May 23, 2017
A recent article by Paul Fain in Inside Higher Ed reported on the value Americans place on higher education. A new survey has been conducted by New America, a think tank based in Washington, D.C.
April 26, 2017
On May 7 this year, we will hold Commencement for the 2017 graduating class of BCTC. It is my favorite time of year. I am struck each year with the dual meaning of that word. “Commencement” is used to denote a graduation or degree-completion ceremony, and also the opposite, a beginning.
February 7, 2017
At BCTC we have a shared culture focused on a welcoming learning environment and a commitment to student success. Additionally, we love to host events and activities that bring guests and visitors to campus.
November 21, 2016
Last Monday was World Kindness Day 2016. BCTC Students for Peace and Earth Justice held a program at the Cooper Campus.
October 10, 2016
The world lost the inimitable Yogi Berra in 2015. The wise and wonderful, if comment-challenged, baseball legend said so many things that on first hearing one might think nonsensical.
September 28, 2016
At the August 2014 Fall Kick-Off, I talked to faculty and staff about the concepts of Good to Great as described by author Jim Collins. He, along with others, researched companies that had remained “great” over decades, shifting and changing as needed to stay relevant and competitive.
August 28, 2016
This fall BCTC has two newly appointed groups to address our approach and challenges to developing and supporting culturally competent faculty, staff, and students. We need everyone at BCTC to contribute to a positive, appreciative, and respectful campus climate.
August 15, 2016
"I feel I kind of ruined my life by going to college," is a quote from a student who took out federal student loans at three different colleges on her way to a nursing degree. Loan totals: $150,000.
July 18, 2016
Can you determine if you are trustworthy? Consultants from the FranklinCovey company would say “No.” Only others—your colleagues, family, friends, clients, etc. can decide if you can be trusted, based on your actions and behaviors.