My unofficial business tagline is “being the person I needed when I was younger.” I occupy a unique niche in a high school or college student’s life – I’m not a parent nor a teacher – but I am an adult who will stop, listen, and really, truly care about what their struggles are.
After receiving an email this summer from the Office of Academic Affairs and Integrity, asking for an interview in response to a student’s request for an investigation into a cheating allegation, I got to thinking about my answer to a frequently asked question. “Why aren’t you a millionaire, with all of this online school?” my friends have inquired over the past year.
Formally, and according to an amalgamation of definitions from various online dictionaries and Wikipedia, a policy is a deliberate system of principles adopted or proposed by a government, business or individual to guide decisions and achieve rational outcomes.
When I was in high school, I ran cross-country. Or at least I tried to run cross-country.