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Title: Is A College Degree Worth The Effort Today? Author/Name of the Student: Name of the School/Organization:
Posted On: Nov. 3, 2017
Author: Shipra


Higher Education Page 1 “Running Head” Higher Education Title: Is A College Degree Worth The Effort Today? Author/Name of the Student: Name of the School/Organization: Higher Education Page 2 ABSTRACT This paper aims at discussing the relevance of higher education and the importance of college degree in today’s recession hit times where jobs are hard to come by even for the most deserving of candidates. It will also try to figure out the reasons why large numbers of youngsters are showing disinterest in getting a college degree for themselves. A college degree is still as useful and as important provided it is obtained from a creditable college/university and in a worthy course. One of the most unfortunate facts about Modern America is our gullibility. We are ready to believe “n” amounts of preposterous statements, provided they suit our shiny prejudices. One such misconception which everyone openly believes is that a college degree is the most useful investment one can ever make in their lifetime for their careers. But considering the case of Tina Thompson who was in news recently, we are forced to believe otherwise. Tina Thompson, a 27 year old graduate from Bronx’s Monroe College has decided to sue her college and seek a refund for the thousands of dollars she spent as her tuition fee in the college. She is seeking a refund as she failed to find a job post her graduation. She also claimed her alma mater’s inability to live up to the end of its bargain and find her a suitable job, despite the fact that she performed really well in her course. Monroe College, like many others in the country assured placements to its students after their courses. However, the case of Tina Thompson is yet another sad example at the poignant state of thousands of graduates Higher Education Page 3 who spent millions of dollars for their higher studies only to be rejected in innumerable job interviews. There can be no two opinions about the fact that getting a college degree in America is no easy task. Most of the students in America fund their college degrees by opting for student loans or using up all the savings their parents can offer them. Sitting at home, unemployed, with thousands of dollars in debt as unpaid student loans, this is definitely the most depressing situation most of the jobless graduates in America are facing today. It is understood that not every child is lucky, intelligent or rich enough to get into the Ivy League. Most of them seek other options available in colleges which may provide them with a college diploma/degree and thus, the assurance of a promising career. However, with rapid loss of jobs, deflating economy and the world wide recession, many educationists are of the opinion that higher education could very well be the next bubble to burst. They believe that it is an over hyped phenomenon which has failed to produced constructive outputs. Here is an excerpt from an article which was published regarding this issue by Joseph Marr Cronin who is the former Massachusetts secretary of educational affairs, and Howard E. Horton who is the president of New England College of Business and Finance. Joseph Marr Cronin and Howard E. Horton, The Chronicle of Higher Education, 22 May 2009 — Excerpt: “Is it possible that higher education might be the next bubble to burst? Some early warnings suggest that it could be. Higher Education Page 4 With tuitions, fees, and room and board at dozens of colleges now reaching $50,000 a year, the ability to sustain private higher education for all but the very well-heeled is questionable. According to the National Center for Public Policy and Higher Education, over the past 25 years, average college tuition and fees have risen by 440 percent — more than four times the rate of inflation and almost twice the rate of medical care. Patrick M. Callan, the center’s president, has warned that low-income students will find college unaffordable. Meanwhile, the middle class, which has paid for higher education in the past mainly by taking out loans, may now be precluded from doing so as the private student-loan market has all but dried up. In addition, endowment cushions that allowed colleges to engage in steep tuition discounting are gone. Declines in housing valuations are making it difficult for families to rely on home-equity loans for college financing. Even when the equity is there, parents are reluctant to further leverage themselves into a future where job security is uncertain. Consumers who have questioned whether it is worth spending $1,000 a square foot for a home are now asking whether it is worth spending $1,000 a week to send their kids to college. There is a growing sense among the public that higher education might be overpriced and under-delivering.” Similarly, Richard Vedder, economist at Ohio University has more radical solutions to offer. He believes that the education system should make necessary changes where incentives are included in the salaries of university presidents. This will help in order to contain and reduce costs. It will also help in making college education more Higher Education Page 5 affordable. Another important suggestion coming from him is that the state policy makers should conduct cost –benefit studies to see the level of accomplishment achieved by universities that receive state support. Similarly, every university should also conduct regular surveys to map the demand and importance of the course offered by them. The universities should transparently conduct a labor market analyses which shows the demand for their programs. Only after the prospective students have read the results of labor market analysis, should they make a careful choice about their course and whether it is worth the effort to invest in it. Most of the students in America today, are dropping their studies after finishing high schools. The reasons for this could be plenty: Lack of financial resources Disillusionment in the job market Lack of access to high-priced colleges Lack of interest in studies Whatever the reasons might be, it is the job of state and central government to ensure that education is made far more accessible and productive than it currently is. There are a large number of universities which charge thousands of dollars but stress only on classroom teaching. Thus, their graduates are at a disadvantage in the job market as they lack the necessary on-the-job skills and practical training in their subject. Internships should be made a mandatory part of the curriculum. Higher Education Page 6 Similarly, a careful choice should be made regarding the course one wants to major in. The choice one makes can play a huge role in determining their level of success in their careers. Here is the result of a recent survey which revealed that: Associate’s degrees are worth going for. These two-year degrees result in huge paybacks as compared to their low cost of investment for a high school graduate. Similarly a bachelor’s degree obtained from any public university will pay off really well. However, the case is not same when it comes to pri8vate colleges. Some courses, such as liberal arts or social sciences, studied at master’s level should strictly be pursued for the love of it. They do not have much to offer in terms of financial returns. At the end of the day, professional degrees still rule the roost. This possibly also explains why individuals do not mind borrowing tons of money in order to pursue them as the returns is massive. Thus, it can be safely concluded that although a college degree does hold importance and definitely gives you an edge over a high school pass out, care should also be taken to ensure that the course and university selected is worth one’s effort, time and money. Also, it is the responsibility of the student to put in their best effort, try to get the best internships available if they want a well paying job at the end of the course. The trick is to make oneself indispensable for the market they wish to enter and the job offers will automatically chase them. Higher Education Page 7 References: http://www.careerrocketeer.com/2009/08/trials-and-tribulations-of-college.html http://fabiusmaximus.wordpress.com/2009/07/03/college/ “Will Higher Education Be the Next Bubble to Burst?“, Joseph Marr Cronin and Howard E. Horton, The Chronicle of Higher Education, 22 May 2009 http://moneywatch.bnet.com/saving-money/blog/college-solution/the-best-and-worst-college-degrees-by-salary/577/ http://fabiusmaximus.wordpress.com/2009/07/10/million/



