Monday, December 28, 2009

Argosy University on Ning

Ning is a social network platform for the world's interests and passions online. It is an easy-to-use service that allows people to join and create Ning Networks. With more than 1.8 million networks created and 39 million registered users, millions of people every day are coming together across Ning to explore and express their interests and meet new people.

Argosy University invites you to discover our Ning network to connect with prospective students, current students, alumni and faculty. Visit today!

Tuesday, December 22, 2009

Former clothing store is toy central for Salvation Army project

NORTH TAMPA - Argosy University staff members arrived recently at University Mall with a truckload of children's gifts.

Bicycles, games, shoes and socks were quickly unloaded, and 72 names were marked off a list of more than 6,500 children whose families have asked for assistance with gifts this year.

Wednesday, December 16, 2009

Argosy University FAQs

Get your questions answered about Argosy University. If you have questions that aren't listed give us a call at: 1.800.377.0617

Is Argosy University accredited/licensed?

Institutional Accreditation:
Argosy University is accredited by the Higher Learning Commission and a member of the North Central Association (30 North LaSalle Street, Suite 2400, Chicago, IL 60602, 1.800.621.7440,

For accreditation of specific programs, please review the information listed on the Argosy University website's Accreditation page:

Argosy University is approved to offer degree-granting programs in each of the states in which we operate a location. We maintain rigid academic standards, which help ensure you obtain the knowledge, practical experience, and interpersonal skills you need to excel in your career.
For state licensing of specific campuses please go to

What degrees are offered by Argosy University?

Psychology and Behavioral Sciences
The College of Psychology and Behavioral Sciences prepares students for rewarding careers in psychology and counseling.

Psychology and Behavioral Sciences Degree Programs:

The College of Education is designed to help transform aspiring educators into inspiring teachers and administrators.

Education Degree Programs:

The College of Business equips graduates for careers in a competitive business world.

Business Degree Programs:

Health Sciences
The College of Health Sciences provides the skills students need to become well-educated and trained allied health professionals.

Health Sciences Degree Programs:

Undergraduate Programs
If you are seeking an undergraduate education from faculty who are knowledgeable, motivating, and accessible, choose Argosy University’s College of Undergraduate Studies.

Undergraduate Degree Programs:

Program offerings, credential levels and scheduling formats vary by campus.

Where is Argosy University located?

Argosy University operates 19 locations across the U.S., and offers a variety of degree programs online.

Find a location near you:

What is the cost of attending Argosy University?

To view specific information on Tuition and Fees, please reference the following link:

Does Argosy University provide financial aid?

Financial Aid is available for those who qualify. Argosy University is dedicated to providing its students with an affordable education. We also understand that the aid application process can be confusing, so we are here to help. Our student finance representatives will walk you through the process of finding financial aid and applying for it. They will help you determine what options you are eligible for.

A variety of financial aid options are available, including scholarships, grants, loans, and employment opportunities. When searching for financial aid, it is important to explore all options as early as possible. You can learn more about specific financial aid programs in the Argosy University Financial Aid Guide, or by contacting us to request more information.

Financial Aid Programs information:

I am considering continuing my education, but I am worried about adding on more to my list of responsibilities. Is Argosy University flexible in terms of when and where courses meet?

Balancing the demands of work, family, and an education can be tough. That’s why Argosy University offers a variety of degree programs in flexible learning formats, including evening and weekend courses, designed to fit your busy schedules.

Argosy University meets our students’ needs by giving them the choice of campus or blended learning. Whatever your choice, you are offered the same quality coursework and outcomes.

Learn more about Argosy University's flexible learning options:

What are the requirements for admission to Argosy University?

The previous educational records and career interests of an applicant are taken into consideration in determining her or his suitability for an Argosy University program. Argosy University reserves the right to limit enrollment in any of its programs, and requirements may vary from program to program.

Find a full listing of admissions requirements and policies concerning individual programs in the Academic Catalog:

International Students:

Military Students:

Transfer Students:

Undergraduate Students:

Can I transfer my credits from another college/university to Argosy University?

College credits you have earned at other accredited institutions may be acceptable for transfer to Argosy University programs. Transfer credits must fall within the university’s guidelines and are subject to approval by the campus dean and program chair at the Argosy University location to which you apply. Credit transfers are not guaranteed.

More information on transferring credit:

I've done my research and chosen to apply! Where do I start?


You can apply online here:

You can download applications and forms you'll need to begin the admission process to Argosy University here:

I am a former Argosy University student and would like to return. Where do I start?

If you have withdrawn from all of your classes and would like to return you can complete and submit your readmissions request online! You can also contact the admissions office at your Argosy campus to assist you with your questions about returning to classes.

