Month: May 2016

Ellen LaDieu, MS, RN, CNE Lead Faculty Program Director Certified Clinical Aromatherapist (CCAP) Aromatherapy has been a long-standing healing method. It is a growing holistic modality recognized and used by nurses worldwide in many health care settings. Long ago plants were used to produce medicines; plants are also the source of essential oils. The nurse …

Recap of Leadership Speaker Series Presented by Excelsior College: Combating Cyber Crime and Protecting National Security May 26, 2016   Cybersecurity experts, Mark Sullivan former director of the U.S. Secret Service and Gregory Scovel, former director of NCIS, discussed the ongoing battle against cyber threats to national security and the efforts involved in defeating criminal and terrorist attacks …

Watching preschoolers play on touchscreen devices makes it clear that the future college students of America are of the connected generation. Unfortunately, I fear today’s teaching methods are ill prepared to embrace this new type of learner. Higher ed must embrace game-like learning just as progressive Silicon Valley companies have, or risk bored, disengaged, unprepared …

There’s no doubt about it. Getting your degree – either a Master’s or bachelor’s – is a great way of upping your chances of scoring a better job or climbing the ladder faster within the organization at which you’re already working. But things are different for adults returning to college life: they have less time …

To increase cyber safety and combat threat intelligence, businesses must help improve conditions for women in cybersecurity. It’s no secret that much of the field of IT is dominated by white males – and that this is an issue that needs to be corrected. Failing to diversify the workforce can leave businesses at a competitive …

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Michele Paludi, assistant dean and director of graduate business programs in the School of Business & Technology, has edited Campus Action against Sexual Assault: Needs, Policies, Procedures, and Training Programs. A practical guide to prevention of and response to sexual assault on college campuses, this invaluable resource will help ensure Title IX compliance—and can also help …

  Consider these facts…women make up over 50% of the current workforce, and outnumber males in attaining college degrees. However, only about 26% of STEM positions are held by women, and even worse, only about 11-13% of the workforce in cybersecurity are women.  There are numerous documented reasons for the paucity of females in STEM/IT/Cyber, …

In “America’s Broken Promise: Bridging the Community College Achievement Gap,” Eduardo Marti, former president of Queensborough Community College in New York, suggests new ways community colleges, which play a crucial role in American higher education, can and must meet the complex, varied needs of their students. Community colleges are the only postsecondary institutions that promise to educate …