A discussion of continuing higher education, adult education, training,and related--and some unrelated--Tennessee topics.
East Tennessee State
of Professional Development
in planning and implementing Conferences &Seminars,
courses, Certification Training courses, and
Tennessee State University's
of Professional Development
in Human Resource
Through the HR
begin March 8 and will meet Tuesday evenings from 5:30-8:30 p.m. on ETSU's
main campus for eight weeks, ending April 26.
course supports career advancement by building confidence to manage human
resources challenges through instruction from an experienced certified
practitioner You will also have the opportunity to network with other
professionals in the field.
Erickson, Assistant Director, Employee Relations,
& Development at East Tennessee State University
is an experienced certified practitioner in the Human Resources field.
will receive a certificate from ETSU and
to 2.2 continuing education units.
* HR professionals planning to take the PHR®
* HR practitioners seeking professional development to advance their
employees may use their employee audit opportunity to pay for the course.
The class cost is
$700, which includes course materials
information, call the ETSU Office of Professional Development at
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 …