Readmissions FAQs:

Thursday, December 10, 2009

Miss Black Arizona | A Junior at Argosy University

The judges had their work cut out for them as they had to choose from 14 beautiful young ladies who were vying for the 2010 Miss Black Arizona and 2010 Miss Black Teen Arizona titles on Nov. 22 at the Herberger Theater Center in Phoenix. Read more about Miss Black Arizona here:

"Oliver, who is a 22-year-old college junior at Argosy University, said "I haven't processed it
in mind yet," stated Oliver. "I can't believe I am the new Miss Black Arizona! I am
overwhelmed at this opportunity and excited about the year to come."

Wednesday, December 9, 2009

Education World Blog

Check out the Education World's Early Childhood Education Newsletter. Every other week, they bring you activities and suggestions to give your teaching themes a boost. You'll find some new ideas -- or perhaps a new spin on an activity you've used in the past.

Wednesday, December 2, 2009

Clinical Psychology | 2012: Armageddon Or Mass Hysteria?

Throughout history, human beings have been foretelling the end of the world, but nothing out of the ordinary has so far come to pass. So what makes the date December 21, 2012 any different? Read on at . Helping Psychology is sponsored by Argosy University.

Monday, November 30, 2009

Argosy University: Open House December 3rd

Join us for our next information session where we will answer your questions about available programs, scholarships, financial aid, admissions procedures etc. We’ll be happy to answer your questions and discuss your career goals.

The event will take place at each Argosy University campus. Follow our link for Times/Dates for each campus

Thursday, November 12, 2009

Argosy University on Ning

What is Ning?

Ning is an online platform for people to create their own social networks. Create your own network and join Argosy University's to keep up on the latest news and events!

Visit our social network at

Tuesday, November 10, 2009

Academic Advisement

At Argosy University, our commitment to our students is personal and ongoing. Upon admission to a program, you will be assigned a faculty advisor who has experience in your chosen field of study. Your advisor will help you map an educational track that takes into account your work schedule and family life, yet allows you to make significant progress toward your academic goals. From selecting courses for the upcoming term, to questions regarding institutional policies, consult your faculty advisor on all general academic matters.

To see what other services Argosy University offers our students, visit the Student Resources page at any of our locations, or contact us to request more information.

Read on

Wednesday, November 4, 2009

Argosy University: Community Involvement

At Argosy University, learning isn't limited by the boundaries of the classroom. Our students are engaged in the communities in which they live and attend school. They volunteer their talents to organizations large and small to help make their corner of the world a better place.

This is the common thread that runs through our schools: a commitment to service from the students and assurance by faculty and staff to graduate students who are lifelong learners and important contributors to their communities.

Within these pages is just a sampling of the work that takes place every day at Argosy University and in the communities where our schools are located. Learn more by reading The Common Thread.

Tuesday, November 3, 2009

Argosy University: Health Science Degree Programs

As medical technology advances and life expectancies rise, the role of the health care technicians becomes more crucial - and a career in the health sciences becomes more compelling. Argosy University students in the College of Health Sciences pursue an associate's-degree level education where practitioner-oriented instruction provides the knowledge and tools to create successful and meaningful careers. Are you interested in a health science degree? Are you currently enrolled in one of our programs? Tell us what you think!

Read more here:

Monday, November 2, 2009

ATTN: Argosy University Community

Calling all prospective students, current students, alumni & employees!

Argosy University would like to know the issues that matter most to you. Is there a degree you wish we offered? Do you want an Argosy University campus near your city? Do you currently need more guidance in your program? Tell us everything by commenting on our blog right now! Your voice matters at Argosy University! Visit and have your say.

Friday, October 30, 2009

Location Spotlight: Argosy University, Chicago

At Argosy University, Chicago, it's our priority to help you reach the next level of success. Argosy University offers professional certificates, programs, and doctoral, master's, and bachelor's degrees in the following colleges: College of Psychology and Behavioral Sciences, College of Education, College of Business, College of Health Sciences, and College of Undergraduate Studies. (Note: Not all degree programs are offered in all program areas.) Read more here

Thursday, October 29, 2009

Location Spotlight: Argosy University, Atlanta

Argosy University, Atlanta offers a wide variety of degree programs. Bachelor’s, master’s, and doctoral degrees are available in the College of Psychology and Behavioral Sciences, College of Education, College of Business, and College of Undergraduate Studies. The Atlanta campus is also home to the American School of Professional Psychology which features the Doctor of Psychology (PsyD) degree in Clinical Psychology program. (Note: Not all degree programs are offered in all program areas. Learn more here:

Wednesday, October 28, 2009

Argosy University Criminal Justice BS Degree Program

The Bachelor of Science (BS) in Criminal Justice degree program at Argosy University, Atlanta in Atlanta, Georgia, can provide criminal justice practitioners with enhanced critical thinking, communication, research and professional skills designed to contribute to career development, promotional opportunities, and consideration for specialized assignments. The program would also prepare you for possible careers in the various occupational fields of the criminal justice system.

