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Online Education Needs More Than Technology to Be Done Right

By David Harpool, President, Northcentral University 

Northcentral University is a private, nonprofit online university focused on delivering primarily graduate education to working professionals.

As colleges and universities decide how to handle the upcoming fall semester, some are moving more courses online. Unfortunately, “online” is becoming synonymous to “technology-supported courses,” not true remote learning

Tips for Building Empathy and Inclusion in the Classroom

Our country is hurting right now, which means our students are hurting. Schools, which are often a safe place of refuge, are unavailable. Educators must begin to prepare for students’ return, whatever that will look like.

Building a Culture of Wellness Among a Virtual Team

Arguably more important than the wellness benefits that an intuition or organization offers is the culture that empowers the employees to create, request, and use these benefits.

Good News and Bad News

 

“So, do you want the good news or the bad news?” asks Julie Nolke in her comedy video, Explaining the Pandemic to my Past Self. Julie-from-the-future begins by confiding, “Things have never been better for climate change.”

The Promise of TeleHealth Technology

Converting nearly everything to distance modalities and adapting services remotely have earnestly been popular topics in the age of COVID-19. Our society’s way of communicating might have changed forever as social distancing could be the new normal and wearing a face mask becoming part of our daily wardrobe.

Celebrating African American Achievement on Juneteenth

“... Oppressed so hard, they could not stand. Let my people go!”
Sung by Louis Armstrong
Written by Sy Oliver

NCU Faculty Represents Terrorism Victims Before Supreme Court

By Edward Maggio, JD, M.Sc., Adjunct Professor, School of Business

At NCU, I serve as an adjunct professor in the School of Business. In that role, I currently teach Introduction to Legal Studies, Constitutional Law, Civil Actions I-II, Contract Law and Strategic Planning and Implementation in Criminal Justice.

Why I Teach - Dr. Cynthia Akagi, Professor, School of Education

I teach at NCU because NCU has an excellent School of Education. Our School of Education offers more than 30 doctoral education specializations, making it easy for full-time educators to receive advanced degrees. I’ve taught at NCU since 2013 and I love teaching for NCU because I get to mentor educators across the U.S. and the world who are pursuing their doctorates. NCU truly cares about its students, faculty and staff. Respect for education and inclusiveness and diversity is paramount at NCU.

Values Matter: Responding to racism, hatred, and intolerance

Annabelle Goowin, PhD, LMFT Director of Equity and Inclusion

Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr. said, “There comes a time when silence is betrayal.” Ibram X. Kendi said, “There is justice. There is injustice. There is no neutrality. No sideline. No bleachers. No exits.” We are all in this together, and when we see injustice, our humanity requires that we speak up.

National Foster Care Month

Celebrating Foster Families during National Foster Care Month

My first job after graduating with a bachelor’s degree in human development and family studies was as a housemother for school-aged children living in a children’s home in Lubbock, Texas. This was my entrée into the messy world of the foster care system.

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