The Ivory Tower lives in the same economy as the rest of the world, and according to articles in the Chronicle of Higher Education, American graduate school enrollment is flat and stagnant.
That’s not the case at Saybrook University, a graduate-only institution which, according to just-released enrollment numbers, now has the highest number of students in its history – a 36% increase over the number of students it had in 2008, when the Great Recession began, and a 32% increase over Fall 2012 new student headcount.
Saybrook University sponsored professional conferences in Mind-Body Medicine and Psychology in July in support of Saybrook faculty and students who were participating in these events.
It’s graduation season at Saybrook University! This year Saybrook is graduating nearly 100 students in commencement ceremonies in Seattle and San Francisco celebrating new scholars in the fields of psychology, mind-body medicine, organizational systems, and human science.
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For the third year in a row, Saybrook University’s Student Satisfaction Survey has shown students are more content with their overall Saybrook experience.
More than 70 percent of enrolled students participated in the 2013 survey, which was developed and coordinated by the Saybrook Office of Institutional Research, and included 57 questions measuring student satisfaction rates with 21 key academic quality indicators and 17 key indicators for university-level services.
Saybrook welcomes its 2013-14 board of trustee officers: Renee Levi, PhD, previously the board co-chair, as chair; Brendan D. Leonard, MBA as vice chair; Bradley G. Fisher, MBA, as secretary; and Sam Talucci, MA, DMAN, as treasurer.
Are you frustrated with politics and the lack of civil discourse in community? Do you wonder if you can make a difference? For three days in July, 2013, at events across Seattle, internationally known educator, author and activist Parker J. Palmer will spark a community conversation based on his latest book, Healing the Heart of Democracy: The Courage to Create a Politics Worthy of the Human Spirit. The latest of Palmer’s nine books, Healing shows his commonsense approach to politics that serves the common good.
Saybrook University, with deep sadness, is announcing today the death of Dr. Eugene Taylor, a noted scholar and 20-year member of our executive faculty.
"We are sorry to see Eugene go," said Mark Schulman, President of Saybrook University, "He was a scholar and a teacher respected by all with whom he came in contact. He is, truly, irreplacable."
Taylor died on January 30 at 10:30 a.m. EST with his family in attendance. He was 66.
Taylor was a prominent historian of psychology. The author of books including Shadow Culture: Psychology and Spirituality in America; The Mystery of Personality: A History of Psychodynamic Theories; and William James on Consciousness Beyond the Margins, he was a research historian at Harvard Medical School, the curator of Gordon Allport’s papers, and an internationally renowned scholar on the work of William James. He was also the founder of the Cambridge Institute of Psychology and Religion, a board member of the Philemon Foundation, a fellow in two APA divisions, and a founding member of The New Existentialists.
He held degrees from Southern Methodist University, Harvard Divinity School (where he was the 1983 William James Lecturer), and a PhD in the History and Philosophy of Psychology from Boston University.
Entrepreneur and New York Times best-selling author Chip Conley is on a mission to re-create business culture to make it more psychologically sound. He’s crunched the numbers: there is significant research showing that companies with a sense of mission and purpose beyond the bottom line are actually more profitable in the long-run.
That’s why Saybrook University, the global center for Humanistic scholarship, is pleased to name Conley to a second term as its “Scholar-Practitioner in Residence.”
As the 2013 Scholar-Practitioner in Residence, Conley will work with Saybrook faculty, staff, and students to find new ways to apply and expand his work on the psychology of business and entrepreneurship in the 21st century. Conley’s work is based on the research of Abraham Maslow, one of the founders of the Humanistic movement in psychology, who taught at Saybrook. His first best-selling book was “PEAK: How Great Companies Get Their Mojo from Maslow.”
Cyndy Fitzgerald, formerly dean of LIOS Graduate College, took over as Dean of Enrollment Management and Student Services at the beginning of November. Originally from Sacramento, California, she received her PhD in Applied Behavioral Science/Higher Education Leadership from Azusa Pacific University in 2007. We sat down with Cyndy for a few questions about her new role at Saybrook.
You took over as Dean of Enrollment Management & Student Services at the beginning of November. How is this position different than your previous one?
The scope of this role is extremely broad in terms of serving the students, staff, faculty, and alumni of the University beyond what was involved in my role as Dean of LIOS Graduate College of Saybrook University. With this expansion comes a significantly greater workload that includes far more travel, meeting time, and effort to care for and coordinate resource staff in their efforts to support students and to develop systems with clear policies and procedures in compliance with federal regulations. An additional component and challenge involves striving to assess and develop best practices to improve communication, and where appropriate, cross-train staff, in the midst of the restructuring and multiple adjustments and impact of those changes.