Tuesday, October 27, 2009

Learn about Psychology

Check out this web site! Helping Psychology is your guide to learning more about the Psychology profession and the opportunities that are available in this dynamic discipline.

Argosy University's Business Administration Programs

Offering Bachelor of Science, Master & Doctoral Degrees

If you're interested in obtaining a higher education to become competitive in today’s job market; to enhance your earning potential in your current job; or to change your career path, a Business Administration degree might work for you. Students who succeed in business are typically analytical, decisive, good communicators, and detail oriented. If these personality traits reflect your own, read on to find out more about the benefits of pursuing a degree in Business Administration at Argosy University.

Wednesday, October 21, 2009

Study Finds Growing Work for School Counselors

The struggling economy has taken a toll on those directly responsible for advising students about the college admission process.

Nearly half of public schools have raised the caseloads of high school counselors this year, compared with last year, with the average increase exceeding 53 students, according to a study by the National Association for College Admission Counseling.

Monday, October 19, 2009

Math Modeling Predicts Unknown Biological Mechanism Of Regulation

A team of scientists, led by a biomedical engineer at The University of Texas at Austin, have demonstrated – for the first time – that mathematical models created from data obtained by DNA microarrays, can be used to correctly predict previously unknown cellular mechanisms. This brings biologists a step closer to one day being able to understand and control the inner workings of the cell as readily as NASA engineers plot the trajectories of spacecraft today.

Friday, October 16, 2009

Deciding on a major? Read on

Choosing a Major Helps Determine Possible Career Paths

Narrowing down a major from the dozens of available options is overwhelming for students who either find joy in a wide range of subjects, or have not yet found any of the choices appealing. It's best to begin exploring your options, even if you aren't sure yet which university you'll attend or what classes you're taking your first semester. Jumping into a major without researching it will only temporarily relieve the pressure you're feeling from your university, parents or peers to make a decision. Doing so might mean more pressure later on in your college career, when you have to shift into reverse and reevaluate which major will truly make you happy. Get the researching and soul-searching out of the way before nailing down a subject.

Thursday, October 15, 2009

Becoming a Veterinary Technician

An Ideal Career for the Animal Lover

If you are an animal lover searching for the career path that best suits you, you may want to consider becoming a veterinary technician. Vet techs are given the opportunity of a career that is rewarding and which offers a myriad of career choices once a degree is obtained. If caring for animals has always been an interest to you, read on to learn more about what is involved in obtaining a degree and continuing onto a career as a veterinary technician.

Interested in Enrolling in Argosy University?

Our University is offering Doctoral, Master’s or Bachelor’s degree in a number of disciplines. Visit for more information and let us know what programs you want to see at Argosy University!

Wednesday, October 14, 2009

College enrollment spikes amid slow economy

Universities and colleges across the state have announced record enrollments this fall, and in many cases graduate enrollment increases have surpassed undergraduate growth.

Tuesday, October 13, 2009

Argosy University: Your Word

Let the Argosy University community know what you plan to do, or are doing now, with your degree. What are your word of wisdom for the next generation of scholars?

Argosy University on Twitter

Interested in the latest Argosy University news? Follow us on Twitter, a real-time short messaging service that works over multiple networks and devices.

Read our tweets @argosyu, follow us and reply back!

Friday, October 9, 2009

Discover Argosy University's Online Communities Today!

Network with other students on your campus, in your state, or across the globe. Connect with alumni and explore your interests to the fullest through social media. Keep up on the latest Argosy University news, and share your own experiences with others. Celebrate your achievements and support your fellow peers with Argosy University's Online Networks!

Argosy University Online offers 14 online degree programs

Argosy University Distance Learning Many universities operate like factories; student pay their fees, take tests, and receive degrees. Argosy University knows that a degree printed on a piece of paper does not ensure success though. That is why Argosy University has drawn upon its long history of teaching professional psychology to “[develop] a curriculum that focuses on interpersonal skills and practical experience alongside academic learning”.

Thursday, October 8, 2009

Hotmail phishing attack: How to avoid becoming a victim

This week's phishing attacks on Hotmail, Gmail and Yahoo Mail, which resulted in thousands of email addresses and passwords being posted online, have worried internet users. But there are some simple steps you can take to avoid becoming a victim of cyber criminals.

Five signs that green is the next bubble

We're tired of bubbles, right? Anyone 30 or older has lived through two big ones so far, with a brief period of prosperity separating the decimation of dot-com largesse and mortgage-fueled paper wealth. It could take until 2014 for the jobs lost to be replenished, and there's little reason for optimism.

