Human Resource Management Project A college president is the backbone of the college. Cape Cod Community College was seeking “an experienced, visionary leader who embraces the community college mission”. The job description required a strong educational background and outlined some solid goals that needed to be achieved. A large list of ideal characteristics comprised most of the profile. I believe they have found them in Mr. John L. Cox, Ed.
The conventions of college writing are very complex and if professors are more helpful and patient with first year students as they learn academic discourse, students will be better prepared for all future academic endeavors and they will have a better opportunity to strengthen and develop their voice. David Bartholomae, author of Inventing the University, is a professor who writes about the struggles that students face with transitioning into college level writing and learning to write with authority in academic discourse, all while maintaining a unique voice. I agree with Bartholomae’s views on the subject and his arguments are very valid because he speaks from the status and
I quickly began to attend college classes through my employer to make gains in my career and try to possibly secure my future. I had no idea until this point the many advantages that college was going to provide for me if I allowed it to. Continuing on in the job I had accepted it opened opportunities to study courses to get me promoted and increase my wages which bettered my lifestyle for me and my family and made things easier. I had finally found a job that I was happy in and chances to increase my thirst for knowledge as I could continue my education as long as I wanted. I finally had self- confidence and the drive to make the most of my career as I neared completion of Banker’s College.
The cultural diversity on campus can both positively and negatively impact students’ lives at university. Light asserts that the biggest change in American universities is the amount of diversity around campuses. Light states that “it is important to shape the conversation that accompanies any such challenge so that it becomes a constructive learning experience, not a simple fight for authority” (p. 159). Students should be made to realize that there will be differences in perspectives and opinions along with cultural differences however, they must be open to all this so that college experience becomes more meaningful to them. Light asserts that “diversity on campus exerts an impact on learning both in and out of classes” (p. 160).
This period can be a time of discovery and reflection into what type of adult one wants to become; in this I strongly agree with Zinsser. His position at the college lends to his credibility and allows him behind the scenes insight as to the pressures of college life. According to Zinsser several college Dean’s have noted the change in mindset of students from helping the world, to getting a leg up on their competition.2 I agree that restricting classes to only those applicable to a degree is a disservice to oneself because my experience doing just that and the tremendous stress of the work load confirmed it. The words of William Zinsser urged college students then and now to embrace this journey for what it is, stressful, ever changing, and savor the experience for what it can be, wonderful. Zinsser, William.
Kenneth Smith Dr. Kittle IS 101 10/15/2012 The Alchemist Assignment I feel it’s great to have a personal legend. It can definitely bring out the best of people. Make people dig deep and find what they are really capable of. Personal legend for me is finishing college and to be successful in life. Mainly because of the rewards that you get once you finish and how that can open up other opportunities.
Back to School as an Adult Charity M. Gill Bryant and Stratton College ENGL101: Applied Writing #2 Process Analysis Mrs. Carolyn Spinner October 2, 2011 The thought process that anyone goes through in deciding to go back to college after the high school or college age requires a look back in time, a steady gaze towards the future and a serious reality check. There are a lot of good reasons to increase your education, such as having a more fulfilling career, being able to provide for loved ones and having the respect of others who have earned a college degree. It sounds a little frightening to the average adult who has children, job and life experiences outside of the school environment to embark on a journey to education especially
Learning to manage your time with all the freedom college brings is one of the hardest transitions to make. While in high school you always were reminded when your work was due and etc. In college its your own responsibility to know when you have work to be turned in and test. In explains ways to make managing your time easier such as knowing your goals and knowing what you have to do to achieve your goals. You also have to know your purpose of attending college and what you want out of it.
As an actively engaged and successful EOP and SJSU student, I agree to do the following: Understand that EOP will guide me through the undergraduate experience at SJSU, connect me with resources and services, inform me of policies and assist me in gaining decision making skills Inform my EOP advisor of any difficulties with meeting EOP Plan Requirements Inform my EOP advisor if I decide to no longer enroll in courses at SJSU or if I withdraw from the university Support and participate in SJSU-EOP programs/events, including but not limited to the following: EOP First Contact, Fall Welcome, EOP Learning Community (on campus housing option to live with other EOP students), EOP Summer Bridge for freshmen, EOP New Student or ICIW Mentoring Program, EOP advising, EOP Tutoring and Study Hall, as well as other community building events throughout the year Complete the EOP Plan Requirements as they are assigned to me for each semester I am enrolled as a student Come prepared to advising and tutoring appointments: by bringing assignments completed, questions for your advisor or tutor, relevant paperwork and GE/Major course listings Schedule and cancel appointments through GradesFirst in a timely manner Maintain 12 units of full time enrollment each term at SJSU in order to be eligible for the EOP Grant Keep my contact information current and inform EOP and SJSU of any changes in a timely manner Actively engage in EOP workshops/seminars through tracks
I would like to show my family that education is very important, because it doesn't only affect you but everyone that is surrounded by you. I would like to set an example for my little sister, and younger cousins, that anything is possible, and that your education sets a path for your future that if you have a bright future you can have a beautiful life. I would also like God to be proud of me as well. Bishop Noll Institute offers a challenging academic environment, I clearly see it in the upperclassmen’s attitudes and the standards that they set for me as a freshman this year. The more I know the better opportunities will come my way in the future.