April 9, 2014

Returning to College for a New Career

Grace Beal

Grace Beal earned a bachelor’s degree in computer science from the University of Texas and worked for such high-tech giants as AT&T, Wang Laboratories, and NBI. But that was before it was time to be at home to raise three children. “My computer degree was from a long time ago,” she says. True enough, at […]

April 7, 2014

Is It a Good Idea to Retake a Class?

Retake-a-class

As a FRCC Foundation Fellow and the Student Government President on the Boulder County Campus, I am a part of many conversations. One in particular that I often hear is about students retaking classes. Not only do students take classes for a second time, but for a third or fourth time even. The most common […]

April 2, 2014

Raising the Bar: Redesigning Developmental Education

Dev-Ed

A funny thing happens when you raise the bar. People find a way to get over it, once they realize it’s expected. Human beings can do amazing things – if they’re asked to. ~John Powers, author, playwright, actor, teacher Statewide Redesign This quote describes the philosophy behind the newly redesigned Developmental Education English and Math […]

March 31, 2014

Reinventing Yourself as a 40-Something

Gerry-Cordutsky-blog

Gerry Cordutsky was in his early 40s when he was laid off from his job as an electrical engineer. “There were not a whole lot of opportunities in my niche area,” he says. “I needed to reinvent myself. I wanted something I would be interested in and that there was a market for.” Pharmacology fit […]

March 26, 2014

Letting Go of Your Fear of Returning to School

Photo of shuttle heading into space. Booster rockets are labelled FRCC.

I once had an algebra teacher in high school say to me, “If you haven’t figured it by now then you don’t get it and you never will.” Consequently, I gave up on algebra, without ever having a chance of getting anywhere with it, or achieving my dreams that required it. After that, I drifted […]

March 24, 2014

Cleanliness: The Cornerstone of Good Patient Care

Cleanliness

Does anyone know a clean-freak? Maybe you are one. Cleanliness is important for many reasons – most notably because it helps us avoid illness. We have learned a great deal about prevention of illness and infections through proper methods of cleansing and sanitation. Global sanitation prevents premature death According to the Centers for Disease Control […]

March 19, 2014

Women Warriors: A Documentary of Incredible Stories

photo of students, faculty and staff who worked on Women Warriors video

During the summer of 2013, Rep. Ed Perlmutter’s office asked FRCC to produce a documentary on woman war veterans that would span from WWII to the present. This documentary would be added to the Library of Congress as part of their Veterans History Project, which hopes to collect and preserve stories from our war veterans. […]

March 17, 2014

3 Good Reasons to Keep Reading

Reading

The time for spring break is upon us. Some will travel and some will stay put. But nearly all of us will take a break from the near-endless engagement with our textbooks.  While this break from school may be much needed, a break from reading is not.  Here are a few reasons why: Reading is […]

Page 12 of 4711011121314203040...47