Wednesday, October 7, 2009

An Online Marketing Primer for Higher Education

In an age when higher education students are among our most wired online populace, the people who make the marketing decisions for those institutions are still in need of the most elemental education. At traditional higher education institutions, it's tough to pitch online media strategy when they're barely acquainted with the fundamentals of online marketing.

Surveying Higher Education About Online Marketing

A few months ago, I wrote about how many higher education marketers need to become better educated in the basics of online marketing if they wanted to truly reach their audience. Fortunately for higher education, the eduWeb Conference also recognizes this need. I attended as an expert panelist and my agency exhibited, during which we asked attendees to complete a lengthy survey about their online marketing plans and challenges. The majority of respondents (66.7 percent) target their online marketing efforts toward undergraduates. Here are our survey results...

Tuesday, October 6, 2009

Discover Argosy University's online communities

Network with other students on your campus, in your state, or across the globe. Connect with alumni and explore your interests to the fullest through social media. Keep up on the latest Argosy University news, and share your own experiences with others. Celebrate your achievements and support your fellow peers with Argosy University's Online Networks!

Meatless Monday: Coming to a Cafeteria Near You?

Meatless Monday, the idea that one day a week you enjoy a vegetarian diet as a way of cutting the carbon footprint of your food supply, has only slowly made its way into the public consciousness.

What do you think about Meatless Mondays?

Monday, October 5, 2009

Friday, October 2, 2009

Is Your Investing Personality in Your DNA?

Maybe your DNA made you do it.

Whatever investing mistake you have committed lately, there is probably a gene that is often associated with that behavior. Are you predestined to be the prisoner of your genetic code?

2016 Olympic Announcement: Rio de Janeiro to Host Summer Games

Rio de Janeiro has been chosen as the host city of the 2016 Summer Olympics, beating Madrid in the final round of voting.

Wednesday, September 30, 2009

Employment with Argosy University

Are you a service-oriented professional or student-centered educator? Are your academic credentials backed by substantive career experience? Do you possess the knowledge and skills needed to connect with students and excel in an evolving global marketplace? Visit the link above for more information!

8 bits of everyday tech we won't use in a decade

Who'd have thought a decade ago that portable music wouldn't mean a cassette Walkman or Discman? Or that the VCR would be all but obsolete? That nobody would use fax (or even dial-up modems) any more? Or CRT?

What technology do you see falling by the wayside in 10-20 years? Why?

Tuesday, September 29, 2009

Accreditation & Licensing

Argosy University is approved to offer degree-granting programs in each of the states in which we operate a location. We maintain rigid academic standards, which help ensure you obtain the knowledge, practical experience, and interpersonal skills you need to excel in your career.

Accredited Online EdD Programs

Argosy University is unique in that the American School of Professional Psychology, the Medical Institute of Minnesota and the University of Sarasota combined to create Argosy University.

Argosy University is accredited by The Higher Learning Commission and is a member of the North Central Association of Colleges and Schools. Argosy University has nineteen locations throughout America and supports one of the largest graduate student populations in the United States.

Monday, September 28, 2009

Sex chromosomes linked to evolution of new species

Experiments in stickleback fish have shown for the first time that the evolution of new sex chromosomes is the driving force behind the formation of a new vertebrate species.

William Safire dies at 79

Pulitzer Prize-winning conservative columnist, language expert and former White House speechwriter William Safire died Sunday, his assistant said. He was 79.

Safire spent more than 30 years writing on the Op-Ed page of The New York Times. In his "On Language" column in the New York Times Magazine and 15 books, Safire traced the origins of words and everyday phrases such as "straw-man," "under the bus" and "the proof is in the pudding."

Friday, September 25, 2009

What do you want in a University?

Tell us what you're looking for in a University and visit to see if we're the right fit for you! We provide many locations, and flexible scheduling for the modern adult who is juggling a career, family and more. Find out how we can help place you on your path to attaining a higher education.


Have you been thinking about going back to school, or are you a recent high school graduate that is debating going to college? Read this article about frequently asked question to help decide if higher education is for you. Leave comments about your own 'going back to school' experiences!

Wednesday, September 23, 2009

Google Education Apps used by over 5 Million students

Google Apps education edition is now used by thousands of schools in more than 145 countries around the world, which has increased it's reach to over 5 million school students. Google also announced growth of 400% in the number of students using Google Apps on campus.

Is your school using Google Apps education edition? Do you like it?

Stay Fit During Back-to-School Madness

Staying fit and squeezing in exercise during back-to-school chaos may seem impossible. With the shopping for school clothes and supplies, registering at a new school or dealing with upset kids who don't want summer to end, exercise may not be at the top of your list. of At the same time, it's the perfect opportunity to return to the exercise routine you may have abandoned in favor of outdoor fun. If you find you're putting it off until your schedule calms down, you might be waiting for a long, long time.

How do you keep fit while juggling other activities?

Tuesday, September 22, 2009

Did you know...

