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TAPPING INTO A STUDENT'S DESIRE TO LEARN: AN INTERVIEW WITH DR. SHARI FARRIS

Posted by Daniel Sloan on Aug 22, 2017 1:22:30 PM

It’s been said that if you love your job, you’ll never work a day in your life.

Dr. Shari Farris, Department Chair in Trident’s College of Education, loves the work she does on a daily basis. She chose a career in education due to her passion for learning, and it’s this passion that drives her when working with Trident’s student community.

During her six years as an online instructor, Dr. Farris has seen communication and relationships as being key drivers of her success. “Students need to know that you as a facilitator are present when they need you,” she stressed.

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Topics: College of Education, Faculty, Online Learning, Master's Degrees

FOCUSED ON HELPING OTHERS LEARN: AN INTERVIEW WITH DR. PEGGY SWIGART

Posted by Daniel Sloan on Jun 30, 2017 11:30:00 AM

Educators have the ability to influence students in a variety of different ways. Some are trusted mentors, others can be a stand-in for a parent, while some become that one person a student can talk to about anything.

Dr. Peggy Swigart, Department Chair in Trident’s Glenn R. Jones College of Business, knows this all too well. Educators were there for her when she needed them the most. While in high school, Dr. Swigart lost both of her parents, putting her in a position to grow up a little faster than she had planned.

Educators were a stabilizing influence for her, including a high school guidance counselor, an undergraduate history professor, and a dean during graduate school. They were people who knew her well, understood her journey, and helped to mold her into the educator that she is today.

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Topics: Faculty, Business Adminstration, Glenn R. Jones College of Business, Human Resources Management

ACADEMIC PUBLISHING: 4 WAYS TO UNDERSTAND JOURNAL RANKINGS

Posted by Daniel Sloan on Jun 28, 2017 7:20:10 AM

Graduates of Trident’s Ph.D. programs are trained to become independent researchers. As students work towards the completion of their dissertation, they collaborate closely with University faculty who help to guide the development of research skills.

A goal of many graduates is not just to successfully defend their dissertation, but also to see it published in an academic journal. Research that is published in a peer-reviewed journal is a formal recognition of a scholar’s contribution to the public body of knowledge for his or her chosen field.

Not all journals are created equal. Students and alumni alike should be aware of the types of journals out there – many are quite good and can be great CV-builders, while there are some that need to be avoided.

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Topics: PhD Degrees, Faculty, Doctoral Program Tips, Doctoral Degrees, Glenn R. Jones College of Business, Academic Publishing

CUT FROM THE SAME CLOTH AS TRIDENT'S STUDENTS: AN INTERVIEW WITH DR. MARK PIEFFER

Posted by Daniel Sloan on May 26, 2017 11:31:45 AM

There is no doubt that Dr. Mark Pieffer understands Trident and its community of adult learners.

Dr. Pieffer, who served as the Provost at Jones International University, joined Trident University after the closing of JIU.  In fact, as part of that closing, JIU and Trident established a partnership and many of JIU’s students and several faculty transferred to the Trident community.

It was a successful transition due to both institutions’ commitment to student success, as well as the large number of students and alumni with ties to the military.

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Topics: Veterans, Faculty, Military, Bachelor's Degrees, Student Success

ONLINE LEARNING IN THE EARLY DAYS AT TRIDENT

Posted by Trident University on Oct 7, 2016 12:00:00 PM

This article, authored by former Trident professor Dr. Steven J. Gold, originally appeared in the TUI Network in 2012.

Joining Trident University in 1999, about one month before we opened our doors for business, was like stepping into the wild west of technology and teaching. We had a plan, we had a detailed model to help guide the University, and it all conceptually was perfect. But actually making it happen, three, and soon five, faculty members (with maybe 9 students at first) getting our hands dirty and trying to figure out what would really work technologically, pedagogically, so this vision of quality education could be realized at Trident, well, they were days that will never come again.

