March 2015

Can students at an online, self-paced, nontraditional university be engaged by their school and challenged by their studies? Can they feel connected to faculty and emotionally attached to their alma mater? Will their degrees reflect hard work that’s respected by employers, earning them great jobs and helping them live great lives?

A professional chef with a culinary arts degree makes sense—they need to know how to cook. But there is another very important skill set that a chef will need to run a successful kitchen or own a restaurant, and that’s in business. With 19-plus years of experience in the field,

March is Women’s History Month, and WGU is offering a pair of free online discussions, open to students, alumni, faculty, staff, and the public and featuring some of WGU’s course mentors.

You've studied hard and studied some more. You killed it on your last attempt at the preassessment. You know this stuff, and you're feeling good and ready.

This past month, 24 graduates were chosen for their outstanding capstone project work during the second half of 2014. The projects selected during this seventh round of the Capstone Excellence Recognition Awards were nominated by capstone evaluators and course mentors, and then selected by the capstone supervisor in their college.

Each month, approximately 65,000 performance assessment responses are submitted to Taskstream by WGU students and given scores and evaluative feedback.

This time of year can be tough for a student—especially a busy, working student who spends so much of the day cooped up at work and just wants to get outside and play. So when the work day ends, how do you fight the urge to skip the schoolwork? Here are six tips that might help. Let us know in the comments if you have other ideas.

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