Argosy University is connected to a wide audience of prospective students, current students and alumni.

Find us on the following social networks today!


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What additional social network would you like to connect with Argosy University on? Let us know your thoughts!

Online Alumni Community

Argosy University recently added several features to its online alumni community that will enhance members’ experience and make staying in touch with classmates even easier.

Monday, September 21, 2009

Schools Deploy Arsenals of Sanitizers Against Swine Flu Threat

Should the swine flu appear at Spark M. Matsunaga Elementary School in Germantown, a veritable arsenal of weaponry awaits. What is your school or college doing to counter the flu virus this season?

Reconstructing Iraq’s education system

From printing new textbooks to supporting the launch of an educational television channel, UNESCO is actively engaged in the reconstruction of Iraq’s education system. These activities are highlighted in an exhibit on Iraq and UNESCO’s post conflict/post disaster (PCPD) responses.

Thursday, September 17, 2009

How the 'Snow-Woman Effect' Slows Women's Progress

The percentage of college presidents who are women more than doubled in the 20 years between 1986 and 2006, according to the American Council on Education's most recent American College President Study of 2,148 colleges. That is the good news. The bad news is that women's progress has slowed in recent years. The other bad news is that only 63 percent of female presidents surveyed were married, compared with 89 percent of their male counterparts. "Twenty-four percent of women presidents are either divorced or were never married (excluding members of religious orders)," an ACE statement on the study said. "Only 7 percent of male presidents fall into these categories." The report does not mention the percentage who have children.

Education - The Great Equalizer

Equal access to education for girls and boys provides the foundation for all other targets for developing nations. Tell us how education has helped improve your life throughout the years.

Wednesday, September 16, 2009

Colleges Find Creative Ways to Cut Back,9171,1921613,00.html?xid=rss-topstories

Colleges are cutting back in different areas due to low enrollment rates. What is your college doing to save money? How is it affecting you?

Facebook reaches 300m users

Facebooknow has more than 300 million users, making it the world's most popular social networking site.

Mark Zuckerberg, Facebook's founder, announced the news in a blog post, and confirmed that the company was now cash-flow positive, generating revenue independently of third-party investment and funding. Visit Argosy on Facebook and become a fan to learn more!

Monday, September 14, 2009

Keeping schoolwork honest

With the power of the Internet at every student's command, plagiarism has become a more common practice throughout academia. If you need a report on the economy in Thailand for tomorrow's class, but you’d rather stay out with your friends the night before, an already written report found on a website can seem very alluring. Here’s a few reasons why keeping your schoolwork honest is beneficial, not only to your learning, but the academic environment in general.

How are you keeping your school work honest? What motivates you to keep your integrity?

Balancing Family & Career

Tips on keeping the harmony in your life while raising a family and attending college. What tips or comments do you have about your own struggles with balancing the different aspects of your life?

Friday, September 11, 2009

Keywords From a Librarian

This is the first of a series of occasional posts I call FUNQs, for Frequently UNasked Questions. These are perplexities that anyone new to an institution — whether faculty, freshman, or employee — is sure to have about the campus library. Some FUNQs, like that below, appear to be straightforward, one-time issues. After someone has discerned the answer, they think they can check it off their agenda for good. But no. Unlike species on a birder’s lifetime list, certain FUNQs need to be checked off anew for each library a person confronts. Many arrangements, both physical and virtual, vary from library to library, some to good purpose and some to no purpose. All a fresh student or scholar can do is accept that the campus library is not Walmart and proceed with caution as they would when encountering a foreign culture.

The Game of Ghost Writing

When Sen. Charles Grassley raised concerns last month about scientific "ghost writing," in which papers are produced by companies or other parties whose names do not appear as authors, he acknowledged that he was unsure how widespread the practice was. A pair of studies presented Thursday at a scholarly meeting in Vancouver offer evidence of both the depth and the bread of the controversial activity.

What harm do you see in having unnamed authors participating in scientific ghost writing? Do you see benefit, and what are they?

Wednesday, September 9, 2009

U.S. professor becomes first Jew to win 'Arab Nobel Prize'

An American professor has become the first Jew to win the King Faisal International Prize in Medicine, popularly known as the "Arab Nobel Prize." What do you think this accomplishment means for the U.S.?

Professor Using Crowd Sourcing to Grade

Crowdsourcing,' the notion of using the wisdom of the crowd for sites like Wikipedia, could be making its way into schools as a grading method that holds students more accountable. Do you believe this method has a place in academia?

Tuesday, September 8, 2009

Nontraditional Student Study

Nontraditional Students in Public Higher Education: A Multi-State, Student Unit Record Study, by John Milam, was funded by Lumina through a grant to the University of Virginia as part of the Emerging Pathways project. It presents new insights into the retention and graduation of nontraditional students in public institutions. Check out the article at the link and leave your comments below.

