April 16, 2021

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Social worker smiling as she speaks with elderly patient
When people think of social workers, they often think of poverty alleviation and child welfare, but the truth is they do so much more. Social workers can be found in hospitals, helping people cope with acute conditions and chronic illness. They provide therapy and work in community health centers, nursing homes and homeless shelters. They...
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Inmate Transport Vehicle
For several decades, punitive war on drugs policies have driven rates of mass incarceration. This exponential increase in our prison population has strained the system’s resources and led to overcrowding.  Since 2011, many states have adopted policies to decrease incarceration including reduced sentences for low-level drug crimes and expansion of good time credit.  A lesser...
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A leader emerges in a small group of coworkers
One of the most enduring memories of my college experience occurred on my very first day of class in the fall semester of my freshman year in an ROTC class. As the students waited for the arrival of the instructor, we began to chat among ourselves. The chatter became so incessant that we barely noticed when the...
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Instructional Designers discuss course design
Instructional designers are responsible for improving learning outcomes across many fields. Think of an industry where people need training or enhanced education to excel at their jobs or benefit their organizations. You will find instructional designer (ID) roles behind many of those programs.
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