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Academic Disappointment or “Failure,”…now what?

Anyone who attended college and is honest with themselves can recall a time, or perhaps quite a few times, when they experienced academic disappointment or even worse (cue the theme song to Jaws)…”FAILURE”! Perhaps you remember a time when you bombed an exam, did not pass a class, or fell short in making the Dean’s…

A Major Decision

The cost of a college education is exorbitant, the amount of information and number of opportunities available to students can be overwhelming, and the national four-year graduation rate is a meager 45%. One key contributor to students not graduating “on time” is the decision about a major.

Reflecting On The Fall Semester and Identifying Behaviors to Support Spring Success

For many, the beginning of the new calendar year means making resolutions and setting goals. While they can be motivating and productive for some, too often they are short-lived and, before long, people settle back into old routines and habits. There are many theories as to why this happens. I attribute it partly to the…


A student’s parent recently signed an email to me with “#no-all-nighters.” Not only did I confirm it was indeed one goal that their student was committed to and actively working towards, but I also asked to use it as the title for the post I was writing with my top tip for the end of…


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