17 mai 2014

Promoting Students’ Non-Cognitive Development

By Steven Mintz. Memories in academia are often dishearteningly short. Today, few academics, outside of colleges of education and offices of student affairs, are familiar with Arthur Chickering’s seven vectors of student development. But any serious thinking about the purpose of a college education needs to grapple with Chickering’s argument.  In his 1969 Education and Identity, he insisted that college should be as much about students’ social, emotional, and interpersonal development as it is about their intellectual and cognitive growth. Read more...

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Is a Picture Worth a Thousand Fleeting Moments?

http://www.insidehighered.com/sites/default/server_files/styles/blog_landing/public/mama_phd_blog_header.jpg?itok=C5xGPD1aBy Laura Tropp. A colleague of mine, having just returned from a conference, questioned what she saw as a new commonplace practice: audience members taking pictures of the Powerpoint presentations of conference participants during sessions. We debated the advantages and potential problems of this latest trend. On the one hand, it is helpful for the participant to have access to a key slide or data point for later recall. Read more...

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Life Lessons From Research Abroad

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 Justin Dunnavant. Last month I came back from a two month research trip to Ethiopia. I conducted archaeological excavations, lab analysis, archival research, and an exploratory survey of potential archaeological sites for my dissertation. In addition to helping my advisor with the research and logistics associated with his project, I also supervised five undergraduate students– for whom it was their first time out of the country. It took a lot of effort to organize, but in the end everything turned out great. We learned new archaeological methodologies and got a behind-the-scenes look at some of Ethiopia’s most prized artifacts and heritage sites. Read more...

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Navigating the Ph.D. Application Season

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 Ashley Sanders. You’re fresh off your Bachelors or you’re in the final throes of your Masters and you see it coming over the horizon, PhD application season. You thought long and hard about the worth of a Doctorate and whether or not you should “just not go”, but in the end you decided to take the plunge. Navigating PhD application season is an intense and emotional experience to say the least. Read more...

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Parenting in Grad School

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 Andrea Zellner. Parenting in grad school can be crazy hard. There is really so much to say about parenting in grad school. I asked the question on Twitter and on Facebook and was just overwhelmed with the responses. I have blogged on Gradhacker before about being a mother in academia. As I enter what is hopefully the last year of my grad school experience, I find myself reflecting on how I’ve made it work and how making it work has changed as I’ve advanced in my doctoral program. Read more...

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Writing Boot Camps

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 Ashley Sanders. Writing can be such an isolating task, whose very isolation may deter us from starting or progressing toward our goals. The other obstacle we often face is a lack of accountability once we leave the classroom for the desert of dissertation writing. Writing boot camps address both challenges by providing a space and time in which to work on writing projects alongside others doing the same and setting a schedule with periodic, brief meetings to report on goals, challenges, and progress. Read more...

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Why the Beats / Apple Deal Depresses Me

By Joshua Kim. Why should the reported impending $3.2 billion purchase of Beats Electronics by Apple depress me? 
If Apple, a company with a market cap of over $500 billion (the largest in the world) and over $40 billion in cash, wants to spend a few billion on a hot consumer electronics brand why should I care?
Apple can afford to buy Beats, and who knows what new cool headphones or more robust competition for Spotify might emerge from the deal. Read more...

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Why I'm Not Reviewing That Book That You Sent

By Joshua Kim. One perk of writing book reviews is that people suddenly want to send you free books.
Each week I get wonderful e-mails from colleagues in publishing and communications generously offering to send me a book for possible review.
Almost never do I accept these offers.

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Office Mix and Apple Hypocrites (Like Me)

By Joshua Kim. I’m an Apple hypocrite. When it comes to Apple I’m (mostly) willing to overlook the hardware and OS lock-in.   
Out of one side of my mouth I’ll preach the gospel of platform agnosticism and the benefits of OS diversity, where the other side of my mouth will be spouting about the elegance of iOS only solutions such as iTunes U Courses and one-to-one iPad programs. Read more...

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An Attempt to Reframe Our Active Learning Debate

By Joshua Kim. We Inside Higher Ed folks are a cantankerous bunch. That is good, as open and respectful debate is one of the hallmarks of academe.
Our penchant for forceful and well-articulated disagreement was on full display in the discussion (DISQUS) section of Doug Lederman’s article on 5/13 A Boost for Active Learning. Read more...

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