The draw down the Army is currently experiencing introduced changes to the Army’s retention program and the service of some Soldiers is no longer a given. A tri-signed memorandum from senior Army leadership changed the way retention will operate in the future. As a result, Army leadership implemented the Order of Merit List (OML) causing commanders at all levels to face tough decisions that will challenge their ethical demeanor. Subjecting our Soldiers to this type of treatment is unjust. The use of the OML determines the best-qualified Soldiers throughout formations. Though the OML may identify the top performers, it does not take into account the Soldiers future potential. Looking at the situation through the ethical decision-making
Student engagement or the extents to which they participate in activities are key factors to the successful integration into college (Chickering & Gamson, 1987). In the publication, Seven principles of good practice for undergraduate education, Chickering and Gamson (1987) underscored seven categories of effective educational practises, which are student-faculty contact, cooperation among students, active learning, prompt feedback, time on task, high expectations, and respect for diverse talents and ways of learning. The overall scores of studies over decades indicates that student engagement in activities benefit all types of students in different degree fields. The positive interaction with activities creates the needed outcome including grades, satisfaction, and persistence. These give the student the devotion to other educational purposeful activities.. As noted by Chickering and Reisser (1993): “living on campus has long been associated with persistence and student success”. Forest (1985) also performed a study about student academic ability and found that institutions that provided the most extensive orientation, activities and advising programs had higher graduation rates. Pascarella and Terenzini (2005) reported that students in residences with strong academic orientation towards academics generally
This review is organized into four sections. The first section discusses the feelings of attachment and sense of belonging of college students. In order to
I am currently the Secretary of the Senior Class and the Secretary of the National Honor Society. I have represented my class through Student Council since freshman year, and I was elected as Junior Delegate of the National Honor Society last year. I put multiple hours into both of these activities each week, and I plan to put a lot of effort into the position I am applying for (Entertainment Executive Chair).
Barbara J. Millis wrote a review on Richard J. Light’s Making The Most of College: Students Speak Their Minds and stated that the book provides a source of rich anecdotes that have made the book appealing to a wide range of readers. She also touch based on the purpose of the book, to investigate, not to collect national data on undergraduate education. Millis emphasized that Light has written a “feel good” academic book, which provides creative insights and advice by the student observations and research.
The opportunity that a higher education has on an individual can have an enormous positive impact on their personal identity. For the typical child growing up, they were under some sort of authority whether that was their parents, teachers, and employers. But once a person walks onto a college campus for the first moment on their own, they are in complete control of themself. It can be exhilarating and terrifying at the same time. The ambivalence of emotions one feels when they are fully responsible for their education and actions is an experience that one cannot get in many others places. There are thousands of other students trying to find their identities in an academic setting. One can discover their purpose and identity in life while studying at a university. They have the chance to forms bonds that could last of lifetime. But again, if the
In New York City, according to County Health Rankings & Roadmaps (“Bronx”, 2017), Saratoga County rated first in health, conversely, Bronx County rated last in health. It draws people’s attention that what distinguishes Saratoga County differently than the other counties in New York City. This paper aim to explore the similarities and differences between Saratoga County and Bronx County; exam the fairness of the health rankings in measures and weights in Saratoga County and Bronx County; and find ways to decrease disparities and improve the health of Bronx County.
By not only providing academics support but also additives such as sports and a broad range co-curricular activities your institution innovatively helps the students become good citizens and leaders in the modern dynamic democratic society. The mission is well enshrined in the institution's curriculum and general culture a fact that adds to its values. Besides high ethical values of integrity,
Ideally, every student should be a big fish inside a small but friendly pond. Unfortunately, our abilities are relative to others, and the fact that our success largely depend on who we are competing with. For instance, a very bright student who graduated from a mediocre high school gets admitted to an Ivy league. He or she is probably accustomed to a friendly environment with little or no competition. However, an Ivy league, in this case, serves no longer as an advantage, but a drawback.
Education varies across the world. Each country has their unique perspective on what they feel is necessary to teach their students to prepare them for their future. Many factors come into play when it comes to setting up a curriculum, such as culture and economics. Ireland is currently ranked as the ninth best education system in the world. Currently, Education in this country is free for everyone through the university level and their literacy rate is 99% (20 Best Education Systems In The World). The United States is surprisingly ranked as the fourteenth best education system in the world. All citizens have the
For children in the United States a very common question is, “What do you want to be when you grow up?” This generally opens a door to a plethora of varied responses from a child such as: a doctor, a teacher, a mom, a builder, and strangely enough sometimes the response, a dog is given. This is because at a young age almost every individual is given the idea that they are able to be anything they wish to be when they grow up. However, why is it that we allow children to believe that they can be anything they want without evaluating common issues like finances, intelligence, stereotypes, circumstances, and even race? Throughout our lives we are given the idea that no matter what we do as long as we eat our veggies and study hard we could be
My work in student affairs provides significant opportunity to contemplate, implement and assess initiatives related to student success and retention. My current research is connected to peer education and the 1st year experience and I have active and growing experience in the needs assessment and
This essay will examine how social skills and personal attributes help first year university students in the way to academic success. Glogowska, Young and Lockyer (as cited in Richardson, King, Garrett & Wrench, 2012, p.88) noted that many first year students decide to leave university as the consequence of health issue and academic challenges. Concern that academic skills are not enough for students to deal with the problem of transition period and students need more skills and abilities to reach their academic goals.