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Higher Education Page 1 “Running Head” Higher Education Title: Is A College Degree Worth The Effort Today? Author/Name of the Student: Name of the School/Organization:
Posted On: Nov. 1, 2017
Author: Shipra


Higher Education Page 1 “Running Head” Higher Education Title: Is A College Degree Worth The Effort Today? Author/Name of the Student: Name of the School/Organization: Higher Education Page 2 ABSTRACT This paper aims at discussing the relevance of higher education and the importance of college degree in today’s recession hit times where jobs are hard to come by even for the most deserving of candidates. It will also try to figure out the reasons why large numbers of youngsters are showing disinterest in getting a college degree for themselves. A college degree is still as useful and as important provided it is obtained from a creditable college/university and in a worthy course. One of the most unfortunate facts about Modern America is our gullibility. We are ready to believe “n” amounts of preposterous statements, provided they suit our shiny prejudices. One such misconception which everyone openly believes is that a college degree is the most useful investment one can ever make in their lifetime for their careers. But considering the case of Tina Thompson who was in news recently, we are forced to believe otherwise. Tina Thompson, a 27 year old graduate from Bronx’s Monroe College has decided to sue her college and seek a refund for the thousands of dollars she spent as her tuition fee in the college. She is seeking a refund as she failed to find a job post her graduation. She also claimed her alma mater’s inability to live up to the end of its bargain and find her a suitable job, despite the fact that she performed really well in her course. Monroe College, like many others in the country assured placements to its students after their courses. However, the case of Tina Thompson is yet another sad example at the poignant state of thousands of graduates Higher Education Page 3 who spent millions of dollars for their higher studies only to be rejected in innumerable job interviews. There can be no two opinions about the fact that getting a college degree in America is no easy task. Most of the students in America fund their college degrees by opting for student loans or using up all the savings their parents can offer them. Sitting at home, unemployed, with thousands of dollars in debt as unpaid student loans, this is definitely the most depressing situation most of the jobless graduates in America are facing today. It is understood that not every child is lucky, intelligent or rich enough to get into the Ivy League. Most of them seek other options available in colleges which may provide them with a college diploma/degree and thus, the assurance of a promising career. However, with rapid loss of jobs, deflating economy and the world wide recession, many educationists are of the opinion that higher education could very well be the next bubble to burst. They believe that it is an over hyped phenomenon which has failed to produced constructive outputs. Here is an excerpt from an article which was published regarding this issue by Joseph Marr Cronin who is the former Massachusetts secretary of educational affairs, and Howard E. Horton who is the president of New England College of Business and Finance. Joseph Marr Cronin and Howard E. Horton, The Chronicle of Higher Education, 22 May 2009 — Excerpt: “Is it possible that higher education might be the next bubble to burst? Some early warnings suggest that it could be. Higher Education Page 4 With tuitions, fees, and room and board at dozens of colleges now reaching $50,000 a year, the ability to sustain private higher education for all but the very well-heeled is questionable. According to the National Center for Public Policy and Higher Education, over the past 25 years, average college tuition and fees have risen by 440 percent — more than four times the rate of inflation and almost twice the rate of medical care. Patrick M. Callan, the center’s president, has warned that low-income students will find college unaffordable. Meanwhile, the middle class, which has paid for higher education in the past mainly by taking out loans, may now be precluded from doing so as the private student-loan market has all but dried up. In