Constructive criticism is like medicine. We know it’s good for us, but that doesn’t mean we like it. In higher education it’s crucial that we learn to accept it. From students working on a first degree to academic researchers and writers who publish regularly, we all can learn from helpful feedback. Here’s a link to a brief article about why it’s important to embrace constructive criticism provided by instructors in feedback and how to think about it as a road map to development, and not a judgment about capability or effort.
CCS*100. CCS*120. CCS*112. CCS*8675309. This alpha-numeric jumble is enough to make your head spin and lose track of what you’re required to complete and what you can elect to take towards your degree requirements. In […]
Did you know that Excelsior offers free online tutoring? Would you like to learn more about how it works? Check out this brief video from Smarthinking. The video was produced mainly as a resource for […]
According to the U.S. Department of Education, “The goal of accreditation is to ensure that education provided by institutions of higher education meets acceptable levels of quality” (see FAQs about Accreditation). There are two basic […]