23 février 2015

Do We Need Undergraduate Student Affairs Programs?

http://www.insidehighered.com/sites/default/server_files/styles/large/public/student_affairs_and_technology_blog_header.jpgBy Eric Stoller. When I started out in higher education, I wanted to be a physical therapist. My first year of coursework at Indian Hills Community College was everything that a budding pre-health student required. After two years of study at IHCC, I graduated with my associate's degree. Transferring to the University of Northern Iowa, I was anything but a pre-health student. During those first two years of college I had discovered that I wasn't really that interested in studying science. More...

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Path to the Prospectus

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 Emily VanBuren. Last quarter, after surviving coursework, qualifying exams, and the dissertation proposal, at long last, I arrived at the glorious land of being ABD. Along the way, I’ve taken advantage of many of the strategies suggested here on GradHacker, and have found the archive of advice and reflections very helpful. But when it came time to fulfill the final phase of the candidacy process — writing and defending the dissertation prospectus — I found fewer resources here (but found these two especially useful). Read more...

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GradHacker Seeks Current Events Bloggers

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 GradHacker. GradHacker is looking for regular correspondents to head up a new column focusing on current events related to graduate school. We envision this as a weekly feature, in the form of either one specific story or a round-up of news relevant to graduate education. We also invite applicants to pitch their own ideas for the format of this regular feature. We are looking to recruit multiple current events bloggers to share this featured column (and ensure that the time commitment remains manageable), but we are also open to the possibility of a solo column for the right candidate. Read more...

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Glass Houses

http://www.insidehighered.com/sites/default/server_files/styles/large/public/the_world_view_blog_header.jpgBy Liz Reisberg. In the global competition that determines which country commits the most and worst human rights violations, there are only losers. If universities anywhere are going to engage in international endeavors and partnerships, then the members of those academic communities will have to decide whether and how to confront policies and practices of host governments that they may find distasteful. Read more...

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Information Literacy In the Wild

http://www.insidehighered.com/sites/default/server_files/styles/blog_landing/public/library_babel_fish_blog_header.jpg?itok=qNL3hM7KBy Barbara Fister. This morning, catching up on the Sunday New York Times (which often takes me the better part of a week), I felt as if a lot of synapses were firing, making connections in unexpected places. It started with an op-ed piece by Jeffrey M. Zacks, a Washington University psychology professor who studies the way we tend to absorb beliefs from the movies. “Our minds are not well equipped to sort good sources from bad ones,” he writes, because we forget where we originally encountered information. Read more...

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“To the Dark Side”

http://www.insidehighered.com/sites/default/server_files/styles/large/public/confessions_of_a_community_college_dean_blog_header.jpgBy Matt Reed. Elizabeth Lehfeldt’s piece this week encouraging faculty to try their hands at academic administration struck a chord with me. Read more...

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What Was Your Proudest Teaching Moment?

http://www.insidehighered.com/sites/default/server_files/styles/large/public/confessions_of_a_community_college_dean_blog_header.jpgBy Matt Reed. What was your proudest teaching moment?
I’m working on an extended piece I hope to deliver later this Spring, and the piece led me to a reflection on my own proudest teaching moments. They weren’t what I thought they would be when I went into higher ed. Read more...

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I Shouldn’t Be Surprised By Now, And Yet…

http://www.insidehighered.com/sites/default/server_files/styles/large/public/confessions_of_a_community_college_dean_blog_header.jpgBy Matt Reed. We had an employer advisory board meeting yesterday for a complex technical program that we’re determined to expand. (For purposes of this piece, I don’t need to name it or get terribly specific, so I won’t.) Several local employers were present, each offering useful feedback on ways to structure what we’re doing to put students in the most competitive position on the market. Read more...

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Yes, And: A Response to “Community College Online”

http://www.insidehighered.com/sites/default/server_files/styles/large/public/confessions_of_a_community_college_dean_blog_header.jpgBy Matt Reed. As regular readers know, I’m a fan of good improvised comedy. I have decided opinions on the relative merits of the various hosts of “Whose Line Is It Anyway?” -- Aisha Tyler for the win -- and I’ve laughed so hard at podcast episodes of “Comedy Bang Bang” that other drivers have looked on with concern. Read more...

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English 101 vs. English 102

http://www.insidehighered.com/sites/default/server_files/styles/large/public/confessions_of_a_community_college_dean_blog_header.jpgBy Matt Reed. This shouldn’t get anyone worked up at all…
Let’s say that a community college has a two-semester composition sequence as a general education requirement. Which tasks and skills should go where? 
You’d think there would be general agreement by now, but I’ve seen several variations. Read more...

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