I remember the excitement of walking the aisles of notebooks, pencils, pens, crayons, and calculators every September, school-supply list in hand. Preparing for the new school year by stocking up on fresh supplies was practical (last year’s notebooks were full and barely clinging to their wire spiral binding), a bit philosophical (every new Trapper Keeper represented a fresh start), and, at times, preposterous (two words: Lisa Frank; if you’re unfamiliar with her designs, imagine folders, erasers, lunchboxes, etc.
Welcome to the Fall 2016 Term at JWU Online!
We welcome all of our new online students who are starting their online studies with us this term and welcome back our returning students. We hope that you all had a great summer and are all set to get started or continue with your degree programs.
Here are three ways online students can succeed this term:
This is an exciting time! You’ve found a school and degree program that matches your educational and career interests and submitted an online college application. This is the first step in your journey towards achieving your goals. However, mixed with your excitement may be a bit of anticipation: What happens next?
Here are five common steps in the admissions process with tips on how to speed along your admissions decision.
As a relatively new online faculty member, I have some key takeaways from my first two terms of teaching. Although these suggestions aren’t directly related to classroom learning, they are great fundamentals to focus on in your first online course.
For the past decade, the number of students taking online courses has steadily climbed, currently outpacing enrollment in traditional higher education environments. Rather than taking the traditional educational route of attending a four-year university on campus, these pioneering students forged their own paths and found success online.
If you are considering a graduate degree, you probably have many questions about the value of obtaining an advanced degree. Depending on your career goals, it can give you employment opportunities that simply aren't available to you at your current level of education. While you will have to factor in the cost of the degree and the length of time it will take to complete it, time spent in graduate school is seldom wasted.
So, you already have a full-time job, but you've reached a point in your career where you've decided it's time to head back to school and pursue a graduate degree. You know that in doing so you'll open yourself up to greater career opportunities and enjoy better job security. At the same time, you can't exactly afford to quit your job and focus on school full time. Instead, you're going to have to learn how to balance your career with your coursework. It's a challenge, sure, but with the right plan in place, you can make it happen. Here’s how.