Some Parents Oppose Obama School Speech

President Obama’s plan to deliver a speech to public school students on Tuesday has set off a revolt among conservative parents, who have accused the president of trying to indoctrinate their children with socialist ideas and are asking school officials to excuse the children from listening.

What are your opinions about the president addressing school children?

Thursday, September 3, 2009

'The World Is Open'

Technology is changing higher education in more ways than can be counted. Distance education has become common. Leading universities are putting course materials or even entire courses online -- free. Do you believe a free education would be of lesser quality?

Race Still Matters

Does race matter? As rhetorical as it seems, this question continues to emerge as a topic worthy of debate. In the wake of electing the first black American as the 44th president of the United States, many people had a sigh of relief that America had proven to be post-racial. What needs to change in colleges and universities regarding race issues?

Wednesday, September 2, 2009

Colleges and Universities Prepare for Fifth Annual Constitution Day, Sept. 17

Colleges and universities around the country are preparing to observe the fifth annual Constitution Day on Sept. 17, 2009, the 222nd anniversary of the signing of the U.S. Constitution. Will your college be observing this day?

10 Big Ideas That Started in College

The initial ideas for some of the most promising companies today originated in college. Did you start your own business while you were in college?

Tuesday, September 1, 2009

The Hottest Course on iTunes (and the Future of Digital Education)

What’s the most popular podcast in the Higher Education section of iTunes? It's called Twelve Byzantine Rulers: The History of the Byzantine Empire.

Do you think it's a good idea to keep podcasts free?

A degree does not require Windows!

I have sat in meetings with principals and school administrators and listened slack-jawed as system administrators (mostly MSCE's) told their employers that it was illegal to remove Windows from their current computers. They didn't say it violated their contracts or licenses...they said it was illegal.

Why do you think there is a struggle to move from Windows to other operating systems? How do you think this is hurting higher education institutions?

Monday, August 31, 2009

Second Life to host first college graduation

Second Life on Wednesday is hosting the commencement ceremony for online students graduating from Bryant & Stratton College, and appropriately, Second Life founder Philip Rosedale will be the guest speaker.

What do you think about virtual graduation ceremonies? Would you attend one?

'Youth Magnet' Cities Hit Midlife Crisis

Hip cities are attracting the young and educated and will continue to thrive.

What other cities would your consider thriving, even under the current economic situation?

Friday, August 28, 2009

Divide Among College Faculty: To Tweet or Not to Tweet

To tweet or not to tweet - it's the question some university faculty members are asking, according to a unique survey released today by Faculty Focus.

Do you believe teachers need to get on board with social networking to relate more to the students they teach?

News: SAT Scores Drop, Gaps Grow

While College Board materials stressed those increases in participation, the data released also included news that may concern many educators: gaps in scores -- both by race and ethnicity, and by family wealth -- grew this year.

What are your own opinions of why SAT scores have dropped this year?

Thursday, August 27, 2009

Enrollment & Pell Costs Soar

Buried within the Office of Management and Budget's "mid-session review" (see Page 21) is a startling figure that arguably has both good news and bad news for President Obama's higher education strategy.

Should democrats reconsider some of the plans they are rushing through Congress like the author states?

What Should Colleges Teach? (Opinion)

A few years ago, when I was grading papers for a graduate literature course, I became alarmed at the inability of my students to write a clean English sentence. They could manage for about six words and then, almost invariably, the syntax (and everything else) fell apart. I became even more alarmed when I remembered that these same students were instructors in the college’s composition program. What, I wondered, could possibly be going on in their courses?

What do you think colleges should teach?

Monday, August 24, 2009

Online Education Beats the Classroom

The New York Times published an article based on a 12 year study comprehensive study on online education at all levels (K-12, college and adult continuing education programs of all kinds) was recently published. The study encompassed 99 quantitative studies comparing online and instructor lead courses. What are your personal opinions on online education and traditional brick and mortar classrooms?

ADD and ADHD: Focus on Foods

When it comes to food, some people want it both ways. They want to have the freedom to eat what they want but they don't want to accept the ramifications for what they are eating. Do you have food allergies that affect your behavior? What have you done to remedy the situation?

Friday, August 21, 2009

Flex Your Mental Muscle

Most of us don't worry about our memory fading. But memory problems can arise early as your 20s, according to a new University of Virginia study. What do you do to keep mentally alert?

Colleges Pushing Green Agenda at a Rapid Pace

As the 2009-2010 year dawns upon them, many students will find their schools taking action to reduce their environmental impact. What are some of the ways your college is practicing a greener approach to daily activities? What are your suggestions for them?

Thursday, August 20, 2009

Education may not affect how fast you will lose your memory

While a higher level of education may help lower the risk of Alzheimer's disease, new research shows that once educated people start to become forgetful, a higher level of education does not appear to protect against how fast they will lose their memory. How do you keep sharp? Do you have any tips to share?

