Blogs

  • Community Colleges Are Real Schools

    Posted February 13, 2012 by Christina Wood

    This is a bittersweet comment that community college admissions counselors all too often hear from prospective students at college fairs and high school visits. On one hand, we are thrilled to hear that the student is seriously considering beginning their collegiate studies at a community college,...

  • Mis-aligned? Syncing up with your college's mission

    Posted February 13, 2012 by Christina Wood

    The other day I had a very valuable conversation with a colleague about an initiative that I had been working on for the past couple of years. What I learned was that although I had worked very hard to develop it, with notable success, the initiative itself did not quite sync with the direction that...

  • On Your Mark...Get Set...Revolutionize!: Be an Idea Trendsetter

    Posted February 13, 2012 by Christina Wood

    With competition for today’s top jobs (okay let’s face it, any job in general) running neck and neck, it’s not enough to just do your job, especially if you want to keep your job and advance your career. You have to show that you not only have what it takes to do your assignments...

  • Community Colleges: The Great Remediators?

    Posted February 13, 2012 by Christina Wood

    One of the things that made me fall in love with the mission of the community college is the fact that it is equal opportunity and open admissions. We've been affectionately coined "the Ellis Island of higher education". I tell that to scores of prospective students and family during my admissions...

  • Is the traditional resume dead, and are we prepared for it?

    Posted February 13, 2012 by Christina Wood

    As I was catching up on a little weekend blog reading, I stumbled upon an interesting piece the Wall Street Journal had posted on the demise of the resume . The huge irony is that I'm currently working on the last post in my "backpack to briefcase" series on The LI$T and guess wh...

  • Is your age in higher ed years the same as dog years?

    Posted February 13, 2012 by Christina Wood

    A week ago I turned five years old. February 7, 2007 is my birthday. This is the date that I walked through the doors of my college as a student affairs professional. I don't remember a lot of specific dates (so you can imagine how well I did in my history classes), but this one remains etched in my...

  • Encouraging and Sustaining Community Partnerships

    Posted February 13, 2012 by Christina Wood

    For decades, community colleges have been pillars of intellectual enlightenment and economic advancement in their communities. They have prepared generation after generation of local citizens (both young and seasoned) for the workforce, and to transfer to our nation's finest colleges and universitie...

  • Social Media and You: Why Colleges Need It

    Posted February 13, 2012 by Christina Wood

    The term social media was a constant ring in everyone's ear in 2011 and will likely continue to make noise in 2012. The general consensus seems to be that if your business or organization is not engaged in some sort of social media platform, you're doing something wrong. It is certainly no dif...

  • This is what the edtech industry wants to do to your job.

    Posted February 4, 2012 by Jonathan Rees

    Cross-posted at More or Less Bunk.   When I first saw this article, I tweeted that it is perhaps the most evil thing about edtech that I had ever read. I still stand by that, but I do have to hand it to this Canadian columnist for her honesty. She's written what American edtech companies...

  • VALENTINE‚ÄôS MONTH: A GOOD TIME TO SHOW THE LOVE TO YOUR DONORS

    Posted January 29, 2012 by Marc Potolsky

    VALENTINE’S MONTH:  A GOOD TIME TO SHOW THE LOVE TO YOUR DONORS   When I was practicing law, I used to have a client who demanded my immediate attention to his business’s every need. Whether his company was facing a major catastrophe or a minor inconvenience, he demanded urge...