Program Update, Late Summer

The last six months have been really busy for my college program, but with many positive developments. The last two terms I’ve had students at private and public colleges across the U.S., including two at Harvard. Other colleges represented were Vermont, Westmont, Antioch, Miami of Ohio, and many others. Congratulations especially to the students who …

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How To Think & Problem Solve Like An Expert

Can you think like an expert?  Of course, and you most likely do this already in some ways.  In the 1970’s when computers were being developed (and actually before the internet), some studies looked at human memory and problem solving approaches.  The most coveted information was on how “experts” in various fields approached problems and …

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Spring Update

Things have been very busy in my work, not just with students, but with other things as well. I finished drafting my second book, which is a cross section of “true stories” that covers students I’ve heard from work or worked with at two-year and four-year colleges (even some from international student stories). I plan …

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58% Of American Students Take 6 Or More Years To Complete College

In it’s annual report, the Condition of Education 2009, the U.S. Department of Education described graduation rates for American students. The report focused on “traditional” students ages 18-24, and examined some basic factors: Public universities versus private colleges, males versus females, and the timeframes of 4, 5, and 6 years for those who did earn …

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