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Adaptive Learning and Faculty Best Practices: CTU Vice Provost Dr. Emma Zone Co-Hosts #WCETAdaptive Learning Twitter Chat

CTU Vice Provost Dr. Emma Zone (@DrEmmaZone) co-hosted the #WCETAdaptive Learning Twitter Chat with Niki Bray (@adaptivechat) on Thursday, December 10 at 7 p.m. CST. The hosts answered questions from other higher education leaders and educators, discussing faculty best practices with adaptive learning. “Serving as a guest expert for the #WCETAdaptive Chat was a fast-paced and fun way to share a lot about faculty engagement with adaptive learning in only an hour’s time,” said Zone, “Participants were interested in how CTU provides faculty training and ongoing support of adaptive learning to make it successful for students and faculty alike.”

Finally Realizing a Dream to Earn a College Degree

When Cathy Emerick graduated from high school she was a single parent. While many of her friends went on to pursue their college degrees, she chose to focus on raising her daughter.

Naturally, life happened. She met her husband, who adopted her daughter, and both focused on developing their full-time careers. Attending college, while still an important priority for Cathy, felt like a distant dream.

Harness Your Attention Span: 8 Ways to Improve Your Focus

As the world becomes more digitally connected, more and more things are vying for our precious attention. When you're working, studying, eating, driving, even trying to fall asleep at night — the question of how to improve your focus is an important one, and effectively channeling your energies can be the difference between knocking items off your to-do list and letting it grow out of control.

Driven Veteran Pursues Degree at CTU

For Andrew R. Chavez, a recently-retired US Army Staff sergeant, joining the military was just the “right thing to do.” Enlisting immediately after he completed high school, Chavez served his country for nine years before critical injuries caused him to be medically retired from active duty. Chavez reflects positively on his time in the military, but knew that he had to push himself further.

CTU Chief Academic Officer Dr. Connie Johnson Co-Hosts #WCETAdaptive Learning Twitter Chat

CTU Chief Academic Officer and Provost Dr. Connie Johnson (@Dr.ConnieJohnson) joined WCET fellow Niki Bray (@adaptivechat) to answer these questions and more during WCET's first Adaptive Learning Twitter Chat, which focuses on topics related to adaptive learning technology implementation, faculty engagement and student results. Dr. Johnson shared CTU’s adaptive learning experiences with participants, which included fellow educators and technology leaders, and highlighted how CTU is using innovative technology to help students pursue their personal and professional goals.

Mobile Professional Proves Road Warriors Can Go to College

As the Operational Excellence manager for his company, first-time college student Ricky Banks spends more than 50 percent of his job on the road. “At this juncture in my career, it is very hectic,” says Ricky. Over the last 27 years, Ricky has built his career from the ground up. Ricky started on the production floor and worked his way to middle management. He managed production, quality and environmental departments before settling into his current specialty in Lean Six Sigma and process improvement.  

Faculty Showcase: CTU Assistant Professor Trevor Rasmusson

As a CTU graduate, it’s no surprise that CTU Assistant Professor Trevor Rasmusson draws inspiration from students attending his courses on academic and career success, and management fundamentals. “As an assistant professor at CTU, I’m constantly inspired by the stories that I hear within my courses,” says Rasmusson, “This inspiration moves me and generates the ability to find creative approaches to a variety of other ventures.”

Should You Use A Recruiter?

Whether you have been working for years, or you are just starting to job hunt, using a recruiter may help you find some prospects you didn’t think were out there. That said it's important to have the right expectations when deciding to work with a recruiter. With that in mind, here are some of the pros and cons of using a recruiter to help you on the journey to a job.

“MRE—Eat Like a Soldier” Fundraiser

On November 10, 2015, CTU teamed up with the El Paso County Commissioners to support the “MRE—Eat Like a Soldier” fundraiser for The Home Front Cares. The project raises funds for Colorado military veterans and their families.

Catching Up with CTU Alum Tapatha Knupke

Self-motivated and passionate about the future, Tapatha Knupke saw earning a degree as an opportunity to expand her horizons and find the job she’s always dreamed of having. For sixteen years Tapatha worked as a title insurance underwriter in the real estate industry. It was a job she just fell into but one that she happened to love, and it afforded her the opportunity to start a family. "Underwriting did not require a degree, so I didn't pursue one at the time," says Knupke. "My goal at the time was to raise my family while working in a career that I loved."

CTU Colorado Springs Career Services Hosts LinkedIn Workshop for Students & Alumni

CTU Colorado Springs' Career Services is hosting a LinkedIn Workshop to teach students and alumni how to create and optimize a professional profile on the social network.

Stay on Track by Eliminating Digital Clutter

You may not think of it this way, but your computer desktop is a lot like a top of an actual desk. You start off with your essentials, the things you really need to get work done on your computer. Then stuff starts piling up, both good and bad: unread emails, to-do lists, games, social media, and more. These items are the “digital clutter” in your life.

CTU Leadership Shares Academic and Innovation Insights at Key Higher Education Events

Fall was an exciting time for Colorado Technical University as several CTU leaders participated in presentations and panels at key higher education professional and academic events. Drawing from their work to ensure CTU continues to offer quality academic programming and innovative learning, the following CTU leaders travelled across the country to share CTU’s story and gain knowledge from other higher education leaders.

CTU Hosts “Women in Law Enforcement” Event at CTU Colorado Springs Campus

On October 28, 2015, Colorado Technical University hosted the “Women in Law Enforcement, Challenges and Achievements” event on CTU’s Colorado Springs campus.  This event--part of CTU’s Criminal Justice Distinguished Speaker series—featured insights and advice from prominent women in the law enforcement field.

CTU Nursing Program Earns CCNE Accreditation

The Commission on Collegiate Nursing Education recognizes CTU’s Bachelor of Science in Nursing degree program for meeting its standards for nursing education.