September 29, 2011

FRCC Faculty Signs for President Obama in Denver

Photo by Joe Amon, Denver Post

Susan Faltinson has been a freelance interpreter for the deaf in many settings and on many stages, but never before has she interpreted for the President of the United States. Until now. Susan, who is on the Interpreter Preparation Program (IPP) faculty at the Westminster Campus at Front Range Community College, was President Obama’s interpreter […]

September 28, 2011

A Student’s Perspective: My Community College Experience

Student's-perspective

When I graduated high school in the spring of 2010, I had absolutely no idea what I wanted to do. After speaking with my parents, I decided that I wanted to get some kind of higher education. With still no direction, I decided that it would work well to do general education classes at Front […]

September 26, 2011

Ways to Avoid Plagiarism: Don’t be a Kidnapper!

Plagarism-word-crook

What is Plagiarism? The word plagiarism is derived from the Latin plagiarius that translates to kidnapper. So, in a sense, a plagiarizer is someone who kidnaps the words or ideas of someone else and passes them off as her own. The Front Range Student Code of Conduct addresses plagiarism by saying that it applies to […]

September 20, 2011

Getting past test anxiety

Test-anxiety

True story: My freshman year at college, I almost passed out in the middle of my first statistics exam. It was a humongous lecture hall and my desk was approximately three inches from my neighbor’s. The teacher had a cough that day, and it annoyed me so much I couldn’t concentrate for more than four […]

September 19, 2011

Top 10 Ways Your College Library Can Help You

Use-your-college-library

A recent two-year, five-campus ethnographic college library study examined how students view and use their campus libraries. Unfortunately, the study results revealed students rarely ask librarians for help, even when they need it. If you are new to college or are coming back, this Top 10 list will help you understand what your college library […]

September 14, 2011

6 Tips for Achieving School-Life Balance

School-life-balance

So, you’re a full-time student. A parent. A spouse. An active volunteer. In other words, your plate is full. Let’s face it – doing well in college is a challenge all by itself, but when you add all kinds of other responsibilities (that most of us have), it’s even harder. How can you strive for […]

September 12, 2011

Why the First 6 Weeks of School is So Important

First-6-weeks

Phew! Take a deep breath and congratulate yourself, your student has made it through the first few weeks of college classes. The semester started strong, but you may start to see signs that motivation is waning or disappearing altogether. Do you intervene? It’s hard to believe, but the first few weeks of college can often […]

September 9, 2011

STEM: This is Not Your Mother’s Education

STEM-schools

Two weeks into school and my sixth grader is writing a report on Cuba, while my fourth grader is building (and cooking in) a solar oven. Wow! Just WOW! In my experience, the first MONTH of school is spent reviewing what they should have learned in the previous grade. Not here. This is our first [...]

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