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Q&A: How is the Native College Experience Different?

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. 

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A Classroom Leaves the Syllabus to the Students

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 […]

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Serving Military Students with College Credit for Heros

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 […]

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On Youth Unemployment, It’s time for Business to Lead

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.

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Breaking with Tradition

This young woman’s story is a good example of why the federal student loan system needs to be revised. Also included are specific ways the system could be improved. Read the article.

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“Go College!” Documentary Calls to Low-income, Immigrant Students

Check out the Wells Fargo/First Generation Films award-winning documentary, “Go College!” It follows four first generation college students, as they set out to become college graduates and rise out of poverty.

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Earn 3 FREE College Credits with the Gateway Course!

The Gateway Course is funded by the RI Office of Higher Education. It is FREE to participate and FREE to earn 3 credits. The course will run for 12 weeks, from August 11 through October 27. Deadline to apply is July 15. The Gateway Course is a great way to jump start your return to […]

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Challenge Deadline is Approaching!

The $10,000 College Unbound- Lumina Foundation Challenge deadline is July 15! If you haven’t submitted your idea on how to design quality education for adult learners, visit this link. The first place prize is guaranteed $5,000! The challenge: Design a higher education innovation that integrates the tenets of the College Unbound curriculum and the online learning […]

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Turning Financial Aid and Admissions Staffs into an Enrollment Team

The college enrollment process can be hectic. This is why we provide personalized, on the ground support for students at every step- from inquiry to enrollment. This article describes another way colleges can ease the process. Ohio Northern University is cross-training its financial aid and admissions counselors in order to create a more efficient process. […]

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Lifelong learners, check out this cool website for tips on how to develop your skills!

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