My daughter, a sophomore at a small liberal arts college, took a leave of absence to spend 14 months working with a nongovernmental organization in Guatemala. As her dad, I’m proud this experience helped her grow. As a college president, I wonder how we might better develop first-year experiences that bring such meaning to a student’s life.
The IE philosophy calls for reframing problems in terms of possibilities, says Richard Cherwitz, the Ernest S. Sharpe Centennial Professor in the Moody College of Communication, and founder of the Intellectual Entrepreneurship Consortium, University of Texas at Austin.
As more veterans look to continue their education after service to our nation, colleges and universities must help them re-enter civilian life, adapt to the academic environment and achieve the goal of earning a higher education, says Diane Sedlmeir, associate director of enrollment management and military enrollment coordinator at Felician University.