Think of competency-based education as “made for me” education for each and every student. With CBE, students can focus only on learning what they don’t yet know.
As the summer jobs season winds down, many people have taken to Twitter to provide a glimpse into their past by sharing their #FirstSevenJobs. As these conversations around career journeys exploded this week, I couldn’t help but ask, “What did so many accomplished people learn as babysitters and dishwashers that prepared them for success?”
Over the last month, you likely saw people wandering in a field, walking intently across a shopping center, or staring into their phones on a busy street, searching for something that isn’t really there. But make no mistake; to those folks trying to catch a virtual Pokémon, it’s all very real.
Founded in 1935, parts of City College of San Francisco’s Ocean campus retains the charm of its origins. However, our students may not appreciate the ambience if they can’t give a media-rich presentation or post a quick Instagram between classes. So we set out to revamp our classrooms with modern technology.
Perhaps the most important consideration is respecting the resource investment that has already been made at your institution: You already have a lot tied up in your current technology, so there’s usually no need to throw everything out the window if certain areas of your campus technology are underperforming. The idea is to take a logical approach to change—and understand that there is no one-size-fits-all solution. Institutions have different needs.
For a few years now, “data” has been the buzzword in higher education. And for good reason: if you don’t have centrally located, reliable data about your students, for example, how can you make intelligent and (oftentimes) important decisions? Conventional wisdom has held that the more you know, the better off you’ll be when it comes time to make those momentous decisions.
Attending the annual NACUBO meeting is always a rewarding experience for otherwise busy business officers. There will be a lot of great information to absorb, and you certainly want to make the most of your time in Montreal.
On June 7th-8th, the Ellucian World Tour kicked off with its first stop in Dublin. The event was packed with nearly 200 attendees from more than 65 institutions in attendance.
Ellucian World Tour Dublin welcomes attendees from across Europe and presents a key opportunity to share ideas and learn what the higher education community is doing to help institutions—and their students—succeed.