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Capstone Courses: What and Why


After four (or five, or six) years of work towards a college degree, most students are very anxious to walk across the stage, grab their diploma, and be on their way into the working world....

Finding the Four Distinctions on Your College Visit

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The Four Distinctions There are so many pieces of information that bombard you when you’re researching a college! From intramurals to quantum physics, it’s hard to prioritize what’s important about a campus. Keeping the Four...

Global Learning Through Global Service

Global learning through global service at Anderson

Some lessons can’t be taught or tested in classrooms. They can only come from real-life experiences. Global learning programs, like Anderson University’s Tri-S (Study, Serve, Share) program help students explore and discover the world in...

High Impact Practices – the Keys to Your Future


When I was in college, I studied abroad, spending 12 months in South America. The experience completely changed my attitude about why I was in college, what college was for, who I was, and what...

High-Impact Educational Practices


Taken from High-Impact Educational Practices: A Brief Overview The following teaching and learning practices have been widely tested and have been shown to be beneficial for college students from many backgrounds. These practices take many...

How Independent Research Made Me a Better Student

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Arriving on the first day of class, I could feel the nervous energy in the room. Our professor introduced herself and began to go over the syllabus, making sure to mention, repeatedly, the stress, late...

Is College Preparing You for Real Life?


Many students today report their college degrees did not adequately prepare them for life after college. Expecting to find jobs in their chosen career, they are dissatisfied with their employment results upon graduation. According to...

Living-Learning Communities Grounded in Faith


A distinguishing hallmark of Catholic colleges across the nation is that students do not have to choose between changing the world and advancing their career goals. They can do both. With opportunities offered through global...

Relevant and Raw: Global Education Helps Reinvent Higher Ed


Is higher education in danger of becoming irrelevant? It has been suggested that colleges and universities are not adapting to the needs and pace of the world. The IBM Institute for Business Value calls upon...

The Importance of Internships in College


During college, immersive internships in your field of study are essential to successful outcomes after graduation. Classroom environments will involve you with discussion, debate, peer interaction, and shared learning experiences ― but, it’s important to...

What is a Living Learning Community?


Living Learning Communities (LLCs) are residential programs that allow you to connect with diverse groups of students who share a common focus. Students live together and participate in shared courses, special events and service projects...