It’s time for another episode about the U.S. Army War College’s Distance Education program. COL Heather Smigowski, Chair of the Department of Distance Education, is back in the studio to offer a few suggestions to new students who just received their welcome letter to the class of academic year ’25 (AY25). Heather joins podcast host Ron Granieri to describe the challenges the members of AY25 will face during their academic journey over the next two years. Whether it’s the shock of going back to school, the inevitable surges of reading assignments, or the potential disruptions to “normal” life and family vacations, the next two years will require dedication and concentration. Heather offers tips and techniques for time management and effective study, and also highlights the many resources available to every student in the program.
Once you find out that you’re going to become a student, the first thing that I always tell students is that you’ve gotta start thinking about time management. You are now going to have to change the way that you live.
Heather Smigowski is a colonel and an Army Strategist (FA59) and serves as the Chair for the Department of Distance Education, U.S. Army War College. Prior to assuming her current position, she was a Politico-Military Planner and the Executive Assistant for the Deputy Director for Africa, Joint Staff J-5. She holds Master’s Degrees from Clayton College of Natural Health, Regent University, and the U.S. Army War College. In 2015, she received her Doctorate in Organizational Psychology from Capella University.
Ron Granieri is Professor of History at the U.S. Army War College and the Editor of A BETTER PEACE.
The views expressed in this presentation are those of the speakers and do not necessarily reflect those of the U.S. Army War College, U.S. Army, or Department of Defense.
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