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NCU Announces March Vision Scholarship Recipients

Northcentral University is pleased to announce the March Vision Scholarship recipients! Three of these recipients will receive a full tuition scholarship, and three will receive a $20,000 scholarship to help them achieve their higher education goals.

Full Tuition Scholarship Recipients

Abigail Cutter
Degree Program: Doctor of Business Administration with a specialization in organizational leadership

Balancing motherhood as a graduate student

“To describe my mother would be to write about a hurricane in its perfect power. Or the climbing, falling colors of a rainbow.” – Maya Angelou

There’s no doubt about it, being a mother is both difficult and rewarding. It can be especially challenging for mothers that make the decision to continue their education on top of all their other responsibilities. In honor of Mother’s Day, we wanted to offer some specific tips on how to strike the right balance between scholar and mother.

Celebrate Teacher Appreciation Week With NCU

A few words from Dr. Andy Riggle, Dean of the School of Education ...

This is a very special time of year for our esteemed Faculty at NCU, as May 6-10, 2019 is National Teacher Appreciation Week! This is a prime opportunity to reflect on the educators in your life who significantly contributed to your current as well as future success.

Lifelong Learner Mickey Fitch-Collins Shares Doctoral Journey

A self-proclaimed lifelong learner, Mickey Fitch-Collins is a committed NCU doctoral student who currently is pursuing a Doctor of Philosophy in Education with a specialization in Leadership in Higher Education. As the Assistant Director of the Educational Success Center for the University of Wisconsin-Superior, Mickey understands the importance of education and the hurdles students face.

How AI is Changing Cybersecurity

The future is here, but it may not be what we envisioned. The life-changing conveniences from Artificial Intelligence (AI) have arrived with some unexpected challenges. And, there’s confusion of what AI is and what it is not.

What is AI?

Artificial intelligence’s portrayal in entertainment has created confusion about what it really is. It’s a technology that allows machines to “learn” from experience or repeated patterns and adapt their actions based on the learning.

5 Teaching Styles Every Educator Should Know

It is widely known among digital marketers that attention is the currency of the internet, and Facebook and YouTube so far are winning the battle for attention. 

In the same vein, teachers know that attention in school children and various other types of learners is the gateway to learning and can directly impact not just students’ attainment of knowledge but their overall happiness as well.

Introduction to the NCU President’s Blog

Welcome to the Office of the President’s blog. As President of Northcentral University, I look forward to a robust and stimulating dialogue on the future of higher education, and how best to advance the Mission of NCU.

NCUOne: A Learning Management System that supports Teaching by Engagement

In 1989, when I first experienced teaching in an online format, I discovered the potential power of online learning, and the extreme limitations of our learning management system (LMS).  As one technology director stated, “It doesn’t do much, but it is reliable.”  Truthfully, the LMS was horrible, nothing more than horrid lecture notes, posted online, and email.

Effective Adult-Oriented Doctoral Education Model

The foundation of NCU’s education model is the one-to-one engagement between doctoral faculty and a graduate student. We believe how faculty-student engagement is structured makes a significant difference. Most theories of adult learning have, as one of their tenets, the concept of adults as independent learners. The Andragogy theory (Knowles) specifically references "self-direction.”  The Transformational Learning Theory (Mezirow) recognizes the independence of the learner, after a faculty member makes them “curious” about the course content.

Looking ahead: The Top 5 careers in 2025

With the U.S. economy finding stability after the Great Recession of 2009, job markets today are in a prime position to expand.

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