The Challenge for Black Colleges

Historically black colleges and universities are facing new and old struggles in this day and age. What additional problems do these institutes face?

Tuesday, August 18, 2009

Want to Improve Education? Let Kids Sleep

Do your kids get enough sleep? Do you have any techniques to get them to go to bed?

Web 2.0 Bane or Boon to Campus Operations and Management?

Higher education has become an online service industry. Students submit – and colleges accept or deny – applications online. Parents pay tuition on the web. Schools post curricula and students select courses and manage their college experiences via portals. Professors publish websites listing syllabuses, assignments and office hours. Classes, tests, and research can all be conducted online. Online services are now a necessary and expected part of campus life. Do you see online services disrupting classrooms? Or do you think it's up to the teachers to keep control of their students?

Monday, August 17, 2009

Ditch the Homework!

According to educator Alfie Kohn, author of The Homework Myth, multiple educational studies have found that contrary to our currently accepted thinking about schooling, “all empirical evidence dispels the notion that there is any causal relationship between compulsory homework and increased student achievement. Do you agree with this statement, or do you believe doing homework helps you learn?

News: Hiring Women as Full Professors

When colleges and universities release reports about the state of gender equity on their faculties, administrators quickly follow up with a caveat: The numbers may look out of balance over all, they say, but that's because most of the senior professors are all men, and the greater share of women among junior professors provides reassurance that things will get better over time. Do you believe it's fair to hire professors based on gender? Why or why not?

Friday, August 14, 2009

For Today's Graduate, Just One Word - Statistics

With the explosion of digital data, statisticians can earn $125,000 in their first year after getting a doctorate. Where do you see statistics going in the future? Will statisticians need to be well versed in digital methods of data keeping?

As classrooms go digital textbooks are history

In Arizona, teachers are being encouraged to create — and share — lessons that incorporate materials they find by sifting through reliable Internet sites. What advantages do you think digital copies give students? What are the disadvantages?

Thursday, August 13, 2009

New option to rent textbooks instead of buying

In the rapidly evolving college textbook market, one of the nation’s largest textbook publishers, Cengage Learning, announced on Thursday that it would start renting books to students this year, at 40 to 70 percent of the sale price. Would you choose to rent over buying the textbook? Why or why not?

Print is Dead

Welcome to the 21st century. Journals and publishing houses are folding faster than a roomful of origami artists, while new online journals are appearing all the time. What do you think is lost when print material becomes scarcer?

Wednesday, August 12, 2009

The Future of Higher Education

A recent five-state project, the National Forum on College-Level Learning, has demonstrated that learning, higher education's most important product, can be assessed in ways that make interstate comparison possible, that these assessments are consistent with other information we have about the states, and that the results can be useful to policymakers.Do you agree with the report outcome?

The Influence of Higher Ed

Higher education has always been celebrated by some (and criticized by others) for exposing students to ideas that may conflict with those with which they were raised. Do you believe attending college makes people more tolerant? Why or why not?

You Still Have Time to Register for Fall Classes!

Argosy University's Fall I Session begins Tuesday, September 8th. There is still time to register for courses.

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Tuesday, August 11, 2009

Women and Literacy

Dr Lalage Bown, who spent more than 30 years working in Adult Education at Universities in Zambia and Nigeria, will give the International Literacy Day Lecture on ‘Literacy and Empowerment’ at UNESCO headquarters in Paris on September 8.

How can higher education institutions keep a message of female empowerment in fields of study that are majority male?

International Youth Day - 130 million still illiterate

On August 13 International Youth Day will take as its theme Sustainability: our challenge, our future. What challenges do our youth face concerning sustainability in the future?

Monday, August 10, 2009

Gender, Majors and Money

This research links women's and men's college majors with earning gaps by gender, after graduation. And even as the earning gaps nationally have declined, the study says, the share of the gap attributable to college major has grown. Do you see any correlation in your own major to what the study shows? Why do you think this is?

Toddlers from talkative homes have advantage in learning

Inviting children to express their thoughts can be a stepping stone to literacy. How are you helping your children learn in your home?

Friday, August 7, 2009

Technological advancements increase human interaction in online classes

Online classes are becoming more advanced and easier to participate in. Would you consider taking a course online? What are the pros and cons?

Racial Gap in Testing Sees Shift by Region

Black students have made important academic gains in several Southern states over two decades, while in some Northern states, black achievement has improved more slowly than white achievement, or has even declined. Do you believe the student location has anything to do with their achievement? Why or why not?

Thursday, August 6, 2009

Improving College Readiness & Success

A new report released today says states can significantly improve students' college readiness and success by taking action in four key areas of statewide policy. Do you agree with the report? What are some other ways we can prepare prospective college students?

