11 Ways to Improve Social Impact in Higher Education

by Carjie Scott on March 28, 2022 at 1:30 a.m. CST

Students do not attend college for the sole purpose of obtaining employment. Studies have shown that a college degree is not required to get a decent-paying job anymore. Instead, college fills the gap between teenage years and adulthood to prepare students for the real world, particularly for first-time freshmen. College communities are successful when deliberate about engaging in activities to create a culture of belongingness, confidence, and lifelong learning. These institutions encourage students to improve their critical thinking, goal setting, time management, living habits, civic engagement, emotional intelligence, and learning skills. Faculty and staff shape the environment to allow students to accomplish these goals. Oftentimes, higher education employees are required to do more than what’s assigned in their job description to make this happen. Below are 11 ways to improve social impact in higher education.

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How I made 4-figures in 6 months as a self-published author

by Carjie Scott on February 18, 2022 at 1:30 a.m. CST

If you are reading this, you have either considered writing a book, recently wrote a book, or released a book but hadn’t reached many sales yet. Congratulations in advance! Your timing is perfect; you’ve arrived at the right place. I wrote this post to share how I made 4-figures within the first six months of releasing my first book, “You are Accepted: How to Get in College and Life.” I decided to document my experience because studies have shown that self-published authors only sell about 250 books in their lifetime, which averages only $500.00 or less from book sales. If you use the steps I provide below, you will likely exceed $500.00 in sales within the next six months.

Here are the five steps to make 4-figures in 6 months selling your self-published book.

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In Conversation: What Comes Next for HBCUs presented by Unibuddy

Historically Black Colleges and Universities (HBCUs) were the first institutions to open their doors to black Americans. The first HBCU was founded in Pennsylvania in 1837 and would later come to be known as Cheyney University.


Today, the prominence of the Black Lives Matter movement and our alumna Vice President have heightened the exposure of HBCUs. They’ve been a clear contributor to the enrollment spike that many of these schools are experiencing, despite the declines that PWIs (Predominantly White Institutions) have endured.
COVID-19 proved that institutions would need to be flexible in their approach to managing the “new normal,” so they turned to online courses, virtual events, and a strong digital-first approach. As the country reopens and life resumes, we want to explore what universities will take with them.

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TSU launches Dr. Levi Watkins Meharry Medical and Dental Accelerated Program to prepare more Black Doctors

Tennessee State University and Meharry Medical College have launched the Dr. Levi Watkins TSU to Meharry Accelerated Medical and Dental program. Dr. Levi Watkins is a 1966 TSU alumnus and is the first surgeon to successfully implant an automatic defibrillator into a human patient. The device has been used by millions of patients and is still the first-line of treatment and prophylactic therapy for patients at risk for sudden cardiac death due to ventricular fibrillation and ventricular tachycardia.

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