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beside your head

“Never ever say that something is ‘over your head,’” my supervisor advised me. “Don’t say, ‘oh, you’re smarter than I am.’ You’ll have these students—these very intelligent students—and they don’t understand that they need to write to a highly educated lay audience. 557 more words


Retention and advising liaisons help students make it to the finish line

Imagine confidently walking across stage after four years of undergraduate study. You, along with your parents, friends, family and loved ones are all excited.  But the moment of bliss turns to sorrow as you discover your degree cannot be released because you are a few classes short. 495 more words

Kentucky State University

#Acadv Reflections: Electronic Communication with Students

Electronic communication with students is becoming more and more essential, not only due to the changing nature of technology but also due to the size of advisor case loads.  915 more words

Student Affairs

DC News Brief: Goats, Again!

DYSTOPIA–The goat herd that had previously wandered off a nearby farm and onto Dystopia College’s Hades Quadrangle repeated their adventure last week, but this time the college was “proactive” in resolving the problem, according to campus police spokesperson Capt. 106 more words

RUTS, Because RUTS

DYSTOPIA–Dystopia College’s new RUTS (Routing Undergraduates Through School), which is more more than “enhanced advising,” will help students develop critical thinking skills and give them options by eliminating the need to make choices, push them through college so quickly that they won’t have time to develop dangerous ideas, and plug them as quickly as possible into a career path that might or might not be a good life choice, a panel of professors and advisors repeatedly re-reiterated again and again and again at a mandatory “institute” for faculty last week. 228 more words

Transferring? Here are 3 Things You Need to Know!

Looking to transfer to a four-year college, then this was a workshop for you! During our session we addressed three important questions regarding the transfer process: … 435 more words


College Considers Restructuring Academic Divisions

DYSTOPIA—A plan now under consideration at Dystopia College would replace the college’s traditional academic organization with a new grouping of disciplines into five broad schools that “would make more sense to students,” according to Provost Eddina Field, who stressed that it is “only being considered; no definite implementation plans have been made at this point.” 386 more words