaced the general growth of the $206.7 billion global apparel market. And NPD speculates that it has been men, in particular, w…

Always connected. Always.

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My advice is take your vacation. And gather ye rosebuds while ye may.  Mary Elizabeth Williams, writing in Salon, warns us about the pre-cation: paid time off before you start.
The “pre-cation” is a trap!
As Oremus points out, we are already a vastly overworked nation. We put in considerably more hours than we did a generation ago —  and most of us are doing it while facing what the New York Times last year called “flatlined” wages. A new study released last month revealed that Americans take only about half the vacation time they’re entitled to, missing out on the equivalent of “over 500 million” days off a year. Why? Because they’re afraid of repercussions, an anxiety reinforced by what MarketWatch notes is “company culture and lack of encouragement from management to take time off.” People are reluctant to take vacations for fear they’ll be revealed as expendable. It actually happened to me at an old job – I came back from a week away and was promptly told, the day I returned, they …

Less than two weeks away

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This year's ACHE conference looks like the biggest in years.  You can still register Here.

Book your room today!

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Join your fellow continuing educators at the 46th Annual Tennessee Alliance for Continuing Higher Education Annual Conference in Chattanooga from November 12-14.  With sessions on topics such as embedding continuing education training into credit courses, marketing your off-campus site, and an update on Tennessee Promise—to only name a few—there is sure to be information that will help you improve your job performance.  The conference brochure including a link to registration is available here.  And if you’re ready to register, go to ETSU’s Professional Development registration site, click on Academic Conferences, and then on TACHE Conference.  The cost is $185 for members and $205 for non-members.

Held at the fabulous Chattanoogan, the hotel is convenient to all the exciting things Chattanooga has to offer! Contact the hotel at the above link or call 1-800-619-0018 to make reservations.  Be sure to mention the TACHE group (#486565).
The conference rate of $119 is only available until …

Happy Columbus Day

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Infographic fall break

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Infographic fall break

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Infographic fall break

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Infographic fall break

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Infographic fall break

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Infographic Friday

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Join your fellow continuing educators at the 46th Annual Tennessee Alliance for Continuing Higher Education Annual Conference in Chattanooga from November 12-14.  With sessions on topics such as embedding continuing education training into credit courses, marketing your off-campus site, and an update on Tennessee Promise—to only name a few—there is sure to be information that will help you improve your job performance.  The conference brochure including a link to registration is available here.  And if you’re ready to register, go to ETSU’s Professional Development registration site, click on Academic Conferences, and then on TACHE Conference.  The cost is $185 for members and $205 for non-members.

Held at the fabulous Chattanoogan, the hotel is convenient to all the exciting things Chattanooga has to offer!  Contact the hotel at the above link or call 1-800-619-0018 to make reservations.  Be sure to mention the TACHE group (#486565). The conference rate of $119 is only available until…

Let me Google it

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When are we too dependent on technology?  Nick Romeo asks the question in The Atlantic.
Is Google Making Students Stupid? Carr includes other case studies: He describes doctors who become so reliant on decision-assistance software that they overlook subtle signals from patients or dismiss improbable but accurate diagnoses. He interviews architects whose drawing skills decay as they transition to digital platforms. And he recounts frightening instances when commercial airline pilots fail to perform simple corrections in emergencies because they are so used to trusting the autopilot system. Carr is quick to acknowledge that these technologies often do enhance and assist human skills. But he makes a compelling case that our relationship with them is not as positive as we might think.
Something meant to expedite a task winds up being an indispensable technology.  All of this has unmistakable implications for the use of technology in classrooms: When do technologies free students to think ab…

Lewis's Law

I came across this term recently and just had to share. True, so true. From Wikipedia.

Lewis's Law
Lewis's law is an eponymous law taken from [Helen Lewis'] observation that "the comments on any article about feminism justify feminism". Lewis first made the observation on Twitter on 9 August 2012,[8] and it was quoted afterwards in Wired UK[9] as part of a piece on the Donglegate incident, in which an engineer and a developer evangelist were fired after the developer evangelist accused two engineers sitting behind her of making sexual jokes at PyCon 2013. Lewis has written frequently about misogynistic hate directed at women online.[10]