College Unbound student Melissa DaRosa was featured in today’s Providence Journal for her work with the Institute for the Study and Practice of Nonviolence, through which she organized a block ...
The Ivory Tower no longer holds the keys to knowledge and expertise. There was a time when access to information was limited. Knowledge lived in in the minds of distant researchers. It seemed sensible for professors to determine the knowledge that was most critical to know and to determine the best sources of that knowledge—which […]
I started grad school today. Five years ago, I didn’t think grad school was attainable. I was a college drop-out three times over. I was a low-income single mother. According to many four year colleges, I was just a screw-up who didn’t deserve a degree. The issue wasn’t my intelligence. In fact, I’d been turned […]
We’ve just posted the College Unbound 2014 Commencement Address to the CU website. Speaking to graduates, families, new CU recruits, and alums, the talk takes to task the notion of Innovation in higher education and tried to move the language to a need for more Improvisations. Distinguishing between those words was purposeful—innovation’s long been a […]
Check out the Back to School Celebration Event from Back to School of Rhode Island. Saturday, August 16th.
You don’t often hear about the challenges that Native Americans face when going through college. This young Native American woman sheds some light on a situation that many of us don’t realize exits. At CU, we’re working with the Native population, and hope to change this way of thinking! Read the article.
Students at Lehigh University are spending the summer spearheading their own innovative research projects- from building aquaponic farms to redesigning prosthetic hands. They are “combining elements that scholars of education have advocated for years — research, work experience and independent, long-form projects.” What’s equally amazing is that these students are not receiving credit for participating […]
We all have individual learning styles and preferences. There is no one way to learn!
Do you wonder how College Unbound could fit for you? Are you interested in transferring the largest possible amount of previous college credits to get a degree? Are you concerned about how much time it will take to complete a degree? We can answer all these questions and many more. Come to our next Open […]
What makes a person qualified- a particular number of credits, or the actual experience and ability that individuals posses? Consider this: our country’s service men and women are working in war zones outside of the country as surgical technicians. When they return home, however, they cannot take our country’s national surgical technology certification exam until […]
At CU, we emphasize the importance of workplace learning to build the necessary skills that employers demand. This article gives a great explanation of why this is so important- for both short term and long term success of individuals, as well as the entire economy. Read the article.