School Is Not For Everyone

Editor’s Note: Higher education institutions (HEI) are challenged by the frenzy of anti-intellectual rhetoric. It’s true that HEI has a static culture and outdated traditions that support group think and snobbery. But a formal education is optional in today’s shifting economy…

Education is something in life that is very personal. Well, sort of.  Sometimes we have a burning passion to do something in the world, something that may or may not require a formal education. For example veterinarians, psychiatrists, or nurse midwives need special training. But many of us fall into careers that don’t need formal education. Life experience is an education in itself and school is not for everyone

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Two Years After: Alt-Ac Careers

Spring is in the air, pollen is flying and graduation is in bloom. This week many universities are in graduation or commencement mode. It feels great to finish your program, get out of school and start a new life. But now what??? Dr. Patti Mason and I are two years out of finishing our doctorate. Here’s a look at some realities for new graduates and where Dr. Patti and I are in 2017…

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