• Tips for Avoiding Student Debt

    Mar 30, 2012 by Tom Dellner
    The dire news about America’s student debt crisis just keeps on coming, seemingly on a weekly basis. Here’s a small sampling of a few of the alarming nuggets appearing in a collection of recently issued reports:
  • California Community Colleges “Ration” Courses in Response to Budget Cuts and Overcrowding

    Feb 15, 2012 by Tom Dellner
    It’s no secret that cuts in state funding have had an enormous impact on California’s community colleges. Most notably, schools have had to dramatically pare back course offerings.
  • What’s Really Behind the Soaring Tuition at Brick-and-Mortar Colleges

    Feb 7, 2012 by Tom Dellner
    Soaring tuition costs and college affordability were featured topics in President Barack Obama’s recent State of the Union address. The cost of attending college has risen by nearly 500 percent in the last 25 years...
  • Exploring the Alternative to Traditional Higher Education

    Jan 11, 2012 by Tom Dellner
    We in online higher education are proud of the alternative to traditional, brick-and-mortar institutions that we’ve worked so hard to establish. At CalSouthern, we’re especially proud of the proprietary distance learning methodology that we’ve refined over the 33 years since our university’s inception.
  • Protests Over California State University Tuition Hike—Another Black Mark for the Traditional Higher Education Model

    Nov 22, 2011 by Tom Dellner
    Once a shining alternative to expensive—exclusive, some would argue—private colleges and universities, the California State University system last week approved a nine percent tuition increase, its ninth hike increase in nine years, triggering a protest at CSU’s Long Beach, California headquarters.
  • Of Mini-Celebrity and Micro-Fame

    Nov 15, 2011 by Jonathan Rich, PhD
    Upon publishing their first book, mental health care professionals might find fame and fortune to be elusive. However, properly marketing and promoting one’s work can yield significant, tangible results.
  • National Distance Learning Week: A Time for Reflection

    Oct 31, 2011 by Tom Dellner
    More and more studies are being published that establish the efficacy of online learning. A great example is the recent U.S. Department of Education report (“Evaluation of Evidence-Based Practices in Online Learning: A Meta-Analysis and Review of Online Learning Studies”)...
  • A Look Inside the CalSouthern Library: 20 Key Features

    Oct 20, 2011 by Tom Dellner
    It’s a topic that many prospective students overlook, but the quality of an online university’s library is an absolutely critical factor in assessing the institution’s commitment to scholarship and student support. The CalSouthern Library—led by American Library Association-certified librarian Jennifer Hill, MSI—clearly reflects a dedication to both.
  • The Realities of Online Higher Education, Part Two: The Faculty Perspective

    Oct 13, 2011 by University Communications
    In Part Two, we delve into faculty members’ perspectives on topics ranging from the challenges and advantages of the online learning environment, to characteristics shared by the most successful students (as well as common mistakes that plague otherwise successful learners), tips for optimizing the student-instructor relationship, and the future of online education, among other subjects.
  • Exploding Five Myths About Online Education

    Oct 10, 2011 by Tom Dellner
    As might be expected in any groundbreaking field, a number of misconceptions have arisen regarding online higher education. Unfortunately, they do a great disservice to current and prospective students, alumni, hiring managers, and many others, all in addition to the institutions themselves.



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