UB op-ed: Higher ed technology boot camps
The non-degree granting, for-profit sector of higher education has been experiencing success with coding and other technology boot camps since 2012. Encouraged by that success, both public and private degree-granting institutions have jumped on the bandwagon in recent years.
UB op-ed: Westminster College, celebrating the fall of the Berlin Wall
As 2019 marks the 30th anniversary of the fall of the Berlin Wall, James E. Samels, of The Education Alliance and the law firm Samels Associates, discusses how the life of Winston Churchill reminds us that vision and courage can triumph over seemingly impossible odds. He recently visited Westminster College in Missouri, the home of the National Churchill Museum.
UB op-ed: Colleges can help the formerly incarcerated transcend past mistakes—and I’m an example
My first job out of prison was as a warehouse laborer earning minimum wage. The job was mind numbing and backbreaking, and didn't offer benefits. Then, I received a call from the local university for a clerical position; it was the opportunity I desperately needed, and it changed the trajectory of my life.
UB op-ed: Developing policies that prevent relationships from crossing the line
In light of the #MeToo movement, many universities are confronting an issue that has presented challenges for many years: relationships between faculty and students. Institutions often encourage close relationships between […]
UB op-ed: Where #MeToo meets leadership education
Over the past two years the #MeToo movement has revealed longstanding and widespread mistreatment of many women in the workplace. Nichols College President Susan West Engelkemeyer says teaching leadership skills to a new generation of male and female students may offer the best hope for a workplace makeover sooner than later.