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Common Core State Standards: Helping or Hurting K-12 Education?

If you’re a K-12 educator, you've likely been discussing the Common Core State Standards with your school administration and what it will mean to you as a teacher and to your students.

According to U.S. Secretary of Education Arne Duncan, “these standards have the capacity to change education in the best of ways – setting loose the creativity and innovation of educators at the local level, raising the bar for students, strengthening our economy and building a clearer path to the middle class.”

Career Paths for PhD in Psychology

For many students, the idea of pursuing a degree in psychology is attractive because of the field’s notorious diversity and seemingly endless list of opportunities.  Those who choose psychology at the graduate level, study human behavior with an emphasis on research methods and statistics, which provides them with a unique skillset they can easily adapt to a variety of careers after graduation.

How to Successfully Work from Home

Working from home or “telecommuting” has become more prevalent over the years as companies continue to recognize its value. With no geographic confines, companies are able to attract a larger pool of talent, retain employees by providing flexible scheduling, and save money on things like relocation expenses and utility bills. While most telecommuters enjoy this work- life balance, there are some challenges with working from home, which is why it’s so important to establish “rules” or guidelines for a symbiotic relationship between employee and employer.

Creating a Professional Home Office

Whether you are a telecommuter, freelancer or entrepreneur, if you primarily work out of your home, your workspace should be professional, comfortable and conducive to productivity. While working in your pajamas on the couch in front of the TV all day may sound tempting, it is important to draw a line in the sand and set up a professional space for working from home.

Below are some tips for creating a professional home office.

Establish your space.

NCU’s Academic Leadership & Roles at a Glance

Have you ever wondered how a university is run? Having a strong leadership team helps to ensure quality, integrity and growth at the university are sustained.

There are several components of university administration. Like other leading higher education institutions, Northcentral University relies on multiple leaders across the university to facilitate operations and make sure that our culture and values are maintained.

Working through Graduate School Burnout

You've started your master's or doctoral degree program and you're ready for the challenge! All you can think about is how great your new degree will look on your resume, all the doors it will open for you, and how it’s so awesome you can do it all from your own home.

Active Reading Strategies Can Improve Reading Comprehension and Retention

How do you most enjoy reading? Maybe you would prefer to be stretched out on a sunny beach or curled up on the couch with a book. However, when it comes to reading that takes serious focus, you need a different approach

Get to Know Dean Henline

Meet Dr. Branden Henline, dean of NCU's School of Marriage and Family Sciences.

How would you describe yourself in 140 characters?
I am an easy-going family man who likes the outdoors and is committed to integrity and excellence in marriage and family therapy training.

What is your favorite weekend activity?
Camping, when possible, and good movies with my wife.

What is your favorite comedy movie of all time?
Brian Regan’s I Walked on the Moon.

The Value of Programmatic Accreditation

You may think that finding a college or university with regional accreditation is the only assurance of quality and acceptance you need, but if your plan is to become a licensed professional or practitioner, it’s also important to learn if your specific field requires a degree program with programmatic or specialized accreditation.

Getting to Know Dean Haussmann

Dr  Robert Haussmann edit (2)In an effort to acquaint our students and alumni with the Dean of the School of Psychology, we caught up with Dr. Robert “Bob” Haussmann and asked him a few getting-to-know-you questions:

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