The sense of play in a startup organization is unnerving but fabulously exciting. And as our Director of Instructional Services I made sure we played hard until we came up with a routine that really worked for the Trident students. Technology was always the main challenge. We were always about solving problems with ideas, not wasting money on shiny metal objects; the pedagogy always drove the choice of technologies.

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Topics: PhD Degrees, Faculty, Online Learning, Military Education, Veteran Education

4 TIPS TO IMPROVE YOUR JOB INTERVIEW EXPERIENCE

Posted by Cindy Wiley on Aug 9, 2016 10:08:23 AM

You’ve worked hard to achieve your degree and are excited about the possibilities and opportunities that lie ahead. You’ve sent your resume to several well-known companies. And, thankfully, you have received an invitation to interview for a position that sounds perfect for you. What should you do? How should you prepare?

An important thing to remember is the hiring manager has already determined that you have the qualifications to do the job based on your resume. The purpose of the interview is to determine if you have the right attitude, demeanor, and communication skills to do the job.

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Topics: Career Services, Veterans, Faculty, Webinars, Job Interviews, Careers

THE BENEFITS OF TRIDENT'S PH.D. MENTOR PROGRAM

Posted by Daniel Sloan on Jun 14, 2016 1:00:00 PM

Earning a doctorate degree is more hiking to the top of Mount Everest and less strolling through Central Park on a warm summer’s day. Students with the smarts and perseverance to reach the highest summit in academia still require a helping hand, and there is no better source of advice than someone who has previously completed this journey.

As part of their commitment to student success, Trident offers a Ph.D. Mentor program, which has been designed to help guide candidates to the completion of their doctorate. Dr. Carlos Cardillo, a professor in the College of Health and Human Services, serves as a Ph.D. Mentor.

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Topics: PhD Degrees, Faculty, Doctoral Program Tips, College of Health and Human Services

4 WAYS TRANSDISCIPLINARY RESEARCH IMPACTS HEALTH DISPARITIES

Posted by Dr. Shahnjayla K. Connors on Jun 7, 2016 1:50:00 PM

Transdisciplinary research methods are on the forefront of health disparities research. Government agencies have made funding transdisciplinary health disparities research across the United States a priority. Here is what you should know about transdisciplinary training to eliminate health disparities:

1. Health disparities are multifactorial and complex.
Health disparities are differences in health status that occur in certain populations of people.

The biological, social, economic, environmental, and political determinants of health disparities are multi-level and interrelated. Therefore, multidisciplinary and interdisciplinary research is ill-equipped to assess and mitigate health disparities.

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Topics: Faculty, Webinars, Health Disparities, Public Health, College of Health and Human Services, Public Health Talks

COMBATING CYBER WARFARE WITH EDUCATION

Posted by Dr. Pietro Savo on May 23, 2016 11:42:43 PM

The next war will not come in the form of military tanks, ships, or bombers. The next war - bound by no physical boundaries - is called the cyber war. A greater dependency on technology is needed to win tomorrow’s fight. This technology provides us and our enemy easy access across each other’s borders (Gargan, 2016).  Education will play a significant part in winning a cyber war and preparing proficient cyber warriors. 

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Topics: Veterans, Faculty, Military, Cybersecurity, Emergency Disaster Management

DISASTER MANAGEMENT AND HOMELAND SECURITY: 3 STEPS TO GET STARTED IN THESE FIELDS

Posted by Dr. Rudolph Bustos on Apr 15, 2016 3:49:00 PM

Considering entering the disaster management or homeland security field, but not sure of how to go about it?

The first step is to review the job requirements, required experience, and degree requirements for a disaster manager position. According to the Occupational Outlook Handbook, employment for disaster managers is projected to grow 6% from 2014 to 2024. Current median salary is close to $65,000 with bachelor’s degree being the entry-level degree. Of note to those retired military or those anticipating retirement, military experience is a desirable background for some employers.

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Topics: Veterans, Faculty, Military, Homeland Security, Careers, Emergency Disaster Management

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