It has been just over a year since I made the jump and started Enstitute. We've had a hell of a year. We've done a lot of things right. We've done even more things wrong. Most importantly, I've learned a lot this year.
Some students are lucky -- they know exactly what they want to do practically from the womb. As for the rest of us, it can be a very lengthy process of self-discovery before you realize what you're meant to do.
The changes that President Obama hopes to make higher education during his second term will benefit the people that need it most -- middle- to low-income students that want a strong career path that they can afford.
The rising cost of textbooks has been vexing college administrators for decades. Then there is Southern New Hampshire University. SNHU President Paul Leblanc decided recently to use a novel approach to fight the high cost of textbooks.
The U.S. is now the only country in the industrialised world in which the generation entering the workforce does not have higher college attainment levels than the generation about to leave the workforce.
Community colleges are uniquely positioned to help people looking to change careers. These institutions recognize that career changers confront different obstacles to getting a degree than the average student fresh out of high school.
As tuition of private educational institutions have outpaced inflation and the cost of living, one of the most encouraging developments is the emphasis placed on controlling the costs of education, often in novel ways overlooked in the past.
A video of President Obama wiping a tear from his eye, as he thanks scores of young campaign staff members and volunteers for helping re-elect him to a second term, has gone viral and is redefining "leadership" for a generation of young organizers and passionate politicos.
Higher education faces a perception problem that grows each day because of the confluence of politics, the media, consumerism, and marketing and communication false starts. The end result has put higher education on the defense.
Although we college presidents are often expected to play Santa to our multiple constituents, we also have holiday wishes of our own. I submit my Christmas list in hopes that Bethany College and our nation's other higher education institutions will be rewarded for being good this year.
Having been reelected for a second term, President Obama has been vocal about focusing more on the area of education. Being the foundation of a prosperous economy and a bright future, the president believes that the education sector deserves the utmost attention.