A discussion of continuing higher education, adult education, training,and related--and some unrelated--Tennessee topics.
Call for Proposals
The 2017 ACHE Annual Conference & Meeting Planning
Committee invites members and friends of the Association to submit
proposals for conference sessions that will inspire attendees to
imagine the many ways that continuing higher education transforms lives
and enriches our world. We seek conference presentations that
demonstrate how we lead within our institutions, how we meet
professional development and lifelong learning needs, how we address
the demands of a knowledge-based economy and the imaginative and
powerful ways we navigate the sometimes disruptive and always exciting
world of continuing higher education.
Imagine joining us in Portland, Oregon, October 23-25 as a conference
Imagine the power of sharing your victories and
Imagine the opportunity to showcase what you’ve learned
and helping your network of professional colleagues benefit from your
Imagine the networking, resources, and opportunity for
Imaging helping us create an exceptional conference
program that features your programs, your strategies, your research,
your students, your faculty, your successes and the secrets to those
Are you imagining the possibilities? The Call for
Proposals is now open. Check
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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…