26 novembre 2013

On the Road

http://www.insidehighered.com/sites/default/server_files/styles/blog_landing/public/provost.jpg?itok=k-3W3N__By Herman Berliner. I am getting ready to leave to be part of a reaccreditation team at an out of state University.  The University and the school involved are first rate and I am also pleased to be part of a strong reaccreditation team.  I agree, approximately every other year, to be part of a reaccreditation team and I think this is an important responsibility for deans and provosts.  I know it is always difficult to leave your office for an extended period to focus on the strengths and challenges of another institution but I also believe we are all stronger as a result of this self monitoring process. Read more...

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Let's Talk About Your EdTech Career

http://www.insidehighered.com/sites/default/server_files/styles/blog_landing/public/technology_and_learning_blog_header.jpg?itok=aQthgJ91By Joshua Kim. Let’s talk about your edtech career.
What is your current role? How long have you been doing this work? What is your title?
How do you see your career progression? Looking ahead using 5 year intervals, where do you see your career going in 2018, 2023, 2028?
Do these dates seem far away? They shouldn’t. You can’t start planning for 2018 in 2017.  And what happens in 2023 will depend on where you are in 2018. Read more...

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OER and Devices

http://www.insidehighered.com/sites/default/server_files/styles/blog_landing/public/confessions_of_a_community_college_dean_blog_header.jpg?itok=rd4sr8khBy Matt Reed. I’m not above crowdsourcing solutions to very practical campus issues. Wise and worldly readers, I’m having a hard time cracking the “devices” question for OER. I’m hoping someone out there has a reasonably elegant solution, or set of solutions. 
Here’s the context, and some parameters of useful solutions. Read more...

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25 novembre 2013

Dissertation does NOT mean divorce

http://www.insidehighered.com/sites/default/server_files/styles/blog_landing/public/Screen%20Shot%202011-12-12%20at%2012.29.48%20PM.png?itok=ITDqfJNPBy Liz Homan. Wait! Don’t stop reading, grad student singles. Despite my potentially misleading title, this post is not only for the partnered among us. It is not only for those of us with boyfriends, girlfriends, live-in partners, or spouses. No, this post is for every graduate student, single or otherwise, who sustains a relationship with someone who means the world to them – be it a parent, a best friend, or a partner. It is for all of us. Read more...

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No Access

HomeBy Megan Rogers. At a gathering for scholars interested in the intersection of health, humanities and disabilities this weekend, a professor who uses a wheelchair was asked to ring a bell to gain access to the meeting. William Peace, a visiting professor at Syracuse University, wrote in a blog post he hadn’t seen a sign directing people to “ring bell for access”— which he likened to “white only” signs — since the Americans with Disabilities Act was passed 23 years ago. Read more...

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Competency Gains More Traction

HomeBy Michael Stratford. Two Democratic U.S. senators are giving a boost to the growing interest from members of both parties in Congress to make it easier for alternative models of higher education -- such as competency-based education -- to gain access to federal funding. Sens. Christopher Murphy of Connecticut and Brian Schatz of Hawaii said Thursday that they planned to introduce legislation next month that would create a competitive pilot program to fund innovations in higher education that would bring down costs and reduce the time needed to complete a degree. Read more...

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How Best to Assess?

HomeBy Serena Golden. As the Obama administration pushes ahead on a controversial plan to create a new federal system for rating colleges – with a focus on affordability, access and outcomes – the subject of how best to assess higher education learning and other outcomes was a particularly hot one here at the annual meeting of the Association for the Study of Higher Education. Read more...

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Tuition Revenue Down

HomeBy Ry Rivard. After years of leaning on tuition increases to make up for declining state support, about four in 10 public universities now report tuition revenue is not keeping pace with inflation, according to a new report by Moody’s Investors Service. Moody’s surveyed 114 four-year public universities and 173 four-year privates and found that negative trends -- inability to raise prices, declining enrollments and heightened regulatory and political pressure to keep down tuition -- are “now buffeting public universities with greater intensity.” Read more...

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The (Off-Campus) Future of MIT

HomeBy Carl Straumsheim. Anant Agarwal has quit cold turkey -- coffee, that is. But the president of edX, the massive open online course provider co-founded by Harvard University and the Massachusetts Institute of Technology, is as energetic about MOOCs as ever, despite almost daily calls from traditionalists for the death of his product. Read more...

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Teaching to Teach

HomeBy Carl Straumsheim and Doug Lederman. "A Universe of Opportunities" -- the tagline for the Sloan Consortium's International Conference on Online Learning -- is also an apt description of the glut of different faculty development models presented here so far. Over the course of three days, attendees at the Sloan-C conference face a series of dilemmas when deciding which of the almost 500 sessions -- most of which run concurrently -- to attend. Read more...

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