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Don’t Rush to ADT the UC

Don’t Rush to ADT the UC

The University of California (UC) recently released a report titled “Preparing California For Its Future: Enhancing Community College Student Transfer to UC,” which discusses imbalances in UC transfer admissions and examines possible social, economic, academic, and...
Thanks for the Entertainment

Thanks for the Entertainment

While many students this time of year are celebrating wonderful admission letters, scholarship awards, etc., and then there are also the other ones. You know the ones I mean. The students with the situations that make us sigh, cry, laugh, …
Transfer Topics: The Jeopardy Method

Transfer Topics: The Jeopardy Method

I once took a class in which the instructor used what he referred to as the “Jeopardy Method” of grading. Under his system, students earned points for correct test answers, well-written essays, etc., but we could also lose points for …
Empowerment is Not the Same as Expertise

Empowerment is Not the Same as Expertise

I recently read a thought-provoking essay titled “The Death of Expertise,” by Tom Nichols, a professor at the U.S. Naval War College and an adjunct at the Harvard Extension School. I’m not an expert on expertise, so perhaps...
The Course That Doesn’t Show Up On Transcripts

The Course That Doesn’t Show Up On Transcripts

So December arrives and you’ve completed your Cal State and University of California applications (as Counselors & Transfer Directors throughout California try to rediscover the joy of a good night of sleep). Maybe you even got ahead of the game …