In praise of community colleges

In praise of community colleges

With Lisa Matye Edwards, Ph.D. In a recent Denver Post column (Sept. 22, 2016), Dr. Everette Freeman, president of the Community College of Denver, described community colleges as “America’s best-kept secret.” Many of us have understood community colleges to be “less than” four-year institutions. But they’re not; they’ve grown. Today’s community colleges offer ready-to-work technical degrees,

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De-coding a college course catalog

De-coding a college course catalog

How do college students figure out exactly what is required for them to graduate? Good, solid and continuous academic advising is crucial for them to stay on track and this is the time of year when many students are meeting with advisors to plan next semester’s courses. However, the quality and availability of advising vary widely from

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Tener éxito en la universidad

Tener éxito en la universidad

Las clases a nivel universitario son muy diferentes de las de preparatoria. Los estudiantes comienzan a ser más independientes, pero aún requieren asistencia. Aquí le ofrecemos información que le será de utilidad. Requisitos Educacionales en General (“Gen Eds”) La mayoría de colegios requieren un número de cursos introductorios, los cuales se toman el primero y

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How to be a successful college student

How to be a successful college student

College classes are very different from high school. Students are becoming more independent, but they will still ask for advice. Here is some helpful information. General Education requirements (“Gen Eds”) Most colleges require a set of introductory courses, taken first and second year. GenEds ensure that students learn a range of subjects. Gen Ed requirements

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Apoye a su estudiante cuando no vive en los dormitorios

Apoye a su estudiante cuando no vive en los dormitorios

Sabemos que aunque los estudiantes de primer año vienen a la universidad con experiencias únicas y de culturas diferentes, todos tienen en común sus sueños y sus aspiraciones. Quieren tener éxito en la universidad y aspiran a tener amistades duraderas. Las universidades y colegios estructuran sus planteles alrededor de que la experiencia conlleve a sus

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Commuter students need connection

Commuter students need connection

Though first-year students come to campus with diverse backgrounds they share common hopes and dreams. They want to be successful in college, and they hope to make life-long friends. Colleges and universities structure campus life to help students achieve these goals, doing everything they can to support academic and social success. A satisfying out-of-classroom experience

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Academic success checklists

Academic success checklists

Your student’s academic advisor can recommend habits to cultivate that will lead to academic success. Based on 30 years of working with students and faculty members, I have my own checklist (see below). Here also is my unorthodox but honest parent-to-parent checklist for you. 1. Set your expectations early, and high. This generation of college

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