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“Where Are They Now?” Interview with ‘Partners in Lifelong Learning’ Scholarship Awardee Heidi Blackwell
Initiated in 2008, Excelsior College’s Partners in Lifelong Learning has raised more than $430,000 benefiting more than 400 adult students in financial need from...

Stress Awareness Month: Manage Stress Before It Manages You, Part 2
April is Stress Awareness Month. In Part 1 of this series, sources of stress were identified, perceptions  were addressed, and impact on health was illustrated. In...

Celebrate Diversity Month with Cathy and John
April is Celebrate Diversity Month. As part of Excelsior College’s culture, staff volunteers appointed by the college president participate in the President’s Committee on...

Excelsior Joins National Efforts to Expand Adoption of Competency-Based Education Across U.S.
Excelsior College, a pioneer in competency-based education since its founding in 1971, has been selected to take part in two nation-wide efforts focused on...

Excelsior College School of Nursing Hosts Health Care Reform Event
Excelsior College School of Nursing and the Robert E. Kinsigner Institute for Nursing Excellence will host a one-day conference on Health Care Reform and...

Competency, Adaptive Learning and Higher Ed Innovation with Tina Grant
Tina Grant, executive director of the Center for the Assessment of Post-Traditional Learning at Excelsior College, joins the podcast to discuss how competency-based education...

Bill & Melinda Gates Foundation Awards $200,000 Grant to Presidents’ Forum to Continue Work on State Reciprocity
The Presidents’ Forum today announced a $200,000 grant from the Bill & Melinda Gates Foundation to provide outreach and information to state public policy...

Excelsior College’s Partners in Lifelong Learning to Honor Times Union, Deborah Onslow
On Wednesday, April 23, Excelsior College will recognize the Times Union and Deborah Onslow for their commitment to education and the Capital Region community...

Repeat: Excelsior Business Program Named ‘Best for Vets’ for 2nd Consecutive Year
For the second time in as many years, Excelsior College has been named a “Best for Vets: Business School” by Military Times magazine. Excelsior...

Where Are They Now? ‘Partners in Lifelong Learning’ Scholarship Awardee John Paul Ciejka
Initiated in 2008, Excelsior College’s Partners in Lifelong Learning has raised more than $430,000 benefiting more than 400 adult students in financial need from...

Dr. Robert Waters Named Dean of the School of Public Service
Dr. Robert E. Waters has been named dean of the School of Public Service at Excelsior College.   In September 2013, the School of Public...

New Study Underscores Importance of Excelsior College’s Broad Transfer Policy
A new study reported on by Inside Higher Ed this morning argues that “lost credits” is the primary reason why community college students who...

Balancing Family Responsibilities and College While Serving in the Military
Born in Jackson, Mississippi, Sergeant First Class (SFC) Julian Slocum resided in Morton, Mississippi until he enlisted into the United States Army in 1999....

Cultural Competence in Health Care Delivery with Dorcey Applyrs
Dorcey Applyrs, faculty program director for the Excelsior College School of Health Sciences, joins the podcast to discuss her work in the HIV/AIDs field,...

Excelsior College Online Writing Lab Boosts Skills and Grades, Study Finds
Kresge-funded innovation at Excelsior College is now open to the public. College students’ writing skills significantly improved through use of Excelsior College’s new Online...

[Event] Dungeons and Discourse: Models and Practices for Gamifying Course Design
In 2012, Dr. Gerol Petruzella, coordinator of academic technology at Massachusetts College of Liberal Arts, redeveloped an existing freshman philosophy course into a semester-long...

Mediators Without Borders, Excelsior College Partner on International Education Initiative
Mediators Without Borders (MWB) and Excelsior College today announced a partnership to develop a workforce pipeline of highly qualified, graduate-educated, and certified dispute resolution...

Small Press Publishing with Susan Petrie
Susan Petrie joins the podcast to discuss the benefits and unique challenges of running a small university press.  Petrie is the managing director of...

Where Are They Now? ‘Partners in Lifelong Learning’ Scholarship Awardee Gittel Helfand
Initiated in 2008, Excelsior College’s Partners in Lifelong Learning has raised more than $430,000 benefiting more than 400 adult students in financial need from...

“Without Excelsior, my career in health care would not have been possible”
After earning his nursing degree in 1987 from Excelsior, Dale Dayton has worked in a variety of settings within the health care industry from...