For an Uncertain Fall, Reflective Activities are a Powerful Tool Institutions Can Use to Support Students

Research shows that reflection is critical as students make connections between theoretical information and practice, and that it grows in importance with increased situational complexity. As we look toward a fall semester clouded by uncertainty, integrating reflective activities might be one of the most effective ways institutions can support student learning.  In order to thrive, Read more about For an Uncertain Fall, Reflective Activities are a Powerful Tool Institutions Can Use to Support Students[…]

Launching a Career in the Age of COVID: Adapting Your Approach to Job Hunting

Between the rising unemployment numbers, restrictions around social distancing, and the surge of business closures, finding a job in the era of COVID-19 might seem like an impossible task. However, many companies and industries are still actively hiring. The competition for these jobs will be fierce, and in order to distinguish yourself, you’ll need to Read more about Launching a Career in the Age of COVID: Adapting Your Approach to Job Hunting[…]

COVID-19 Is Accelerating Higher Ed’s Need for Foundational Skills Instruction 

From how we gather with our families to how we shop for groceries, the coronavirus pandemic has radically changed every facet of our lives. And while some optimists in government and media believe we will “get back to normal” soon, there is every reason to believe many of the changes we see right now will Read more about COVID-19 Is Accelerating Higher Ed’s Need for Foundational Skills Instruction […]

COVID-19 and Real-Time Learning: 6 Habits to Inform Good Decisions in Times of Crisis

As we adjust to the new realities of social distancing and the many other disruptions to daily life caused by the Coronavirus, it’s important to reflect on how we process information and make decisions during times of crisis. This blog has been primarily focused on how foundational skills like critical thinking and communication affect education Read more about COVID-19 and Real-Time Learning: 6 Habits to Inform Good Decisions in Times of Crisis[…]

Landing a Job in the 21st Century: Asking the Right Questions in Your Next Job Interview

One of the most enduring—and most potentially awkward—components of the job interview comes right at the end. Up until this point, the interview has been going well: you’re sending the right signals and incorporating a narrative format in your answers. But then the hiring manager asks if you have any questions for them, and your Read more about Landing a Job in the 21st Century: Asking the Right Questions in Your Next Job Interview[…]

Rethinking Academic Advising in Higher Education

The transition from high school to higher ed is one of the most life-changing experiences a person will undergo. At this stage, students have yet to develop the critical thinking skills to confidently navigate this new environment. Academic advisors are in a unique position to provide information, insight, and guidance as students launch themselves toward Read more about Rethinking Academic Advising in Higher Education[…]

The Leader-as-Coach Transformation: What it Means for Recent Grads Launching Careers in 2020

One of the underrated changes happening in the global economy right now relates to leadership. While past leaders were often looked to as generals or sages—issuing commands, ruling with an iron fist, knowing every aspect of their market—today’s leaders have taken on a different archetype: the coach.  The flattening of company hierarchies and the increased Read more about The Leader-as-Coach Transformation: What it Means for Recent Grads Launching Careers in 2020[…]

Landing a Job in the 21st Century: Crafting a Strong Narrative to Nail Your Next Interview

Few things in life are more harrowing than a job interview: your career and financial well-being are at stake, and people are literally judging every word you say. In this post we’ll focus on one of the most underrated—but increasingly necessary—strategies for demonstrating your talents in a way hiring managers will appreciate: crafting a personal Read more about Landing a Job in the 21st Century: Crafting a Strong Narrative to Nail Your Next Interview[…]

Measuring What Matters: Major Focus vs. Foundational Skills Instruction

Our ongoing research into the foundational skills crisis opens up a lot of interesting conversations. We’re living through a major shift in education right now, as students and institutions react to changes in technology, culture, and the economy. Many of our biggest questions right now revolve around the challenges of creating a coherent narrative when Read more about Measuring What Matters: Major Focus vs. Foundational Skills Instruction[…]

Critical Thinking Is Your Superpower: This is Your Origin Story

As a college student or a young professional entering the workforce, you’ll rely on a set of skills you’ve spent years developing to meet your goals and distinguish yourself from your peers. Some of these involve technology, some are subject-specific, and some are interpersonal. All are important, and yet none will serve you better in Read more about Critical Thinking Is Your Superpower: This is Your Origin Story[…]