Motivation is the driving force by which humans achieve their goals; or desire to do something. What motivated me to enroll at Grand Canyon University and pursue a degree in higher education because I believe in God and I have him within, family and friends pushed me, and I also motivated myself. Seeing all my close family and friends prepare themselves for the upcoming school year. I was tired of sitting around not doing anything with but just going to work was pointless. I have been trying and wanting to get back in school for a while but there was things holding me back like school loans that were in default and at one point I have had health issues/problems.
Pursuing a degree in a higher education motivates me because I want to live better and good by the age of 30, I actually want to be more of what I am today, and that’s somebody. Every day I wake up and thank God just for allowing and blessing me to be here and to get to see another day of life because tomorrow is never promised to anyone. I have a lot of goals in life that I am going to pursue and pursuing my education is a MUST. With an education and having that degree in Accounting, you are more than what you were before, you have the ability to live better with a better career and you have success throughout your life beginning now.
Motivation is important for student success because it determines the success of a student; it can come with “in” or from the outside. It has needs, wants, values, or desires; the student has a balance of self-confidence, self-esteem, patience and persistence. It drives the student to work and learn, it also has that desire to achieve greater success.
The Cyber Café can help you feel connected with your classmates because it creates a relationship with them, allows you to work and help each other, very interactive and it’s a great benefit for us all.
The connections will help you stay motivated because that’s we as classmates are here for to help and...
Motivation is known as the powerful force that causes the change from desire to willpower in life. Hunger is one example of motivation which creates the desire to eat. Motivation can also be defined as the procedure that starts guides and continues goal oriented actions. Motivation is generally used to explain the reason for a person’s actions. Another example of motivation is when a student is really motivated to get into medical school, so he/she studies every night for it. There are many theories of motivation proposed by various psychologists. Instinct theory, drive theory, and humanistic theory are some of the examples of motivation theories
Motivational studies are very important especially for managers in big companies. These studies deliver insights into the way employees perform at work and this gives the employer or the manager the techniques required to increase worker productivity.
During the summer of year 2012 I worked at a construction site in Colombo Sri Lanka. I was undergoing training for a field supervisor job. We were building a twelve story office complex building in Colombo. The construction company I worked for was called Sierra Construction Company which is one of the leading construction contractors in Sri Lanka. During the time I was working for them, they were working on three different projects. As I remember, the...
...Types of institution
Spain HigherEducation institutions have been around for centuries. Spain's universities are some of the oldest institutions in the world. One of Spain's institutions was founded in the earlier years of the thirteenth century. Highereducation in Spain is mainly comprised of universities. There are currently around 75 universities where there are approximately 56 state owned and 19 private universities that are ran by private enterprises or by the Catholic Church. (Hampshire, 2003 p.1) Spain's highereducation institutions had experienced a fast growth in student population due to a huge influx of high school graduates or "secondary school leavers. (Mora, n.d., p.1) In Spain's history the nineteenth century was a critical year because of the French Revolution and the huge impact it made on highereducation institutions. One of the impacts that it made was the changing of the structure of the state. Under the Napoleonic system of highereducation, adopted by Spain, the universities were entities hat were totally regulated by laws and norms by the State at a national level. (Mora, n.d, p.1) Professors were considered civil servants and they were to move from one institution to the next. All of the academic programs were unified amongst the...
Disability & Brain Research Essay
GrandCanyonUniversity: SPE 557
In reflection on neuroscience and the medical brain research study that explains learning disabilities I found an online article that is very interesting, which explains the concept of research. Researching students with learning disability has become the fore front of how student development and maintain information. According to research, the goal of this study is to gain knowledge of neuroscience and how it relates to learning disability. The research that will be discussed is documents from the center for molecular biology and neuroscience. The mission of this study is to advance the understanding of brain’s structure and function through neuroscience research and Individual training. The goal of neuroscience research can only be reached through an intrusive approach that cross the boundaries of past disciplines. Hence, the Center for molecular neuroscience researcher combine molecular, electrophysiological, neurochemical, anatomical, imaging, behavioral, and neuropsychological methods to analyze how the brain works, develops, interacts with the environment, and is modified by experience in health and disease. The terminology mention all plays a major part to understanding the development of the brain. The Center for molecular and behavioral neuroscience is dedicated and...
