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Episode 15- The CARE Act for students

Apr 27, 2020

CARE act for students

approx. $14.25 billion) is directed to higher education institutions

Of the approximately $14 billion dedicated to colleges and universities:  Ninety percent (approx. $13 billion) will go directly to institutions of higher education.

Institutions must use at least half of the funds they receive (for a total of approx. $6.975 billion across all institutions) to provide emergency financial aid grants to students for expenses related to the disruption of campus operations due to coronavirus. These expenses include costs such as food, housing, course materials, technology, health care, and child care.

“The bill specifically helps federal student loan borrowers by pausing monthly loan payments through September 30 without interest accruing; each of the months of paused payments counts toward forgiveness...

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Episode 14- How Dual Credit is Used

Apr 21, 2020

 In this episode I'm sharing three steps to figure out how your student's dual credit is going to be used in their selected degree program.


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Episode 13- You can do hard things

Apr 15, 2020

 I'm sharing a few tips on how you can care for yourself and then your suddenly returned college student during COVID-19.

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Episode 12- Pass or No Pass

Apr 08, 2020

I'll talk through the things you need your student to consider when determining if a Pass/No Pass grade option is in their best interest even with the crazy COVID semester they've had.

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Episode 11- Townie Mom's

Mar 30, 2020

I'm sharing the amazing group of women in West Lafayette called The Townie they came about, what they do and advice people they've helped have to offer.

Townie Mom's FB is


Linda Tarkington's LinkedIn-

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Episode 10- What do you need from me?

Mar 23, 2020

With all the craziness in our world right now the topics I had planned don't seem relevant right now. So I'm handing the whiteboard marker to you to tell me what you want me to research and share with you.

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Here is the link to listen to part 2 of last weeks episode on You Tube. Sorry but I ran out of storage for this month on my hosting site. Facepalm :)

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Episode 9b- Corona Bonus Part 1

Mar 22, 2020

Sharing my behind the scenes as a college admin....
Everyone's lives have been turned upside down. I'm sharing what my daily work life has shifted to since COVID-19 hit the US around @ March 9.

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Episode 9- Fall semester planning in the spring

Mar 16, 2020


Fall semester planning in the spring

  • Know the calendar
  • When is registration for me
  • When can i see the class offerings for spring
  • When can i meet with my advisor, is a meeting required
    • What do i need for my meeting?
    • Go to meeting prepared to make notes
    • Ask good questions
    • Class ideas I’m thinking about
    • Degree requirements
    • Study abroad
    • When seats may open up
    • Back ups in case classes fill up
    • How do I waitlist
    • Which courses should i expect to be really hard
    • Who to contact for class access issues
    • Course prereqs or permissions
    • Course repeat rules
    • Credit hour requirements
      • Min-max
  • Before registration opens-
    • Check for holds
    • Make sure you have the needed permissions
  • Instructors
    • Ratemyprofessor
    • Reddit
    • Other social media input
  •  Textbooks
    • Required or recommended
    • Which edition
    • Other required material/equipment
    • Clickers, goggles, calculator,software, paintbrushes, etc 

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Coronavirus (COVID-19) Bonus Episode

Mar 15, 2020

Like everyone, my week was absolutely crazy.  I thought it might be good to document what it looked like. For an administrator in higher education that typically doesn't do anything 'fast' this past week made my head spin at times.

Shout out to for being such a rock hair 'therapist' for me. Love ya, girl!

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Episode 8- Summer Plans for your new or continuing college student

Mar 09, 2020


Summer 2020 plans- COVID-19 edition

Both new and continuing students:

  • Do your homework regarding your risks in conjunction with your underlying health condition.
  • If you haven’t done it already, find your in network providers (doctor, clinic, hospitals) nearby and how your student can get there.
  • Work that builds highly valued skills
    • Communication, problem solving, leadership, teamwork
  • Volunteer
    • Related to your career choice, have a goal to accomplish, potential resume builder
  • Online classes at your college
  • In  person classes at home
  • Read

For the new admit

  • Can you travel to get to campus or travel advisory?
  • Check your universities website for plans to address anyone that won’t be able to make it to campus to start on time. Online offerings etc...check out my Pinterest board I created for my email subscribers. 

Continuing student

  • Consider if you will be permitted to travel back home over summer
    • If no, check with your university for options to...
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