addition, endowment cushions that allowed colleges to engage in steep tuition discounting are gone. Declines in housing valuations are making it difficult for families to rely on home-equity loans for college financing. Even when the equity is there, parents are reluctant to further leverage themselves into a future where job security is uncertain. Consumers who have questioned whether it is worth spending $1,000 a square foot for a home are now asking whether it is worth spending $1,000 a week to send their kids to college. There is a growing sense among the public that higher education might be overpriced and under-delivering.” Similarly, Richard Vedder, economist at Ohio University has more radical solutions to offer. He believes that the education system should make necessary changes where incentives are included in the salaries of university presidents. This will help in order to contain and reduce costs. It will also help in making college education more Higher Education Page 5 affordable. Another important suggestion coming from him is that the state policy makers should conduct cost –benefit studies to see the level of accomplishment achieved by universities that receive state support. Similarly, every university should also conduct regular surveys to map the demand and importance of the course offered by them. The universities should transparently conduct a labor market analyses which shows the demand for their programs. Only after the prospective students have read the results of labor market analysis, should they make a careful choice about their course and whether it is worth the effort to invest in it. Most of the students in America today, are dropping their studies after finishing high schools. The reasons for this could be plenty: Lack of financial resources Disillusionment in the job market Lack of access to high-priced colleges Lack of interest in studies Whatever the reasons might be, it is the job of state and central government to ensure that education is made far more accessible and productive than it currently is. There are a large number of universities which charge thousands of dollars but stress only on classroom teaching. Thus, their graduates are at a disadvantage in the job market as they lack the necessary on-the-job skills and practical training in their subject. Internships should be made a mandatory part of the curriculum. Higher Education Page 6 Similarly, a careful choice should be made regarding the course one wants to major in. The choice one makes can play a huge role in determining their level of success in their careers. Here is the result of a recent survey which revealed that: Associate’s degrees are worth going for. These two-year degrees result in huge paybacks as compared to their low cost of investment for a high school graduate. Similarly a bachelor’s degree obtained from any public university will pay off really well. However, the case is not same when it comes to pri8vate colleges. Some courses, such as liberal arts or social sciences, studied at master’s level should strictly be pursued for the love of it. They do not have much to offer in terms of financial returns. At the end of the day, professional degrees still rule the roost. This possibly also explains why individuals do not mind borrowing tons of money in order to pursue them as the returns is massive. Thus, it can be safely concluded that although a college degree does hold importance and definitely gives you an edge over a high school pass out, care should also be taken to ensure that the course and university selected is worth one’s effort, time and money. Also, it is the responsibility of the student to put in their best effort, try to get the best internships available if they want a well paying job at the end of the course. The trick is to make oneself indispensable for the market they wish to enter and the job offers will automatically chase them. Higher Education Page 7 References: http://www.careerrocketeer.com/2009/08/trials-and-tribulations-of-college.html http://fabiusmaximus.wordpress.com/2009/07/03/college/ “Will Higher Education Be the Next Bubble to Burst?“, Joseph Marr Cronin and Howard E. Horton, The Chronicle of Higher Education, 22 May 2009 http://moneywatch.bnet.com/saving-money/blog/college-solution/the-best-and-worst-college-degrees-by-salary/577/ http://fabiusmaximus.wordpress.com/2009/07/10/million/



