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Leaving The Basement Of The Ivory Tower: Non-Traditional Students Can Make The Grade

John A. Tures | Posted 08.19.2016 | Education
John A. Tures

In 2008, the academic world was rocked by an article in the elite magazine The Atlantic. Titled "In the Basement of the Ivory Tower," the author (who...

From Problem Child to Model College Student: One First-Gen's Success Story

Carol J. Carter | Posted 08.14.2016 | College
Carol J. Carter

George is an example of someone who re-cast his life's vision, amounted to his purpose and developed the habits and skills to make his dreams reality.

Why Middle-Aged People Should Consider Going Back To School

John Tarnoff | Posted 12.02.2014 | Fifty
John Tarnoff

Everyone we know is going to give us advice and tell us what they think we should do, and what will be right for us. As tempting as it is to take the advice, it will likely completely screw us up. Dare to look the gift horses in the mouth: their well-intentioned sympathy may also mask their own fears that they are themselves only one step away from our scary situation.

Transferring From Community College to Top University Can Be Done: Advice From an Adult Learner

Robert Shields | Posted 11.26.2014 | College
Robert Shields

Contentedness is simpler -- more comfortable, and often appears in the guise of safety. However it will almost always hinder progress, making it impossible to move forward.

A Looming Challenge in Higher Education: Our Changing Student

Dr. Ricardo Azziz | Posted 04.28.2014 | College
Dr. Ricardo Azziz

Higher education leaders and policy makers must adjust to serve the students of the (very near) future, or risk failing in the responsibility to produce an educated citizenry and workforce capable of success.

A Nontraditional Resolution

Dr. Bill R. Path | Posted 03.18.2014 | College
Dr. Bill R. Path

If the typical resolution routine is not working for you, perhaps it is time to think about a true investment in yourself and your future. Consider the viability of going back to school in 2014 and continuing your education as an adult learner.

Confessions of an Aging Student: Returning to College in My 40's

Eric Simpson | Posted 06.01.2013 | College
Eric Simpson

I projected my own sense of failure into an imaginary room, chastising myself, comparing myself to others, like, for instance, the President of the United States, who, when he was my age, was successfully running for the Presidency of the United States. All right, so maybe I have high standards.

Remedial Education: Focus on Improvement, Not Elimination

Noël Harmon | Posted 08.25.2012 | College
Noël Harmon

The decision to eliminate funding for a pathway to postsecondary access runs counter to our moral imperative to educate all of this country's citizens -- irrespective of preparation.

Back to Square Undergrad

Erica Daigle | Posted 11.26.2011 | College
Erica Daigle

Having been through it all before, we find ourselves asking the following questions: Is a degree in a practical science worth anything anymore? Can "older" graduates compete with fresh-faced 22-year-olds?