21 septembre 2014

Updating the Three-Envelope Method for the Digital Age

http://chronicle.com/img/photos/biz/profhacker-45.pngBy . So you’ve written an article and sent it off to be considered for publication in a journal. You wait. And wait. And wait. And then when you eventually get a response, perhaps it’s a rejection, or a revise and resubmit. Read more...

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Games in the Classroom Reading List

http://chronicle.com/img/photos/biz/profhacker-45.pngBy . Last week on Twitter, I was asked for some recommendation for critical readings on games and learning. There are lots of enthusiasts for games in the classroom out there (myself included, of course) and tons of great places to start if you’re interested in learning more about bringing games into education. Read more...

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Open Thread Wednesday: About Those Software Updates

http://chronicle.com/img/photos/biz/profhacker-45.pngBy . At some point at or after 1pm in their local time zone, iOS users will be able to download and install the latest version of the system software. (Well, most users, anyway.) And while I’m sure ProfHacker will cover the utility of different features in the coming weeks–and while Android users will comment, ‘meh–we’ve had that feature for years’–I wanted to focus on a different question today. Read more...

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Truth in Adjectivizing

http://chronicle.com/img/photos/biz/linguafranca-45.pngBy . As sure as students return to campus in autumn, this is the time of year when  Starbucks releases its Pumpkin Spice Latte, a beverage that seems to have a particularly vocal following. I’ve ordered  it myself. It’s sweet and scented and, unless you hold the cream, very rich. More...

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The Vortex of Authorial Avoidance

http://chronicle.com/img/photos/biz/linguafranca-45.pngBy . Welcome to the vortex, the tourbillion, where we turn and turn in the widening gyre of authorial avoidance of whatever truly dire error we may have committed in the penning of our novel. Step right into the typeset proofs. There—feel that hot wind blowing at your neck? It’s urging you to seize on something—anything, so long as it is minute, fixable, of no importance to anyone save you and the managing editor, to obsess over until the deadline for returning the galleys. More...

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Being a Subject

http://chronicle.com/img/photos/biz/linguafranca-45.pngBy . As in previous fall semesters, I’m teaching (jointly with my colleague Nik Gisborne) a course that tries to unite modern modes of thinking about language with the description of English grammar. Just basic, ordinary grammar of the sort you would think might be taught in grade school (and once was). More...

Posté par pcassuto à 18:18 - - Permalien [#]

‘-y’ Not?

http://chronicle.com/img/photos/biz/linguafranca-45.pngBy . This all went down in the last month:

  • Facebook comment: "As I know from my rednecky upstate second hometown. ... "
  • Email from a friend: "This morning I was thinking that my hairdresser is getting so Jesus-y with me."
  • Headline from the Baltimore City Paper: "College Guys, Stop Being So Rapey." More...

Posté par pcassuto à 18:07 - - Permalien [#]

Black Colleges Face Challenges in Their Global Efforts, Report Says

http://chronicle.com/img/photos/biz/Ticker%20revised%20round%2045.gifBy . Report: “Creating Global Citizens: Challenges and Opportunities for Internationalization at HBCUs”
Organization: American Council on Education
Summary: As global learning becomes a top priority in American higher education, historically black colleges and universities may face challenges that are common to other institutions but in a more pronounced manner, according to a report released on Monday by the American Council on Education. More...

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Higher-Ed Leaders Worry Most About Declining Enrollment, Survey Finds

http://chronicle.com/img/photos/biz/Ticker%20revised%20round%2045.gifBy . Report: “Industry Outlook Survey—Higher Education”
Organization: KPMG
Summary: The accounting firm released its annual survey of 120 senior executives, mostly chief financial officers, chief academic officers, and controllers, at public and private colleges across the country. More...

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Black Students Graduate With More Debt Than Whites, Study Finds

http://chronicle.com/img/photos/biz/Ticker%20revised%20round%2045.gifBy . Black college graduates take on significantly more student debt than do their white counterparts, according to a new study by Gallup. The study, conducted with Purdue University and the Lumina Foundation, found that half of black students who graduated from 2000 to 2014 reported graduating with more than $25,000 in debt, compared with 34 percent of white graduates who reported that level of debt. More...

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