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Reach out and Connect With Someone: Why Communication Matters in Education

What’s critical to success both in the classroom and beyond? In a word, communication. Here’s how CTU faculty uses it to improve the learning experience.

You Decided to Pursue an MBA. How Do You Determine Whether or Not It’s a Quality MBA Program?

Deciding to pursue an MBA is one thing. Finding the right program is another. Here’s what aspiring MBA candidates need to look for when considering programs.

A Time for Change: Obama’s Proposal to Improve Education in the United States

When it comes to education, the U.S. doesn’t even rank in the top 10 of 40 countries ranked by a recent study.

Accreditation: One More Reason You Can Count on a Quality Education at CTU

Last October, CTU received its reaffirmation of accreditation, continuing its promise to deliver quality education to career-motivated students.

Why You Should Care About Accreditation

Not all universities are the same, and one differentiating factor is accreditation. Understand what it is and how it affects you.

Personalized Learning: A New Approach to Diverse Learning Needs

In our diverse world, students from numerous backgrounds have varying needs. There’s exciting opportunity in the personalized learning model, where students learn uniquely and individually.

Digital Training for Career Buoyancy

Today, graduates change both jobs and industries several times during their lifetimes. Technology advances quickly change job descriptions. Maintain career buoyancy by digitizing your skills.

Personalized Learning - What can it do for you?

What is personalized learning? During the last several years, there’s been a movement to provide students in the classroom with the specific information they need through technology, rather than making students read content and sit through lectures they don’t need. 

Transforming the Classroom Through Customized Learning

Technology is driving change in many areas of our lives, from how we interact with friends to how we approach business. It’s no different in higher education. In response to changes in technology, classrooms have evolved from traditional brick-and-mortar institutions to modern-day virtual learning environments.

Academic Leadership: 3 C’s to Ensure Success in the Classroom

Most people share their challenges, yet few give as much attention to their success. Of course, we can grow and learn from challenges, but there is just as much growth and learning available when we examine our success.

Innovation in Higher Education: Student Centered Teaching

Prior to my career in higher education, I consulted with organizations on how to effectively use emerging media to achieve strategic goals. One client was an intermediate school district. I recall conversations with the district’s curriculum consultants about how experts knew (and preached) the value of innovation in teaching and learning, but failed to actually put it into practice.

A JD, DM or a PhD - What's the Best Post-Graduate Degree for Your Career Path?

When I completed my doctorate, my dissertation chair congratulated me and joked that I could now use the title “doctor” to get dinner reservations. He warned that this could potentially cause a problem if there were a medical emergency requiring a different kind of doctor. While most people think of the medical profession, the title “doctor” may be used to reference anyone who graduates with a doctoral degree. Doctoral graduates represent a wide array of skill, knowledge and capabilities.

Holding Academic Leadership Accountable

Academic accountability is a hot topic in higher education today. Recently, I had the opportunity to attend the ACE (American Council on Education) Chief Academic Officer workshop in St. Louis, Mo. and the Higher Learning Commission’s training for peer evaluators in St. Charles, Ill.

Serving Those Who Serve

We in the United States enjoy a freedom and prosperity that is uncommon in the world today. We owe gratitude to the men and women in uniform, past and present, who have secured our liberty and way of life.

Election Season 2012: What’s Next for Higher Education?

Higher education has been a great point of debate throughout this presidential election season. Much can be learned from the platforms of both President Barack Obama and Mitt Romney and their collective approach to ensuring that Americans have high quality and accessible means to personal and professional development.