Posts filed under "General"

Hillary K. Harding of Excelsior College Chosen for American Institute of CPAs Leadership Academy

Hillary K. Harding, Controller at Excelsior College, has been selected as one of 38 young CPAs to participate in the American Institute of CPAs 6th annual Leadership Academy in Durham, N.C. this fall. Harding will join an exclusive group of rising stars in...  [Read More]

Baldwin Joins Excelsior College Executive Staff

Excelsior College announced today that Dr. James N. Baldwin, a highly experienced education administrator, is joining the executive staff at the College as vice president and chief of staff. In this position, Baldwin will oversee the operations of the office of the...  [Read More]

School of Nursing Awarded Federal Grant

Improved patient outcomes and reduced health care costs are the result of increased levels of education among nurses. This was a finding from a study produced by the Institute of Medicine and funded by the Robert Wood Johnson Foundation. As a result,...  [Read More]

Class of 2014: More than 4,600 Adult Learners Graduate from Excelsior College

Graduates and their families will come together in Albany, N.Y. this Friday, July 11 at 3 p.m. EST to celebrate Excelsior College’s 2014 Commencement. More than 300 of a graduating class of 4,693 are expected to attend the ceremony at the Empire...  [Read More]

Dr. Patrick Jones on Why Online Courses are Superior to Face-to-Face Classes

Dr. Patrick Jones, vice provost and interim co-dean of the School of Liberal Arts at Excelsior College, joins the podcast to discuss why online courses are superior to face-to-face traditional classes. Dr. Jones, an assessment and course development expert, believes when it...  [Read More]

Behind the Scenes: How Does Financial Aid Differ at an Online College?

The financial aid office at any college can be a bustling place just before the start of a semester. However, in an online college environment things are a little different for students with no physical waiting lines to process financial aid paperwork....  [Read More]

The Real World: Both College Students and Staff Work at a Distance

Times have changed and telecommuting is part of the working world today. In 2012, it was estimated over fifty million U.S. workers (about 40% of the working population) could work from home at least part of the time. In a more recent...  [Read More]

Excelsior College OWL Honored with NUTN Distance Education Innovation Award

The Excelsior College Online Writing Lab (OWL), released earlier this year and already in use on more than 20 college campuses and within numerous high school curriculums, has been quietly making a name for itself within education circles across the country. A...  [Read More]

Changing Perspectives on Higher Education

The way Chris Montagnino views things, Excelsior is well-positioned to help lead the current wave of innovation in higher education that is intended to benefit students and employers alike. She ought to know. She has had considerable experience in adult higher education,...  [Read More]

Excelsior College to Launch Center for Game and Simulation-Based Learning this Friday in Washington, DC

This Friday, May 16, Excelsior College will launch the Center for Game and Simulation-Based Learning with an event at the Rayburn House Office Building in Washington. DC. The center, which is led by founding director, Dr. David Seelow, aims to take the...  [Read More]

Jo Ann Webb, RN, MHA on Impact of Affordable Care Act on Nursing

Jo Ann Webb, RN, MHA, senior director of federal relations and policy for the American Organization of NurseExecutives (AONE), joins the Excelsior Life: Distance EDU on Demand podcast to discuss the Affordable Care Act and its impact on nurse educators, managers, and...  [Read More]

Excelsior College President Inducted into Distance Learning Hall of Fame

Dr. John F. Ebersole, President of Excelsior College, was inducted into the The United States Distance Learning Association (USDLA) Hall of Fame during the organization’s 2014 National Conference on May 5th in St. Louis, Missouri. “The 2014 USDLA Hall of Fame inductees represent the...  [Read More]

Excelsior College Staff Members Recognized as NACADA Award Winners

The National Academic Advising Association (NACADA) of professional higher education advisors, counselors, and administrators has selected three staff members at Excelsior College as 2014 NACADA Award Winners. To be recognized during the association’s fall annual conference, Sandy DerGurahian, Chris Johnson, and Sara...  [Read More]

Competency-Based Education Network (C-BEN) Hosts First Working Session

On April 21-22, the Competency-Based Education Network (C-BEN) hosted its first working session in Phoenix, Arizona. Announced in March and funded by the Lumina Foundation, the network is comprised of an initial cohort of 18 colleges and universities (including Excelsior) and two...  [Read More]

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 increasing the number of quality, competency-based offerings in the U.S. Excelsior has been chosen as one of...  [Read More]

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 and postsecondary education leaders about the State Authorization Reciprocity Agreement (SARA). “SARA would broaden student access to accredited...  [Read More]

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 as part of the 7th annual Partners in Lifelong Learning event, to once again be held at the...  [Read More]

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 Service was launched to develop future leaders in criminal justice, government, not-for-profit management, public administration, and the military career fields. Familiar...  [Read More]

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 go on to four-year institution are much less likely to earn their degree. An excerpt from “Starting All...  [Read More]

Lumina Foundation’s Jamie P. Merisotis to Address Excelsior College Graduates at 2014 Commencement

Jamie P. Merisotis, president and CEO of Lumina Foundation, will address 2014 Excelsior College graduates at Commencement on July 11 in Albany, N.Y. The Lumina Foundation is the nation’s largest private foundation committed solely to enrolling and graduating more students from college....  [Read More]