Thursday, February 26, 2009

Cutting College costs

I read an AASA Daily News article this morning that described a program at Hartwick College in Oneonta, NY which allowed students to graduate in three years. Of course, the program isn't for everyone - students must take 18 credits per semester as well as a four-credit interim term in January. Summers are free, however for internships or jobs. Other institutions have developed programs as well, but the interest has not been great. Maybe some of that has to do with the discipline and focus necessary to carry that load for the entire time.

Here's a story of a person who felt 3 years would be too long and got a bachelor's degree in 3 semesters. Now that's focus.

Thursday, February 05, 2009

The Writing Principal

Here's a link to the Center for Educational Leadership at the University of Washington where Guernsey-Sunrise principal Ken Griffith writes about writing. Of course, if you read this later, the site may be updated, so here is another link directly to the article.