Category: Degree Planning

Wondering where to start? These tips and tricks written mainly by our academic advisors, are a first step in planning your degree!

How do your conflicts typically play out? Do you sense there are patterns in your conflicts? Students in COMM 324 explore the causes, processes, and outcomes of conflict as well as the principles and techniques for improving the handling of conflict. Key topics include interpersonal violence, stress and anger management, forgiveness, negotiation, and mediation. Though …

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The advisors are the main point of encouragement and support for our students.  Many advisors develop a long relationship that helps the students with whom they work through the inevitable ups and the downs of life and study.  In this article, Excelsior met with Allison Konderwich, from the Office of Student Success Services, to find …

Academic advisors are a point of encouragement and support for our students. Many advisors develop a long relationship that helps the students work through the inevitable ups and the downs of life and study. Excelsior Life met up with Dan Palladino, from the Office of Student Success Services to find out more about one of …

“If I cannot do great things, I can do small things in a great way.” This statement, made by Martin Luther King Jr., reflects the personal humility and social responsibility that is sometimes needed to be a transformative leader. Who are transformative leaders? What are their characteristics, ethics, and challenges? What other type of leaders …

When I find a successful student, someone who is adequately managing school with a full plate, I always have to ask “How do you do it, what is your recipe for success?” I am typically greeted with an answer of “Well, I just do it – I don’t have a choice.” The misconception here is …

Accelerated courses can be ideal for working adults trying to fit higher education into their busy lives.  But completing the work for a three-credit course in about half the time of a traditional term can also be very challenging.  In this brief video, Excelsior’s Kendra Jones shares eight tips for success in eight-week courses.  The guidance …

Do you enjoy games? Do you like solving mysteries? Do you want to have fun and earn three upper level credits? Then consider HUM 325 Secrets: A Cyberculture Mystery Game, the first ever fully online course designed and taught as an Alternate Reality Game. You will participate in an unfolding mystery story, accumulate experience points, go …