26 novembre 2014

934 (Mostly) Kindle Wish List Books

By Joshua Kim. What should we make of these 934 Kindle books in my Wish List?  What questions can we ask about this list? What books on this list have you read and would you recommend?  How do our book Wish List’s overlap?  How many books in your Wish List?  Is your Wish List like my Wish List, dominated by e-books?  Would you be willing to share your Wish List with our IHE community? Read more...

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More of This, Please

http://www.insidehighered.com/sites/default/server_files/styles/large/public/confessions_of_a_community_college_dean_blog_header.jpgBy Matt Reed. Although much of the debate about higher education policy happens at the Federal level, the decisions that matter the most on the ground are usually made by the states. That’s why I was so pleased to see this piece by Jessica Bowen, of the New America Foundation. Read more...

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A “Worst Practices” Model

http://www.insidehighered.com/sites/default/server_files/styles/large/public/confessions_of_a_community_college_dean_blog_header.jpgBy Matt Reed. At a meeting last week, a colleague mentioned that he had learned some lessons about how to do a particular project through making a series of mistakes, and that if we had more time, he’d be happy to describe some of them. And that’s when it hit me. For all of the talk of “best practices,” wouldn’t some open discussions of “worst practices” be more useful? Read more...

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Reaching the Range

http://www.insidehighered.com/sites/default/server_files/styles/large/public/confessions_of_a_community_college_dean_blog_header.jpgBy Matt ReedIn a group discussion recently, several professors brought up the challenge of teaching a class in which the range of student preparation levels stretches from “coulda gone anywhere, if not for money and family issues” to “not yet reading at a college level.”  When you have students at either end of that continuum, and at all points in between, in the same room at the same time, reaching all of them isn’t easy. Read more...

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In-Flight MOOCs, Coming to JetBlue

HomeThe massive open online course provider Coursera is taking cloud-based education to its most literal interpretation yet. Coursera's users will soon be able to watch 10 educational videos while flying on JetBlue as part of the airline's Fly-Fi onboard wireless internet service. Read more...

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Does Kean U. Need a $219,000 Conference Table?

HomeMany students and legislators are angry that Kean University paid $219,000 for a custom-built conference room table, NJ.com reported. The university did not seek bids on the project and used a Chinese company as part of an effort to build ties to China. Read more...

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Journal Accepts Profanity-Laden Joke Paper

HomeThe paper was written in 2005 and never meant for publication. But it appears “Get Me Off Your Fucking Mailing List” has found a potential spot in the International Journal of Advanced Computer Technology. Although the paper consists of just those seven words, over and over again, a journal review form states that the submission from Peter Vamplew, associate professor of engineering at IT at Australia’s Federation University, is “excellent.” Thing is, Vamplew didn’t write the paper; he merely forwarded a copy of the bogus article written by two other, now-associate professors of computer science, David Mazieres, of Stanford University, and Eddie Kohler, of Harvard University. Read more...

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Moody's: Tuition Revenue Growing Slower Than Inflation

HomeEnrollment declines and the inability to increase actual tuition charges are putting pressure on colleges’ bottom lines, a new report by Moody’s Investors Service makes clear. Net tuition revenue will be unlikely to exceed inflation at half the public universities and 40 percent of the private colleges Moody’s surveyed. Read more...

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New Report on Adjunct Working Conditions

HomeService Employees International Union’s Adjunct Action campaign, a national adjunct organizing effort, released this week a new report on academic labor. "Crisis at the Boiling Point" is based on input from part-time faculty members at 238 colleges and universities, plus 40 in-depth interviews with adjuncts. Read more...

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