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Excelsior College president, James N. Baldwin, JD, EdD

A national conversation swirls around the value of a degree and student borrowing and debt. College leaders grapple with the financial pressures of changing demographics and lower enrollments. Public confidence in higher education has declined to disconcerting levels (An October 2018 survey by the Gallup Organization found the percentage of adults “Confident in Higher Education” …

Kim Hedley, Host of CPNE Webinar, Conversations with Kim

Conversational-style webinars prepare nursing students for the Clinical Performance in Nursing Examination For Excelsior associate degree nursing students, the Clinical Performance in Nursing Examination (CPNE) — the capstone requirement — is the culmination of the program. Excelsior has long offered study guides, one-on-one support, and tutorials to help those preparing for this important exam, and …

three new Excelsior College trustees

In January, three new members joined the Board of Trustees: David Baime, Jeanne Meister, and Clar Rosso. David Baime is the senior vice president for government relations and policy analysis for the American Association of Community Colleges. He directs the national advocacy efforts for the nation’s close to 1,200 community colleges and their students. He …

Excelsior College Billboard

Excelsior College developed a brand awareness campaign that introduced the new advertising tagline, Life Happens. Keep Learning., to audiences in the greater Albany, New York, and San Antonio, Texas, areas for several months in late summer/early fall 2018. The campaign was undertaken to increase awareness of Excelsior College as an online, not-for-profit, regionally accredited institution …

Internship meeting

In fall 2018, the first cohort of students took part in Excelsior’s new INT 400 Internship course. Students in this initial group took part in virtual internships; three students were placed at the International Atomic Energy Agency (IAEA) in Vienna, Austria, and the fourth student worked as a social media intern at Excelsior College. Despite …

Group of Excelsior graduates

Before Commencement 2018, these master’s in nursing graduates were just names behind computer screens. Throughout their studies, they were in many of the same courses and ended up in many of the same work groups. Over time, they realized their team worked well together. Linda Schneider recalls, “Working [with] the team approach helped each one …

2018 graduate

A total of 5,137 degrees were awarded. Most graduates earned a bachelor’s degree. Over the previous year, Excelsior conferred 1,679 associate degrees, 2,886 bachelor’s degrees, and 508 master’s degrees. Thirty-three percent of the graduates are active-duty military or veterans. The graduating class comprises 5,077 adult learners with 51 percent male and 49 percent female. The oldest graduate is 72 years old; the youngest graduate is 12 years old. The class of 2018 graduates come from 15 countries, including …

hand holding pen

Take advantage of resources to improve your writing skills and reputation as a good communicator As a business writing instructor for Excelsior College, I frequently remind my students that nearly every profession will require writing skills. Consider the consequences of careless writing in the following scenarios: An IT professional makes incorrect assumptions about the audience’s expertise and …

Dale Emeagwali

Faculty Program Director, Biology and Natural Science Dale Emeagwali, a microbiologist voted the 1996 Scientist of the Year by the National Technical Association, credits teaching in classrooms at three universities with making for an easy transition to teaching online at Excelsior College. Photo: Mike Hemberger What led you to your position as program director at Excelsior …