Students, teachers and reformers are pushing back against the failures of mainstream higher education.
"Is Going to College a Colossal Career Mistake?"
In this Huffington Post College blog feature, board member Joshua Waldman shares thoughts on the current college model and why he joined Wayfinding Academy's movement to revolutionize higher education.
From TEDxSalem 2019 — President and Founder, Michelle Jones, shared her thoughts on the higher education system, and new models providing alternative ways of looking at the purpose of college and its role in helping cultivate dedicated citizens who know their purpose in society.
"A New Kind of College"
Michelle Jones sits down with Dave Miller, host of OPB's Think Out Loud, to share what Wayfinding Academy is and how it will be different than the current higher education model
"New Portland college hopes to transform higher education"
Oregonian reporter Andrew Theen covers Wayfinding Academy's history and includes comments from students as well as the Oregon Higher Education Coordinating Commission.
"Wayfinding Academy: the new approach to higher education"
Founder Michelle Jones speaks with KGW's Live at 7 about the Wayfinding Academy, how it got started, and this new approach to higher education.
In Ireland and the US, Academics Fight for a New, Kinder Higher Education
University Times Feature: For some students, conventional higher education pathways aren't the answer. Schemes around the world are being set up to help.
"Is This The Perfect College for the 21st Century?"
Wayfinding Academy Crew members sit with Portland Monthly Magazine author Keegan Clements-Housser in this featured magazine article.
Happen to Your Career Podcast Feature
Founder and President, Michelle Jones, speaks with Scott Barlow of Happen to Your Career, a site that helps people think creatively about how their gifts and talents and how to find a matching career. In this episode Michelle and Scott talk about unlearning the old school ways of education.
How Oregon Works: Why a college degree isn't for everyone
In this online feature, Portland Business Journal highlights how the Wayfinding Academy is playing an active role in challenging the current higher education model.
MEET TWO LEADERS TRYING TO REINVENT COLLEGE
EdSurge senior editor Jeffrey Young interviews Wayfinding Academy's founder and president Michelle Jones and The Minerva Project’s Ben Nelson to discuss their radically unique actions to revolutionize higher education.
This New 2-Year College Is Unlike Any Other. And That Could Be Its Biggest Challenge.
Join reporter Jeffery Young (former editor and writer for The Chronicle of Higher Education) for a deep dive into Wayfinding Academy. The article highlights much of the Wayfinding experience and why it's so important, and includes quotes from students and crew.
STARTING A COLLEGE FROM SCRATCH WITH MICHELLE JONES OF WAYFINDING ACADEMY
Michelle Jones is featured on the Extra Pack of Peanuts podcast talking about the journey of creating her own college, who the Wayfinding Academy is a good fit for, why it’s not just inside the classroom where students learn at Wayfinding, and her biggest travel mishap, which happened on the very first night of the very first Wayfinding trip!
Michelle Jones: Wayfinding Academy
Michelle Jones is featured on The Dream Job Factory's new podcast aimed at identifying ways to help high school and college students make choices about what direction they want to take their lives after their formal education is complete.
CBS Sunday Morning
Wayfinding Academy is featured alongside Oregon Public House in a special done by CBS Sunday Morning.
"The Rebel College Professor Saving Higher Education"
Raising Rebellion podcast host Paul HK talks to Michelle Jones about the path to starting a college from scratch.
“Portland's next college set to open in St. Johns”
In this online feature, Portland Business Journal highlights the opening of the Wayfinding Academy.
Willamette Wake-up Radio Interview
Willamette Wake-up is a radio show serving the Salem/Keizer area of Oregon. Founder and President, Michelle Jones, stops by to talk about the Wayfinding Academy and the need to revolutionize higher education.
"The future of college?"
In this article, Portland Tribune talks with members of Wayfinding Academy team to learn more about new models of higher education starting in Portland, and why.
"Michelle Jones on finding your way"
Jessica J. Williams of “The Superwoman Chronicles” podcast chats with Wayfinding Academy founder, Michelle Jones about her personal story.
Official launch of Wayfinding Academy in 2015
In July 2015, Michelle Jones announces she’s retiring from higher education and launches Wayfinding Academy’s Indiegogo campaign from the World Domination Summit stage.
“Founding her passion”
Wayfinding Academy founder Michelle Jones shares with her alma mater, Trinity University, how and why she is starting the Wayfinding Academy.
"Where Students Can Learn 'On Purpose'"
Linda Buchner–entrepreneur, motivational speaker, and host of Driven 2 Educate podcast–talks to Wayfinding Academy crew members Michelle Jones and Gina Lorubbio about the core mission and creed.
On the radio with executive director of Oregon's Higher Education Coordinating Commission
In this episode of Thank You Democracy on XRAY.FM radio, host Jefferson Smith speaks with Wayfinding Academy’s Michelle Jones and Gina Lorubbio, as well as Ben Cannon, who is executive director of Oregon’s Higher Education Coordinating Commission.
College Professor Turned College Founder
Doug Neill helps people master note-taking tools for learners and makers. In this podcast episode, Doug and Michelle Jones talk about the roots of the Wayfinding Academy and what it takes to bring a college to life.
Indiegogo Campaign Video
We are reimagining higher education and launching a new college. Be a part of the higher education revolution. (video produced by Wayfinding Academy)
"A new game-changing kind of college”
Bernard Bull, Assistant Vice President of Academics & Associate Professor of Education at Concordia University Wisconsin and founder of the Etale blog about education in the digital age, highlights the "why" and the need for new education models like the Wayfinding Academy.
the need for radical and affordable alternatives in higher education
Michelle Jones, founder of Wayfinding Academy, talks with host Blake Boles of Off-Trail Learning (formerly Real Education Podcast) about the need for radical and affordable alternatives in higher education, her experiences as a business professor, and the new 2-year program she’s starting in Portland, OR.
"Higher education re-imagined for the 21st Century"
Life on Purpose podcast host Gregory Berg talks with Michelle Jones, Wayfinding Academy founder, about the importance of asking questions, passion-based leadership, and the crucial importance of real-world skills and experience in education.
Redefining Education with The Wayfinding Academy
In this podcast episode, Wayfinding Academy founder Michelle Jones discusses opening a new college and the Indiegogo crowdfunding campaign. Plus, how to find and follow your life purpose.
"Meet One of the Newest Higher Education Institutions"
In this episode of The MoonshotEdu Show, founding president Michelle and cohort 1 student Derek talk about Wayfinding Academy's distinct approach to higher education - one that flips things upside down and starts with student passion and interest.
"Celebrating year one!"
Founder Michelle Jones and Wayfinding Academy student Derek Schroeder speak with KGW's Live at 7 about celebrating the first Wayfinding school year.
Wayfinding Founder Michelle Jones and student Austin Goldberg sat down for some Wayfinding 101 on the Productive Flourishing podcast. In the episode, they talk about everything from the six character traits are that Wayfinding Academy focuses on to instill in our students to how having the freedom to discover what you want to do can make you vulnerable, a challenging but important way to figure out your path in life and more.