04 août 2014

The Exit Ramps That Could Save Higher Education

The EvoLLLutionBy  - EvoLLLution. 1. What is the “exit ramp” concept?
The basic premise is that American higher education is like a highway. For the past 50 years or so, the highway has been pretty predictable with occasional peaks or lulls; however, today, the highway looks very different with colleges facing historical changes both within and outside the academy, like higher enrollment, declined employment, record student debt, a lackluster economy (both here and abroad) and global unrest. When the CFO from Harvard [University] states that their business model is unsustainable — and at the last count, they had a $33 billion endowment — it’s time for all colleges to examine where they are on the highway and seek the next exit because, for many, the bridge is out at the end of the road. More...

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Three Myths about Hybrid and Online College Courses

The EvoLLLutionBy  - EvoLLLution. As many educators recognize, hybrid and online courses are increasing in higher learning institutions. Yet in spite of this, lack of encouragement among some professors and administrators for this type of instruction means the supply is not necessarily keeping up with the demand. Some colleges are reluctant to increase the number of online and hybrid courses because of misconceptions about their utility. More...

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Talent Education and Development: Four Ways to Connect ROP and ROI for C-Suite Audiences (Part 2)

The EvoLLLutionBy  - EvoLLLution. 2. Data May Be King, But What Exactly Are The KPIs for ROP?
Many organizations measure the value of their talent investment by considering the following key performance indicators (KPIs):

  • Enhanced employee engagement, retention and performance;
  • Strengthened leadership pipeline and identification of top talent;
  • Increased organizational agility and efficiencies;
  • Enhanced risk mitigation;
  • Increased revenue generation and market share;
  • Training and development cost savings;
  • Academic resources (at course, certificate and degree levels) that align with the organization’s mission and are tied to employee’s role and function; and
  • Direct integration of talent development projects within hiring and on-boarding practices as well as daily work assignments that support broader organizational strategies and objectives. More...

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Talent Education and Development: Four Ways to Connect ROP and ROI for C-Suite Audiences (Part 1)

The EvoLLLutionBy  - EvoLLLution. Whether you’re looking at examples of private sector-academic partnerships — such as Starbucks’ recent collaboration with Arizona State University to support its College Achievement Program,[1] or Walmart’s long-standing alliance with American Public University to support its Lifelong Learning Program[2] — the people-investment clock is not only ticking, but the face of it is changing. More...

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Where in the World Are the Adjunct Unions?

By Sydni Dunn - Chronicle Vitae. Since its launch last year, the Service Employees International Union's Adjunct Action campaign—an attempt to collectivize part-time professors in major metropolitan areas—seems to have built up some real momentum. It's grabbed its fair share of headlines, and despite a few hiccups, the national union can now tout its success by saying that it has organized more than 21,000 contingent faculty members so far. See more...

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Between Postdoc and Job, a Whole Lot of Questions

By Stacey Patton - Chronicle Vitae. This summer we're looking into the state of the postdoc—the staple of the science scholar's life cycle that's now gaining steam in the humanities, too. This is the second article in our series. Here's Part One: A Brief History of the Humanities Postdoc. See more...

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Here’s the First Mention of an ‘Adjunct Professor’ in The New York Times

By Brock Read - Chronicle Vitae. So yesterday The New York Times unveiled Chronicle, a nifty new tool that lets you track how often the paper has used certain language throughout history. Two-thirds of the media world is already playing with this thing. It’s produced some legitimate journalism and, uh, some of this, too. See more...

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The Worst Advice Grad Students Get

By Elizabeth Keenan - Chronicle Vitae. During my last year of grad school I participated in a professional-development workshop on crafting academic book proposals with A Real Editor. As long as we submitted our proposals in advance, she’d read them and offer a critique. See more...

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It’s Time to Demolish the Magnum-Opus Myth

By Joli Jensen - Chronicle Vitae. Most scholars dream of writing an influential masterpiece, but there’s a good chance many of us won’t. What often holds us back isn’t just a lack of time, space, or energy, but our own inner demons. Among the most pernicious of these is the myth of the magnum opus—a yearning to create something magnificent coupled with the fear that it can never be good enough. It can paralyze us and lead us to punish ourselves when our work doesn’t live up to our exacting standards. See more...

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Of Corporations, Corporatization, and Corporatism

By Rob Jenkins - Chronicle Vitae. In response to my recent post on the connection between corporate influence on higher education and the decline of shared governance, one reader wrote: “More ‘corporations are bad’ blather.” Another congratulated me for “taking on the corporatization of higher education.”
Both, unfortunately, missed the point. I wasn’t trashing corporations. And I wasn’t talking about corporatization; I was talking about corporatism. See more...

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