City of residence: Hays, KS
Field of work: Ceramics
I guess one might say the program chose me. I apprenticed with Danny Meisinger at spinning Earth Pottery after undergrad and through him I was introduced to Linda Ganstrom and the program here at FHSU. I applied at the end of my apprenticeship and was accepted and began the greatest adventure of my life. I am fascinated by local materials and natural beauty and draw inspiration from both as I make work which spans several media. I primarily fire my ceramic work in atmospheric kilns and I am currently engaged in a project firing large jars in wood kilns across the country for my Thesis Show December 1st of 2017. My experiences in the graduate program have helped me tremendously both personally and professionally as an artist. Through rigorous course work, exposure to national and international artists, and arts communities I feel well prepared to engage at a professional level upon completion of my MFA.
Herrick’s exhibit of Ceramics and Sculpture is currently open and runs through Nov. 18th in the Robbins Center Gallery.
- City of residence: Charlotte, NC
- Program/concentration: MBA in International Business
- Experience in the China GTA program: Being in the China GTA program has given me an amazing network, and exposure of various cultures striving to become the leaders of tomorrow.
I am a highly motivated professional who aspires to emulate leaders such as the Rockefellers, and the Carnegie’s for my generation. I set goals each year and work hard at accomplishing them all. After spending a few years in industry working for Pepsi I knew that I wanted to further my education by obtaining my masters, which would allow me to be more marketable. Fort Hays’ affordability, MBA courses, entrepreneur opportunities and overall program was a true deciding factor with attending this University.
Fort Hays State University continued its 16-year run of record enrollments this year,becoming the third-largest University in Kansas.
The Graduate School, with 2,600 students, continues to grow. Congratulations to our students, faculty, and staff who continue to strive to be a world leader in accessible and quality graduate education!
Today’s Inside Higher Education shares a meta-analysis of student evaluation of teaching (SET) scores meta-analysis of student evaluation of teaching (SET) scores and their relation to student learning and success.
Despite decades of attention to student instructional evaluations, where some institutions use them exclusively to measure effectiveness in the classroom, there appears to be no correlation at all between student evaluations and learning outcomes. What would a better measure of the effectiveness of a teacher be? How can we use this knowledge to provide a more accurate evaluation of learning?
Inside Higher Education noted today that nonwhite Hispanic and African-American growth in graduate enrollment was nearly twice the nationwide average in 2016.
“underrepresented minorities seeing very robust growth in their first-time graduate enrollment — nonwhite Hispanics are up by 7.6 percent [year over year] and African-Americans are up 6.6 percent,”
A diverse student body that represents a cross-section of our changing world is important to bring people together and challenge all of our existing viewpoints. FHSU is committed to bringing a diverse group together to build a family of scholars, teachers, learners, and leaders.
You can find out more about being part of our growing and diverse family at http://www.fhsu.edu/gradschl/
A new post today from a Seattle-area 2-year college makes the point that employers are looking for skills-based competency evidence in their job candidates.
A job-seeker takes out a three-ring binder to show an employer. Inside is a certificate of completion, an OSHA card, a certificate of achievement and a first-aid card. She holds up her phone: her LinkedIn account shows a badge in HR expertise. What does an employer make of this? And how do job seekers and students ensure that the credentials they earn are worthwhile?
The competency description provided by Petrait and Dillard is valuable and important. Every few days another article, another blog post, stresses the need for us to transcript skills. But why limit those transcripted skills to the 2-year level? Four-year and graduate institutions produce students who need to demonstrate evidence of skill acquisition to employers, too.
As FHSU considers how we can ‘badge’ or credential skills, what are the skills graduate students should display? How should we make note of transcripting those skills?