LeVar Burton Launches Kickstarter Campaign to Revive “Reading Rainbow”

On May 28 LeVar Burton launched a Kickstarter campaign to reintroduce Reading Rainbow, his acclaimed television show, to a new generation of children. […]

Read with Your Child

We all remember our favorite book when we were children. Those books were important for our development. In fact, how much we enjoyed […]

Top 10 Tips for Better Writing

If you’ve been away from school for a while, the thought of writing a paper may be scary. Believe it or not, you […]

Bachelor of Arts or Science — What’s the Difference?

You have a world of options when it comes to choosing which degree you want to earn. Maybe you’ve noticed that some degrees […]

Obama Offers Relief from Student Loans

On June 9, 2014, President Obama announced a plan to reduce the burden of student debt. He signed an executive order expanding the […]

Understanding Different Types of Accreditation

When a college or university is accredited, it means that school has been found to meet certain basic requirements for academic quality. Before […]

Professors Build Massive Syllabus Collection

Every college course begins with the syllabus. This document is invaluable to you as a student, because it lists the topics you’ll cover, […]

Business School Accreditation — What’s the Difference?

When searching for a business school, you may notice that some business programs are accredited by different organizations with acronyms like AACSB, IACBE, […]

How to Prepare Yourself for College

Say you request information about a school only to find you don’t meet all of the college’s admission requirements. That doesn’t mean you’re […]

Recent Changes to the FAFSA

Sophie Quinn highlights some attempts to streamline the Federal Application for Federal Student Aid, (FAFSA), which is used to determine students’ eligibility for […]

Using Behavioral Economics to Predict the Future of Education

With all the excitement around MOOCs, such as those offered by Coursera and EdX, and free lessons like Khan Academy and Codeacademy, many […]

Matching a College Degree to Your Personality

Going to school is a big life decision, like choosing your spouse or deciding whether to have children. The choice you make could […]

Forward Thinking

Every day great ideas, advice, and information are discussed around the institution. This knowledge is shared with students, alumni, friends, and faculty, but on a small scale. This blog was created to engage a larger audience, a group of lifelong learners who read, think, and provide valuable feedback. Forward Thinking is meant to be more than a blog; it’s another way of learning – for us and for you.