A Growing Interest in Waiting List Admittance

Private colleges are turning to their waiting lists to fill in admissions spots. Some are adding additional admission slots to their lists. Have you been wait listed for college, or accepted from the wait list? What's your feelings about wait lists?

Wednesday, August 5, 2009

What Do School Tests Measure?

Standardized testing in school systems can provide useful information about the kind of education our students are receiving. But what do the results mean? Are tests a good way to prepare students for future success?

Online Education and where it's going

Learn more about the benefits of an online education, and talk about your own experiences. Do you agree online education is seeing an increase in undergraduate admissions? Does anyone you know personally attend an online school? What are they saying about it?

Tuesday, August 4, 2009

Cells Phones and Learning

A look into how cell phones are affecting the current learning environments of students. Do you agree with the author that cell phones should be banned in classrooms? What could be some reasons students need cell phones in class?

Alumni Networking for New Jobs

Recent and seasoned graduates find support in their university and college affiliations while searching for career opportunities. Undergraduate institutions are offering their career services centers to alumni, and some are taking advantage.

Would you consider looking up your Alma mater for career guidance and networking opportunities, or do you think these services are more geared towards current students?

Monday, August 3, 2009

How a Religious Background Plays into the College Experience

Though many parents of faith worry about the effect a secular college will have on their children, a new study shows that students with a religious background are more likely to attend college. Among many other points, the study also shows that students majoring in education and business actually increase their "religiosity" over time.

Has college had any effect on your religious/spiritual side?

To Rent or To Own?

See the story above from about the new wave in the textbook publishing world. Would you rather be renting?

Tuesday, July 28, 2009

Income Based Student Loan Repayment Plan

Learn about the new income based student loan repayment plan. Will the loan forgiveness program affect you or someone you know?

What type of school did you/do you envision attending?

Are you attending the type of college you thought you would, or are you a "switcher?"

Friday, July 24, 2009

Advice on the Job Search

Advice for the novice and the veteran:

Have any job search tips of your own? Post them here for other readers!

Finding a Job Despite the Grim Market

"…Businesses are still cutting positions and imposing pay cuts and hiring freezes as the economy continues to contract."

If you're a student nearing graduation, what are you doing to give yourself a head start on finding a job in this tough market?

Thursday, July 23, 2009

How are Americans Spending Their Time?

Check out the Bureau of Labor Statistics summary of the American Time Use Survey:

What do you spend most of your time doing every day? Are you matching up with the statistics on the BLS summary?

So You're Writing a Dissertation…

Check out the advice from a woman who knows how it feels:

Author Peg Boyle Single points out the necessity of "prewriting." What are your tips on writing a successful dissertation?

Tuesday, July 21, 2009

E-books: The Death of the Common Textbook?

Furthermore, says Mr. Nash, of Soft Skull, "Independent publishers have the most to gain from electronic publishing. Every tech innovation has in theory benefited us, by lowering the barriers of entry and making it easier to achieve economies of scale, or by making economies of scale less important. The critical thing right now," he continues, "is that the reproduction costs for digital books is zero. The major advantage of corporate publishers is that they have the capital to print large runs of books. One doesn't need capital to generate large quantities of digital downloads."

E-books are forcing the publishing industry to evolve. Do you think an e-textbook would hamper or help study habits? If you've ever used an electronic book or textbook, let us know your reaction.

Monday, July 20, 2009

Obama Cuts Billions from Medicare & Medicaid Budget

Obama is cutting out billions from Medicare and Medicaid to fuel his administration's health care reform. Is this a smart move?

World Conference on Higher Education

The World Conference on Higher Education included 1,000 participants from 150 countries. The consensus: More government investment is needed for higher education.

Should governments around the globe fund higher education?

Friday, July 17, 2009

Juggling Studies, Work, & Kids

“'After class, I go home to my shelter, change my clothes, do some homework, drop off my son at my mom’s house and go back to work,” said Ms. Coffer, who had bloodshot eyes from lack of sleep…'"

Many people eager to pursue a higher education must fight against the restrictions imposed by their non-academic lives, as seen in the above New York Times online article.

What facets of your life do you have to juggle in order to attain your degree?

Health Care Industry Job Outlook: Still Healthy According to Bureau of Labor Statistics

"Health care will generate 3 million new wage and salary jobs between 2006 and 2016, more than any other industry. Seven of the twenty fastest growing occupations are health care related."

It's nice to see some
good news once in a while. If you're one of the lucky few making your way in the health care field, tell us about your job prospects. Is the market really as good as they say, or are you feeling the recession too?

Obama's Challenge: One Year of Higher Education for All

In April, President Obama challenged every American to take on at least one year of higher education or advanced training.

If the majority of U.S. citizens end up attaining degrees, what impacts could this pose to our economy and society at large?