Located on California's Central Coast about halfway between Los Angeles and San Francisco, Cal Poly San Luis Obispo is a California public university where the motto is "Learn by Doing." And that is exactly what I found on a trip to this surprisingly modern campus. The curriculum is "flipped," meaning that from day one, students are taking classes in their areas of study. And they don't just sit in class. This is a hands-on university.
ASU West is a 35-minute shuttle bus ride from the Tempe campus, yet it is a world away. It's hard to find a public university with a small student population, but ASU West is one. There are just over 4000 students attending this pretty modern campus...
CalArts was founded by the Disneys in 1961 as a performing and visual arts educational institution. It is a direct entry school, which means that a student applies into a particular program. CalArts houses six separate schools—Art, Critical Studies, Dance, Film/Video, Music and Theater. All undergraduate programs – there are around 70 - lead to a BFA degree.
Current Common Application membership is 979 colleges and universities, 63 of whom are international. Members hail from 19 countries outside the US. This year, 1.2 Million first year applicants submitted 7.5 million applications.
Although many plans won’t be released until later this month or in July, we are getting an inkling of what some colleges and universities are planning on doing. Most schools seem to be leaning towards having students on […]
Now that colleges have cancelled information sessions and tours, what students learn about colleges virtually has become more important than in the past. Each person will have his or her individual list of preferences and areas of importance, […]
Sometimes it seems as though I see more colleges and universities on grey days – or rainy days – or cold days. That was the case in January in Florida where the temperature in Central Florida dipped into […]
Just back from the 2018 British Council UK University Tour where I visited eight universities in the southwest and two in and around London. Studying in England and Wales is not the same as studying in the United States. Here are […]
The recent tragedy at Marjory Stoneman Douglas High School once more evidences how vulnerable our schools and colleges are to violence. The places we once thought of as safe havens for our children are now home to fear and […]