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For this paper, please discuss and analyze the following:
Posted On: Oct. 31, 2017
Author: Shipra


Short Paper: Ethics For this paper, please discuss and analyze the following: Why is the ethical climate of an organization important? What biases can impact our moral decision making? Provide an example of an ethical dilemma that an organization (or your own organization) has faced that you feel could have been handled differently. What ethical/moral principles should have been considered? This paper must be 4 pages of content (not including the cover page or reference page), and completed in APA format (6th edition). Aside from utilizing the text as a source, you are required to use at least 2 additional resources such as scholarly articles to further substantiate your perspective. Don't forget, APA is a more formal style of writing. Your paper must include the following: Cover Page Introduction (1 to 2 paragraph maximum) Purpose statement (1 to 3 sentences) Content and Analysis (3.5 to 4 page maximum) -The importance of Ethical Climate - In text citation -Bias that impact moral decision making<---please note, you don't have to discuss every bias that is listed in our text, just focus on a few. -Example of ethical dilemma (internal or global) -How the issue could have been handled differently? -What ethical principles should have been considered? Conclusion (1 to 2 paragraph maximum) Reference page Also ½ page of Distinguish between extrinsic and intrinsic rewards by defining each concept in your own words, and providing examples that go beyond what is provided in the text. Additionally, explain the four building blocks of intrinsic rewards and motivation, relating each building block to an example that relates to your own organizational experiences-be specific. Lastly, how does your organization motivate and reward their employees?



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Education Susan Archuleta One way in which higher education has changed and continues to change is that of
Posted On: Oct. 31, 2017
Author: Shipra


Susan Archuleta One way in which higher education has changed and continues to change is that of technology. It is no longer enough for a college or university to offer a traditional classroom education. People have increasingly busy schedules and more commitments than ever, and as education consumers they require and demand more flexibility in pursuing higher education. The number of online learning opportunities that are now available is significantly higher than in past years. Technology has allowed students to earn entire degrees without ever stepping foot into an actual physical classroom. In order to stay competitive, traditional universities need to make online learning opportunities available to their students. They need to expand their offerings of nontraditional learning opportunities to be more attractive to current and potential students or they will attend classes elsewhere. With technological advances, it has become easier for colleges to enter the education market. They no longer need to build an entire campus with traditional classrooms, dorms, etc. Courses can be taught to students in the comfort of their own homes or wherever they would like to access their courses (i.e. work, traveling, etc.). While a strong brand name is still important to a lot of people, there are a growing number of people that just “want the piece of paper” showing that they completed a degree in order to help them in the increasingly competitive job market. Because of this, there will be more competition among universities so they need to keep themselves competitive by offering similar learning options Reply With the progress in technology and increased competition, it is important for universities and colleges to design newer ways of learning. Distance education is one of them. It helps in meeting the needs of people who are not able to devote time to full time courses due to other constraints such as a regular job or other busy schedules. Demand for flexibility in learning is growing and non-traditional methods of learning are going to be the order of the day in future. Kelly McIlvride The higher education industry is having to adapt to an era that is more mobile and technological than ever. The advent of effective online classes and adaptions to mobile devices has become extremely necessary. In some ways, it is difficult to classify which stage of industry evolution the higher education industry falls into. I guess I would classify it as being in the growth stage, as the demand for quality online classes and degree programs has made going to college more appealing to many market segments and has increased enrollment. People who previously could not attend classes due to scheduling/geographical restraints are now able to, increasing enrollment in existing universities and creating enough demand for new, more online-oriented schools to enter the industry, such as the University of Phoenix and CSU Global. As a further example, I think CU Denver's online initiatives have been enormously successful. Many of my peers who are parents or full-time workers have expressed that were it not for online offerings, they could not have attended college. Additionally, UCD definitely meets the features of a growth industry; the school is constantly renovating facilities and expanding its capacity, as well as trying to find ways to further promote the CU Denver brand throughout downtown Denver. ------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------- Reply Online courses are proving to be a boon to learners especially who missed out regular education or those who wish to pursue their studies further but missed out due to other reasons. More and more universities are now designing courses to suit the needs of these people. The courses are being customized to meet the requirements of specific category of people.



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