A minimalist approach to work can improve productivity by sharpening your focus on the task at hand, writes Laura Small. A less-is-more strategy also means clearing physical and virtual workspaces of unnecessary stuff and mentally appreciating what you have, she writes.
Journalism schools, such as those at Columbia University and Northwestern University, are seeing a jump in the number of students applying to their programs, their data show. Some say the current political climate and perceptions of the media are driving the increased interest.
Colleges and universities should provide a formal orientation program for new trustees as well as ongoing education and training programs, writes David Miles, board chair of the Association of Governing Boards of Universities and Colleges. Pairing trustees with mentors and laying out the scope of the work required can also help them succeed, Miles notes in this commentary.
Professionals can be certain they have found the right job when they are excited about going to the office and they feel a sense of purpose in their work, writes learning specialist Stacy Pollack. Other signs that a job is a good fit include having opportunities to grow and take initiative on projects, she asserts in this commentary.
The US Department of Education has broadened the types of civil-rights investigations for which it publicly shares information on its website, but is sharing fewer details about the cases, according to a new analysis. In particular, the analysis says the department is no longer releasing key information on its website about resolved Title IX sexual-violence investigations and enforcement activities.
The most affordable online MBA program in the US is offered by Mississippi State University at $13,680, while the most expensive program is at Carnegie Mellon's Tepper School of Business, which costs $128,000, according to this analysis. The average tuition of an online MBA among 41 schools included in the analysis was $52,264, the data show.
Internships are a good way for MBA students to show off their leadership and project-management skills, writes Kimberly Whitler, assistant professor at the University of Virginia's Darden School of Business. In this commentary, she offers seven strategies to make internships successful.
Graduate students can differentiate their curriculum vitae by including what CareerTrax founder David Jensen calls "add-ons," such as a certificate or a group or association affiliation. Such extras can highlight unique skills other candidates may lack, Jensen writes in this commentary.
A new study across eight countries found that nearly one-third of college freshmen have contemplated suicide. Those at higher risk, according to researchers, include students with a non-heterosexual identity, women and students whose parents are unmarried.
A plan reportedly under consideration by the Trump administration to limit visas for Chinese citizens would be "devastating" for higher education, said Esther Brimmer, executive director and CEO of NAFSA: Association for International Educators. Data show that in fall 2017, students from China made up 38% of new international students at the master's level and 33% of doctoral students.
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