A discussion of continuing higher education, adult education, training,and related--and some unrelated--Tennessee topics.
ACHE South Call for proposals
Deadline is Approaching Soon
forget that the call for proposals deadline for the ACHE South Annual Conference is November 18 at
5:00 pm. You will be notified about your
submission no later than December 16th.
for information about submitting a proposal.
Submissions this year should use "active learning" to
involve your audience. Here are some suggestions for a
Share your program experiences… Whether you
learned the hard way from your “glorious failures” or implemented
a great success, tell us about your programming triumphs.
Emphasis will be placed on new and innovative approaches that
foster student success or target new markets. Teach us through your research or analysis… Inform
us as higher-education professionals with your recent research or
analysis. Proposals in this category will be focused on best
practices, new information and replicable approaches to problem
solving. Show us… Let’s get into the weeds. Sessions
in this category should emphasize skill building and/or
demonstrate how you and your team have approached specific
opportunities or obstacles. Think of these sessions as show and
tell for grown-ups! Inspire us to lead more effectively… Let’s
be honest – sometimes it’s hard to stay motivated in the
ever-changing environment of higher education. Tell us how you
have pulled excellence from yourself and others so we can return
to our campuses and do the same! Wow us!... Sessions in this category will
include those “out of the box” ideas that we all long to
implement. Maybe you have used technology or worked with your
communities in new ways. Maybe you’re defining your work or
measuring your impact differently. Maybe you have a creative idea
to share. If so, submit your proposals in this category. We’ll be
prepared to have our minds blown!
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…