14 décembre 2014

The Importance of Being Bored In Class

http://www.insidehighered.com/sites/default/server_files/styles/blog_landing/public/mama_phd_blog_header.jpg?itok=C5xGPD1aBy Laura Tropp. It is time to declare my experiment of a more relaxed technology policy officially over and a probable failure. I had been tired of students endlessly texting while in class, checking their Facebook timelines, and doing who knows what else on their laptops. The final straw was the time when someone was observing my class and later told me that at least six people had been online when I thought I had finally convinced them to be technology free. Instead of trying to fight it anymore, I decided to try the opposite. I declared technology welcome in my classroomRead more...

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Notes from NEASC, Part One

http://www.insidehighered.com/sites/default/server_files/styles/large/public/confessions_of_a_community_college_dean_blog_header.jpgBy Matt Reed. NEASC, the regional accreditor for the New England states, is having its annual conference this week. I couldn’t make it on Wednesday, but was able to attend on Thursday. Read more...

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The Boy on the Campaign Trail

http://www.insidehighered.com/sites/default/server_files/styles/large/public/confessions_of_a_community_college_dean_blog_header.jpgBy Matt Reed. “And by ‘listen,’ I mean really try to understand your concerns, so that I can represent them to the school. This isn’t a position of government; it’s a position of representation.”

                        - The Boy, from his campaign speech this week

The Boy is running for student government this week, which means he’s giving a speech to each of six different classes. Read more...

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Placing the Actor

http://www.insidehighered.com/sites/default/server_files/styles/large/public/confessions_of_a_community_college_dean_blog_header.jpgBy Matt Reed. You know how you can see an actor on a tv show and recognize him from somewhere, but you can’t remember where, and it drives you a little bit crazy until it comes to you, days or weeks later?  That’s how I am with the story that the loan guarantor ECMC is buying several dozen Corinthian College campuses for less than a half-million each. Read more...

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The Ecosystem Problem

http://www.insidehighered.com/sites/default/server_files/styles/large/public/confessions_of_a_community_college_dean_blog_header.jpgBy Matt Reed. People may or may not get what they pay for, but systems do.  A new report on the growing number of new Ph.D.’s hurtling into a market that doesn’t need them is a sign of a larger failure to look at higher education as a single system. Read more...

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Not Voting With Their Feet, Exactly...

http://www.insidehighered.com/sites/default/server_files/styles/large/public/confessions_of_a_community_college_dean_blog_header.jpgBy Matt Reed. Many years ago, when I was at DeVry but looking for another place to work, I saw an ad for the community college in the county where The Wife grew up, and where her parents still lived. I noted the address of the college, and asked her where it was relative to her parents. “County?” she asked, surprised. She remembered going there in elementary school to visit the planetarium. Read more...

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China, for First Time, Wants Students to Take Time Off

HomeChina's Education Ministry this week has urged universities to let some undergraduates to take some time off during their studies to start businesses, The South China Morning Post reported. Read more...

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Accreditation Panel Issues Higher Ed Act Suggestions

HomeThe federal panel tasked with advising the U.S. Department of Education on accreditation issues on Thursday released a draft set of recommendations for changing accreditation during reauthorization of the Higher Education Act. Read more...

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Senators Want Loan Discharges for Corinthian Students

HomeA group of 13 Senate Democrats want the U.S. Department of Education to discharge federal student loans for some current and former students of Corinthian Colleges. In a letter to Arne Duncan, the Senators urged immediate discharges for any borrowers who are covered by lawsuits filed by federal and state agencies against the troubled for-profit chain, which is being dismantled. Read more...

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Big Ten to Punish Noncompliance With Concussion Standards

HomeThe Big Ten Conference announced Monday that it would punish member universities that fail to comply with its toughened standards on monitoring and preventing athletes' concussions, CBS Sports reported. With its action, which was approved Sunday by the presidents of the league's university members, the conference has now done what the National Collegiate Athletic Association has been criticized for not doing: moving "from best practices and minimum requirements for schools to regulatory standards" imposed on colleges, as the Big Ten said in its statement about the policy change. Read more...

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