Champlain College’s Unusual Core

Champlain College has a unique approach to earning a college degree. Instead of the typical fashion of enforcing general education requirements only for the first year or two of a student's study before getting into degree-specific classes, this college integrates liberal arts classes within its pre-professional curriculum throughout all four years. According to Colleen Flaherty's "Plato in Marketing … Continue reading Champlain College’s Unusual Core

Does buying a home require a college degree these days?

Do you need a college degree in order to buy a house? That's not always the case; however, data shows that more college graduates own homes than those without bachelor's degrees. According to Kriston Capps's article, "To Buy a House, Go to College," the difference in homeownership rates between people without a high-school diploma and those with at least … Continue reading Does buying a home require a college degree these days?

Global Accessibility Awareness Day

What's that? Today—May 19th, 2016—is Global Accessibility Awareness Day (GAAD)! Started in 2012, this day is dedicated to communicating and learning more about digital accessibility. Bringing awareness to accessibility is a critical first step in making the web an inclusive space for all. How is Hawkes involved in the conversation of accessibility? Hawkes Learning is committed … Continue reading Global Accessibility Awareness Day

Common causes of test anxiety and how to solve them

In “Text Anxiety: Causes and Remedies,” Dr. Maryellen Weimer addresses the issue of test anxiety and how it affects students from kindergarten to graduate school. She presents a study that confirms the general idea that those with test anxiety have lower cumulative GPAs at the college level, but reminds us that although this is the … Continue reading Common causes of test anxiety and how to solve them