Friday Campus Connections

Join us every Friday to see how connectedness shows up in "real-world" stories and scenarios.  Here are 5 articles, blogs, or other resources that illustrate the power of connectedness.  Of course, we'll keep blogging away too.  We hope you'll stop back by on Monday, to see our newest post.  And don't forget to follow us on twitter (@IICEorg).  Happy Friday!

How One University Uses ‘Sneaky Learning’ to Help Students Develop Good Study Habits

Connecting learning practices to the science and research of known learning strategies, this article describes how a Psychology professor is teaching students to be better learners.  Aligned tightly with books like Make It Stick, this overview is a good demonstration of what should happen more at the college level.  Read more>>>

How New Orleans Is Helping Its Students Succeed

When talking about “connectedness” we often describe the c’s of education.  Critical thinking, creativity, change management, curriculum, and dozens more make up the various lens’ educators use.  But another ‘c’ term has filled the news in the past decade: Charter.  This interesting look at going “all in” regarding how charter schools can architect learning should add fuel to the debate.  Read more>>>

Higher Education in a World Where Students Never Graduate

As the “blockchain” approach to credentialing gets more consideration, strategy, and realization, colleges and universities are looking to find ways to stay connected for life with students.  Being the “holder of truth” for credentials may be how higher education works its way back to growth.  Read more>>>

How high can they go?

Connectedness is not just about learning, but all aspects of the higher education ecosystem.  That includes connection of grades to outcomes and even measurement of attainment to graduation.  This piece discusses grade inflation, honors designees rising, and asks what it might take to get things under control.  Read more>>>

College Counselors for Low-Income Students

An excellent description of innovative thinking regarding what helps ‘connect’ students to success.  In many cases that can be done by people, but this story illustrates that not just any person can be a catalyst for connectedness.  Read more>>>

Jeff Borden