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First SPCE/Career Services Workshop held April 27

Mar 13th, 2013 | By
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The School for Professional and Continuing Education sponsored a free workshop on Saturday, April 27 at the Oak Brook campus, in collaboration with our Career Services office.   Students got individual résumé reviews from Kristi Kelly with able support from faculty members Chris Condieu, Susan Mitchell, Meena Razvi, and Bill McKeown.       Maureen
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Adult Student Priorities Survey

Feb 27th, 2013 | By

For each question, students are asked “How important is this to you?” and “How satisfied are you?” Mean levels of importance and satisfaction are computed and a gap analysis is conducted. Small gaps are celebrated. Large gaps are areas for analysis and action. All of these are compared to a national adult student benchmark. Questions
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New Professional Studies major approved

Feb 18th, 2013 | By

The Bachelor of Arts in Professional Studies The Professional Studies major enables working adults to integrate liberal studies and existing career skills in a bachelor’s degree that utilizes transfer credits from all of the regional associate degree and certificate programs. This bachelor’s degree provides theoretical and practical experiences that open opportunities for career advancement. Graduates
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Is college worth it? A letter from Dean Walter Pearson

Feb 4th, 2013 | By

I have a friend who is considering a return to college.  He stopped out of Big State U several years ago and has worked in unsatisfying jobs since.  He is wondering if the time, effort, and money he would have to invest to complete his degree is worth it.  Will it really make a difference?
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Fall 2012 Dean’s List for Accelerated Programs in the College of Business

Jan 14th, 2013 | By

Dean Rami Khasawneh and the faculty of the College of Business extend their congratulations to the following students in accelerated programs who completed at least 12 graded credits and had a GPA of at least 3.25 in Fall 2012:     Accountancy Information Technology Management Lynda Kay Frank William R Jahnke Amber C Ruiz Business
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Fall 2012 Dean’s List for accelerated programs in the College of Arts & Sciences at Lewis University

Jan 11th, 2013 | By

At Lewis University, undergraduate students who have completed 12 graded credits in a semester are considered for the Dean’s list if they have a term GPA of 3.25 or above. Dean Bonnie Bondavalli said, “Congratulations. This is a significant honor that is given to those who have shown excellence in their academic work. It attests to your hard work, determination, dedication and commitment to learning and achievement. On behalf of the Faculty of the College, I extend to you our heartiest best wishes for your continued success as a student and a scholar. Please know of our hopes that you will continue to find joy in your intellectual endeavors now as a student and throughout your life.”   The following Arts and Science students in accelerated programs are honored for their academic success: Applied Sociology & Political Science Organizational Leadership Jessica Renae Duran Liliana G Gentile Stacey Renee Richmond Shelonda
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Finishing a bachelor’s degree has enormous impact on employment and earnings during recent recession

Jan 10th, 2013 | By

Prior to the recession,  people who held a bachelor degree were more likely to have a job than those who had an associate degree and associate degree holders were more likely to have a job than those with a high school education. During the recession (defined here as 2007-2009), employment of those who had a bachelor
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Nominate for “Excellence in Adult Learning” Awards

Jan 7th, 2013 | By

  36 of our faculty and 24 of our staff have been nominated by Lewis University students in accelerated programs for the Excellence in Adult Learning Awards sponsored by the School for Professional and Continuing Education. The deadline for nominations from students is midnight Sunday, January 13. Check your Lewis University email for a link
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What is a college degree worth today?

Dec 19th, 2012 | By
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A new report from the State Higher Education Executive Officers points out that skepticism about the value of a college degree is just off base: “…the evidence clearly demonstrates the value of a college education. According to our analysis of U.S. Census data, those who obtain a bachelor’s degree have a median income of $50,360 compared to a median of $29,423 for people with only a high school diploma. An associate’s degree leads to a median income of $38,607, more than $9,000 higher than a high school diploma. Those with a graduate degree have a median income of $68,064, 35.2 percent more than those with a bachelor’s degree. Additionally, The College Advantage: Weathering the Economic Storm, from the Georgetown University’s Center on Education and the Workforce, shows that workers without a college degree have been significantly worse off in the recent economic downturn than those who have attended college. Four out of every five jobs lost
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Using rubrics to assess learning performance

Dec 5th, 2012 | By

I found a blog post recently that seems useful to me. When assessing learner progress toward competence, the author has found this scale to helpful: 4: Advanced (I can use what I learned in a new way) 3: Proficient (I learned the foundational and complex parts and can apply them) 2: Foundational (I know the
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