Tag: Vol. 20 No. 1

To read selected articles from this issue of the Excelsior College Magazine, follow the links below.  To read the full issue, click here. President’s Perspective Partners on This Journey  New & Noteworthy Helen Benjamin Becomes Chair of the Board of Trustees Alumni Give Back by Paying It Forward  New College Partnership: Army University  Project Management …

7 The number of questions in a survey sent daily to a random 10% of students who had contact with an academic advisor that day. The practice helps the College continuously measure student satisfaction with advising services. 68% The growth in the number of counseling appointments alumni and students made with Career Services in the …

Excelsior's First Comencement

On September 27, 1972, at 4 p.m., an audience of 500 gathered in Chancellors Hall at the State Education Department Building in Albany, New York, for the first-ever commencement of the Regents External Degree Program. A total of 77 men and women had accomplished what just two years prior, the new State Education Commissioner Ewald …

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Using Data Might Help Reform Pre-Trial Detention Processes Editor’s note: The following is an abridged article based on an Academy of Criminal Justice Sciences presentation. Pre-trial detention is both costly and often disproportionately leveraged against minorities and those with lower socio-economic means. Courts nationwide are looking to algorithms to determine whether a defendant should be …

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COLLEGE IMPLEMENTS INITIATIVES TO SUPPORT VETERANS PURSUING A BACHELOR’S DEGREE IN NURSING Instructional faculty member Susan Piper looked pained as she discussed issues concerning veterans during a presentation at Excelsior College in February 2018. The issues hit close to home. As a soldier and a nurse, she had seen firsthand how PTSD had affected her …

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THREE CASES SHOW HOW GENEALOGICAL RESEARCH HELPS REVEAL AN INDIVIDUAL’S TRUTH Genealogical professionals approach and solve difficult identity inquiries by thoroughly dissecting, analyzing, and reassembling complex genealogical problems. They gather evidence, evaluate and analyze records, and report the findings of these problems. As the following three examples illustrate, there can be surprising applications of genealogical …

1. What are three things at Excelsior College that you’re excited about A lot of exciting initiatives are taking place within the College. Let me use three examples to represent our three focuses to enhance the student experience. The first example relates to our efforts in enhancing student success. We reviewed student success data and …

STUDY SHOWS VIABILITY OF ONLINE INTERPROFESSIONAL NURSING EDUCATION A paper written by Patricia Cannistraci, assistant dean of the School of Nursing, and Bonny Kehm, a faculty program director, based on their study on interprofessional education (IPE) received the United States Distance Learning Association’s (USDLA) International Quality Research Paper Award, and was published in the April …

FIVE TIPS FOR A HEALTHY DIET How do we determine what we are supposed to eat without risking harm to our body? How do we move beyond following the latest trend to embrace a healthy eating lifestyle? Unfortunately, there is no one simple answer, and sometimes the easy way can seem like the best way. …

ALUMNUS KANE TOMLIN PRESENTS WEBINAR SERIES One only needs to search “project management” to see the rapid and growing influence of this business practice in today’s global market. Based on independent research, the Project Management Institute (PMI), which offers eight certifications that recognize knowledge and competency, asserts that the project management-oriented labor force is expected …