...Capital Purchase Justification
GrandCanyonUniversity: HCA 240
Purchasing new MRI scanners would be a good investment for the hospital. If one takes into consideration, operating costs along with repairing and purchase of the product alone. Many hospitals may consider wanting to purchase refurbished items but that would not be a good idea considering the costs to maintain and longevity of the product itself. Purchasing a brand new MRI scanner is just like the purchase of a brand new, high end car. Although it may be very expensive to purchase, there will not be so much high maintenance done in the beginning. Once the product gets very old within about ten years, then the high maintenance repairs will need to be done. All equipment requires general maintenance to insure long life but the purchase of used medical technology will pull more money out of the hospitals pockets in the long run and much sooner.
Cost of MRI equipment can range from one to three million dollars depending on how advanced it is. The construction of the product alone, can cost half a million, which adds to the total amount of the product. For example to purchase an MRI scanner for the examining of extremities, is about three hundred thousand for a brand new piece of equipment and the price nearly cuts in half if one needs to purchase the same product but used. Once an MRI product is purchased, the maintenance of such products also adds to the...
Reasons for Not Pursuing a HigherEducation
November 15, 2014
Reasons for Not Pursuing a HigherEducation
Although many people believe you have to have a highereducation; a lot of people do not feel it is necessary to have a highereducation. There are many reasons people choose not to pursue ahighereducation. A few of those reasons include: possible debt incurred, not being guaranteed a higher paying job and success can be achieved without having a degree.
Some people believe that getting a highereducation is worth the possible debt no matter what because they believe they will be making a better life for their families, or they will be guaranteed higher paying jobs. However, a recent report released by Mintel in April of 2014, states the percentage of consumers who think student loans are a good investment dropped from 54% in 2012 to just 20% in 2014. (Andrus 2014) Danielle Andrus stated in 2014, “Mintel surveyed 2,217 Americans 18 and older.” (Andrus 2014)
Even with a highereducation, not everyone can afford their loan payments, because they are so high. “In 2012, the majority of respondents were paying less than $300 a month (79%), and only 21% had payments...
Racism in HigherEducation
Madeline Levy Cruz
HE525 Student Issues in Higher Learning
Dr. Tanya Saddler
The film Higher Learning (1995) depicts many of the issues that the modern day student faces in highereducation. From lack of customer service from administrative entities to sexual identity confusion, a college student must meet many challenges and obstacles in and out of the classroom to successfully navigate through these formative years. In this analysis we will look at one specific issue in highereducation, the issue of racism. Further, we will look at a racial identity development models to determine what the needs of students are and in what ways the institution, through its faculty and administration, can meet those needs.
“Without struggle, there is no progress” quotes Professor Phipps in the film Higher Learning (Singleton, 1995). This famous Fredrick Douglass quote is the epitome of racial identity development theory. Malik, the African American student in the film, is faced with several issues as he enters highereducation. In the opening scenes we see him walking through a sea of predominantly white students, as he enters the elevator to get to his dormitory, a white female student in the elevator holds her purse closer to her body, a tell-tale sign of micro-aggression. Further, he is...
Corruption in getting a highereducation
Extra Credit Assignment – IBUS330
The Washington Post recently featured a series of articles on corruption in Russia’s Education system. Peter Finn’s article on “Taking on Russia’s Ubiquitous Bribery,” describes the corrupt education environment at I.M. Sechenov First Moscow State Medical University (SFMSMU). SFMSMU is one of the Russia’s best known medical schools. Medical students could pay professors in exchange for passing grades on exams. Bribery at SFMSU is common at the university; students even have a price chart in determining what grades they will get for the money they pay a professor.
Corruption in Russia’s education
One student named Vladimir said that, “students can pay up to $400 for a good grade or $500 for an excellent grade” (Peter-Finn, 2008). Vladimir is in his third year of college and struggles at keeping up his grades for his human anatomy class. Esquire magazine published an article about the corruption in SFMSMU, in hopes to bring awareness to this ugly truth. Bribery is so common in Russian universities that it’s not exactly breaking news for Russian Media. According to the Interior Ministry’s Department for Combating Economic Crimes, the average bribe amounted to “9,000 Rubles in 2008; 23,000 Rubles in 2009; 61,000 Rubles in 2010; and 236,000 Rubles...